A small wildfire in the Naramata area is now in the mop up stage.
Naramata Fire Chief Tony Trovao says they got called about midnight to a logging road about 2 kilometres off the Kettle Valley Railway Trail.
“It was crawling up the trees, candling in certain spots. We arrived on scene and Ministry of Forests was right behind us and we managed to knock down the flanks.”
The fire was kept at about one hectare and forestry crews are dealing with hot spots.
The fire could be seen from Summerland and was off a logging road.
Fire Chief Tony Trovao says they got lucky.
“There’s some homes about 2 kilometres underneath that, so downward yes.It would be a deep canyon but it would slowly start crawling all over the interface area between the homes and the forest there. yeah, it’s an ugly spot.”
Chief Trovao says there is evidence the fire was human-caused.
“Foot prints and trails and we have some information on a vehicle that left the scene.”
He couldn’t say if the fire was deliberately set or from a campfire that was not put out properly.