Westside Road about 5k N of Lk Okanagan Resort

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Joshmite0904 wrote:Any updates??


My friend just said the wind has started more spot fires.
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dieseluphammerdown wrote:To bad it wasn't completely put out 24 hours ago, and we wouldn't be discussing this now.


Actually, it's a shame they were busy using all their resources to put out a human started one in the same area. Not to mention the other 60 that started up last night. *removed*
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Forestry command just reported to Kamloops, approx 30 - 40 hectares, still rank 4, some parts rank 5, difficult fire due to erratic winds. Structures on east side of road are being protected close to the fire, others they are setting up sprinkler protection.
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...wow Tdogg - this does not look good...
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Oh God, please let there be rain, we need rain.

Those poor people out there, it truly is 2003 all over again. So sad.
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Just went outside to look. That thing is a monster ! Spreading north and south. Lots of spot fires heading south towards Lake Okanagan Resort as well as spot fires heading north.. Rapidly moving uphill towards top of mountain ridge as well. It's just moving all over. UGLY.
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madadam wrote:Forestry command just reported to Kamloops, approx 30 - 40 hectares, still rank 4, some parts rank 5, difficult fire due to erratic winds. Structures on east side of road are being protected close to the fire, others they are setting up sprinkler protection.

Where are you getting this?
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Swoop wrote:...wow Tdogg - this does not look good...


That was the last pic from my friend. It's getting too dark to take anymore worth anything. She said she will post some up from her card. I'll post here if they're any good.
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Swoop wrote:...wow Tdogg - this does not look good...

TDogg80 wrote:That was the last pic from my friend. It's getting too dark to take anymore worth anything. She said she will post some up from her card. I'll post here if they're any good.


...I know I'm not the only one that appreciates the efforts...thx man...
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We're watching and can confirm there is a fire near the houses down by the water. The wind must be pretty strong over there still since there are hotspots all over the place. The house that went up is quite a ways from the "main" fire.

<removed my armchair analyst remarks>

Stay safe, west siders!
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Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.

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dieselDaryl wrote:We're watching and can confirm there is a fire near the houses down by the water. The wind must be pretty strong over there still since there are hotspots all over the place. The house that went up is quite a ways from the "main" fire.

I don't usually post things of this tone, but its incredibly frustrating to see this happen. The two helicopters actioned it last night and knocked it down. No smoke all day, I don't know why they didn't have a small crew in there mopping it up. Once the winds picked up tonight that was it. Now its a BIG problem thats going to take waaay more resources, risk people's houses, firefighters, lives, etc. Think forestry would have learned from the "small" fire that started off Rattlesnake Island 12 years ago.

Stay safe, west siders!


...do you know for a fact they didn't?...sometimes, even fires in mop up stage can get away from crews actively working the fire, given the sort of conditions that presented themselves today...man, the level of armchair experts with 20/20 hindsight here is incredible...whatever some of you are currently doing for work - quit - your level of expertise is greatly needed in wildfire management...
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Can we stick to relevant reports on the fire and save the bickering til the aftermath?

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