Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

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Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Postby watchkat » Aug 27th, 2015, 9:10 am

Helicopter just flew over my place and I followed its path to up Princeton Avenue. IT circled the smoke rising from the mountain top closer to Peachland than the last one of a month ago that was by the Zip Line. This one is just up from the Riding Club and the smaller acreages that are back in there. This was/has to be human caused as no lightning and it is remote.

Is someone starting these deliberately?
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Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Postby watchkat » Aug 27th, 2015, 10:02 am

Forestry comment on the actioning of this fire............
"As for the Peachland fire, Klassen says it is in a remote area along Princeton Avenue in the hills above Peachland, and is suspected to be the only one that is lightning caused. "

Anyone see anything, because we were up most of the night and sure didn't see any lightning. Neighbour commented that the fire glow was visible at 4am this morning. We haven't had any lightning in a long time.
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Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Postby tsayta » Aug 27th, 2015, 10:22 am

Holdover lightning fire from weeks ago?
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Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Postby Troy » Aug 27th, 2015, 10:49 am

Latest update:
http://www.castanet.net/news/BC/146678/ ... is-morning
Fire officials in Kamloops now say the cause of a smoldering grass fire near Princeton Avenue above Peachland is under investigation.
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Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Postby watchkat » Aug 27th, 2015, 10:51 am

Latest update:
http://www.castanet.net/news/BC/146678/ ... is-morning
Fire officials in Kamloops now say the cause of a smoldering grass fire near Princeton Avenue above Peachland is under investigation.
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Thanks Troy.

I think they should also be investigating this one from a couple of nights ago.

I think that is the one that came up from Deep Creek into Vernon Ave and Bulyea a couple of nights ago.
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Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Postby watchkat » Aug 27th, 2015, 10:53 am

This latest one is in an area that motorbikers (mostly young and unlicensed) use quite often.

They spent two hours with bucket copters and are now using the larger water bomber and a couple of smaller ones. Not as easy as they thought perhaps to put out.

Second dump of retardant from the large plane
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Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Postby Bretbaby » Aug 27th, 2015, 11:43 am

Is this fire going on now? 4 planes have gone to Penticton and now back towards Peachland. They look like float planes...
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Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Postby nikonfan » Aug 27th, 2015, 12:06 pm

The 4 float planes doing circuits to the lake for the past 20 minutes. Flying up Princeton direction, dropping on fire, and then flying down the valley towards deep creek and Antlers Beach. The circuits are taking a lot less time than the last fire at the zip line. Too smokey from other fires to to see if it is big or what. I live right under the path they are taking in both directions

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Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Postby nikonfan » Aug 27th, 2015, 12:17 pm

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Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Postby tsayta » Aug 27th, 2015, 12:43 pm

This one looks big. The valley smoke is clearing and now I can see it from upper mission
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