Lower temperatures and higher humidity should aid Glen Lake fire effort

By Wayne Moore
September 19, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada

Firefighters working on the line of the Glen Lake wildfire hope cooler temperatures and calmer winds will aid in their efforts Tuesday. The fire, still eight kilometres east of Peachland, grew significantly during the day Monday. BC Wildfire Service fire information officer Evan Lizotte says the fire is now mapped at 763 hectares. Much of that growth came on the eastern flank of the fire. “It’s going to be pretty much the same,” Lizotte told Castanet about the attack plan for Tuesday. “We do have helicopters bucketing that eastern flank and we’ve put in a line of retardant which will assist in slowing it down.” With the cooler weather and calmer winds overnight Monday, Lizotte wasn’t expecting much movement. …More evacuation alerts were put in place Monday evening by the Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre, the District of Summerland and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen.

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