View Full Version : Rain becomes ally Monday in battle against fire that has threatened Kelowna

09-08-2003, 10:08 AM
KELOWNA, B.C. (CP) - Firefighters battling the huge Okanagan Mountain Park fire that has repeatedly threatened Kelowna gained a new and important ally Monday - rain. In the wee hours overnight, rain began to fall, and there were hopes it would continue through the day, bringing up to five millimetres of rain to the Okanagan. As of Sunday, the total number of people forced from their homes in Kelowna because of the Okanagan Mountain fire stood at about 4,250.

Source: The Canadian Press... (http://www.firehall.com/cgi-bin/refer?url=http://www.canada.com/search/story.aspx?id=a613adc0-3447-4aa6-95a9-244b2f1fe382&s=&linkid=189&parent=news)