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Old 08-13-2015, 07:54 PM   #1
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Rock Creek / Kettle River Camp fire

My buddy and his wife have abandoned their 19' Escape and 2015 Toyota Highlander at the Kettle River Provincial Park and are currently being bussed with other camper/evacuees to Midway. Fire is 350 hectares and zero per cent contained.
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:01 PM   #2
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We left our 15 ft. Escape at the Kettle River campground to take a run over to Greenwood for a few hours. We saw the fire just starting as we approached Rock Creek so we turned back and hooked up the Escape and headed for Kelowna, but not before we told the host at the Kettle River campground there was a new fire just started nearby and maybe they should consider letting everyone in the campground aware. He didn't seem too concerned. We saw a 17 ft and a 19 ft Escape trailer at the campground as well.
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The winds were so strong when we were at the campground and we are not surprised that the fire has grown to 350 hectares. We hope all the campers and fellow escapees are safe and sound. We are now booked into a hotel in Kelowna. My husband went with his gut and decided to leave the campground right away. Good thing!!
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OH MY. Everyone stay safe. Things can be replaced.....
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:27 PM   #5
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That's awful .....and scary .....hope it ends better than what it sounds like now ....
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Yikes---I was wondering if any of our group were there...Hope it doesn't hit the campground as I know they have done a lot of improvements there the past few years, we have never stayed there but a fellow from work heads up there every year...(I think he is probably home by now---hope so anyway...)

Sure been a wicked time for fires this summer---a lot human caused which is really sad....
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My buddy's family and mine were ordered out of the same campground about nine years ago due to a lightening strike in the group camping area. It was about midnight when we abandoned the tent trailer. I grabbed some pillows, sleeping bags and a case of beer.
There were people trying to hook up their fifth-wheel trailers as we pulled out. Could see the fire growing through the trees alongside the only way out.
This is the second time my buddy has had to flee that camp.
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. I grabbed some pillows, sleeping bags and a case of beer.
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Prayers to all involved that your safe. Our Scamp 13 was camped near Flagstaff, AZ last season and a major fire got within 10 miles. It is a scary and unpredictable ordeal.
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Here is link to CBC story.

B.C. fires: Aggressive wildfire raging near Rock Creek forces evacuations - British Columbia - CBC News
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