Penticton & South Okanagan News
Small fire near Gallagher lake
A lightning strike sparked a small fire north of Oliver Monday morning.
Just after 7 a.m. smoke was reported to BC Wildfire Control.
An early morning thunder storm had rolled through the valley and mostly dry lightning strikes ignited a small patch of trees high on a mountainside above Gallagher Lake Lodge.
Isabelle Girard is the manager at Gallagher Lake Lodge and she said the planes began around 9 a.m.
"Unless we get an evacuation order we just tell the guests it's part of the show," she said. "He was so low, you would swear he was gonna hit, I mean, you could almost see the pilot."
Sarah Bender was down from Vancouver with her family and was staying at the Lodge. She said the fire was nothing to worry about.
"Just enough entertainment, it's nothing compared to a grass fire that was nearby last year" she said.
By 10 a.m. the fire planes which had been circling, left the area.
If you have any pictures or video of the firefighting effort send them to [email protected]
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