Fire on the Okanagan Connector - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-25-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
bvansnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2010 Escape 13
Posts: 431
Fire on the Okanagan Connector

When we were returning from 5 days of camping in the Okanagan we witnessed a fire on September 23 which consumed a motor home. The fire burned for about two hours, stopping westbound traffic on the Okanagan Connector. More photos of our trip here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brian_v...144201/detail/
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0757sm.jpg (193.6 KB, 68 views)
File Type: jpg IMGP5767sm.jpg (241.1 KB, 64 views)
__________________

__________________
Brian

2003 Subaru Forester
2012 Toyota Highlander V6
2010 Escape 13 "Ladybug" Feb 2010
bvansnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
dave macrae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: St.Albert, Alberta
Trailer: 21 ft November 17th
Posts: 844
Re: Fire on the Okanagan Connector

A couple of years ago I witnessed a large old motor home go up in flames and lots of really black smoke in the Walmart parking lot next to where I work. I would imagine there is a slight hole in the ozone layer just above this area as the smoke was unbelievable.
__________________

__________________
MacRae, 21ft
2016 GMC Yukon SLT
St.Albert Alberta
dave macrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 03:30 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
bvansnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2010 Escape 13
Posts: 431
Re: Fire on the Okanagan Connector

Macrae:

You are right, there was a lot of smoke with this fire also. At a distance it looked like a paving plant. We arrived about half an hour after the fire started, by which time there were two police cars stopping traffic. There were violent explosions when the propane tanks exploded. It took another 40 minutes after we came before fire trucks arrived from West Kelowna. It took about another hour before the flames were out and the road was reopened. Not much left of the motor home.
__________________
Brian

2003 Subaru Forester
2012 Toyota Highlander V6
2010 Escape 13 "Ladybug" Feb 2010
bvansnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.