Contributed

Update: Mount Eneas wildfire holds at 1,374 hectares

Fire chief Dennis Craig said wind was blowing the fire away from homes

UPDATE: 10 p.m.

The Mount Eneas wildfire, four kilometres south of Peachland, is holding at 1,374 hectares. According to BC Wildfire Service, the fire did not grow today.

“The fire continues to stay within the containment lines,” writes the BC Wildfire Service.

“Today crews strengthened containment lines with heavy equipment, hose lay and air support.

“Fire fighting efforts have been supported with the hard work of the fire fighters, local fire departments, hydro crews and other partners.”

The fire is still classified as out-of-control.

Related: Car thief nabbed by Mounties on wildfire duty

Related: Okanagan wildfires have potential to become firestorms, says UBC expert

Related: Okanagan Wildfires: The latest on wildfires and evacuations

Update: 1:20 p.m.

An evacuation order in the Brent Road area (Regional District of Central Okanagan) impacted by the Mount Eneas fire has been downgraded to an evacuation alert, according to the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre in a news release. In addition, the Finlay Creek Cabins have been added to the evacuation alert.

Residents of 38 properties displaced by the evacuation order can now return to their homes. However, these residents are reminded that they remain on evacuation alert and should still be prepared to leave their homes again with little notice, the release said.

The following addresses are now on evacuation alert:

7100 – 7210 Brent Road

7212 – 7280 Highway 97 South

Finlay Creek Cabins

Update: 8:25 a.m.

Fire information officer Noelle Kekula said the Mount Eneas wildfire may merge with the wildfire near Munro Lake, which is six hectares in size, but that may be a positive for wildfire crews as the fires will consume more fuel.

Original:

The Mount Eneas wildfire, four kilometres south of Peachland, is estimated at 1,374 hectares this morning and has not grown overnight.

There were 57 firefighters on scene of this blaze and one piece of heavy equipment, during the day. The BC Wildfire Service will have crews on site overnight to continue to monitor this fire.

Peachland fire chief Dennis Craig said Peachland fire crews had a fairly quiet night last night, with the winds blowing the fire away from the homes in the district.

The fire is classified as out-of-control.

Peachland Fires.

A post shared by Oleniak Photo Video Design (@travisoleniak) on

BC Wildfire stated wind is causing issues at 6 p.m. each day since the blaze began which have prompted earlier starts for aircraft since flying conditions become hazardous after evening winds pick up.

To see if your area is affected by an evacuation order or alert, view the map below:

More to come.

@carliberry_
carli.berry@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

Okanagan RCMP detachment hosts recruiting, exam sessions

If you’ve contemplated a career with RCMP, register for sessions at West Kelowna detachment

Fire prevention in Revelstoke: ‘Look. Listen. Learn.’ What does it mean?

Home fires today can burn faster than ever. Occupants may have as… Continue reading

VIDEO: First legal cannabis purchases as midnight strikes in eastern Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador was the first province to kick off the sale of cannabis, just after midnight local time

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Carole James avoids questions on B.C.’s payroll tax (with video)

Green MLA Adam Olsen cites huge tax increase for local business

2 charged for feeding B.C. bear Tim Horton’s timbits

Court documents show that Randy Scott and Megan Hiltz have both been charged with feeding or attempting to feed dangerous wildlife.

Most Read