“Bombing” the Fly Hills with retardant.
James Murray, Salmon Arm Observer, c. 1998
Bell Media, c. 1998
Lightning Strike- Fly Hills News for 4 pm
A lightning strike has started a fire in the Fly Hills near Silver Creek. Smoke from the fire is clearly visible from Salmon Arm but the fire itself appears to be small at this time. The Fire Control Centre has been notified. No word on whether or not a crew had been dispatched yet to combat the fire.
Jocelyn Crouse reporting
Fly Hills Forest Fire Update News for 5 pm
July 29- JC
A lightning strike has set off a forest fire in the Fly Hills near Silver Creek, West of Salmon Arm. According to the Kamloops Fire Control Centre the blaze has grown to four hectares in size. An initial crew has been dispatched to combat the fire and an air tanker has also been called in. A nearby resident reports that she was outside reading when the lightning hit. Lori Reynolds said she saw a couple of flashes, went back to reading her book and when she next looked up a few moments later, the smoke was curling up from the hillside. According to Reynolds there have already been several loads of retardant dropped on the fire but she says that the fire is resisting efforts to be put out.