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BCWS strikes wildfire near Apex Mountain outside Penticton that has grown to 100 hectares – Penticton News

The fire grows to 100 hectares

Update: 7:40 pm

The BC Wildfire Service continues to respond to the Keremios Creek wildfire, which has intensified since sparks Friday afternoon outside Penticton near Apex Mountain.

Wildfire is located approximately 21 km southwest of Penticton. The BCWS said the forest fire is estimated to be 100 hectares.

Ten personnel and two helicopters are on site, and additional personnel and a structure protection unit are en route to the backcountry location.

“This wildfire is located in an area that is currently unfit for air tanker and heavy machinery support,” the BCWS said.


Update: 7:07 PM

Eight BC Wildfire Service personnel and two helicopters are at the site of a wildfire outside Penticton near Apex Mountain.

Fire Information Officer Aydan Kore said additional personnel were on the way.

The fire is currently eight hectares in size and is believed to have started in the late afternoon.

BCWS is expected to get another update in the next one hour.


Original: 5:45 pm

The BC Wildfire Service has a helicopter at the site of a wildfire outside Penticton near Apex Mountain on Friday afternoon.

Fire Information Officer Aydan Kore said three aircraft are on the way and once the resource is on site, BCWS will have a little more information about what they are looking for in the area.

The estimated location of the new fire is near Keremios Creek, off Green Mountain Road and Ford Lake.

Castanet will update this story when more information becomes available.

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