UPDATE: Mt. Miller wildfire grows to 2 hectares over Highway 97C near Glenrosa

BC Wildfire Services is responding to the Mount Miller wildfire about 11 kilometres west of West Kelowna Aug. 5, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Teresa Ripley posted this photo to Facebook of the Mt. Miller fire.Teresa Ripley posted this photo to Facebook of the Mt. Miller fire.
Wayne Shaw posted this photo to Peachland Neighbours of the Mt. Miller fireWayne Shaw posted this photo to Peachland Neighbours of the Mt. Miller fire
Wayne Shaw posted this photo to Peachland Neighbours of the Mt. Miller fire

UPDATE: 7:05 p.m.

BC Wildfire Services is responding to the estimated two-hectare fire burning around Mount Miller, two kilometres north of Highway 97C.

Six personnel assisted by three helicopters and airtankers are tackling the blaze.

The provincial agency said the smoke from the suspected lightning-caused fire is highly visible from the highway.

ORIGINAL:

Just after the Brenda Creek wildfire was determined to be held another blaze broke out near Glenrosa above Highway 97 C.

BC Wildfire is on scene of the one-hectare blaze with six personnel, three helicopters and air tankers.

READ MORE: Brenda Creek wildfire being held, evac order rescinded

There are no structures threatened and no evacuation alerts at this time.

The fire was reported on Thursday, Aug. 5, however, it’s unclear when the blaze sparked and if it is a ‘holdover fire’ from lightning earlier in the week.

West Kelowna residents took to social media to say they could see smoke and flames from the area about 3 p.m.

Helicopter crews can be seen pouring buckets of water on the fire.

The blaze is being called the Mt. Miller wildfire.

READ MORE: Efforts underway to find lodging for Falkland residents under evacuation order

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