Eagle Bluff fire grows

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The forest fire burning near Gallagher Lake between Okanagan Falls and Oliver has grown.

Fire Information Officer Taylor McDonald says 80 personnel are on site battling the blaze along with helicopters pouring water on it from the air. 

"It is estimated at 280 hectares in size so we saw overnight growth. We had a better estimation on size do to smoke dissipating in the area".   

An evacuation alert remains in affect for several homes in the area.