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More than 1,500 people are out of their homes - as crews desperately try to gain control of a large wildfire near Peachland.
The blaze broke out around 3:00pm Sunday, in the Trepanier area.
At last word, the fire has been estimated at more than 200-hectares, fuelled by strong winds.
A local state of emergency has also been declared.
Reporter Craig T. Power has spent most of the day at the scene.
"The fire is estimated to be anywhere roughly around 100 hectares in size. It could be larger, it's really unknown at this time... it's tough now because night has fallen. The planes had to go back before nightfall as well as the helicopter, so this now becomes a ground battle. Crews will continue to work throughout the night. It's estimated to be in the hundreds of personnel."
R.C.M.P. Constable Steve Holmes says the evacuation order continues to grow.
"Those people that are affected and who are being evacuated, if they need assistance, they can go to the West Bank Lions' Club and report there, and they can get information as to where to stay and any other help they need."
Highway 97 was also closed for a brief time, but has since re-opened.
Evacuees in West Kelowna are trying to stay positive.
"I think we'll be okay. I'm sure they're going to be on it before it gets down to us... we're a little bit farther down... so hopefully they get it under control before they get to us."
Classes have been cancelled at Peachland Elementary School.
School District 23 Superintendent Hugh Gloster says alternate plans may have to be made, should the evacuation order remain in place.
"We would look at making an alternate arrangement for potentially subsequent days where we could set students up in with their teachers in an alternate location."
Meantime, crews are also battling a second fire near Falkland.
The size of that blaze has not been determined.
Peachland Mayor Keith Fielding was among those sent packing.
"I think the mood is very apprehensive because this is quite a serious incident. We have probably close to 15-to-17 hundred people who have had to evacuate... and we know that three or four homes in Peachland have been hit by the fire."
Fielding says thankfully - rain is in the forecast for the coming days.
(With files from AM1150 Kelowna)