Three forest fires rage on within the Okanagan Valley, all of them are within a few hours of our home in Lumby. Saturday we were in Vernon and noticed the smoke from the first major fire in Kelowna as the wind blew it up the lake into the Vernon area. While lots of smoke has affected the region, Lumby has luckily been left out of the haze till today.
Today however, the weather patterns changed and Lumby is now fully socked in with smoke from the fires. Air quality is bad and I hope the smoke doesn't linger too long in the little valley around us.
Our best wishes go out to the people and families who are much closer to the fires and having their lives and homes put at risk.