A wildfire estimated at 4.5-hectares is currently burning near the Okanagan Connector, Highway 97C near the MacKinnon Road area.

The blaze is burning across the highway from the Tourist Information Centre where the highway intersects with Trepanier Road.

West Kelowna and Peachland structural fire crews and BC Wildfire Management have responded and are on the scene.

The Emergency Operation Centre has been mobilized at a Level One and will support field crews responding.

Residents are asked not to call 9-1-1 about this fire as emergency responders are aware of it.