Where is the smoke coming from in West Kelowna?

Saturday morning, Interior Health issued a Smoky Skies advisory for the Okanagan Valley, leaving many wondering where the haze came from in the first place. But Fire Information Officer Heather Rice confirms that the smoke is a result of fires in Washington State.

Can you have a fire in West Kelowna?

Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna. Violators could receive a fine and be charged the cost of the fire department response to a burning complaint. Residents are encouraged to report anyone who is illegally burning by calling the Regional Fire Dispatch Centre at 250-469-8577.

Is it safe to go to Kelowna fires?

As wildfires rage in B.C.’s Interior, the province’s public safety minister has one directive for summer travellers with upcoming vacation plans: Do not travel to fire-affected areas for non-essential reasons.

Where is fire in BC?

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2021 British Columbia wildfires/Location

What’s the air quality in Kelowna right now?

What is the current air quality in Kelowna?

Pollutants Concentration
PM2.5 29.1 µg/m³

What’s the air quality in Kelowna today?

What is the current air quality in West Kelowna?

Pollutants Concentration
PM2.5 3.3 µg/m³

Can I have a fire in my backyard in Kelowna?

Outdoor wood burning appliances are not permitted in Kelowna – including fire pits, wood stoves, chimneys and other appliances – unless conditions are met as outlined in Fire and Life Safety Bylaw No. 10760.

Can I have a fire in my backyard BC?

Natural gas outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are legal in BC Both natural gas fireplaces and fire pits are legal for use in BC, unlike wood-fuelled backyard fires which are banned in many municipalities.

Is it safe to travel to BC?

Provincial Border BC is in Step 3 of its Restart Plan and is thrilled to welcome visitors for safe and responsible travel in the province. People from other Canadian provinces or territories must show: Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record.

Does Kelowna have snow?

The first snowfall of winter for Kelowna usually arrives in November, but can show up as early as October. The season’s last snowfall typically happens in March although in some years a late snow lands in April or even May. Kelowna is normally free of snow every year from June to September.

What is a Category 1 fire in BC?

A: The old definition of Category 1 open fires was for fires up to 1 meter by 1 meter in size and smaller and included backyard leaf or debris burning as well.

What’s the air quality in West Kelowna?

What is the current air quality in West Kelowna?

Pollutants Concentration
PM2.5 40.6 µg/m³

Where is the wildfire in West Kelowna BC?

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a new wildfire burning south of the Okanagan Connector. The Brenda Creek wildfire (K51924) is listed as out of control. It’s estimated at 40 hectares and is highly visible from the roadside and from West Kelowna.

Where was the evacuation order in West Kelowna?

Another 150 homes along and near Lenz Road, including the Pinewood Villa Mobile Home Park and from 1898 to 2515 Bartley Road, were put on evacuation alert at around 8:30 p.m. PT. Residents there were told to be prepared to leave their home at a moment’s notice.

Are there push notifications for wildfires in BC?

The latest update of the BC Wildfire Service mobile app allows users to enable push notifications for posts on the @BCGovFireInfo Twitter feed and other current wildfire information. Get information on current wildfire activity in B.C., including details about specific wildfires, fire response efforts, and Fire Danger Ratings across the province.

How is wildfire danger rated in British Columbia?

Read news and updates on B.C.’s wildfire response efforts, bans and restrictions, and other wildfire topics. Fire danger ratings are used to indicate how easily fires can start and spread in an area, and indicate which areas are at risk of severe wildfire activity. Find out the current fire danger rating in your area.