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Re: Lightning Strikes in Okanagan Mountain Park

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Zoso wrote:Fire looks like its burning itself out . Hasnt grown since last night much . Flames arent visible


I hope that's the case but maybe you can't see flames because it is now light out. I went down to the bottom of Cadder to the lake when it was dark and the Peacland fire was quite visible but once the sun came up all I could see was smoke.
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Heading from Kelowna to Summerland...
Fire is right up to Seclusion Bay Road by Gormans Mill.
Across the lake doesn't look much better.
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Good Creek Fire

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They are now saying that this fire is over 200 Hectares in size. Several houses are on evacuation alert. Any pictures or updates on this fire?
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artistwithaflare wrote:Heading from Kelowna to Summerland...Fire is right up to Seclusion Bay Road by Gormans Mill.Across the lake doesn't look much better.


Let us know how you made out.
I want to do the reverse later this morning.
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seewood wrote:
artistwithaflare wrote:Heading from Kelowna to Summerland...Fire is right up to Seclusion Bay Road by Gormans Mill.Across the lake doesn't look much better.


Let us know how you made out.
I want to do the reverse later this morning.


Waiting....Fire fighters are telling us to keep windows up and vents off.
15-20 minute wait but that is being updated every minute.
Rumors of new fire up Princeton...?
news is slow coming out... :-X
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Re: Good Creek Fire

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I know, I just wanted to make a post with the official name of the fire.
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artistwithaflare wrote:Heading from Kelowna to Summerland...
Fire is right up to Seclusion Bay Road by Gormans Mill.
Across the lake doesn't look much better.


isn't it in between peachland and summerland? Seclusion bay is pretty far north
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It’s really smoky in Kettle Valley this morning. Visibility over towards the fire is poorer than last night but the smoke was going up yesterday. I can’t tell if the fire is weakening or if the lack of wind is just causing smoke to settle in up here.

Would sure be nice to hear an official update.
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MalaPropina wrote:
Catri wrote:But...humans do put out fires, don't they? I mean, is that what has changed? We've always had hot, dry summers and we've always had dry lightning, but the fires and resulting smoke in the 21st century seem to be so much worse than in the last century (or at least the last half of it). Is it the way that fires are looked upon and fought these days that makes us endure these horrible fires and smoke every summer now?


What's changed is human population growth. 100 years ago these fires where in the middle of nowhere...now a fire can't start without it threatening a human settled area in any direction. 100 years ago Kelowna had a population of roughly 3000...now its about 125,000. All those areas burning were far from populated areas and at times were left to burn...now all those areas are interface areas so they have to be fought.


The thing is, I'm not talking about 100 years ago, I'm talking about the nineties. Prior to the 2003 fire it was fairly unsusual to have any significant forest fire smoke in the valley. IIRC we'd had some the year before (2002) from a fire in elsewhere that we thought was quite bad, little did we know. Now it seems like we have serious smoke pollution here every year. You wouldn't know it by Environment Canada of course, they think that our choking, downwind of the fire air quality this morning is a 3, or "low risk". ETA The provincial website site now has us at a 10+. Good to see someone has it right.
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zerograv wrote:
artistwithaflare wrote:Heading from Kelowna to Summerland...
Fire is right up to Seclusion Bay Road by Gormans Mill.
Across the lake doesn't look much better.


isn't it in between peachland and summerland? Seclusion bay is pretty far north


I guess at this point there are spot fires everywhere?
Fire on both sides of the Hwy.
Fire on both sides of the lake.
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artistwithaflare wrote:
zerograv wrote:
isn't it in between peachland and summerland? Seclusion bay is pretty far north


I guess at this point there are spot fires everywhere?
Fire on both sides of the Hwy.
Fire on both sides of the lake.


yeah i get that its dramatic and everything, but incorrect information based on emotional response isn't helping anyone :up:
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zerograv wrote:
artistwithaflare wrote:Heading from Kelowna to Summerland...
Fire is right up to Seclusion Bay Road by Gormans Mill.
Across the lake doesn't look much better.


isn't it in between peachland and summerland
? Seclusion bay is pretty far north


The bigger fire on the west side of the lake is above Antler Beach. There is also one above seclusion bay.
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Re: Lightning Strikes in Okanagan Mountain Park

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yeah i get that its dramatic and everything, but incorrect information based on emotional response isn't helping anyone :up:[/quote]
Dramatic?(really?)
Zerograv.......Listen, I'm all about first hand news and being accurate.
If you 'read accurately', I mentioned that we were just driving from Kelowna to Summerland and this is what WE are seeing.
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Lots of ash on decks this morning in the Mission, no idea what to do to prepare ( I guess I could pack and unpack nervously. Gave everything a good hosing, brought in the cushions, glad to read that Accent Inn takes doggies.
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