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Smoke visible from Kelowna is controlled burn, says fire department

In this file photo, a B.C. Wildfire Management Branch firefighter is lighting a controlled burn in March 2015.
Image Credit: B.C. Wildfire Management Branch
November 01, 2015 - 3:04 PM

KELOWNA – No need to call 911, the Kelowna Fire Department is well aware of the fire burning in the Little White area south of the city.

Kelowna Fire Dispatch is getting all kinds of calls from concerned citizens to report the smoke coming from a controlled burn which can be seen from Kelowna, according to a media release.

The phone lines are so busy it is putting an overload on the system.

Fire Capt. John Kelly says B.C. Wildfire Management is monitoring the burn.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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