Help keep our forests alive by letting float planes land on the water (Black Press File Photo)

Boaters asked to avoid BC Wildfire planes on Skaha Lake

The planes are working to fight the Thomas Creek wildfire

  • Jul. 15, 2021 12:00 a.m.

The City of Pentiction is asking boaters to stay in bounds and away from planes that are fighting the Thomas Creek Wildfire.

Air tankers are using water from Skaha Lake to fight nearby fires and having boats blocking planes’ landing spots can hinder the fire fighting efforts. Boaters are asked to be mindful of aircrafts and stay away from the spots where they are refilling.

READ MORE: Skaha Lake boat launches on Penticton-side can remain open for now

READ MORE: Heavy smoke in South Okanagan from Thomas Creek wildfire

If you notice smoke or fire in any urban park or wildland area, call 911 or the BC Wildfire Service at *5555.

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