A wildfire near Trepanier Road in Peachland broke out about 12 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 5).
UPDATE – #Hwy97C – All lanes now OPEN between #BCHwy97 and #BCHwy5A at Aspen Grove., due to an earlier wildfire in the Trepanier Road area. #BCWildfire @AimRoads @YRBNicola#MerrittBC #Peachland #Okanagan #WestKelowna #Kelowna
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) August 5, 2020
Highway 97C was initially closed near the blaze but has re-opened to a single lane traveling westbound about 2 a.m. according to DriveBC. All lanes are now open to traffic in both directions as of 6:30 a.m.
The fire is 0.24 hectares in size. The wildfire outside of Peachland is just one of 13 active wildfires burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre on Aug. 5.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.