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iN PHOTOS: Penticton residents capture scene of Mount Christie Wildfire

Image Credit: Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department
August 19, 2020 - 9:28 AM

It was a long night for firefighters battling the Mount Christie wildfire that has put nearly 4,000 Penticton homes on evacuation alert.

"Many areas of the fire saw some beneficial wind direction overnight, and some good progress was made. We hope conditions are favourable today, and that the heat and winds of the day don’t whip things up. Waiting on air support," reads a Facebook post from the Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department.

Social media posts of the fire have been shared on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with some residents praising the work of the firefighters.

The wildfire grew to 1,000 hectares in size, as of Tuesday night, Aug. 18.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Curtis Sheehan

Image Credit: SUBMITTED

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Dakota Murray

READ MORE: Anxious night as Penticton's Mount Christie wildfire grows to over 1,000 ha, spreads south

The alert includes 3,669 properties in the south east part of the city, and includes properties within the following street boundaries.
•    Lakeside Rd.
•    South Main
•    Main Street
•    Industrial/Okanagan Avenue
•    Alison St.
•    Penticton Creek
•    Syer Rd.

For more information and for updates on the fire, visit the City of Penticton's website.

The Christie Mountain wildfire continues to burn south of Penticton. This photo was taken Aug. 19, 2020.
The Christie Mountain wildfire continues to burn south of Penticton. This photo was taken Aug. 19, 2020.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Shay Morrow

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