Lightning-caused Okanagan wildfire that charred 27 hectares fully contained

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KELOWNA, B.C. - A forestry official says a wildfire on the western hillside above Okanagan Lake is now fully contained.

Michaela Swan says the evacuation alert that went into effect Monday for 70 properties has now been lifted after a crew doused the blaze.

The lightning-caused fire near Wilson's Landing began last weekend and grew to 30 hectares at its peak.

It charred about 27 hectares and burned to within a kilometre of homes north of West Kelowna.

The fire also temporarily cut access to Westside Rd., the only direct route between West Kelowna and Vernon. (CKFR)

Geographic location: KELOWNA, Okanagan, Okanagan Lake

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