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It`s not clear what effect gusty winds had on the Mt. Eneas fire overnight.
As of last night it was at one thousand 793 hectares and still considered out of control.
Seventy- four firefighters are working on it.
The BC Wildfire Service says some small outbuildings and a few vehicles burned in the early days of the fire along the Highway 97 corridor.
It also says sprinkler protection units deployed around some homes by the Peachland Fire department worked to prevent damage.
Area incident commander Glen Burgess says circles of unburnt land around the homes can be seen from the air
The Goode’s Creek fire is at 577 hectares with 33 fire fighters on it along with skimmers working the southeast flank.
The Frederick Creek wildfire, formerly the Paradise Ranch wildfire, located northwest of Naramata, burned into a drainage and produced a visible column of smoke.
It is currently estimated at 55 hectares in size and is burning unburnt fuel left from previous fires in the area.
Water skimmers responded to the fire and it is burning at less than a Rank 1 or a smouldering ground fire.
The Glenfir wildfire has been subject to the same conditions and has been active and visible from Kelowna.
This fire is not threatening any homes or infrastructure.
Ground crews working on the fire have been supported by two helicopters and a Skimmer group.
Wildfire crews are dealing with a fire 34 kilometres southeast of Golden.
The Beard’s Creek fire is approximately 5 kilometres north of Parson and Hwy 95, was highly visible from Hwy 95, Hwy 1, Parson and the surrounding area yesterday afternoon.
The fire is currently estimated to be 20 hectares in size.
Seven BC Wildfire Service personnel are there, with the aid of three helicopters.
The fire is burning in steep and difficult terrain that is unsafe for crews to tackle directly, but they are monitoring it to steer and contain fire activity.
This fire is not impacting any communities or structures at this time.
The BC Wildfire Service says it has made good progress on fires burning throughout the province and at extinguishing holdover fires and new starts.
This year has seen 56,179 hectares burn since April 1st.
The 10 year average for this time of year is 105,152 hectares, putting this year well below the seasonal average in terms of number of hectares burned.
Meanwhile, The Kamloops Fire Centre announced yesterday that a full campfire ban will take effect with its jurisdiction at noon Thursday.
A local campfire ban takes effect at noon tomorrow in the city of Enderby.
Fire Chief Clifford Vetter says he’s imposing it to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
Vetter says the area has dried out considerably over the last several weeks due to hot and dry weather.
In addition to campfires, open fires of any size, industrial burning, fireworks, tiki torches, sky lanterns and burning barrels are also prohibited.
The prohibition will remain in effect until the Kamloops Fire Centre rescinds its notice, unless notice is provided otherwise.
The Central Okanagan Regional District and local communities, including West Kelowna,Lake Country and Peachland are joining the Kamloops Fire Centre in imposing a campfire ban at noon Thursday.
Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna.
Violators could receive a fine and be charged the cost of the fire department response to a burning complaint.