Fire near Elk Road, West Kelowna

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Fire near Elk Road, West Kelowna

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Firefighters snuffed a wildfire overnight that advanced to within 75 metres of Mission Hill Winery in West Kelowna.

The fire reportedly broke out about 1 a.m. off Elk Road, on Westbank First Nation lands, in the Mount Boucherie area and was determined to have spread from a smouldering burning barrel, says West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund.

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#200950

Now they are considering fire bans.
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Re: Fire near Elk Road, West Kelowna

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Ever6 year this crap happens l8ke insaid ban all fires and now im thinking there should be a mandatory ban during summer season in the okanagan
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Re: Fire near Elk Road, West Kelowna

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Fire managers use a weather model that indicates fire danger, and possible fire behavior if one starts. But there is a simple way you can tell how dire things are.

If in the current weather, or forecasted weather, the value for temperature (Celsius) is higher than the value for relative humidity, the area is in 'crossover' which is considered extremely dangerous. The fine fuels that get fires started are drying like tinder. If it's windy, it's even more dire -- the wind will hasten the drying of fuels and drive the fire when it starts.

Today the central OK is forecast for a high of 35 degrees C and 22% RH -- classic crossover.
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