Update 2:20 p.m.
Kelowna RCMP is reminding residents that Knox Mountain will be closed to the public until at least July 4.
“Although the wildfire appears to be under control, it is important for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles to stay out of the park for the next few days”, stated Corporal Judith Bertrand, the Media Liaison Officer for the Kelowna Regional Detachment.
The situation will be reassessed on July 4.
Update 10:40 a.m.
The Knox Mountain wildfire is now classified as under control.
Evacuation alerts remain.
Original 9:30 a.m.
The Knox Mountain wildfire showed no growth overnight after creating an anxious Canada day in Kelowna.
The wildfire was discovered just before 2 p.m. on July 1 and grew to 6.5 hectares through the day.
The blaze prompted evacuation orders for 448 properties in Kelowna’s north end.
The evacuation order was lifted, but properties on Knox Mountain, Poplar Point, Wilden, and Magic Estates remain on evacuation alert.
The fire is suspected to be human caused and is not expected to grow.