Wildfire off Westside Rd

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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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gman313 wrote:Well he should be charged with the full cost of this response plus any applicable fines.



i agree! i wasn't defending anyone, believe me! :D
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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Thanks for the updates, KVRNut!

We live close enough to this to be glued to the forum from work here...
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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Wow that's really bizarre. Why would somebody open burn right beside a grass slope? Open burning is also banned right now.
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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Frisk wrote:Wow that's really bizarre. Why would somebody open burn right beside a grass slope? Open burning is also banned right now.


...a special kind of stupid.
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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I don't understand why they keep saying rose valley homes? Rose valley is on the other side is it not?
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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Indeed, West Kelowna Estates is the correct area.
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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You're welcome Mikesphotos.

Bird Dog thinks Fire Dept. has things well in hand now so they're sending in helicopter to do bucketing now.

I do have to agree that it is a "special kind of stupid" to open burn with the conditions the way they are.
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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I can tell ya them reporting the wrong area has sure put a few people in a panic
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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AS* wrote:I can tell ya them reporting the wrong area has sure put a few people in a panic


It looks as though they've fixed that.
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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Now comes a total fire ban.......unfortunately we will still have idiots out there burning
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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Any idea on how the fire fight is going?
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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Visually from center of Kelowna (so grain of salt, pretty far away) the smoke was down to almost nill after the two retardant drops, it did look a lot better than a couple hours ago for sure. But again, pretty far away, can't actually see the base itself.
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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Ya just checked again and can't see any smoke at all. So it's either burning SUPER HOT AND DRY...or it's pretty much out. ;)
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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Helicopter has stopped doing drops so crews are making steady headway on it. They've got things pretty much under control now and hopefully should start mop up soon.

Not to negate the work that the crews on the line have done, but I think that fire dispatcher that's on now has done a helluva job with all the radio traffic she's had to handle so far today. She deserves some kudos...
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Re: Wildfire off Westside Rd

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You can see where the fire started on picture 3/9 in the "submit your images" Castanet article. Open gravel pit / lot with what looks like a little garbage burning pit and a trail of soot leading up the hill.

The reason people burn in dangerous conditions and do not heed warnings :

"There is a big lake right there nothing is going to go wrong I have everything under control!"
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