Image: Instagram/stevetaylor_bc

Greyback Mountain fire calms

The Greyback Mountain fire south of Kelowna is showing less aggressive behaviour today

The Greyback Mountain wildfire south of Kelowna is holding at 35 hectares in size.

Fire information officer Justine Hunse says the fire is displaying less aggressive behaviour today.

Related: Peachland wildfire remapped at 1,000 hectares

“The fire has quieted down compared to yesterday,” says Hunse. “Yesterday we were looking at a rank three and today we are down to rank one to two. What we mean by that is a smouldering ground fire with some open flame.”

Hunse says they have 27 firefighters on site today, working with support staff and air support as needed.

Related: Wildfire sparks near Little White Mountain

“There are structures in the vicinity of the wildfire, but none are considered threatened at this time.”

Related: Largest wildfire in province’s history continues to grow


 

@carmenweld
carmen.weld@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Watts focused on rebuilding, reconnecting

BC Liberal Party leadership hopeful Dianne Watts visits Salmon Arm, Vernon

Curtis Sagmoen to appear in Vernon court

The man associated with an Silver Creek farm where human remains were found last month is set to appear in court

New hotel planned for Salmon Arm

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott to build, applying for rezoning with city

Kids, the great outdoors and technology

UBCO study says send your kids outside but let them take their electronic devices

Minimal increase in city budget

Salmon Arm taxpayers to pay 1.5 per cent increase in 2018 taxes.

One person sent to hospital after fire near Keremeos

Fire ripped through a shed and Winnebego at Sunkatchers RV Park Co-operative

BC Transit buses to get safety door for drivers

These new full-length doors will be tested in Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford

‘Fresh eyes’ looking into three missing Cowichan Tribes men

First Nations want answers to their disappearances

Pedestrian hit moments after receiving safety reflector from police

The Vancouver Island man was treated for minor injuries by police at the scene

FortisBC LNG site exports first shipment of gas to China

The shipment is part of a pilot project that could see more exports in the future.

BC RCMP hunt for white SUV that rammed cruiser

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a white SUV headed north on the Yellowhead Highway

B.C. to reimburse methadone patients for taking clinic fees off welfare cheques

Provincial government agrees to pay back more than $5.5 million in deducted fees

CSRD provides free hazardous waste drop-off service

New permanent program opens at the Salmon Arm Landfill on Nov. 25

Stiff fine for B.C. man caught trafficking bear parts

A Cache Creek resident was charged after an undercover sting operation by conservation officers

Most Read