Falling ash and rising smoke create interesting effect in Kamloops

By Doug Collins
August 2, 2017 - 8:30am Updated: August 2, 2017 - 10:58am

KAMLOOPS — It was an interesting sky over Kamloops Tuesday night.

Kamloops Fire and Rescue received a number of calls, as did CFJC Today, wondering whether or not there was a new fire because of what appeared to be a large amount of smoke.

That was coupled with ash that was raining down in several parts of the City, causing residents to think that there might be a nearby blaze that had sprung up late in the day.

But in fact, there was no new blaze. The smoke and ash was caused by the smoke from nearby fires, and the appearance of the smoke was created by the lifting of the smoke from the ground.

The smoke is back today, and the air quality advisory is still out, but air quality in Kamloops is at "3" or low risk this morning. It's expected to get into the moderate range as the day wears on. 

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