Fire Westside Road - Bit North From Lake Okanagan Resort

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Fire Westside Road - Bit North From Lake Okanagan Resort

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Large fire right along side of West Side Road, just north of Lake Okanagan Resort. Sation 42 waiting for crews. West Side Road will probably have some closures.
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Watching trees candling, Bird Dog is heading to fire.

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Plume is flat, smoke looks coppery...might be burnin pretty hot being fanned by that wind. Could get interesting.
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Bird Dog and 3 tankers are on the way.
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Wildfire 3 wrote:Plume is flat, smoke looks coppery...might be burnin pretty hot being fanned by that wind. Could get interesting.


or it could be contained and put out in no time

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gman313 wrote:or it could be contained and put out in no time

That's a pretty standard outcome most times, I expect the around the same with the amount of resources being thrown at it currently.
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Tankers are done, lost track after 24 dumps, bring on the scoopers!
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UPDATE 5 p.m.
An evacuation alert has been issued for areas around the Cinnibar Creek Wildfire.

Evacuation alerts have been issued for Camp Owaissi, Lake Okanagan Resort and Camp Mewata.

The regional district has also activated its Emergency Operations Centre to support response to the fire.

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... htm#173558
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UPDATE 5:30 p.m.

Fire crews are hitting a wildfire north of Okanagan Lake Resort hard.

The BC Wildfire Management Branch has sent 14 firefighters and nine aircraft to assist the Wilson's landing Volunteer Fire Department.

Air support includes two bird dogs, four tankers and three skimmers.

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http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... htm#173558
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Is it unusual for the wind to be blowing down the lake from the north like this?
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