Update: 10 p.m.
An evacuation alert has been issued by the Thompson Nicola Regional District for the Electoral ‘M’ area due to the Mount Gottfriedsen wildfire.
The evacuation alert area incorporates all properties and camping areas north of Highway 97C including the following lakes:
- Pennask Lake (western boundary)
- Mellin Lake (northern boundary)
- Barton Lake (north-eastern boundary)
- Eileen Lake (south-eastern boundary)
Visit the tnrd.ca for more information.
An #evacuation ALERT has been issued for Electoral Area “M” due to the Mount Gottfriedsen #BCWildfire. Due to the remoteness of the area, the alert is being issued using locations as reference points. See the map for areas affected, and visit https://t.co/pTMS9Nil7h for more info pic.twitter.com/SnmjNEcAKY
— TNRD (@TNRD) August 10, 2018
Update: 9 p.m.
BC Wildfire Services is reporting the fire near West Kelowna has grown to 400 hectares. The fire’s growth has been attributed to strong winds.
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) August 10, 2018
Update: 8:30 p.m.
The wildfire located 24 km west of West Kelowna has grown to 100 hectares in size. Earlier today, it was mapped at 20 hectatres, according to the BC Wildfire Service.
Update 4:43 p.m.
BC Wildfire is responding to the approximately 30 hectare wildfire with air tankers, helicopter support, ground crews and heavy equipment.
The fire is considered out of control, however BC Wildfire is responding in full force, however they expect the fire to grow due to the aggressive fire behaviour.
BC Wildfire Service is now assessing a new wildfire burning on Gottfriedsen Mountain, 24 kilometers west of West Kelowna and 8 kilometers north of Highway 97.
No structures are threatened at this time.
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