Eagle Bluff wildfire UPDATE - August 7

aug 7 - Eagle Bluff

The Eagle Bluff Wildfire is now estimated at 600 hectares. The fire experienced significant growth as a result of extreme conditions and due to the terrain that it is burning in. It has become increasingly visible to the surrounding communities.

Sustained 24 hour response continues and personnel will work throughout the night and monitor the fire growth. With current weather and cooler temperatures, the advancing fire perimeter has slowed and is beginning to back on itself. If the fire begins to advance down slope toward the communities along the south end of Gallagher Lake, the personnel on site will begin controlled burn operations to remove the combustible fuels between the community and the fire perimeter. This will be the last update for the evening, unless something changes through the night. The evacuation alerts remain in place. For additional information regarding the evacuation alerts for the Eagle Bluff 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