October 2, 2017 1:41 pm
Updated: October 2, 2017 7:55 pm

Forest fire breaks out across Okanagan Lake from Peachland

A forest fire is burning Monday across Okanagan Lake from Peachland.

Photo/Dan Couch

A small forest fire is burning in Okanagan Mountain Park — across the lake from Peachland, and it will continue to burn for a while yet.

That’s because wildfire officials have decided not to attack the blaze and let it burn some of the ground fuel that has been accumulating in the park.

They call it a modified response.

“We’re keeping a close eye on the fire but given the fire-weather, the fuel conditions and the time of year, we don’t believe this fire is in any way going to threaten public homes, any public or private property. So the best we can do actually is let this fire burn,” Dale Bojahra of BC Wildfire Service said.

Bojahra said there were no lightning strikes in the area and is assuming that the fire was human caused.

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