So, after we had the Peachland fire a couple of days ago, an ominous plume of smoke strated rising on the horizon, on the opposite side of the lake, about half an hour ago….
Kelowna fire department and Ministry of Forests crews are at the scene of two separate brush fires near the end of Lakeshore Road at the border of Okanagan Mountain Park.
Forestry has sent one attack crew and two helicopters.
The fires, described as rank two out of six, were called in shortly after 1 p.m. They are in the area of the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park Fire.
The nearest home is several hundred metres away, however, residents in the area are not being allowed to access their homes. Residents that are in homes in the area are being asked to leave. RCMP have set up roadblocks on Lakeshore Road at the entrance to Bertram Creek Park.
Winds in the area are relatively calm, coming out of the south at 17km/h with gusts to 37km/h.
More news, as we get it….