Saturday, July 18, 2009

West Kelowna Fire

We witnesses a wildfire today in West Kelowna from Rotary Beach which is across Okanagan Lake in the Mission District of Kelowna. The fire which started at approximately 15:00 hours seemed to grow quite quickly threatening an area of West Kelowna called Glenrosa.

By around 16:00 the fire and smoke started to build quite dramatically. At times the fire seemed to be contained. By 17:30 the fire and smoke seemed to fill the sky and certain areas of West Kelowna seemed to be getting hit badly.

Apparently by 18:30 the fire has jumped Hwy 97 into areas near Westbank. The highway is now closed.

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