Fire near Naramata now classified as ‘held’

Fire near Naramata now classified as ‘held’

BC Wildfire Service is reporting some growth on the Glenfir blaze

UPDATE: 7:33 p.m.

The Glenfir wildfire is now being classified as being held.

According to BC Wildfire Service that means sufficient suppression action has been taken that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing or predetermined boundaries under the prevailing and forecasted conditions.

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Fire crews remain on the Glenfir blaze northwest Naramata extinguishing hot spots.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, 38 firefighters will initiate a final patrol at the bottom half of this fire in order to detect and smother any remaining heat.

RELATED: Glenfir Road wildfire, near Naramata, grows to 100 hectares

The blaze did increase in size overnight; however, the majority of growth is in the park and no structures are at risk at this time.

The wildfire is still estimated at 100 hectares in size.

RELATED: Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire measured 1,370 hectares

The increased activity and smoke that was visible yesterday was from the Frederick Creek wildfire, which is near Glenfir.

BC Wildfire stats temperatures on site of the Glenfir Blaze reached 42 C, on Sunday.


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