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Rock Creek/ Kettle River Campground Fire

Postby BoB76 » Aug 13th, 2015, 3:01 pm

Just got pictures sent of a fire very close to campground. Sounds like it is being evacuated.
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Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby gman313 » Aug 13th, 2015, 3:17 pm

Probably another dbag with a cigarette.

Hopefully the big rains come tomorrow
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby BoB76 » Aug 13th, 2015, 3:23 pm

The campground can not be evacuated at this point. We have friends in there right now and it's burning on both sides of the river including the entrance to the site.
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby RTH » Aug 13th, 2015, 3:38 pm

Any updates? Is it burning on the highway side of the river?
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby gman313 » Aug 13th, 2015, 3:49 pm

If you go to drive bc and look at Highway 3 webcams there is a good shot from the junction of 3 and 33 that shows its location
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby BoB76 » Aug 13th, 2015, 4:12 pm

I have friends in the Campground right now. There are loud popping noises being heard and they are now walking down the KVR towards Rock Creek. That is the evacuation route given. NO RVs got out and the fire is inside campground and up the hill both sides of river.
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby Bunnyhop » Aug 13th, 2015, 4:14 pm

"Transmission Delayed"

Is that from too many people trying to view the webcam at once? ;-)
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby Bunnyhop » Aug 13th, 2015, 4:28 pm

OMG - I hope everyone gets out safely!

About 70 people at a campground near the Rock Creek wildfire are fleeing on foot after the fire cut off their only means of escape.

One man called Castanet News to inform us of the situation. His wife is one of those trying to escape the Kettle Valley Campground.

Some of the campers are elderly. They have had to leave their cars and tents behind, he said.

They are trying to get to safety in Rock Creek.

"Apparently, the rescue people can't get to them," he added.

"The reason I am calling you is to try and get some of the emergency services to respond. They have been sitting on the iron bridge on the river."

He said there are no emergency services there with them.

"I've just called 911, and they said they are aware."
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby BoB76 » Aug 13th, 2015, 4:29 pm

Campground people are being sent to midway as all hwys are closed. Started hairpin climb going out of rock creek. NOT 4 hectares.
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby Bretbaby » Aug 13th, 2015, 4:41 pm

From CBC West
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby Bretbaby » Aug 13th, 2015, 4:44 pm

From Kettle Valley campground (not my photos)
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby BoB76 » Aug 13th, 2015, 4:45 pm

I've got personal pictures sent to me and it's not cool.......
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby MoparPrincess » Aug 13th, 2015, 4:45 pm

They must have meant 3.5 hectares, its at 4.1 according to wildfire bc website
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Re: Rock Creek/ Kettle River Campground Fire

Postby MoparPrincess » Aug 13th, 2015, 4:49 pm

viewtopic.php?f=107&t=63418
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

Postby vinnied » Aug 13th, 2015, 4:51 pm

BoB76 wrote:Campground people are being sent to midway as all hwys are closed. Started hairpin climb going out of rock creek. NOT 4 hectares.

whos bright idea was that. all there vehicles were left behind. How are they supposed to get to midway??
ETA: Never mind .latest update says transportation being provided
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