Westwood Rd Penticton

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Westwood Rd Penticton

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Aprx location, general not specific

https://goo.gl/maps/ai4tzMtRLQS2

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#202281

Lots of smoke, high northerly winds.
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that's not good really close to homes
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LTD wrote:that's not good really close to homes


Real close
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If there has been no lightning in the area, then another possible human caused fire.
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GordonH wrote:If there has been no lightning in the area, then another possible human caused fire.



Now calling for possible evacuations!
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Crews must be hitting hard and doing a good job as there is already much less smoke. Fingers crossed.
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Helicopter now on scene and just dropped first bucket of water.
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JagXKR wrote:Crews must be hitting hard and doing a good job as there is already much less smoke. Fingers crossed.


Knowing there is a number homes in the area, it could be house fire. Hit it hard before it spreads
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This was the 3rd drop. Back and forth to OK lake and whoever the pilot is he is quick. Amazing to watch.
Looks like a Wildcat B212. They come down to Penticton airport to train in the spring. Good thing too.
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2 1/2 minutes from drop to drop by this heli. Quick. Does not have the bucket but the load is carried in tanks on the B212 itself. They are a true Okanagan success story.

http://www.wildcathelicopters.com/equipment/
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It's actually a single tank with two drop doors, somewhat similar to what the air tankers use. FWIW Wildcat isn't the only company using tank equipped helicopters, Ascent Helicopters also have a tank equipped helicopter.
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Little to no smoke. Helicopter departed the scene and disaster appears diverted.
With today's strong North winds people need to be extra careful. Somebody today was not.
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Castanet PLEASE stop with the annoying 'raw video' banner at the start of clips. It obscures the entire view for the most important beginning of every video!!!!
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