Air tankers hitting wildfire in Joe Rich
Howard Alexander - News Editor
Smoke could be seen as fire crews arrived at a fire in the Joe Rich area east of Kelowna, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Byron McLuckie (with permission)
September 21, 2014 - 4:17 PM
KELOWNA – Fire crews are hitting a wildfire in the Joe Rich area of Kelowna hard Sunday afternoon.
A report of smoke in the trees sent a Kelowna and Joe Rich fire crews to the 8000-block of Sun Valley Road off Highway 33 east.
B.C. Wildfire Management fire information officer Kelsey Winter says doesn’t know how big the fire is.
“We sent a tanker group and a response officer just because the terrain is pretty steep,” Winter says, “There are structures in the area but none of them are threatened.”
No word yet on the fire’s cause.
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