BC Wildfire Crews are putting out wildfires in the Peachland and West Kelowna areas after a lightning storm last night.
Nicole Bonnett, information officer with the BC Wildfire Service, said a handful of fires have started near the Okanagan Connector, outside of Peachland in Merritt’s direction.
“Because most of them popped up in the late evening and overnight, we’ve been assessing them since this morning and we have crews responding to some of the fires and accessing other ones and assigning resources as deemed necessary.”
Helicopter, air tanker and ground crews are attempting to put out two fires located near Trepanier Creek and Jackpine Lake.
Three fires located farther away from the jurisdictions have ground crews on site, she said.