Update: More firefighters added to wildfire near Jackpine Lake

Nine firefighters on scene says the wildfire service. They’ll resume efforts at first light Tuesday

Update: 10 p.m.—The B.C Wildfire Service says its crews are still responding to the Harding Creek fire, near Jackpine Lake Forest Service Road, 15 kilometres northwest of West Kelowna but have taken a break for the night.

A third crew has been sent to join the two crews already on scene. That brings to nine the number of firefighters fighting the small blaze. Darkness halted the firefighting effort Monday night but the crews will be back at it at first light Tuesday, says the wildfire service.

The fire is estimated at one hectare in size and it is unclear how aggressively it is growing. The fire is burning is a fairly remote wooded area.

Air tankers were used Monday afternoon to fight the flames from above and that action was stopped around 5 p.m.

In addition to the firefighters on the ground and the air tankers, the wildfire service has two pieces of heavy equipment on site.

Original story: Firefighters are currently responding to a fire near Jackpine Lake.

The fire is 15 kilometers Northwest of West Kelowna, according to B.C. Wildfire Service.

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