Update: Glenfir wildfire holds at 100 hectares

The Naramata Fire Department is on night shift.

UPDATE: 8:30 p.m.

The Glenfir Road wildfire near Naramata is classified as being held Tuesday evening.

The BC Wildfire Service reports the fire is holding at 100 hectares.

Wildfire crews continue to patrol the area and extinguish hot spots, while the Naramata Fire Department is on night shift.

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ORIGINAL:

A lookout on high ground helped BC Wildfire Service be more efficient on their attack of the Glenfir wildfire located near Naramata.

BC Wildfire Service said the lookout, equipped with binoculars, was able to guide firefighters to visible smoke reducing the time it would take to find it on foot.

Related: Wildfire crews mop up hotspots at Okanagan Mountain Park fire

On Tuesday, crews will be patrolling the entire perimeter of the wildfire extinguishing any remaining hot spots. Fire equipment is expected to being to be demobilized on the lower slopes of the wildfire.

Related: Tourism business slow during wildfire season

Some southerly shifting is being forecasted as firefighters could see gusty conditions. BC Wildfire Service said hot conditions still pose a challenge with temperatures reached mid 40 C in certain areas yesterday. Today there is a 20 per cent risk of an afternoon thunderstorm.

The wildfire is held at 100 hectares.

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