Update: Forest fire crews and the Ellison Fire Department have now successfully extinguished the blaze
Two helicopters flying over Ellison are fighting a fire burning near the intersection of Farmers and Sierra drives.
The blaze appears to have started in a log pile and spread down the backside of a hill behind the road toward Farmers Drive.
The area is home to several acreages, although none of the structures in the immediate vicinity are in danger. While the size of the blaze is undetermined at this time, fire crews on scene indicated it is spreading through the low-lying grass in the area.
A tanker truck and several fire trucks, from both the Ellison and Kelowna fire departments, are on scene along with two helicopters.
The helicopters arrived shortly before 5 p.m. and began dousing the blaze, one using a suction to suck up water into its belly and drop it directly on the log pile and the other using a bucket to stamp out hot spots.
More to come.