Heavy smoke hampering aircraft to fight blaze


Work continues today on the NK'MIP wildfire burning southeast of Oliver.

It is estimated at 13,000 hectares in size.

Currently 186 personnel are working on that blaze, including five helicopters.

Meantime, the Brenda Creek wildfire south of the Okanagan Connector remains at 824 hectares.

It started 17 days ago. 

The White Rock Lake fire northeast of Merritt is still classified as out of control.

It's 24,000 hectares in size.

Conditions are extremely smoky, which is hampering the ability for aircraft to fly and challenging suppression efforts.