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Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

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Fire has the number K52024. Convairs, Electra and helis hitting it fast. Wind from Summerland weather station S 13 gust 28 km/h and from Penticton SSE 22 gust 34 km/h.
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I was just out on our dack here in Peachland and saw 3 air tankers returning from their drops and 4 yellow water bombers going to make their drops,,8 planes altogether in the air including the spotter plane.. They are really going after it..
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JagXKR wrote:Confirmed. Visual from my buddies house. Can see the smoke definitely near Summerland. Also see a heli in the area.

Zooming in on the map, it looks like it's east of Fish Lake Road. Hope the wind moves it away from those structures alongside the road.

ETA: The updated map now shows the fire well north of that location.
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Air tankers were dispatched within a very short time of the confirmation of this fire. It was already estimated at 10 has at that time.
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Smoke plume now higher than the valley smoke. Top of it is white. 3 Convairs so far 60,55 and 47 and the Air Spray Electra. I expect more.
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just took a cruise down to Peachland, sat in the parking lot by the Petro Can on the highway and watched the air attack as the bombers are coming in hard, pretty amazing to watch. Those yellow CL-215 water bombers fly in formation. I haven't seen those guys since 2003, they must have been engaged elsewhere this year.

Really windy over here on the West side, super hot, no humidity, perfect fire conditions.
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The CL-215 bombers are amazing. Keep going until they need to refuel. Right now there are 2 Convairs and 2 Electras using the Penticton base to refill with retardant. The one I saw earlier with 60 on the side was an Electra not a Convair.

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think there more likely the Canadair CL-215 amphibious aircraft your referring to,,not Buffalos . At any rate the important thing is there there,,,what ever they are !
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Just got back from Peachland, people lining the beaches to watch and cars slowing down dangerously on the main road.

Huge plumes of smoke awing the crowds.
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Listening to the scanner, Bird dog calling it about 40 Ha
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this from bc forestry
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Can't decide, back to Peachland or to Ok Mt. Park area for photos.

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