A wildfire that sparked near Dee Lake, southwest of Coldstream, remains out of control, according to the BC Wildfire Service.
Information officer Brenna Ward said the wildfire remains at seven hectares in size and is 70 per cent machine guarded, but has not grown overnight.
Twenty-six fire service personnel and two helicopters are battling the blaze today, she said.
“It hasn’t grown overnight because it is 70 per cent machine guarded,” Ward said.
An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.
BC Wildfire Service tweeted July 16 that crews were responding to a blaze east of Kalamalka Lake.
Update: the Dee Lake Road wildfire is currently estimated at 7 hectares, located south of #Vernon and Coldstream. The #BCWildfire Service is responding with 28 ground personnel, 2 helicopters, 1 piece of heavy equip., and airtankers. No structures are threatened at this time. pic.twitter.com/iCbkxZPvOw
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) July 17, 2018
Lake Country residents shared their Facebook videos of water bombers collecting water from Wood Lake.
Ward advised residents to stay away from where the bombers are active. Today, helicopters will take water from Alex and Dee Lakes, she said.
The wildfire is not currently threatening any structures.