Forest fires are scary enough, but imagine a forest fire coming right at you when you're in prison. Right now the Eagle Bluffs B.C. forest fire is threatening over 200 inmates who live at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. An evacuation alert is in effect in Oliver, B.C., where the fire is burning just north of the town.\nThe Osoyoos Indian Band expanded their original evacuation alert on Tuesday to include the Senkulmen Business Park area, which is where the Okanagan Correctional Centre is located.\nB.C. Corrections Communications Director Caroline McAndrews told Narcity on Wednesday that "the risk to evacuate is being monitored closely" and they have plans in place that would support any evacuations needed in response to risks like fires and floods.\nB.C. Corrections confirmed that they're monitoring the situation as it develops and keeping the safety of inmates and staff as their number one priority.\nShould there be an evacuation, sheriff transportation has already been arranged for the inmates. B.C. Corrections can accommodate the prisoners if they need to be transferred. That's all that the agency can confirm for now, due to their security protocols.\nAccording to the CBC News, close to 100 high-risk inmates were already moved from the facility, with 200 remaining.\nSmall-scale hand ignition operations are planned for today on the southern edge of #GallagherLake. This will remove the combustible fuels between the community & the fire perimeter. Increased smoke will be visible from nearby communities #BCWildfire #EagleBluff #OliverBC (2/2)— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) August 7, 2019\nToday, BC Wildfire Services planned a "small-scale hand ignition operation" near the Gallager Lake area in hopes of removing combustible materials between the fire and the community.\nUPDATE: The #EagleBluff wildfire is now ~480 ha. Growth is attributed to the extreme conditions on site & the terrain that the wildfire is burning in. Topography in this area is steep & rocky, making some areas within the fire unsafe for crews & heavy equipment #BCWildfire (1/2) pic.twitter.com/NeAUS7TOoB— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) August 7, 2019\nIt's been difficult for crews to get in to fight the fires since the ground is so steep and rocky. The fire was first discovered on Sunday, Aug. 4 and has since grown to a size of 900 hectares.\nThe cause of the fire is currently under investigation. B.C. forest fires so far in 2019 have not been as bad as last year, when the entire province declared a state of emergency.