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More planned ignitions scheduled for Eagle Bluff wildfire

B.C. Wildfire has more planned ignitions scheduled for the Eagle Bluff wildfire, starting as early as this afternoon, Aug. 14, 2019.
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August 14, 2019 - 3:14 PM

PENTICTON - Smoke from the Eagle Bluff wildfire may increase as planned ignitions are scheduled for the wildfire, starting as early as this afternoon.

The B.C. Wildfire Service is planning new ignitions to help gain containment of the 2,632 ha wildfire burning five km northeast of Oliver if weather conditions are favourable.

The wildfire continues to burn in steep terrain, although it has shown reduced activity in recent days, with less smoke visible.

The fire remains active and classified as out of control, however, and the planned ignitions are being conducted to create a fuel-free area ahead of the fire to keep it from spreading further.

The work will proceed only if weather and venting conditions are favourable. Smoke will likely be visible from neighbouring communities, including Penticton, Oliver and Osoyoos.

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