Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Fire-related topics
User avatar
watchkat
Übergod
Posts: 1316
Joined: Jun 4th, 2005, 9:24 am

Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Post by watchkat »

Helicopter just flew over my place and I followed its path to up Princeton Avenue. IT circled the smoke rising from the mountain top closer to Peachland than the last one of a month ago that was by the Zip Line. This one is just up from the Riding Club and the smaller acreages that are back in there. This was/has to be human caused as no lightning and it is remote.

Is someone starting these deliberately?
User avatar
watchkat
Übergod
Posts: 1316
Joined: Jun 4th, 2005, 9:24 am

Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Post by watchkat »

Forestry comment on the actioning of this fire............
"As for the Peachland fire, Klassen says it is in a remote area along Princeton Avenue in the hills above Peachland, and is suspected to be the only one that is lightning caused. "

Anyone see anything, because we were up most of the night and sure didn't see any lightning. Neighbour commented that the fire glow was visible at 4am this morning. We haven't had any lightning in a long time.
User avatar
tsayta
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3680
Joined: Feb 1st, 2006, 9:25 pm

Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Post by tsayta »

Holdover lightning fire from weeks ago?
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
WW
Troy
Site Technical Administrator
Posts: 1253
Joined: Jan 28th, 2004, 5:45 pm

Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Post by Troy »

Latest update:
http://www.castanet.net/news/BC/146678/ ... is-morning
Fire officials in Kamloops now say the cause of a smoldering grass fire near Princeton Avenue above Peachland is under investigation.
User avatar
watchkat
Übergod
Posts: 1316
Joined: Jun 4th, 2005, 9:24 am

Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Post by watchkat »

Latest update:
http://www.castanet.net/news/BC/146678/ ... is-morning
Fire officials in Kamloops now say the cause of a smoldering grass fire near Princeton Avenue above Peachland is under investigation.
[/quote]

Thanks Troy.

I think they should also be investigating this one from a couple of nights ago.

I think that is the one that came up from Deep Creek into Vernon Ave and Bulyea a couple of nights ago.
Last edited by watchkat on Aug 27th, 2015, 11:00 am, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
watchkat
Übergod
Posts: 1316
Joined: Jun 4th, 2005, 9:24 am

Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Post by watchkat »

This latest one is in an area that motorbikers (mostly young and unlicensed) use quite often.

They spent two hours with bucket copters and are now using the larger water bomber and a couple of smaller ones. Not as easy as they thought perhaps to put out.

Second dump of retardant from the large plane
Bretbaby
Übergod
Posts: 1112
Joined: Feb 18th, 2006, 8:23 am

Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Post by Bretbaby »

Is this fire going on now? 4 planes have gone to Penticton and now back towards Peachland. They look like float planes...
nikonfan
Fledgling
Posts: 180
Joined: Nov 6th, 2012, 12:11 pm

Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Post by nikonfan »

The 4 float planes doing circuits to the lake for the past 20 minutes. Flying up Princeton direction, dropping on fire, and then flying down the valley towards deep creek and Antlers Beach. The circuits are taking a lot less time than the last fire at the zip line. Too smokey from other fires to to see if it is big or what. I live right under the path they are taking in both directions
nikonfan
Fledgling
Posts: 180
Joined: Nov 6th, 2012, 12:11 pm

Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Post by nikonfan »

_MJH0064.jpg
_MJH0062.jpg



Awesome pilots!
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
tsayta
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3680
Joined: Feb 1st, 2006, 9:25 pm

Re: Another Fire up Princeton Ave below the last one.

Post by tsayta »

This one looks big. The valley smoke is clearing and now I can see it from upper mission
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
WW

Return to “Fire Watch 2015”