Green Lake wildfire near Okanagan Falls in mop up stage
By Steve Arstad
B.C. Wildfire Service firefighters continued to work hot spots on the Green Lake fire near Okanagan Falls today, Aug. 23, 2016.
(STEVE ARSTAD / iNFOnews.ca)
August 23, 2016 - 4:29 PM
PENTICTON - B.C. Wildfire crews are mopping up the Green Lake fire near Okanagan Falls.
Fire information officer Rachel Witt says the blaze is holding at just over 16-hectares and is 75 per cent contained.
Crews were working hot spots today and continued to make progress towards containing the fire which broke out late Sunday night during a windstorm.
Witt says 24 ground personnel are presently working the fire with a two man crew from the Okanagan Falls fire department supply water.
The campground in Okanagan Falls Provincial Park, which was vacated during the initial stages of the fire, was reopened today, Aug. 23, with several campers back in their sites.
The fire burned to the west of the campground and across the Okanagan River from Okanagan Falls.
Cause of the fire remains undetermined and Witt says fire investigators were on scene today.
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