All the recent rain and cooler weather has not been enough to douse the wildfires in the North Okanagan.
Brenna Ward from the BC Wildfire Service says the Mabel Creek fire east of Enderby is still listed as “out of control.”
“The biggest, most notable thing going forward is that the Mabel Creek fire, it will still be visible to people in the area of Mabel Creek, but it is just being monitored, so we don’t have any resources on it,” Ward tells Beach Radio News.
Ward says that 1,370 hectare fire, located 6.5 kilometres east of Mabel Lake, is being monitored by a camera.
“That remote camera takes photos and sends photo updates to the zone every two hours, and they base whether they need to respond according to that.”
The fire is not burning near any homes or structures.
Ward says most of the other North Okanagan wildfires, like Harris Creek, Woodward Creek and Sugar Mountain, are “being held.”
She says there are still 76 active fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre.
“We are seeing pretty low fire danger ratings throughout the Centre. Merritt is still a bit high, but for the most part, the region did receive lot of precipitation and the cooler fall temperatures are really helping out with that.”