The BC Wildfire map showing two fires currently burning in the South Okanagan. The single red dot west of Penticton is known as the Shatford Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire graphic)

Update: Small South Okanagan wildfire under control

BC Wildfire said the Shatford Creek wildfire, near Penticton, is an estimated 100 square metres

Update 10:32 a.m.

BC Wildfire said the Shatford Creek wildfire was deemed under control this morning.

“We do not have crews on the ground any longer. They will be patrolling the area at some point and make sure there are no hotspots. Once that happens they will officially call it out at that point,” said Nicole Bonnett, fire information officer.

**************************

A small fire, believed to be human caused, was discovered just west of Penticton on Tuesday.

BC Wildfire said the Shatford Creek wildfire is an estimated 100 square metres (0.01 hectares) at this time and is located approximately 15 kilometres west of Penticton.

BC Wildfire said they have a small crew of firefighters on scene at this time.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Year-round training envisioned for Salmon Arm’s Rapattack base

Mayor hopes council’s support of Rapattack will pay off in longevity for base

Letter: Better fix needed than what’s proposed for Balmoral Road/Highway 1 intersection

Province already behind on widening of Trans-Canada Highway

Salmon Arm approved for worker based in Vernon to support homeless

While application to Ministry of Social Development gets nod, one to BC Housing denied

Column: Potentially valuable WorkSafeBC review let down by bias

Notes from the Legislature by Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo

Boil water notice rescinded for Yard Creek Campground

Interior Health water testing shows acceptable levels of bacteria

VIDEO: B.C. Mountie killed by drunk driver honoured by memorial playground

Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground opens with ceremony in Langford

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Renter of torched Okanagan home a British Army veteran, new Canadian

Owen Wilson was just beginning to settle into life in Canada when the blaze occurred

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Okanagan Nation bringing overdose awareness to Syilx Okanagan communities

The Purple Ribbon Campaign for International Overdose Awareness Day is Aug. 28

Meet the Okanagan’s newest homeless outreach team

The Vernon Homeless Outreach Team makes its first formal appearance Aug. 28 at Upper Room Mission

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Most Read