Fire officials in the community of Kaleden in the South Okanagan say an aggressive wildfire that forced a number of people out of their homes yesterday is now “being held.”
That means the fire is not actively growing, but firefighters are still working to ensure all of the hot spots have been properly extinguished in order to ensure it will not flare up again.
The fire chief says it is too early to say if the evacuation order will be lifted today.
At least 18 homes were evacuated and 165 were put under an evacuation alert after the six-hectare fire broke out on the shores of Skaha Lake 10 kilometres south of Penticton Tuesday.
But it appears as many as 100 homes were voluntarily evacuated during the course of the evening as the fast-moving fire threatened the residential area.
At least one building appears to have been damaged by the fire.
Originally posted 2017-07-05 15:20:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter