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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby mtn living » Jul 19th, 2015, 9:10 pm

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-144425-101-.htm#144425

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Kelsey Winter, fire information officer with the Kamloops Fire Centre, said the fire is 2.5 hectares and has calmed down over the past couple hours.

“The fire is 100 per cent boxed in and surrounded by retardant,” said Winter, adding that does not mean it is contained, but having fire retardant encircling the blaze is very good news for fire crews.

“Crews will remain on site and establish a guard,” she said. When the fire first started it was attacked aggressively, with helicopters and planes seen working the blaze.

Winter said crews are also dealing with two new fires started by lightning Sunday evening.

Both are spot size. One is on Westside Road north of Lake Okanagan Resort and south of the La Casa residential community. Officials said there is no need to call 911 or fire dispatch on this fire as it is already being addressed.

The other in near Oliver.
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby Lore » Jul 19th, 2015, 10:26 pm

Central Okanagan Emergencies
The following update has been posted to CORDemergency.ca:


Bear Creek Fire News Release 5
07/19/2015 09:40 PM PDT


An evacuation alert remains in effect overnight for 80 properties along Bear Creek and neighbouring roads as a result of the Bear Creek Provincial Park. Twenty-four B.C. Forestry Service firefighters will remain on the ground overnight to monitor the Bear Creek fire. Residents should be aware that fire and smoke can appear more threatening at night, but should be assured that fire crews are on the scene and working to contain the fire. Forestry Service personnel will reassess the fire situation in the morning to determine the next course of action and impacts to properties. Air tankers and helicopters established a fire retardant box around the fire during the afternoon and evening. The fire was assessed at more than ...
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby Lore » Jul 19th, 2015, 10:30 pm

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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby Lizard » Jul 20th, 2015, 6:50 am

"Bear Creek Main at Westside Road and Bear Creek Road at Parkinson Road are closed to traffic"

This is reported on the CORD emergency page and parroted by Castanet. Where is Bear Creek Main? Am I to assume they mean Bear Lake Main?
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby trapp » Jul 20th, 2015, 7:13 am

Lizard wrote:"Bear Creek Main at Westside Road and Bear Creek Road at Parkinson Road are closed to traffic"

This is reported on the CORD emergency page and parroted by Castanet. Where is Bear Creek Main? Am I to assume they mean Bear Lake Main?


They are one in the same. We (Fire Control and Forestry) just commonly refer to it as "Bear Main"
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby Frisk » Jul 20th, 2015, 8:31 am

It's supposed to be very windy this afternoon so hopefully they can get them all contained before then.
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby vinnied » Jul 20th, 2015, 1:30 pm

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... htm#144455
Lightning strikes sparked at least three wildfires – two small spot fires and one larger blaze near Bear Creek in West Kelowna.

So is that the official word on the start of the fire?
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby LTD » Jul 20th, 2015, 2:40 pm

They are one in the same. We (Fire Control and Forestry) just commonly refer to it as "Bear Main"[/quote]

They couldn't be more different bear creek road is paved and runs along the opposite side of the canyon from bear lake main
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby JagXKR » Jul 20th, 2015, 3:38 pm

K50389

Date of discovery: 00:00:00 07/19/2015
Suspected Cause: Person
Approximate Location: Bear Creek Park
Estimated Size: 1.8 HA
Fire Status: New


There were many other fires that were started by lightning last night but this one started before the storm got there. The lightning was west of the park when the planes were launched out of Penticton. Human caused.

This may be updated by BC Wildfire Service but my bet it was a smoker but hey I'm jaded.

Go to this link if you want to see how many new fires started in the last 24 hours. And it's not even complete.

http://bcwildfire.ca/Situation/LoadMap.htm
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Re: Bear Creek wildfire

Postby oneh2obabe » Jul 21st, 2015, 6:22 am

The Bear Creek wildfire is now 100 per cent contained.

However, evacuation alerts for residents already on notice will remain in place overnight.

B.C. Wildfire Service air and ground crews are making good progress on the 1.8-hectare fire and firefighters will continue to work on the site during the remaining hours of daylight this evening.

They will remain on patrol throughout the fire area overnight.

However, gusty wind conditions this evening still pose a threat of fanning the flames.

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... htm#144485
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