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Good morning as we continue following #ChristieMountainWildfire developments. It’s estimated to be 2,000 hectares. There is less visible flame this AM than yest. Winds calm so far. More structural protection & firefighting resources coming today with strong wind gusts on the way.
With daylight, helicopters are now out collecting water from Skaha Lake as they continue to focus on the north flank of the #ChristieMountainWildfire. A reminder to everyone, officials are asking you to stay out of Skaha Lake as aerial crews do this critical work. @GlobalBC
Sounding like a broken record, I know, but seeing someone wakeboarding on Skaha Lake so close to where helicopters have been collecting water to fight the #ChristieMountainWildfire ahead of forecasted wind gusts warrants yet another reminder for everybody to stay out of this lake
Tough to hear me at points b/c of winds but here’s an update on the #ChristieMountainWildfire as southerly gusts have picked up, potentially pushing it closer to #Penticton.

We’ll hear from @BCGovFireInfo & @cityofpenticton at 12pm.

We’ll carry the presser live on @GlobalBC.
City officials say more than 1,400 households pre-registered for emergency support using the tool at: Nearly 3,700 properties in #Penticton are on alert. They, along with those ordered out from 300+ properties Tuesday, watching anxiously as winds pick up.
The #ChristieMountainWildfire is still estimated to be 2,000 hectares. The @BCGovFireInfo says they’re hoping to provide an update on the estimated size later today but visibility is a problem because of all that smoke.
People in #Penticton will notice fire crews from across the Okanagan valley, various (61) apparatus & (100+) personnel, tents in Kings Park soccer field for structure protection efforts & prep. Asking residents to avoid unnecessary trips to the area. #ChristieMountainWildfire
Penticton’s fire chief says flying embers sparking spot fires are of concern. They’re preparing for that to happen & to protect structures.

Colleague @Aaron_GlobalBC says concern is growing up on Carmi Ave as the winds shift the fire higher up the mountainside and hills to the east of #Penticton. An area where several properties remain under an evacuation alert.
Blown away (no pun intended) by how these pilots are continuing to gather water and bucket amid such strong winds.

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