More than 200 properties located on the Pentictonin the vicinity of the Skaha Creek are still under evacuation alert. The has been relatively contained in the last 36 hours, a report said.
“Though active, theremained high on the slope (Monday), and is not currently threatening any buildings,” said the BC Service in a Tuesday morning update posted on its website.
‘s Penticton forecast today predicts clouds and a 30% chance of rain. The high is just 18 C.
BCWS stated that “This slight downturn will help crews make significant progress in the containment of Skaha Creek wildfire,”
Crews will build guards today on the east, west, and south sides of the 212-hectare. Meanwhile, aircraft will monitor the north flank for retardant lines.
“A small, planned ignition could take place today on the east side of theto bring it safely to the guard, where crews will be able to action it.” The BCWS stated that there will be more visible to the east of the near Penticton if an ignition operation is performed.
The service currently has 15 pieces of heavy equipment and 71 people on the ground. 13 more are on their way. There is also an aircraft available forlandings.
The, believed to have been human-caused caused, was started Saturday afternoon in the hills, approximately four kilometers west of .
Penticton Indian Band issued an evacuation alert late Monday afternoon for 210 properties located on the Penticton South of Green Mountain Road. This includes Skaha Hills and Riva Ridge, as well as Holiday Hills Resort.
The band’soperation center said that the was burning within the containment lines. An updated size estimate will be made later today.
Canada – Modern Campground Read More