Fire on Mount Boucherie?

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Fire on Mount Boucherie?

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Friend just called to say there's smoke on the north side of the mountain near where the old fire was many years ago...

Any info please post!! I live near there! But am at work currently......
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Re: Fire on Mount Boucherie?

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West side of the mountain. It looks pretty bad.
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There is a fire on the south end of Boucherie. It's going fast and I have seen a tree candle already. Only been about 20 minutes .
Lots of homes nearby but none threatened yet.
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Any road closures yet? Working in Penticton but live in Kelowna and will be leaving for Kelowna soon....
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hope they put it our soon but wow amazing how fires just start on their own
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Re: Fire on Mount Boucherie?

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East Boundary Road and Daimler Drive is the location.
Full Fire Dept. response along with equipment request from Peachland for tender and bush trucks.
Forest Service assistance requested. No ground crews available but fixed wing and helicopter support on the way.
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I live here in Smith Creek & I can see trees candling from here.
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5 bombers inbound.
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Forestry spotter plane is onsite. I would expect a water bomber soon
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Hope it doesn't spread too quickly!!
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Should be doing air drops any time now.
That looks like tough terrain for ground crews so I imagine they'll be dropping at the head of the fire.
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How's traffic, any road closures yet
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From what I gather over the scanner, you can expect a slow down caused by gawkers going past the fire. RCMP are set up at Daimler to direct emergency crews and I would expect folks living in that area will have a problem getting home. No evacuations yet.
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Only road closure I could think of is Daimler and East Boundary Road
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