UPDATE: Little White Mountain wildfire grows to 15 hectares

The lightning-caused fire is currently considered ‘out of control’

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m.

The Little White Mountain wildfire located 25 kilometres south of Kelowna has grown to 15 hectares.

Airtankers were on the scene earlier today and have completed their objectives.

Eighteen firefighters remain on-site with the support of two helicopters.

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ORIGINAL: 11:15 a.m.

A wildfire has broken out near Little White Mountain, approximately 25 kilometres southeast of Kelowna.

According to Taylor McDonald, BC Wildfire Services, the fire is currently classified as out of control and it’s estimated to be three hectares in size.

“The fire showed no growth overnight, which is great news to hear,” said McDonald.

“Our crews were unable to find access yesterday evening due to visibility with the thick smoke in the air, but this morning the visibility has improved.”

BC Wildfire currently has three initial attack crew members responding, supported by a 12 person crew and one helicopter.

Lighting is suspected to be the cause of the fire.

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Daniel Taylor
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
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