FIRE FIRE FIRE

Just to let you all know , we once again have found ourselves in the midst of a very bad forest fire situation. We presently have three fires burning and have lost a number of homes and out buildings in West Kelowna on the west side of Okanagan Lake. That fire is a bad one and 17,000 people have had to be evacuated.
There is a second fire burning further north by Fintry Estates that is also out of control but is not an immediate threat to any homes right now.
Just to make matters worse a fire has just started at the end of Hall road where my parents live only a couple of blocks away so I may have to leave at any moment to go help them evacuate.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. It is just so so dry here this summer and very hot. There have been no injuries thus, far but things could worsen again this afternoon when the winds pick up. I will try and keep you all updated. Don’t know if I will be able to get any pictures as there are far too many people already in the way and impeding the work of the fire fighters, so I do not want to add to the problem. It’s also very very smokey today so it will be difficult to get any good pictures. Just know that it is very very bad and the best thing I can do is to offer what help I can and stay out of the way. There is plenty of coverage and pictures on the news anyways.
Okay I have to run and see if I can help my parents. I"ll try and get back to you all with an update as soon as I can.

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