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Wildfire Forces Evac From Peachland, BC

Postby gc_mountainman » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:42 pm

Here is this mornings headline story from the BC Interior. Remember this is why a BOB or Evac Bag is important to ready at all times. Not just for a Zombie Apocalypse.

Mountainman.


B.C. wildfire evacuation forces 1,500 from homes

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B.C. wildfire evacuation forces 1,500 from homes

A raging wildfire in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley has forced 1,500 people from their homes in the community of Peachland and officials are asking dozens more to be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.

Emergency officials were waiting for first light on Monday to conduct helicopter surveys of the fire.

Peachland Mayor Keith Fielding said four homes were believed to be burning but no one was reported injured.

Fire officials confirmed that the fast-moving blaze, which was spotted in an area called Trepanier Bench sometime late Sunday afternoon, was quickly whipped into a major burn by 30 to 40 km/h winds, reaching an estimated 100 hectares in size by 6 p.m. PT.
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About 150 firefighters from the region and province were extinguishing spot fires and monitoring the blaze overnight.

Forecasters were predicting a cold front to move in early this morning, creating unpredictable conditions.

Fresh erratic winds up to 40 km/h were predicted, but so too was the possibility of light rain, along with lower temperatures around 17 C that might temper the flames.

Resident Charles Kilpatrick, who spoke to CBC News from an emergency evacuation centre after being ordered out of his home by RCMP, said the fire progressed "very quickly."

"Within a matter of an hour, really, we just looked over the lake and saw the smoke and then sure enough it just spread," he said.

Residents on a number of streets were ordered to leave their homes. Other sections of the community are under an evacuation alert and officials says residents should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice.

Residents are asked to report to the emergency social services reception centre at the Westbank Lions Community Hall at 2466 Main Street in West Kelowna.
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Re: Wildfire Forces Evac From Peachland BC

Postby gc_mountainman » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:41 pm

cliftonuzs wrote:Brian.
Sorry cant recall their names. It is hard enough to remember that Review A good time was had by all concerned Navies
I think if you had some info on the "Black Squadron" of those days you might come up with some names. They used to be secured at Shearwater Jetty.

Jim



Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over!

You using our Forum for sending sitreps to other members of your cell??

Mountainman.
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Re: Wildfire Forces Evac From Peachland BC

Postby JustABear » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:48 pm

gc_mountainman wrote:
cliftonuzs wrote:Brian.
Sorry cant recall their names. It is hard enough to remember that Review A good time was had by all concerned Navies
I think if you had some info on the "Black Squadron" of those days you might come up with some names. They used to be secured at Shearwater Jetty.

Jim



Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over!

You using our Forum for sending sitreps to other members of your cell??

Mountainman.

National flag is Pakistan... from the USA... referencing a Canadian location.... Very suspicious indeed.
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Re: Wildfire Forces Evac From Peachland, BC

Postby gc_mountainman » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:53 pm

JAB,

Glad I am not the only paranoid one.

CSIS will be all over this by the end of the day.

Mountainman.
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Re: Wildfire Forces Evac From Peachland, BC

Postby Denob » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:02 pm

The IP used to register has been banned and the ISP in Sweeden has been advised of the suspicious behavior.
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Re: Wildfire Forces Evac From Peachland, BC

Postby JustABear » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:05 pm

Good job All.
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Re: Wildfire Forces Evac From Peachland, BC

Postby gc_mountainman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:31 am

Denob,

Thanks for the fast action.

Mountainman.
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