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Update: Okanagan Mountain Park fire holds at 400 hectares

The wildfire, also called Goode’s Creek wildfire, continues to burn near Kelowna

UPDATE: 10 p.m.

The Goode’s Creek wildfire in Okanagan Mountain Park is holding at 400 hectares and remains active.

That was according to the BC Wildfire Services afternoon update.

”This fire is burning in an old burn. This makes it less likely to exhibit the extreme fire behavior consistent with big timber fuels,” writes the BC Wildfire Service.

“The fire continues to burn up and away from the residences.”

Evacuation alerts for properties along Lakeshore Road were lifted Friday, July 20.

Related: Okanagan Wildfires: The latest on wildfires and evacuations

Related: Okanagan wildfires have potential to become firestorms, says UBC expert

Related: Victoria woman recounts driving past wildfire near Peachland

Update: 8:20 a.m.

The wildfire has shown no growth overnight.

“All of (fires in the Central Okanagan) stayed within our containment,” said fire information officer Noelle Kekula.

The fire was sparked by lighting Tuesday.

Original:

The Goode’s Creek wildfire in Okanagan Mountain Park continues to burn at 400 hectares and remains active, according to the BC Wildfire Services website.

Evacuation alerts for properties along Lakeshore Road were lifted Friday, July 20.

“This fire is burning in old burn. This makes it less likely to exhibit the extreme fire behaviour consistent with big timber fuels. The fire burned up and away from the residences today. This fire was emitting a lot of smoke today, which blew toward Kelowna. Please note that the amount of smoke does not reflect any sort of extreme fire behaviour,” the website said.

More to come.

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