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Seclusion Bay blaze contained

Firefighters have managed to contain a wildfire at Seclusion Bay nearPeachland thanks to hard work and favourable weather conditions,officials say.

Firefighters have managed to contain a wildfire at Seclusion Bay near Peachland thanks to hard work and favourable weather conditions, officials say.

However, an evacuation order remains in place for the affected area while crews and helicopters continue to battle the blaze.

“We’re still assessing the situation ... and officials are working to remove dangerous trees and other hazards,” said Bruce Smith, the public information officer for the Emergency Operations Centre in Kelowna.

He added that 67 people registered with emergency services following the evacuation, most of whom are visitors to the Seclusion Bay Resort.

“Last night, 17 firefighters were working on the south flank (of Drought Hill near Seclusion Bay) and today they’re working on the north side, which has very steep, rocky terrain,” said fire information officer Kayla Pepper.

The Seclusion Bay fire is roughly 30 hectares in size.

Sixty firefighters are also working to contain a large wildfire at Tsacha Lake, west of Quesnel and near the Kluskus Indian Reservation.

 
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