For Immediate Release
August 31, 2003
12:00 Noon

Ministry of Forests

 

ACTIVE FIRE BEHAVIOUR EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON

KELOWNA Predicted winds of up to 20 km. per hour from the west are expected to produce active fire behaviour this afternoon in the upper elevations of the Okanagan Mountain Park fire. 

As a result, an extreme fire behaviour warning, extending from 1300 hours until sunset, has been issued to all fire crews working this fire.

Due to the expected increase in winds, a fire spread potential exists.  This spread would likely expand in an easterly direction, away from the Kelowna area.  These winds will likely produce heavy smoke conditions on the eastern sector of the fire.