Waters Edge Condo Fire (Mission Fire)

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Jflem1983 wrote:Six floor wood structures appear to be death traps . Many of these being built around kelowna . Time to update our fire codes



The code was updated to Allow 6 story wood frame buildings, I want to say 6 years ago.
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Jflem1983 wrote:Six floor wood structures appear to be death traps . Many of these being built around kelowna . Time to update our fire codes


With all the glue etc involved in chipboard plywood & manufactured beam etc... etc. Its no wonder the smoke coming off was so black.
That appeared to be looking pretty toxic, impo it looked like tires burning.
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Yes Both the buildings are off of Trussell, the one that was under construction is now completely gone. It has now spread to another occupied 65 unit condo.
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I'm up at about 3000 feet. Quite windy up here. You can see the wind is spreading the black smoke quite far
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Hassel99 wrote:
Jflem1983 wrote:Six floor wood structures appear to be death traps . Many of these being built around kelowna . Time to update our fire codes



The code was updated to Allow 6 story wood frame buildings, I want to say 6 years ago.




Obviously that was a mistake . I remember it well actually . Forestry pushed it thru as a way to use more wood . It was celebrated at the time .
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Went down fast.
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I agree. Who builds something that size with wood? Doesn't give the fire fighters a chance.

I wouldn't be surprised if it takes out the building beside it.
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brandon_18 wrote:Yes Both the buildings are off of Trussell, the one that was under construction is now completely gone. It has now spread to another occupied 65 unit condo.


Terrible. Poor people!
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Thanks Gord, they should change the title of the thread to be more specific.
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Yeah, this is the better thread title.

I was up on Little White & saw the smoke starting to billow - I was wondering where/what it was. (will post a pic or two of it here later)
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Maybe they are getting the upper hand. Less smoke and now it's a white smoke
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https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-201336-1-.htm#201336

Possible cause of the fire, a worker using a torch.

I can't imagine how awful this person would feel. Plus he has sustained burns to his hands.

I have to ask the question, why wouldn't there be a fire extinguisher(s) on hand while doing this type of work?
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I was nearby at Starbucks when this started.

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When it first broke out.
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I was on top of Little White Mountain when it started:

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