Eagle Bluff wildfire - UPDATE

Aug 8 - Eagle Bluff

Eagle Bluff (K51244)

Last updated: Thursday, August 08, 2019 at 7:01 AM

Location: approximately 10 km southeast of Okanagan Falls 
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Discovered: Sunday, August 04, 2019

Size: 1,250.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active

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Evacuation Alert is in effect.

BC Wildfire Service has recommended an evacuation alert to the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen for electorial area C and to the Osoyoos Indian Band. 

For more information pertaining to these evacuation alerts, please contact the authorities directly. 

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Cause: Under Investigation 
The incident is currently under investigation.

Resources 
• 104 firefighters 
• 13 helicopters 
• 5 heavy equipment 
The size is currently estimated at 1,250 hectares. Yesterday, crews conducted a successful ignition operation south of Gallagher Lake. Crews are preparing for another planned ignition operation from Mudd Lake, south towards McKinney Road area, if conditions are favourable.