A barn fire along June Springs Road spread to nearby grass Monday afternoon – Kelowna News

Madison Erhardt

UPDATE: 6:05 p.m

A barn went up in flames along June Springs Road in Kelowna Sunday afternoon.

The fire broke out with large billowing smoke just after 3 p.m., which could be seen across the city.

Fast and strong winds of 60 km/h pushed the fire on the property into the nearby grass.

Several engines from the Kelowna Fire Department, along with assistance from BC Wildfire, fought the fire for several hours.

The fire appears to be in the clean-up phase as the smoke has subsided considerably, although helicopters are still very active.

BCWS contributed a response officer, an initial attack crew and two helicopters.

Helicopters were seen filling water from a pond in East Kelowna near Black Mountain.

The barn is believed to be totaled.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.


UPDATE: 5:40 p.m

The fire appears to be in the washing-up phase.

Kelowna Fire Department remains on scene along with assistance form BC Wildfire.

Two BCWS helicopters continue to assist with the containment.

A helicopter reportedly got water from a pond in East Kelowna near Black Mountain.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.


UPDATE: 5 p.m

The BC Wildfire Service is helping to respond to a grass fire that broke out after a barn-like structure went up in flames on June Springs Road Monday afternoon.

The Kelowna Fire Department has taken the lead in the response.

BCWS is contributing a response officer, an initial attack crew already on site and two helicopters.


UPDATE: 4 p.m

Castanet Reporter Madison Erhardt was live on stage at June Springs Road. Watch the live replay above.

Castanet will have more updates as the situation progresses.


ORIGINAL: 15:20

A barn has gone up in flames along June Springs Road near Myra Canyon Adventure Park.

The fire started just after 3 p.m

The barn has reportedly burned to the ground.

Smoke is very visible all over the city.

The fire has now spread north of the property into nearby grass.

The Kelowna Fire Department is on scene trying to get it under control.

Castanet has a reporter on his way to the scene.

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