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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby vinnied » Jul 19th, 2015, 6:05 pm

was just taking a look from a good vantage point. looks to me like its burning right in the hiking trail area, further in though where it loops around
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby mtn living » Jul 19th, 2015, 6:11 pm

It very likely is lighting, its been showing all around for sometime on both sides of the lake. I can hear it rumbling away. Lots of flashes happening too.
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby Frisk » Jul 19th, 2015, 6:13 pm

Looks like there's a flare up.
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby madadam » Jul 19th, 2015, 6:27 pm

Evacuation Alert near Bear Creek Fire
Posted on 7/19/2015 by AM 1150

Several properties near the one hectare fire in Bear Creek Park are now on Evacuation Alert.

Residents from the intersection Parkinson Road north, including Bear Creek Road, Bear Creek Main, Rose Valley Road, Petterson Road and Dougmac Road are on evacuation alert.

Residents in the area are advised to be ready to leave their home at a moment’s notice. They should be prepared to be away from their home for an extended period of time, make arrangements for pets and pack essential items such as medicines and important documents.
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby artifact cat » Jul 19th, 2015, 6:28 pm

Anyone close to this fire that can give an update as I have friends nearby. Thx.
Please email for picture and further information.
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby Frisk » Jul 19th, 2015, 6:32 pm

The smoke keeps getting darker, not looking very good.
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby Frisk » Jul 19th, 2015, 6:41 pm

Looks like deja vu of 2011.
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby madadam » Jul 19th, 2015, 7:10 pm

Bear Creek Fire growing
Posted on 7/19/2015 by AM 1150

West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund says the Bear Creek fire is now between one and two hectares in size and is burning up the Bear Creek Canyon.

Brolund says the fire began just near the Break Creek Park parking lot. 15 members of the West Kelowna fire department are on the ground assisting air crews from the BC Wildfire management Branch.

Brolund says firefighters are incredibly fortunate so far in that winds remain calm. He says campers at Bear Creek Provincial Park are in no danger at this point as the fire is moving away from the campground.
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby Frisk » Jul 19th, 2015, 7:18 pm

Yes they're lucky with the light wind, those nearby thunderstorms could've really brought in some gusts.
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby BoB76 » Jul 19th, 2015, 8:10 pm

Is it out?
You can't fix stupid........BUT you can dress them up and over pay them to teach your kids!
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Fire above Westside Rd across from OK Centre

Postby CEB » Jul 19th, 2015, 8:37 pm

Noticed it ~15-20 mins ago and tried to call it in but got busy/high volume messages, kinda scary from an emergency response angle.
2 Helis on it, hopefully they have time before night. Need some bodies on the ground
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Westside Road (About 5 K North Of Lake Okanagan Resort

Postby madadam » Jul 19th, 2015, 8:47 pm

Wrong thread
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby mtn living » Jul 19th, 2015, 8:54 pm

Here's a link to the map of the lightening strikes as a few mins ago. That is more strikes then 15 mins ago and more coming in. :(

You can see BC up in the far left corner and that center part of all the strikes is the lake.
I posted just the link as its a big picture.

http://www.lightningstorm.com/explorer_files/lts-image.jpg
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire- Fire across from OK Center

Postby CEB » Jul 19th, 2015, 8:54 pm

Helis have stopped and only grey smoke now.
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby judgejudy » Jul 19th, 2015, 8:58 pm

CEB ^ - you know it's been going since 5? Don't plug up emerg lines, that's why they are busy... If there's 2 helicopters I'm sure they know about it. ( there were also 3 planes earlier)
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