UPDATE: 10:45 a.m.
BC Wildfire Service says the firefighting efforts on the Mount Conkle wildfire are now at the mop-up stage now that the fire has been classified as held.
The photo posted below is of the Mount Conkle #BCwildfire today, showing ground crews burning small pockets of unburnt fuels. This is done in order to prevent these fuels from burning in an uncontrolled fashion in the future. Success was seen on the line today as a result. pic.twitter.com/2VXSQxoh8N
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) July 26, 2018
Hot spots are being extinguished up to 100 feet inside the fire perimeter as firefighting efforts continue to push towards the middle of the fire area.
ORIGINAL: 6:30 a.m.
The Mount Conkle wildfire in Summerland is being held at an estimated 118 hectares in size.
According to a statement from BC Wildfire Information officer Noelle Kekulla’s Wednesday update there was a chance for increased fire behaviour in all fuel types if forecasted winds materialize.
She added that one of the challenges of this fire is that there are many fingers —the long narrow extensions of a fire projecting from the main body—which makes extinguishing the hot spots a time consuming task.
READ MORE: GROWING BUT CONTAINED
The biggest challenge has been that this fire has many fingers (fingers are long narrow extensions of a fire projecting from the main body), which is proving to be a bit difficult as they can be spotty.
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