Fire activity on the Keremeos Creek wildfire remains low this week.
Over the next five days, operations on the Keremeos Creek wildfire will be downsized as activity continues to decrease, said BC Wildfire Services. By next week, the camp located in Oliver will be demobilized, and resource numbers on this fire will be reduced as necessary.
The more than 7,000-hectare wildfire, burning 21 kilometres southwest of Penticton, is being held and no longer “out of control” as of Friday, Aug. 26.
Ground personnel and an Incident Management Team are still actively suppressing and managing this wildfire. Smoke and some flames will be visible to Highway 3A and surrounding areas as the fire consumes unburnt fuels within the fire perimeter.
In more active areas of the fire, crews continue to use a combination of direct attack, wet-lining and patrol to extinguish or remove available fuels 30-60 metres from the edge of the fire moving inward.
Smoke may be visible within the fire perimeter into the fall and winter. Smoke from outside the fire’s perimeter should be reported to 1 800 663-5555 toll-free, *5555 on a cellphone or through the BC Wildfire Service app.
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