Fire History in the Okanagan


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K50033


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: June 16, 1985Size: 88.3 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Campfire

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K50101


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 30, 1987Size: 33.4 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Smoker

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K50137


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: August 27, 1985Size: 53.5 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Fire Use

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K50002


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: August 20, 1985Size: 180.1 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Fire Use"Fire Hazard High"...a 300 acre (125 hectare) fire on the Penticton Indian Reserve is being mopped up by a 17 person crew, assisted by two tank trucks, a D-17 bulldozer and an excavator.The fire, which began in a smouldering sawdust pile Friday afternoon, required a crew of 70 to bring it under control by Sunday morning.The fire was almost under control Saturday, said Watson, when it flared up during the afternoon.Watson described the burned-out area as sem open pine forest and grassland. It burned into the nearby Indian Band village, he said, but no buildings were damaged. Daily Courier - July 2, 1985

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N50103


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 9, 1985Size: 215.4 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Lightning

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K50060


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 3, 1985Size: 10.8 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Railroad

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N60073


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: August 28, 1985Size: 56.6 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Lightning

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N50187


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 16, 1985Size: 884.1 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Lightning

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N60021 - Rock Creek


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 16, 1985Size: 3,216.3 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Lightning"Forest fire 'escape' finally contained'Drizzling rain has cooled a 3,100 hectare forest fire near Rock Creek and helped firefighters contain a recent "escape".The West fire, which leaped guards and spread across an additional 400 hectares Tuesday, has been under control within a day, a BC Forest Service spokesman said today.Residents of the threatened communities of Westbridge and Zamora, under an evacuation order since July 21, were allowed to return to their homes today.Rain has been falling on the fire site since early this morning and it "helps a great deal," said the forest service official. "All the (residents) have been notified and can return home."If the rain continues, she said the fire may be brought under control by Friday.Meanwhile the extreme fire hazard has forced closure of roads leading into several drainages in the Penticton Forest District. Shelley Hanson, district manager, said the Ellis Creek, Penticton Creek, Naramata Creek, Isintok Creek, McNulty Creek and Robinson Creek drainages have all been closed to recreational use. Hanson said he is concernted about the hazard posed by wood cutters using chaing saws and the hot mufflers of vehicles travelling in the back country. Wood cutters must be equipped with fire extinguishers.Daily Courier - August 1, 1985

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K60072


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 19, 1985Size: 22.9 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Lightning

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V10042 - Fra / Brid


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 16, 1985Size: 3,515.5 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Lightning"...Burn to save town?"NORTH BEND, BC - About 250 residents of fire-plagued North Bend spent the weekend away from their homes while fire fighters planned today to burn off a large section of timber to prevent flames from creeping close to the community.The 1,200-hectare Fra fire forced the evacuation of the majority of the community's residents Friday evening and early Saturday.The blaze is burning on the far side of a nearby mountain, but flames are leaping over the ridge and creating spot fires within two kilometers of the community.Forest service spokesman Frank Ullmann said firefighters will burn off a large section of timber near the crest of the ridge today to help prevent the flames from creeping down the mountainside.Several other blazes were threatening in the vicitinity by Ullmann said the main concern was for the 100 firefighters in the area is the Fra fire.Meanwhile the small Brid fire is closing in on the larger Fra fire."It (the Brid) has the potential to hook up with the Fra fire in such a way as to be a threat to North Bend," Ullmann said.By Sunday night, the five-hectare Brid was only one kilometer away from the Fra blaze - and three kilometers from North Bend.Although the Brid is still small, Ullmann said the hot, windy conditions could fan the flames."When you have an explosive situation like we've got, small fires can get big in short order."About 50 to 55 of the community's residents remained behind after the evacuation to fight spot fires.Gordon Clarkson, a cook at the North Bend Cafe, yesterday stayed to feed Canadian Pacific Railway crews. "The sun is a red-orange shape through the smoke, it's kind of strange."...Daily Courier - July 22, 1985

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N50065


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: June 29, 1985Size: 117.8 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Lightning

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N50171


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 16, 1985Size: 78.5 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Lightning

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K30001


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: March 14, 1985Size: 8.6 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Fire Use

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K40105


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 16, 1985Size: 22.1 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Lightning

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N50075


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 9, 1985Size: 69.9 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Lightning

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K50143


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: September 30, 1985Size: 148.7 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Fire Use

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K40136


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: August 30, 1985Size: 1,070.3 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Fire Use

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V10048


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 16, 1985Size: 392.3 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Lightning

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K50062


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 8, 1985Size: 303.8 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Fire UseArea 1 of 2

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K50062


Fire History in the Okanagan

Discovered: July 8, 1985Size: 8.3 HectaresSpeculated Cause: Fire UseArea 2 of 2

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