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Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby paulo123 » Nov 17th, 2017, 4:09 pm

Witnessed 4 fire trucks, several ambulance and police racing up Chute Lake road around 11:30 today. Anyone know what was going on?
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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby gman313 » Nov 17th, 2017, 4:20 pm

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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby Queen K » Nov 17th, 2017, 7:00 pm

paulo123 wrote:Witnessed 4 fire trucks, several ambulance and police racing up Chute Lake road around 11:30 today. Anyone know what was going on?


I also witnessed this happening. I was pulling out when a large fire truck was parking in Providence Ave. Moments later going up Chute Lake was everyone else, and racing describes it perfectly.
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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby jogil » Nov 18th, 2017, 4:34 pm

Sitting on my deck. Anyone witnessing fire at too of mountain chute Lake area???

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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby WalterWhite » Nov 18th, 2017, 4:38 pm

jogil wrote:Sitting on my deck. Anyone witnessing fire at too of mountain chute Lake area???


Slash burning - going on in a number of areas around valley. This was posted on CNET the other day:

https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton ... ing-season
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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby lightspeed » Nov 18th, 2017, 4:40 pm

jogil wrote:Sitting on my deck. Anyone witnessing fire at too of mountain chute Lake area???



Yup one big pyre top of the hill.
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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby artistwithaflare » Nov 18th, 2017, 4:59 pm

Looking through the scope at the huge flames!...does anyone have any updates?
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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby KGT » Nov 18th, 2017, 5:13 pm

The fire yesterday was someone cleaning their oven when they were out. Not sure if it started a fire or what though.

As for the burn right now, has anyone confirmed that it's definitely slash burning?
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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby Frisk » Nov 18th, 2017, 5:25 pm

Any smoke or glow in the hills from November - March is the result of either logging slash burning, forestry conducting prescribed burns or open burning on private property. Pretty sure we have this same thread every single year.

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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby lightspeed » Nov 18th, 2017, 5:47 pm

artistwithaflare wrote:Looking through the scope at the huge flames!...does anyone have any updates?


Yes. They are some huge flames.
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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby artistwithaflare » Nov 18th, 2017, 6:33 pm

artistwithaflare wrote:Looking through the scope at the huge flames!...does anyone have any updates?


6:24 p.m. Castanet just reported it was slash burning. :up:

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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby seewood » Nov 18th, 2017, 7:00 pm

Slash piles can get huge.

Bunchers fall and bunch the trees for the skidder to drag them to roadside tree length.
Processors take the trees, limb, buck to length and cut out defect. The piles can get huge.. 30 feet high and 50+ feet diameter at the base.
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Re: Fire trucks/ambuland/police - chute lake road

Postby Anonymous123 » Nov 18th, 2017, 7:24 pm

artistwithaflare wrote:Looking through the scope at the huge flames!...does anyone have any updates?


https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/211920/Visible-fire-a-controlled-burn
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