UPDATED: Mount Eneas fire grows to 1,374 hectares

Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen issues evac alerts for properties in Area F.

UPDATE: 9:37 p.m.

The Mount Eneas fire was fairly active this afternoon, leading to some growth in size. BC wildfire is reporting the blaze is still an estimated 1,374 hectares.

There were 57 firefighters on scene of this blaze and one piece of heavy equipment, during the day. The BC Wildfire Service will have crews on site overnight to continue to monitor this fire.

The fire is classified as out-of-control.

———-

UPDATE: 6:39 p.m.

The Mount Eneas wildfire has grown to 1,374 hectares in size.

The blaze is considered out of control and an expanded evacuation order is in place.

On Friday, one unit crew worked to build a hand guard on the south flank of the fire while another unit crew was placed on the north flank.

RELATED: Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire evacuation alert lifted

BC Wildfire stated wind is causing issues about 6 p.m. each day since the blaze began which Wihave prompted earlier starts for aircraft since flying conditions become hazardous after evening winds pick up.

Approximately 40 firefighters are on scene, additional resources have been requested. Tankers are on standby and will deployed if necessary.

———

An additional 49 properties are on evacuation alert as the raging Mount Eneas fire continues to grow.

Related: Okanagan Wildfires: The latest on wildfires and evacuations

The Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen issued the alert just after 5 p.m. Friday afternoon. The homes are located in the far north portion of Area F. The alert includes properties on Meadow Valley Road, Fish Lake Road, Marsh Lane, Osborne Road, Relkey Road, Savanna Road and north of Faulder.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

COLUMN: COVID-19 statistics are the stories of people

This pandemic is ultimately about people, not just about numbers

Kiera Bourque sentenced to one year in jail for death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore

Kiera Bourque, 24, was sentenced for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore

Crash closes southbound traffic on Government Street

The collision occurred around 2:40 p.m.

Police watchdog investigating after man injured in Penticton RCMP cells

Man suffers serious injuries after being lodged into cells at the detachment

SD67 teachers stressed about constant changes to health guidelines

Runny nose, sore throat among symptoms chopped from student health checklist

B.C. reports 91 new cases as officials remain worried over ‘clusters of COVID-19

There have now been a total of 8,395 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began

EDITORIAL: Clearing the smoke

Wildfires have resulted in heavy smoke and poor air quality

Kelowna man’s child porn collection ‘traversed the spectrum of depravity,’ court hears

Terry Krock was caught in possession of between 7,000 and 12,000 child porn files

COVID-19 exposure at Merritt pub

The exposure happened on Sept. 19 at the pub of the Coldwater Hotel

UPDATE: Person safely pulled from Vernon creek culvert

First responders from multiple agencies assist in getting individual out of the creek

Four more cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

There are 31 active cases in isolation in the health region

Canada’s active COVID-19 cases top 10,000 as daily new cases triple over the past month

Dr. Tam repeated her warning to young people, who have made up the majority of recent cases

First 8 months of fatal overdoses in B.C. have now exceeded 2019 death toll

Nine people died every two days in August, BC Coroners Service data shows

Liberal effort to reset policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk, not action

Trudeau said it’s ‘all too likely’ families won’t be able to gather for Thanksgiving next month

Most Read