13-hectare fire burning near West Kelowna
Blaze is 2.5 km from a resort and campsite, but neither is currently threatened, officials say
27 firefighters with air support are battling an approximately 13-hectare fire that broke out near West Kelowna Sunday morning.
The blaze started 18 kilometres west of West Kelowna, and 2.5 kilometres from Jackpine Lake, said Max Birkner, information officer with the Kamloops Fire Centre.
"Right now air tankers, three skimmer aircraft and one helicopter are supporting ground crews with fire suppression efforts," Birkner said.
Birkner added that 40 more firefighters will attend to the fire Sunday afternoon, and 20 will remain on the site overnight.
He said no structures are currently threatened by the fire, and said a nearby resort and campsite at Jackpine Lake are also not threatened.
27 firefighters + air support responding to ~13ha <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BCwildfire?src=hash">#BCwildfire</a> in Godfriedson Mtn area, 18 km W of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WestKelowna?src=hash">#WestKelowna</a>. <a href="https://t.co/fPXeK615oy">pic.twitter.com/fPXeK615oy</a>—@BCGovFireInfo