Skaha Creek Wildfire impacts for Penticton

Service Announcement

BC Wildfire Service is responding to the Skaha Creek Wildfire, southwest of Penticton. Although the Skaha Creek Wildfire is not a threat to properties within the boundaries of the City of Penticton, the response may affect services at the Penticton Regional Airport as well as recreational boating on Skaha and Okanagan Lakes.

Anyone flying in or out of the Penticton Regional Airport over the next few days is advised to check for current flight information.

Recreational boaters on Skaha and Okanagan Lakes are also asked to stay close to shore to allow aircraft responding to the nearby wildfire to collect lake water. 

The Penticton Indian Band and Westhills Aggregates are also supporting the response and improving road conditions to allow crews and equipment better access to the fire site. The Band would like to remind the public to avoid areas and roadways close to the fire as it puts responders and the community at risk.

Current information about the status of the Skaha Creek Wildfire is available through the BC Wildfire Service.