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UPDATE: Firefighters making good progress on Knox Mountain fire

July 30, 2017 - 5:17 PM

KELOWNA — Crews continue to work a fire in Knox Mountain Park although air tanker and helicopter support has been withdrawn.

Kelowna Fire Department deputy chief Lou Wilde said in a press release crews responded to report of a brush fire near the second lookout around 2 p.m.

Wilde said 18 KFD members and a three-member initial attack team from B.C. Forest Service were involved in the initial effort.

The tinder-dry Knox Mountain Park has been closed to vehicle traffic since early July, while pedestrian access to Paul's Tomb has been closed.

Wilde did not indicate a possible cause for the fire and said no homes are currently under threat.

Billowing white smoke could be seen from all over the city and a crowd gathered in the North End to watch the fire fighting efforts.

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