WTF - The fire jumped the lake. That's the city centre. There is no way the government should have let the fire get that close to town. Kelowna is on a lake. The water bombers can fill up right there. The fact that they let this happen goes way beyond criminal culpability. A deranged agenda is revealed. This is something we're going to have to talk about. Kelowna isn't a NDP riding. Neither was Lytton. That's no reason to let it burn.
2nd Update: I'm told the fire did not jump the lake and that the threat has subsided. Good news. The NDP government seems more concerned about people obeying evacuation orders after the threat has subsided when they were the ones that created to problem by letting the fire get out of hand without having water bombers fill up on the lake. Another manufactured emergency.
I did a video/podcast about the Kelowna and Hawaii fires because something needs to be said.
Castanet is reporting that "The McDougall Creek wildfire has knocked out power for close to 4,000 West Kelowna homes Thursday night.
According to BC Hydro, power has been knocked out for homes along Westside Road, north of Highway 97, and down through the Lakeview Heights area.
The rapidly growing wildfire has forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 properties Thursday, as it grows northeast along Okanagan Lake. Westside Road was closed to traffic earlier Thursday evening."
"Central Okanagan Emergency Operations has issued new evacuation orders for all properties on Westside Road from Traders Cover to Nahun.
The evacuation alert zone has also expanded north to Killiney Beach.
Westside Road evacuees are being asked to evacuate northward on Westside Road towards Vernon where the city has opened an Emergency Support Services (ESS) reception centre at Kal Tire Place (3445 43rd Avenue, Vernon, BC).
An interactive map of evacuation zones is here." That includes Bear Creek Campgrounds which is right on the lake.