Mount Conkle wildfire near Summerland being held

Mount Conkle wildfire near Summerland being held

This fire, like others in the region, was sparked by lightning last week.

UPDATE: 10:45 a.m.

BC Wildfire Service says the firefighting efforts on the Mount Conkle wildfire are now at the mop-up stage now that the fire has been classified as held.

Hot spots are being extinguished up to 100 feet inside the fire perimeter as firefighting efforts continue to push towards the middle of the fire area.

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ORIGINAL: 6:30 a.m.

The Mount Conkle wildfire in Summerland is being held at an estimated 118 hectares in size.

According to a statement from BC Wildfire Information officer Noelle Kekulla’s Wednesday update there was a chance for increased fire behaviour in all fuel types if forecasted winds materialize.

She added that one of the challenges of this fire is that there are many fingers —the long narrow extensions of a fire projecting from the main body—which makes extinguishing the hot spots a time consuming task.

READ MORE: GROWING BUT CONTAINED

The biggest challenge has been that this fire has many fingers (fingers are long narrow extensions of a fire projecting from the main body), which is proving to be a bit difficult as they can be spotty.

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