The Wildfire Management Branch says the blaze is now 70 per cent contained.
UPDATE: The Okanagan Falls wildfire is now 100 per cent contained, News1130 reported.
Since it was reported Sunday afternoon, the fire has scorched an estimated 70 hectares, or just under three-quarters of a square kilometre of grassland, sage brush and open timber, about 20 kilometres south of Penticton.
Twelve properties in the area remain on evacuation alert issued just before 6 p.m. Sunday as gusty winds fanned the fire.
Fire information officer Melissa Welsh says the blaze is much less aggressive and a total of 42 firefighters supported by three helicopters are working to complete guards around the perimeter.
Welsh says a cause remains under investigation but humans likely sparked the flames.
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