A view from Okanagan Lake of the plume of smoke that rose above the Mount Eneas fire today. Photo courtesy Sandy Baldwin

A view from Okanagan Lake of the plume of smoke that rose above the Mount Eneas fire today. Photo courtesy Sandy Baldwin

Mount Eneas wildfire under control

Smoke may still be visible as crews maintain fire lines

Update: 10:34 p.m.

Remaining green patches that have dried out are re-igniting, releasing smoke into the sky once again.

This re-ignition is “completely contained” according to the BC Wildfire Service update.

Crews are aware and are monitoring the situation.

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Update: 6:48 p.m.

Today 87 firefighters successfully mopped up any remaining heat in the area with the help of air support and six helicopters.

Firefighters were tree assesing and falling along the Highway 97 corridor between Peachland and Summerland to ensure the fire remains under control.

Ground crews on night operations will be working towards further containing the Mount. Eneas wildfire this evening.

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Update: 12:00 p.m.

The Mount Eneas fire is still listed at an estimated 1,793 hectares and is classified as under control.

With the heat some green patches left dried out and reignited causing more smoke in the air. Eighty-seven fire fighters continue to work to maintain fire lines with the help of heavy equipment

All evacuation alerts have been rescinded.

Related: Kelowna woman watches ‘black smoke billowing’ as crews fight wildfire

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Original:

Mount Eneas fire is now listing the blaze as under control. While the heat poses a challenge in the firefighting efforts crews are still working to ensure the fire remains contained and under control.

Related:Update: Kelowna wildfire under control, evacuation alert lifted

Eighty-seven personnel and two pieces of heavy equipment are on site today with nine helicopters with air support as needed, according to BC Wildfire.

The heat will pose a challenge today for firefighters as well as the terrain.

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