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Update: Mount Eneas wildfire holds at 1,374 hectares

Fire chief Dennis Craig said wind was blowing the fire away from homes

UPDATE: 10 p.m.

The Mount Eneas wildfire, four kilometres south of Peachland, is holding at 1,374 hectares. According to BC Wildfire Service, the fire did not grow today.

“The fire continues to stay within the containment lines,” writes the BC Wildfire Service.

“Today crews strengthened containment lines with heavy equipment, hose lay and air support.

“Fire fighting efforts have been supported with the hard work of the fire fighters, local fire departments, hydro crews and other partners.”

The fire is still classified as out-of-control.

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Update: 1:20 p.m.

An evacuation order in the Brent Road area (Regional District of Central Okanagan) impacted by the Mount Eneas fire has been downgraded to an evacuation alert, according to the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre in a news release. In addition, the Finlay Creek Cabins have been added to the evacuation alert.

Residents of 38 properties displaced by the evacuation order can now return to their homes. However, these residents are reminded that they remain on evacuation alert and should still be prepared to leave their homes again with little notice, the release said.

The following addresses are now on evacuation alert:

7100 – 7210 Brent Road

7212 – 7280 Highway 97 South

Finlay Creek Cabins

Update: 8:25 a.m.

Fire information officer Noelle Kekula said the Mount Eneas wildfire may merge with the wildfire near Munro Lake, which is six hectares in size, but that may be a positive for wildfire crews as the fires will consume more fuel.

Original:

The Mount Eneas wildfire, four kilometres south of Peachland, is estimated at 1,374 hectares this morning and has not grown overnight.

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.

Peachland fire chief Dennis Craig said Peachland fire crews had a fairly quiet night last night, with the winds blowing the fire away from the homes in the district.

The fire is classified as out-of-control.

Peachland Fires.

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

To see if your area is affected by an evacuation order or alert, view the map below:

More to come.

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