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Helicopters, air tankers battle aggressive west Kelowna wildfire

July 23, 2015  By The Times Colonist

An aggressive fire burning near a rural subdivision in the West Kelowna area that quadrupled in size overnight Monday is spreading rapidly, having already displaced scores of residents from their homes.

Bucketing helicopters, skimmers and air tankers are working to fight the blaze, which forced the evacuation of people from about 70 homes between the 3900-block of Westside Road to, but not including, La Casa Lakeside Cottage Resort.

Many of those not directly threatened by the fire are leaving the area because of smoke, ash and power outages. | READ MORE


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