West Kelowna Cooking Fire

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West Kelowna Cooking Fire

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A report of a late-night car fire in West Kelowna turned out to be a small wildfire.

Fire crews responded to the fire just after 11 p.m., near the intersection of Gellatly Road and Angus Drive.

When the first crews arrived, they reported fire and smoke showing from a wooded area above several homes on Angus Drive, says assistant fire chief Darren Lee.

The fire was upgraded to a wild land fire with a second alarm.

With the assistance of Lakeview Heights fire crews, firefighters stretched a hose through an adjacent residence and used wildland hose packs to attack the blaze.

Once the fire was knocked-down, firefighters worked to establish a hand-guard around the perimeter.

Preliminary investigation indicates the fire was caused by an unattended cooking fire in a makeshift camp.

Twenty-one firefighters fought the blaze. Police and BC Ambulance also attended, although it is not believed anyone was hurt in the incident.


https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#199987

Another unattended fire.
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Re: West Kelowna Cooking Fire

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Okay...obviously it was street people who had set up camp...when will someone in government realize that these people need a place to go and help available to them...the amount of money spent fighting these fires would be a good amount to get them set up in a safe location and it would probably cut down on this type of thing happening!
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blondewithbrains wrote:Okay...obviously it was street people who had set up camp...when will someone in government realize that these people need a place to go and help available to them...the amount of money spent fighting these fires would be a good amount to get them set up in a safe location and it would probably cut down on this type of thing happening!


cost of one good fire would be significantly higher than just helping these people. well said!
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blondewithbrains wrote:Okay...obviously it was street people who had set up camp...


Not necessarily. The day before this happened I was at a West Kelowna pub and overheard a young man asking the staff if they knew of a place to camp "like, for free", He asked about wooded areas or logging roads. They told him there was nothing like that around here. He didn't appear to be a street person...just a traveler wanting to camp on the cheap. That's pretty common, people traveling and think they can just hippy squat wherever they wish. I'd say they are probably more careless that street people.

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