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Crews battling wildfire in Bear Creek Park

Smoke from a wildfire burning in Bear Creek Provincial Park off Westside Road near West Kelowna can be seen from Knox Mountain in Kelowna, Sunday, July 19, 2015.
July 19, 2015 - 4:41 PM

WEST KELOWNA – Firefighters are responding to a grass fire in Bear Creek Provincial Park on Westside Road.

The fire was first reported as small in size but has grown to 50-by-50 metres in size and is burning Rank 2 or 3 uphill, according to unconfirmed reports. The trail has the blaze guarded on three sides.

B.C. Wildfire Management has dispatched helicopters and air tankers.

No word yet if a B.C. Wildfire ground crew will be sent to help West Kelowna firefighters on the scene.

Fire crews have to walk about 15 minutes up the trail in the park to get to the fire.

More to come.

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More to come.

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