Most firefighters, equipment released from Blue Grouse wildfire in West Kelowna

WEST KELOWNA – The Blue Grouse Mountain wildfire may not yet be contained, but the majority of equipment and firefighters have been released from the scene.

The fire, which started two days ago near Traders Cove off Westside Road, is still roughly two hectares in size, but has not grown in the last 24 hours, according to B.C. Wildfire spokesperson Justine Hunse.

“The status is still being held,” Hunse says. “It’s not yet under what we could term as being under control.”

She says three firefighters will be on scene today, June 15, looking for hotspots and ensuring against flare ups. There will be no aircraft assistance and two relay tanks and one water tender were sent back to the West Kelowna fire hall yesterday.

No buildings were damaged or threatened and there have been no injuries.

The fire started near a camp site but investigators have not yet determined the cause.


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