Smoke rising behind McCurdy Place. (Contributed)

Smoke rising behind McCurdy Place. (Contributed)

Kelowna firefighters quickly knock down blaze below Dilworth Mountain

Emergency crews are on scene

UPDATE: 8 p.m.

Fire crews responded to a blaze below Mt. Baldy Drive just after 5 p.m., Sunday.

The rank two wildfire, considered to be a surface blaze with visible and open flame, was burning on a steep slope and was approximately 30 feet by 30 feet in size.

According to platoon captain Scott Clark, crews had an issue accessing the blaze, a fire guard was cut to contain the flames until water could be brought to the scene.

The fire was quickly knocked down.

“The fire appears to have started in a camp for people experiencing homelessness. There were no injuries to the public or firefighters,” said Clark.

The Kelowna Fire Department responded with four engines, two bush trucks an ATV and a command unit including 20 firefighters. RCMP, BC Ambulance and the City of Kelowna Bylaw attended as well.

Campfires are not permitted within the city limits.


A large plume of smoke is rising in the area behind McCurdy Place, below Dilworth Mountain.

Witnesses spotted smoke and flames at about 5:15 p.m.

Emergency crews are on scene.

It’s unclear if any structures are threatened or how the blaze started.

More to come.

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