Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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I just came back in a few minutes ago and bombers were busy when I looked.

Sure seems to have picked up again from earlier in the afternoon.

Unfortunately moving south too.

These pics about 20 minutes old. Sun sort of in my face though.

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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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That wind is nuts. So volatile. It'll be going one direction and 10 minutes later switch. Have gotten smoke so bad in OK Centre twice tonight where it burns your nostrils. Then it backs off and heads down the lake. Still seeing trees candling on south edge. Lots of traffic in OK Centre tonight. Not as crazy as last night when the whole hillside was on fire but still pretty crazy.
Bad thing about that - seeing lots of beer caps, disgarded butts on the beach & water bottles, etc. thrown at the side of the road. . Really people ? What don't you get ?!
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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Still cant see whats happening on the north flank. South flank is very active, by later tonight the fire will be above the gravel pit ( what we call the bottom of Cinnebar Creek Estates. Fire department is still patrolling and knocking down hot spots along Westside Road.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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Gotta wonder how many fires are started by discarded water bottles or broken glass.
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North flank is also very active. I can see lots of flames and some trees candling.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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any new pictures now that its dark out?
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Yup, north flank has pushed way past the retardant line they did today. Fires right at the top of the ridge, later on tonight it will probably be above and aligned with the big house at Caesars Landing. Would be hard to take any pics now as smoke is still being pushed down and out on the lake.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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I'm in Glenrosa my view sucks so I rely on what you guys can tell me.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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Still a very very active fire.
What I'm seeing: Spots fires all along the whole side of the hill. And I mean the WHOLE hill....right from lake level all the way up to the top of the ridge. North side not far from lakeside seems to be very active. Have noticed something disturbing. To the south a lot - maybe 1 or 2 kms - there is a big plume of smoke right above the road where people still have power. It seems unusual as it's not where the majority of the stuff is happening. Seems very close to road so hoping they're on it.

Earlier tonight had thought that they had this one. I guess all the smoke just masked what was happening. This is still a huge problem - this is not over by a long shot.
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I saw that too but am wondering if the white street yard lights that the one place (think its a farm) is making the smoke glare more visible every once in awhile, makes it look like there could be smoke from a fire along the road.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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Interesting Madadam ! I thought it looked weird. You're right I bet that's exactly what it is. It just seemed unusual.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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EDIT!!!!!! LAST NIGHT'S PHOTO!!

This picture was posted on FB and the person who posted it said it was from tonight.

I can't add the photo so here is the link...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/5766362 ... 919107269/
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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wow that looks like a huge fire , hope firefighters stay safe
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It may have been last nights picture but its not been taken tonight. Dead give away is that all the houses along Westside Road still have the lights on and power, power went off yesterday.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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if you scroll down his page he posted pics from last night and it doesnt seem as big as the ones he said he took ton8ght but who knows its major fire happening there

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