Firefighters were callled to a wildfire burning above Skaha Lake late last night. Photo courtesy Skylar Noe Vack

Updated: God’s Mountain fire under control

Wildfire B.C. says a blaze near Penticton was human-caused

A blaze burning on the hillside above Skaha Lake about 10 kilometres south of Penticton is under control, with firefighters from the B.C. Wildfire service working to clean it up.

Penticton firefighters were called to the fire at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday night when the fire was spotted burning near God’s Mountain, above Eastside Road. Local crews were joined by seven firefighters from B.C. Wildfire as they worked to contain the fire.

Emergency Social Services was also on scene to help with evacuation effort. Penticton fire chief Larry Watkinson said a guest and 11 staff members were evacuated from the God’s Mountain B&B.

According to B.C. Wildfire spokesperson Justine Hunter, there are residences within one kilometre of the fire, but they are not considered to be threatened at this time. The fire has been measured at 0.63 hectares in size, and is considered “held,” meaning it is not expected to grow beyond a predetermined size.

The fire is considered to be human-caused, but Hunse said the exact cause is not available yet. The fire danger rating is currently considered high throughout most of the Okanagan.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Missing dog from high velocity Kelowna car crash found

Jewels is recovering in the comfort of her home

Kelowna’s Boucherie Grind sweats for a cause

The event exceeded it’s fundraising goal

Dancing in the Park returns for another year

Lace up your dancing shoes, Kelowna

Kelowna Ride Don’t Hide raises $85,000

The CMHA honours two brothers during fundraiser

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

VIDEO: Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib

Eli Graveline is getting praise from far and wide as the internet freaks out of cute throwback video

Man shot dead in Surrey ID’d as hockey coach and father of two

Murder of Paul Bennett – a respected Peace Arch Hospital worker and ‘champion of sport’ – ‘not random’

Mabel Lake Road roll over claims life

Armstrong man died in hospital after single vehicle roll over June 18

Thunder, strong winds possible for Okanagan

Environment Canada released the special weather statement Sunday afternoon

Canadian Syrian children’s choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Many kids are recent immigrants from countries covered by Trump travel ban

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Residents association plan gathering to discuss Pandosy waterfront park

KLO Neighbourhood Association has scheduled a public meeting with developers and city staff June 27

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

Most Read