Saturday, July 1, 2023

Kelowna forest fire contained

Castanet is reporting that "Evacuation orders downgraded to alerts, fire held at Knox Mountain." OK Knox Mountain is right in town. Just up the street from the Kelowna Hells Angles clubhouse that was seized by the police. Having a fire that close to the city centre is indeed concerning.

Evidently there was another fire on Knox mountian five years ago. I stayed at the Bear Creek campsite on the other side of the lake once and one of the staff told me a forest fire came close to them one year and a senior citizen was out there fighting the fire with a garden hose.

A couple of weeks ago there was a fire by Bear Creek from a dirt bike. Five years ago the fire on Knox mountain was investigated as being started by arsonists. In 2003 the fire was signifigant.

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