July 21, 2015 - 11:14 AM
PENTICTON - B.C. wildfire crews are working to extinguish two new fires in the South Okanagan following active weather on the weekend.
A fire that broke out west of Oliver yesterday, July 20, grew to 82 hectares and is now 80 per cent contained while a new fire discovered this morning near Naramata is now being worked by B.C. Wildfire crews.
The first fire is burning near Willowbrook, and four firefighters, one helicopter and three pieces of heavy equipment are on scene this morning, according to Fire Information Officer Navi Saini. Willowbrook volunteer firefighters are also on hand. Saini says the fire has not prompted any evacuation alerts.
A fire discovered this morning near Adra Tunnel above Naramata is presently estimated at 2.5 hectares, is burning slowly at rank two and is not threatening any infrastructure, Saini says.
Both fires are under investigation, with lightning thought to be the likely cause.
Several fires of note are burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre today, including one along Westside Road north of West Kelowna, one near Ashcroft and another near Falkland.
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