Kelowna fires

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  1. SD90

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    I just got back from a trip to Kelowna BC, and the fire was bad, there were 250 houses destroyed when I left. I took a picture from the dock where I was staying, it shows how close it was to us, and we were staying right in the city! Sorry the picture is a bit blurry, but I took it at a slow shutter speed.

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    Here is another one right in front of our house. The whole sky was red from the fire burning just behind us.

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    Really scary stuff, may God be with those in it's path. :(
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    Thanks for the photo`s SD90, It is a terrible sight to behold.
    As Tyson said, My God be with all those involved in this disaster.
    Let us pray for a down pour of rain with no lightning.
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Real disasterous fires all through the mid BC. Hundreds of homes lost and in one case we are aware of, the owner had no insurance. The Prime Minister just visited and promised some federal aid. Hope the government comes through.
    Saw on the news last night that many folks who lost homes in the Kelowna area have banded together and are detemined to rebuild as soon as possible. These fires have also had an effect on other industries such as trucking as HWY 16 north of Kamloops was closed.
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    Update on the Kelowna fires...

    The Okanagan Mountain fire has sent two trestles on the former CP/KVR Carmi Sub in Myra Canyon up in smoke, two more are damaged and the rest are in danger of burning down as well.
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    Last confirmed report as of 6:00 PM, Thursday is 5 trestles down (Completely Destroyed) and 2 more damaged.:(

    Terry
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    Another trestle has gone up in flames. And the decking on the steel bridge at mile 87.9 has burned too. Trestles 3-7, 9 and 10 are now gone.
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    Here is a picture of the big steel bridge, I think I got the last pictures of this amazing scenery, it is a real tragedy.
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    Sorry, I guess it helps if I attach the picture.

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    I'll post a few more pictures. This is one of the tunnels.

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    I think this is Number 5, it is one of the bridges that is destroyed now.

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    You can see 4 of the bridges in this picture.

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    Here is number 4, I guess it is gone now too.

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    As of yesterday(Sunday), 9 trestles had gone up in flames.
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    As of 10:00 PM PST, a total of 12 wood frame trestles have been destroyed and both steel trestles have had their wood decks burned off.
    Only 4 wood frame trestles remain standing.

    Terry
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    I saw on the news tonight that Shela Copps has arived in Kelowna and one of the things she is doing there is to give some money to rebuild the tressals. It is supposed to cost 50 million but I think the government is only giving some of the money. I think half. Good news, I think. :)
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    Heard on the news (weather channel of all places) that both the Federal and Provincial governments have pledged money to rebuild Myra Canyon. What this practically means I not sure but I guess it is a start.

    The other thing I heard this morning on the news that a group of Canadian song artist might hold a benefit concert .

    TTFN

    Garry