The Jack Creek wildfire is now being held (Photo - @BCGovFireInfo/Twitter)

The Jack Creek wildfire is now being held (Photo - @BCGovFireInfo/Twitter)

UPDATE – Evacuation alert rescinded for Jack Creek wildfire in Glenrosa area, being held

Both blazes were caused by lightning

Update 9/9 – 1:30 p.m.

The Jack Creek wildfire is now deemed as ‘being held’, according to the BC Wildfire Services and the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations.

Emergency operations also announced that the evacuation alert for the 17 properties along Maxwell Road has been rescinded.

In the Central Okanagan fire jurisdictions, campfires are still banned and residents and visitors are reminded that conditions are still dry and there’s still a high chance of a fire hazard.

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A new wildfire has started north of West Kelowna.

The blaze, close to Blue Grouse Creek (between Trader’s Cove and Wilson’s Landing) is just 0.1 hectares in size but has been deemed as out of control.

Lightning is the suspected cause. It started sometime on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Jack Creek wildfire

Overnight, the Jack Creek wildfire in the Glenrosa area showed no growth.

It continues to sit at an approximate 7.3 hectares but is still deemed as ‘out of control’, according to BC Wildfire Services. The evacuation alert for the 17 properties in the area remains in effect as crews continue to battle the fire.

The blaze started on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from lightning.

There are currently 190 active wildfires across British Columbia.

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