UPDATE: Lightning causes three wildfires east of Osoyoos

It is believed the fires started by a lightning storm

UPDATE: Tuesday, July 23 – 9:55 a.m.

One of the three lightning-caused fires sparked on Monday near Osoyoos is now under control.

The fire at the end of Black Tail Road on Anarchist Mountain is considered under control, while two other blazes one on the north side of Anarchist Mountain and the other near Long Joe Creek are considered held.

Air tankers were called in to assist nine ground crews and local fire departments on Monday, but will not be returning on Tuesday.

Three BC Wildfire crew will be on site today.

—————

BC Wildfire is responding to multiple fires east of Osoyoos.

It is believed the fires were started by a lightning storm that moved through the area.

BC Wildfire Service said at 6 p.m. that personnel and airtankers are responding to fires in conjunction with the local fire department. The fires are located on the north side of Anarchist Mountain, Bighorn Point and at Long Joe Creek.

READ MORE: Mix of sun and cloud for Okanagan-Similkameen-Shuswap

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Send your photos and video to newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

OHA alumna welcomed as new assistant coach for women’s varsity team

Alyssa MacMillan attended OHA from 2011 to 2016

15-year-old boy drowns after midnight jump into Okangan Lake

The RCMP and BC Coroners Service are investigating the drowning.

Okanagan dancing to the beat of many drums at the Pow Wow Between the Lakes

Day two of the Pow Wow Between the Lakes featured a vast array of dancers of all ages

Summerland cannabis shop receives approval in principle

Inspection now required before Green Gaia may sell cannabis

Kelm wins Okanagan Ogopogo tubbing championship

Robbie Kelm edged out Dr. Lloyd Westby to take the Great Ogopogo Bathtub race title

Osoyoos woman who threatened mom and baby with butcher knife sentenced

Sharon Constance Forner pleaded guilty to one criminal charge and was sentenced

Okanagan Cultural Connections live venue tour kicks off in Vernon

Two dozen promoters, national booking agents, and music reps to visit venues from Vernon to Oliver

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Mistake-riddled offence leads to first loss for Okanagan Sun

The Sun lost to the Westshore Rebels 16-13

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Fire departments extinguish suspicious wildfire near West Kelowna

Crews established a fire guard and knocked down the blaze before it grew to one hectare.

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

‘It’s just the freedom:’ Paralyzed Broncos player pursuing life on the water

The former Humboldt Broncos goaltender, who started in the net when he was nine, was paralyzed last year

Most Read