The service said a specialized recall crew had established helipads to access an area of the blaze located on steep and rocky terrain. A sprinkler system was successfully installed over the weekend.
The service says a team of personnel, backed by aviation and heavy machinery, are helping create a natural fuel cut to prevent the fire from spreading further.
The East Kootenay Regional District maintains an evacuation order for 10 properties in the Findlay Creek area.
Christie Mountain Fire Update
Meanwhile, an update from the BC Wildfire Service says the Christie Mountain fire near Penticton was started by lightning.
The fire remains active but is “held back” meaning that it is not likely to spread beyond existing limits.
“There are a number of isolated trees on the western flank that have burned down inside and are now falling. These trees create visible smoke but they burn inside the perimeter, ”the advisory said.
The Okanagan / Similkameen Regional District Emergency Operations Center says that while the smoke is still visible, there is no imminent threat to properties in the area at this time.
He asks Skaha Lake boaters to stay clear of aircraft working on the fire.