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Joshmite0904 wrote:What fire right now is producing the huge plume of smoke? I’m watching one of them from my window and can’t tell what one I’m watching.


That depends on where you're watching from.

I can only see the Rattlesnake island/Okanagan Mountain fires from here and both are producing very large smoke plumes right now.

Apparently the smoke from the fires around Peachland is bad enough to close the highway
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im just going by the web cam. to me it looks like things have picked up significantly from the first photo i posted
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From Mission Hill.

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Can't see any planes or helicopters on this one. They seem to be focused on the ones in peachland & west kelowna. It's moving fast though.
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Frisk wrote:Can't see any planes or helicopters on this one. They seem to be focused on the ones in peachland & west kelowna. It's moving fast though.


They are watching it, where have we heard this before?

"Despite a large amount of visible smoke and some flames, BCWS is considering the Good Creek fire at the base of Okanagan Mountain Park to be just a spot fire.

Bonnett said BCWS has yet to expend resources on the fire. She says they have been keeping an eye on it and will send resources when they are needed."

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#231729
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Guess they realized its more than a spot fire.

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#231699

UPDATE: 6:15 p.m.

The Good Creek wildfire continues to burn above Rattlesnake Island.

Flames are visible from the hill as well as large plumes of smoke blowing across the Okanagan.

The size of the fire is unknown at this time.

Residents in the area say wind is picking up.

Several water bombers and air tankers are attacking the fire.

The same hills were charred by a wildfire during the infamous 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park fire.
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Scarey how quickly it's moving through the park. Hope I'm wrong but much of the KVR may be toast by the end of this evening.

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Depending on the wind direction it could be OMP fire and Brent Road fire.
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From the latest photo, what rank fire growth is that? 4-5?
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Looks like smoke is thinning
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