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Lower temperatures, higher humidity helps with Peachland fire

The blaze remains at 1,116 hectares
The Glen Lake wildfire started in Peachland on Saturday, Sept. 16. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)

Central Okanagan Emergency Operations does not expect to add any evacuation orders or alerts around the Glen Lake fire today.

The wildfire west of Peachland saw a little bit of precipitation yesterday. Overnight there were low temperatures and higher humidity helping lessen the behaviour of the blaze.

Munro Road is closed from both sides. An initial attack crew is working on the fire in the area of Munro FSR toward Eneas Lakes Park.

Heavy equipment is being used to create a machine guard on the south flank. Helicopters are also being used to bucket on the fire.

Eight properties remain on evacuation order, hundreds more across the central and south Okanagan remain on evacuation alert.

The Glen Lake fire is estimated at 1,116 hectares.

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