For Immediate Release
August 31, 2003
12:00 Noon

Ministry of Forests

 

PUBLIC REMINDED TO STAY OUT OF ACTIVE FIRE FIGHTING AREAS

KELOWNA The safety of our fire fighters and the public is our first priority. 

This advisory is a reminder for the residents of Kelowna to cooperate with our crews and avoid those areas were there is active fire fighting operations going on.  This is for your own safety.  For those residents that have been allowed to return to their homes, ensure that when you are out walking, jogging or going for a drive that you do not cross into an area where fire crews are working or staging.

There has been some instances noted where members of the public were in areas of active falling or bucketing.  These areas are still dangerous and fire behaviour can be unpredictable depending on the weather and winds; crews need to be able to focus on their efforts on fighting the fire..