According to a report, the residents of 60 Penticton Indian Band and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen announced.are on evacuation alert due to an out-of-control discovered Sept. 3, the
According to, the Hedges Butte was burning 12 km southwest of Penticton. It covered 2.3 kilometers as of Saturday morning.
The evacuation alert was issued Friday evening for rural. It came the same day that the was discovered.
According to a statement by theagency, “ responded with 30 ground personnel and six helicopters to the Hedges butte .”
have been using retardants to stop flames from spreading, while other planes have dropped water.
The statement states that Skimmers also responded by dropping water from Skaha Lakes and Okanagan Lakes in order to cool down the.
According to the, crews were present on Friday night to watch the all evening. Investigations into the cause of the are ongoing.
The statement continues, “The extreme drought conditions in the forest combined with increased winds caused the rapid growth ofthrough Friday.”
“Crews will again be on-on September 4th, working upslope from the Green Mountain road creating handguards for containment.”
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