Penticton Fire Department is asking that residents be on alert tonight (Aug. 17, 2020) as strong winds and high temperatures could pose a significant wildfire threat. (Andy Bronson / Black Press Media)

Severe wind warning issued in Penticton

Penticton Fire Dept. stresses importance of catching wildfires promptly during high winds

The Penticton Fire Department is asking residents to be vigilant as a severe wind warning has been issued for the area.

The warning was issued by the BC Wildfire Service, as per the Penticton Fire Department.

The fire department took to Twitter to notify the public.

“Heads up for boaters, and if you see smoke call 911 for a fast response… so we can get on wildfires as fast as possible before the wind takes it,” reads the Tweet.

There are currently three active wildfires in the South Okanagan, two are classified as under control and one is classified as new.

READ MORE: Small wildfire burning near Vaseux Creek

READ MORE: Suspected human caused wildfire in Carmi area of Penticton now under control



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