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Fire Helicoptor landing on top of mountain with fire crews below

Christie Mountain Wildfire – Information

For up to date and accurate information regarding the Christie Mountain Wildfire, please reference these official links.

BC Wildfire Service – Notices

BC Wildfire Service – Interactive Map

City of Penticton – Updates

RDOS – Emergency Operation Centre

BC Wildfire Service has implemented an area restriction order of the area surrounding the Christie Mountain Wildfire.

This order will remain in place until noon on October 15, 2020 or until it is rescinded

Under this order and Section 11(2) of the Wildfire Act, a person must not remain in or enter the restricted area without the prior written authorization of an official designated for the purposes of the Wildfire Act, unless the person enters the area only in the course of:

• travelling to or from his or her principle residence that is not under an evacuation order;

• travelling to or from private or leased property for the purposes of accessing a secondary residence or recreational property that is not under an evacuation order;

• travelling as a person acting in an official capacity;

• travelling for the purpose of supporting wildfire suppression activities; and

• engaging and/or participating in agricultural activities pertaining to livestock or vineyard management on private or leased property.

Notice to Boaters and Pleasure Craft Operators on Skaha Lake:

The City of Penticton is requesting the assistance of recreational boaters on Skaha Lake amid the Christie Mountain Wildfire.

Air tankers responding to the wildfire are collecting lake water to support their efforts.

The city is requesting that boaters refrain from operating in any portion of the lake where air tankers are refilling and that they always maintain operational awareness and be aware of any air craft in the area.

Notice to Bikers and Hikers:

Mountain bikers, road cyclists and hikers alike to please avoid all areas within proximity to the fire zones

Mountain bikers and hikers please stay away from Skaha Bluffs, Wiltse and Carmi Trails and please access the other regional trails with caution

Realtime Conditions in Penticton

As this event progresses, we will be actively posting Realtime Penticton visual updates from around the city to our our social media accounts.

Please share your personal experiences with the hashtag below


To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire in British Columbia,
please call 1 800 663-5555 or (*5555 from a cell phone) as soon as possible. Information from the public is crucial to the effectiveness of our response.