There are a few fires going crazy in Kelowna right now. The first one started at 2:30pm yesterday in the neighborhood where Terri and Matt live. They are away for the weekend but their in-laws were able to get their computer, car and dog. Later that night, we smelled smoke at our place. We looked out and there was a second fire just a few miles up from us. Around 4am I got a call from a friend saying our street and neighborhood was on "alert" and that we should be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. We have our van packed with a few really important things and enough clothes for everyone for a few days but we are still at home and hopeful that the fire is being, well, fought!
This was the scene from Bylands nursery at 12:30pm last night. This is probably about 4 miles from our house. (Photo stolen off Face book from Ruth Anderson's album- thanks Ruth!!)
We are all fine and prepared to leave if need be. We will keep you all up to date :)