Okanagan wildfires lead to evacuation alerts for some Peachland and West Kelowna residents

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      Parts of the Okanagan are filling up with smoke as the wildfire situation has deteriorated this week.

      The Mount Eneas wildfire south of Peachland grew to 1,000 hectares last night

      There's an evacuation order for 43 properties and an evacuation alert for another 596 properties in the District of Peachland.

      There's also an evacuation alert for 198 properties in the upper Glenrosa area of West Kelowna because of the Law Creek wildfire.

      It was eight hectares as of last night and zero percent contained.

      Meanwhile, the Good Creek wildfire in Okanagan Park near Kelowna is 400 hectares, which make it the same size as Vancouver's Stanley Park. It's also an interface fire.

      The Mount Conkle wildfire southwest of Summerland has also grown, reaching 90 hectares last night. No structures are being threatened by this blaze.

      Lightning is believed to have started all of these fires.

      The Air Quality Health Index has reached a six rating this morning in the South Okanagan and Central Okanagan, and a four in the North Okanagan.

      These are considered "moderate" ratings, which means that those with breathing programs or heart conditions should consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors.

      The Upper Brookside Creek wildfire is burning six kilometres east of Swan Lake near Vernon. And the Trinity Valley wildfire is 16 kilometres southeast of Enderby.

      Over in the Merritt fire zone, 21 firefighters are battling the 150-hectare Placer Mountain wildfire. There are another 30 firefighters trying to beat back a 16-hectare fire on Mount Pike.