Peachland fire put under control – Penticton Western News
A house fire in Peachland that has nearly displaced 20 households is considered under control.
An update on Saturday evening (June 26) indicated that the evacuation alert had been canceled for homes in the Maranatha area of the Peachland District.
Residents of Maranatha Drive who were evacuated by the RCMP as a precaution are now allowed to return home.
Reports of the fire arrived around noon on Saturday, June 26. A large cloud of smoke rising from the hillside of Peachland could be spotted as far as Kelowna.
Thirty-one members of the BC Wildfire Service were deployed to help fight the flames.
Tankers and a helicopter were deployed earlier to drop retardant on the fire.
As evacuation alerts are canceled, conditions in the central Okanagan continue to be hot and dry, Central Okanagan emergency operations warn.
“Residents and visitors must be vigilant and the risk of fire remains extreme. “
Campfires and other outdoor wood-burning appliances are never permitted in the City of Kelowna.
If you see smoke from a wildfire, report it to * 5555 from a cell phone or 1-800-663-5555. If there is a danger to life, call 911.
– with Aaron Hemens, Black Press files