Not much change, so to speak, a few pockets still refusing to go out.
I just jumped in the Jeep and headed round Mt. Boucherie to see what I could see of the Rose Valley situation…
All smoke, you’re seeing what I saw. A load of evacuations as well as warnings underway for the Rose Valley areas. Check out www.castanet.net or the radio station that I’m listening to, www.am1150.ca for lists.
The helicopters and air support have begun, dropping into the bay down at Gellatly for water.
Tags: Glenrosa, Rose Valley, Okanagan, West Kelowna, Peachland, British Columbia, Canada
I fell asleep at the computer blogging, snapping and Twittering, around 1am! I know I’ve got a few readers with relatives here and are keeping up to date…
5am and this is the view…
As I type, small fires are flaring up again on the mountain to the left.
So the latest, as I hear it on the radio, 20,000 people and over 6000 homes evacuated, the highway closed both ways.
More to come….
Tags: Glenrosa, Forest Fire, Fire, West Kelowna, Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
The view, from the front, tonight….
10,000 people evacuated or effected, 4000 homes and now over 300 hectares.
We’re still waiting for more news on the Rose Valley fire and how it is developing, although it’s being reported as over 20 hectares and parts are now being evacuated….
Tags: Glenrosa, Rose Valley, Forest Fire, Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada, West Kelowna, Kelowna