Updated: B.C Wildfire Service crews fighting wildfire west of West Kelowna

The fire is in the Jackpine Lake area and is estimated at 13-hectares.

A 13-hectare wildfire is burning 18 kilometres west of West Kelowna in the Jackpine Lake/Godfriedson Mountain area.

Update: Aug. 20 8 p.m. – The wildfire in a wooded area 2.8 kilometres east of Jackpine Lake – about 18 kilometres west of West Kelowna – is reportedly three-quarters contained and while it is still believed to be about 13 hectares in size, it has been downgraded to a rank 1 fire (smouldering as opposed to one with visible flames) from the rank 3 fire (moderately vigorous) that it was earlier in the day. Provincial firefighters remain on the scene and will work to extinguish it over night.

Original story: B.C. Wildfire Service crews are battling a 13-hectare wildfire in the Jackpine Lake area, about 18 kilometres west of West Kelowna.

According to the wildfire service, the blaze 27 fire fighters are currently fighting the blaze with the support of air tankers, helicopters and skimmer aircraft.

The fire was first reported around 10 a.m. Sunday.

The fire is believed to be about 2.5 kilometres east of Jackpine Lake, where  the Jackpine Lake Resort is located. At this time, the resort is not threatened and neither are any other structures.

The fire is reportedly on a minor forest services road off the larger Jackpine Forest Services Road.

Fire activity is described as moderately vigorous and smoke can be seen across the Central Okanagan.

 

 

 

 

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