PENTICTON - The wildfire on Apex mountain has burned 345 hectares and is now 60 per cent contained.
The evacuation alert issued Wednesday remains in place for the lower portions of Green Mountain and Apex Mountain Roads, though it has been lowered to nine properties from 13.
B.C. Wildifre has also reduced the amount of resources working the fire to 15 firefighters and a single piece of heavy equipment.
The fire is believed to be human caused.
Temperatures are expected to remain below 30 Celsius Monday with a 30 per cent chance of showers in the morning. Winds will pick up to 30 kilometres per hour today as well. The next few days will also bring cooler temperatures and at least a 40 per cent chance of rain.
146, 108, 22, 26, 18, 20 Apex Mountain Road; and 1992, 1940, 1918, 1995, 1925, 1907 and Burlington Ranch (Lot 5, Plan KAP70897 DL 1799 SDYD) on Green Mountain Road.
Residents of these properties are encouraged to prepare for leave the premises if it is found necessary. Further notice will be given to residents if an evacuation order is issued.
If your property has been flagged for evacuation notice (meaning there is time before you will be asked to leave your home), you should locate everyone in the building and designate a Reception Centre outside the evacuation area in case you get separated; Gather essential items, such as medications, valuable papers, immediate care needs for dependents and keepsakes; Prepare to move and disabled persons, children, pets and livestock; Arrange accomodation for your family as soon as possible—Reception Centres will be open if required; and monitor news sources for information on evacuation orders.
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— This story was updated at 8:23a.m., July 18, 2014 to include updated information from B.C. Wildfire.
— This story was updated at 6:33 a.m., July 19, 2014 to include new size and containment information.
— This story was updated at 6:21 a.m., July 20, 2014 to include new information from B.C. Wildfire.
— This story was updated at 4:41 p.m., July 20, 2014 to add a map.
— This story was updated at 6:15 a.m., July 21, 2014 with current information.