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Christie Mountain wildfire update coming this afternoon

A media conference has been scheduled for the Christie Mountain wildfire for 1 p.m. today at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.
August 20, 2020 - 10:39 AM

The City of Penticton and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen have scheduled a joint news conference for 1 p.m. today.

The local governments will be providing an update on the Christie Mountain wildfire, with representatives from the B.C. Wildfire Service, the regional district and the City of Penticton.

The fire, which started Aug.18, has burned 1,400 ha along the east side of Skaha Lake and remains out of control.

One residence has been reported lost in the blaze.

The community of Heritage Hills was evacuated Tuesday night and parts of Penticton are under evacuation alert.

See the City of Penticton and RDOS website for information on evacuation orders and alerts.

The City of Penticton is also encouraging those on evacuation alert to register at ESS at to provide officials with contact information.

Fire apparatus and equipment may be seen in neighbourhoods as a preparatory measure and should not be cause for alarm.

Those under evacuation notice or alerts are also encouraged to visit the penticton wildfires website for information and updated concerning evacuation orders and alerts.

The news conference is slated for 1 p.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre, Salon C, at 21 Lakeshore Dr.

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