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Footage of West Kelowna, Shuswap wildfires sought for research project

FireSmart BC promises not to share submitted content without the sender’s permission
Extensive wildfire damage is visible from Okanagan Lake after the McDougall Creek wildfire swept through the Central Okanagan. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

FireSmart BC is eager to learn from the past when it comes to wildfires.

The organization is collecting photos and videos that capture the impact wildfires had on West Kelowna and the Shuswap over the summer.

The data collection is part of a post-fire research project to better understand prevention and mitigation, and make recommendations for designing wildfire-resilient communities, improving forest policy and practices, and designing effective fuel treatments.

Submitted files will not be shared by FireSmart BC without permission from the sender.

To learn more about FireSmart and the research project email

Photos and videos can be submitted at

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Brittany Webster

About the Author: Brittany Webster

I am a video journalist based in Kelowna and capturing life in the Okanagan
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