BC Wildfire Service continues to be challenged by steep and rocky terrain while battling a fire 10 kilometres northeast of Naramata. Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service

Update: Crews bolstered to fight Glenfir wildfire near Naramata

Fuel continues to burn in crevices and small steep canyons at a wildfire northwest of Naramata

UPDATE 10:24 a.m.

BC Wildfire Service is ramping up support to fight the Glenfir wildfire.

There will now be 65 personnel on site, along with air support that are scheduled to take action on the fire before crews arrive.This is in order to assist crews with their suppression efforts as they continue to extinguish hot spots.

Progress was made yesterday on the south end of the wildfire. The fire is on steep slopes and crews are working their way up tothe crest of the hillside.

**********************************

Fuel burning in crevices and small steep canyons at a wildfire northwest of Naramata continues to produce smoke in the valley.

According to an update from BC Wildfire Service, that came late last night, the fire continues to be held at an estimated 32 hectares.

Related: Air quality rating around the Okanagan takes a dip

To suppress the fire burning in the cracks and crevices of numerous small, steep canyons there were 32 firefighters working to extinguish hot spots. They were supported, as required, with nine helicopters.


Kristi Patton | Editor

KristiPatton

Send Kristi Patton an email.
Like the Western News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Advance Voting in Revelstoke a success

The municiple election season is well underway with advance voting held on Oct. 10 and Oct. 17

Revelstoke peewee Grizzlies lose to Vernon

The Revelstoke Grizzlies Peewee Tier 3 team played Vernon on Saturday, losing… Continue reading

Fred Penner is coming to Revelstoke

The iconic children’s entertainer will be at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre Oct. 20

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 14

125 Years Ago: Kootenay Star, October 21, 1893 Revelstoke Station is rapidly… Continue reading

B.C. NDP retreats again on empty-home tax for urban areas

Rate reduced for all Canadians, dissident mayors to get annual meeting

Jets score 3 late goals to beat Canucks 4-1

Winnipeg ends three-game Vancouver win streak

Okanagan water conference builds connections

Experts gathered to discuss water and fisherie sustainability objectives

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

B.C. woman looks to reduce stigma surrounding weed-smoking moms

Shannon Chiarenza, a Vancouver mom of two, started weedmama.ca to act as a guide for newcomers to legal cannabis, specifically mothers

B.C. teen gives away tickets to Ellen Degeneres show, plans O Canada welcome

The Grade 9 student wanted to give away tickets in the spirit of inclusivity

Most Read