Update for the Monashee Complex wildfires

The latest on the 12 wildfires burning in the Monashee Complex near Vernon

The 12 wildfires burning in the Monashee Complex continue to blaze between Mable Lake and Sugar Lake just south of Highway 6 to south of the Three Valley Gap.

There are two area restrictions for crown land in the vicinity of the Mabel Creek wildfire and Sugar Mountain wildfire that remain in effect.

RELATED: Scheduled burns in North Okanagan’s Monashee Complex

The Mabel Creek wildfire is about 47 kilometres east of Salmon Arm and currently covers about 1,861 hectares.

While the Sugar Mountain wildfire is about 59 kilometres northeast of Vernon and is an estimated 332 hectares.

The Mabel Lake Forest Service Road and the Kate Creek Forest Service Road closures have been lifted.

Rec Site closures for Cottonwood Beach Rec Site, Cascades Falls Rec Site and Johnston Bay Rec Reserve off of the Mabel Lake Forest Service Road have also been lifted.

There are currently 99 BC Wildfire personnel on scene, along with seven helicopters and 10 pieces of heavy equipment. Assisting BC Wildfire is 60 Canadian Armed Forces personnel.

RELATED: Troops heading to Lumby to lend a hand with wildfires

The Harris Creek wildfire, which is part of the Monashee Complex, is estimated to also still be active an 760 hectares in size. While the Woodward Creek blaze in between Mabel Lake and Cherryville is an estimated 220 hectares in size.


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Lake Country approved rules for pot shops

District ready to deal with retail applications once pot becomes legal in Canada Oct. 17

Kelowna mayoral candidate’s sign set aflame

Bobby Kennedy’s sign was set on fire on Saturday morning

PHOTOS: Vernon Minor Football full of family fun

Three games against Kelowna Junior Sun Sunday, Sept. 23

Long awaited second power line in West Kelowna postponed

The power line was set to be completed in 2020 and will now be installed in 2025

Sunshine ahead for Kelowna

Your weekly forecast shows that the sun will shine again on Tuesday

Meet the Chef: Kai Koroll, executive chef at Block One restaurant

Koroll honours the terroir of the Okanagan in every dish he serves

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trans Canada now open west of Chase, ‘heavy delays’

Few details available about crash that closed Trans Canada Highway west of Chase Sunday, Sept. 23

Oliver to get new sheriff from graduating class

Oliver will be one of a number of B.C. communities to get a member of the recent graduating class

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Most Read