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UPDATE: Fire crews make progress on Peachland fire

Crews are battling a new fire southwest of Peachland today, Aug. 4, 2017.
August 05, 2017 - 6:51 AM

UPDATE: 2:55 p.m. Aug. 5

As of this afternoon, the small wildfire southwest of Peachland is being held at four hectares, according to B.C. Wildfire information officer Rachel Witt.

There is a crew of 21 fire fighters at the scene.

B.C. Wildfire update confirms the fire is 100 per cent contained. 

UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. Aug. 5

Firefighters appear to have made good progress on a small wildfire that started southwest of Peachland yesterday.

An official update will not be available until after 8 a.m. but it appears the fire was held to roughly three hectares as of last night.

Peachland Fire Department Chief Dennis Craig says his crews were pulled off the fire just before dark at 9 p.m. and B.C. Wildfire Service is in control of firefighting efforts. He said a crew of eight firefighters from the provincial service kept an eye on the blaze overnight.

UPDATE: 5 p.m. Aug. 4

PEACHLAND - B.C. Wildfire crews are currently responding to a fire near Peachland.

B.C. Wildfire information officer Rachel Witt says two crews have been assigned to the fire, which is about 5.5 kilometres southwest of Peachland on Munro Lake Forest Service Road.

Air tankers and two helicopters are also bucketing water onto the blaze. 

The size of the fire is unknown at this time, as the situation is developing.

Munro Lake Forest Service Road is near the intersection of Princeton Avenue and McDouglas Road.

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