Glenfir Road wildfire, near Naramata, grows to 100 hectares

BC Wildfire reminds boaters to stay clear of helicopters and skimmers

UPDATE: 7:16 p.m.

The Glenfir Road wildfire has grown to an estimated 100 hectares.

BC Wildfire Service said while the wildfire has increased in size the majority of the growth is in the park and nothing is at risk at this time.

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UPDATE: 1:20 p.m.

BC Wildfire anticipates very similar fire behaviour potential as compared to Saturday.

The fire is expected to spread on the slope and fire spread caused by winds will generally be in a southerly direction.

Ground crews continue to enforce their lines, which enabled them to connect the two lines yesterday afternoon in order to secure the upper gullies.

The wildfire crews will continue to reinforce the existing hose lay and extinguish hot spots further into the gully while seeking out isolated spots that are hard to access

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Crews are continuing to work on extinguishing hotspots at the Glenfir Road wildfire, 10 kilometres northwest of Naramata.

On Sunday, the BC Wildfire Service said firefighters will also initiate a final patrol at the bottom half of the fire in order to detect and smother any remaining heat. The wildfire continues to hold at 32 hectares and classified as out of control.

BC Wildfire reminds boaters to stay clear of helicopters and skimmers as it is dangerous and hazardous to boaters and wildfire staff when boaters get too close. As well, it stops wildfire crews from doing their job.

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