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Bald Range Creek fire north of West Kelowna now under control

Blaze remains at 4.08 hectares
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Almost two days after it was discovered, a blaze near Westside Road north of West Kelowna is under control.

The Bald Range Creek was first noted by BC Wildfire Service around 6p.m. on July 17, at around five hectares.

The fire was upgraded from out of control to being held around 2p.m. on July 18, at 4.08 hectares.

READ MORE: Bald Range Creek wildfire being held, BC Hydro waiting for safe access

BC Wildfire then upgraded the fire to an under control status around 11a.m. on July 19, though the blaze remains the same size.

An evacuation alert for 18 properties in the area of Westside Road has been rescinded. 69 BC Hydro customers remain without power due to a downed wire caused by the fire, with an estimated time of 3p.m. on July 19 for restoration.


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Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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