Eagle Bluff wildfire - UPDATE

Aug 7 - Eagle Bluff 2

The Eagle Bluff Wildfire is now estimated at 900 hectares.

This increase in size is largely due to better mapping yesterday evening, but the fire did see some growth overnight as a result of the topography of the area.

Small-scale hand ignition operations are planned for today on the southern edge of Gallagher Lake. This will allow the crews to remove combustible fuels between the community and the fire perimeter. Increased smoke will be visible from nearby communities. Ignition operations are highly dependent on receiving favourable weather conditions.

The evacuation alert remains in place, for additional information regarding the evacuation alerts for this wildfire please contact the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

More information can be found on our Wildfire of Note page here:http://ow.ly/UFHt30piwhY