Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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

Postby Frisk » Jul 23rd, 2015, 5:02 pm

Quite breezy outside but they seem to have it under control right now.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

Postby madadam » Jul 23rd, 2015, 5:17 pm

Not much wind at the fire but one person on the forestry channel said earlier that there could be more westward winds starting this evening.

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

Postby Frisk » Jul 23rd, 2015, 5:19 pm

The upper south flank appears to be fairly active.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Jul 23rd, 2015, 5:25 pm

Quailize wrote:The upper south flank appears to be fairly active.


They were doing a lot of water bombing on the other side of that ridge late yesterday afternoon as well.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

Postby Noilly » Jul 23rd, 2015, 5:32 pm

Well said Donald G!!!
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

Postby madadam » Jul 23rd, 2015, 5:51 pm

Skimmers have finished and are returning to Penticton. 1 of the 5 left about 1 hour ago as one of his doors was not closing so headed to Penticton to get it checked out.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

Postby madadam » Jul 23rd, 2015, 6:29 pm

No real wind, smoke is lowering to the lake. Helis have full roam of fire to bucket.

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

Postby madadam » Jul 23rd, 2015, 7:37 pm

Looks like the fire is getting a steady wind from the west, no smoke is rising at all. Steady wind on the lake with occasional guests.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

Postby madadam » Jul 23rd, 2015, 8:33 pm

They just had a round of retardant from the Air Tractors dumped up on the top of the south ridge.

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

Postby Frisk » Jul 23rd, 2015, 9:11 pm

Winds are forecasted to persist overnight and continue stronger tomorrow. I think they have the fire guarded good though.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

Postby Drip_Torch » Jul 23rd, 2015, 9:38 pm

Drip_Torch use the little hand to move the area of the map you wish to look at. Then use your mouse wheel to pan in or out. You need to hold your mouse button down to move the map to a new area. When you move the little hand to a dot on the map a finger will project, touch the circle and mouse click. Gives you information on that fire. Hope that helps


Lol...yes, I knew that, but sometimes I do have problems getting that little hand onto the right dot. The other day I touched a circle and it said, confidence 100, 327mw... I thought, hmm, wonder what that looks like.

Lucky for me there was the Duncan family, in Montana, to give me some idea. (Look at the pretty forest fire - {hindsight... probably not a good idea}.)

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

Postby tsayta » Jul 23rd, 2015, 9:40 pm

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

Postby oneh2obabe » Jul 23rd, 2015, 9:44 pm

^^^It works but takes a while to load.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

Postby Frisk » Jul 24th, 2015, 9:32 am

Castanet update this morning.

The B.C. Wildfire Service is describing the Shelter Cove wildfire as 25 per cent contained this morning, after cooler temperatures Thursday and overnight allowed crews to establish control lines.

Jordan Turner, fire information officer, said the bulk of the containment runs along Westside Road, as this line has been the top priority due to its proximity to homes.

Despite the progress, Turner said he expects the total area of the fire to have increased from yesterday’s 460 hectares, although he doesn’t have an exact number at this time. He attributes the growth to the increase in activity along the southwest flank of the fire.

Sixty firefighters along with seven helicopters will be fighting the fire today, looking to establish more control lines along the north and south flanks. They will also be mopping up more areas near Westside Road to ensure houses there remain protected.

Turner said the western flank is the least controlled, but there are natural barriers on that side, specifically old fire remains.

“It would be the area that is not yet fully contained, but it’s also the area furthest away from anything that could be threatened,” Turner said.
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Re: Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

Postby Captain Awesome » Jul 24th, 2015, 9:50 am

Is Westside Rd. still closed?
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