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Crews get a handle on wind-fuelled wildfire near Lake Country winery

(UPDATE: June 11 @ 10:45 pm) - The BC Wildfire Service says the fire is now under control.


(Original story: June 11 @ 8:40 pm) - A wildfire that sparked on a windy Tuesday evening near Intrigue Winery is now considered held, the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) reports.

The blaze was discovered near Intrigue Winery shortly before 7 pm and was not a welcome sight for Lake Country residents on a night that saw wind gusts above 50 km/h.

<who>Photo Credit: Stacey Peter/Facebook

Local fire crews responded and BCWS lent a hand as well, as the blaze grew to 0.71 hectares in size.

Thanks to the combined efforts of ground crews and a BCWS water bomber, smoke began to diminish in the area around 8 pm.

As of 8:30 pm, the BCWS considers the fire to be "held," meaning it is not expected to grow any further under current conditions.

At this time, the BCWS suspects the fire to be human-caused.

The District of Lake Country has asked the public to stay away from the area to allow for crews to safely do their work.

KelownaNow will update this story if more information becomes available.


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