British Columbia

Knox Mountain fire: evacuation alert lifted in Kelowna

An evacuation alert has been lifted for residents living near Knox Mountain Park in Kelowna, B.C., after firefighters managed to get a brush fire under control.

Firefighters say the fire is now fully contained and have rescinded the evacuation alert

The fire on Knox Mountain was visible from the waterfront in Kelowna on Sunday evening. (Brady Strachan/CBC)

An evacuation alert has been lifted for residents living near Knox Mountain Park in Kelowna, B.C., after firefighters managed to get a brush fire under control.

The three-hectare brush fire triggered an evacuation alert on Sunday evening. But by early Monday morning about 30 firefighters from the Kelowna Fire Department had managed to get the fire fully under control.


 
 

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