UPDATE: Westside Road wildfire now 2.5 hectares
Howard Alexander - News Editor
A B.C. Wildfire air tanker drops a load of fire retardant on a grass fire at the base of Blue Grouse Mountain along Westside Road north of West Kelowna, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
(ADAM PROSKIW / iNFOnews.ca)
June 13, 2017 - 3:32 PM
WEST KELOWNA - Fire crews are battling a grass fire north of West Kelowna along Westside Road today.
Firefighters were called to a blaze off Westside Road in Traders Cove above Okanagan Lake around 12:30 p.m., June 13.
B.C. Wildfire the fire at the base of Blue Grouse Mountain has grown to 2.5 hectares and is burning up a hill away from Westside Road.
Along with West Kelowna firefighters, a Wildfire initial attack crew is on the ground while a helicopter dumps water of the flames. An air tanker is also being used and spotter aircraft have been circling since around 1 p.m.
RCMP are also on the scene directing traffic.
No word if any structures are threatened.
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