The Glenfir Road wildfire is burning 10 kilometres northwest of Naramata and estimated to be 32 hectares. Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service

Update: Crews extinguishing hotspots at Glenfir wildfire near Naramata

The Glenfir Road wildfire, 10 kilometres northwest of Naramata, is estimated at 32 hectares

Update: 2 p.m.

BC Wildfire Service said they are concentrating on extinguishing hotspots that are burning in the numerous crevices at the Glenfir Road wildfire.

The fires are being found in steep canyons and crews are hoping to establish better access to these areas today.

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Update 10:49 a.m.

The Glenfir Road wildfire is holding at an estimated 32 hectares.

On Tuesday crews were successful in their battle against hot spots on the southeast gully, which have caused difficulties because the large and steep gullies make it hard to access the area to fight the fire.

BC Wildfire Service said the firefighters continue to face challenges, including direct sun exposure and little to no shade in the area making work conditions tough for the crews.

The fire is expected to be slope driven and if winds are strong as they have been forecasted the fire could spread across the slope.

There are 32 personnel on site fighting the wildfire, air support is being provided as required. The wildfire is classified as under control, meaning the fire has received sufficient suppression action to ensure no further spread of the fire.

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Ground crews and air support worked at suppressing hot spots at a wildfire burning near Naramata.

The Glenfir Road wildfire, 10 kilometres northwest of Naramata, is estimated at 32 hectares in size and is producing smoke due to ignition of un-burnt fuels that are located in small crevices and steep canyons.

Related: Increased smoke from Naramata wildfire

Winds had been proving to be a challenge for crews, especially in the gulley. As a result, helicopters were utilized to perform bucketing action in this area on Tuesday.

The fire was discovered on July 17 after a lightning storm rolled through the Okanagan.


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