July 15, 2014 9:14 pm
Updated: July 16, 2014 11:30 am

WATCH: Wildfire Apex Mountain


PENTICTON — A large forest fire has broken out near Apex Resort in Penticton.

The fire started Tuesday afternoon and has grown to 20 hectares.

The nearest structure is about 1 kilometre from the blaze.

The flames are highly visible with some trees candling.

An army of forestry fire fighters is battling the blaze on the ground along with several aircraft.

Officials say the fire is located on a steep slope.

They believe it is human caused.

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