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Mt. Kobau Star Party Evacuated

Fire near Mt. Kobau star party

Fire near Mt. Kobau star party

The Mt Kobau Star Party ended abruptly this year when a forest fire swept through the area. Danny Sklazeski and Neil Sandy attended this event. Danny got an immediate evacuation order and managed to pack his equipment and the most important items in Neil’s set up into his camper and flee the flames. Neil was in Osoyoos when the evacuation order came in so wasn’t able to get back up to the site to retrieve the rest of his gear before the roads were shut down. Fortunately neither was hurt. Neil sent us this picture showing the wildfire near Osoyoos next to the road access for the 6000 ft high Mount Kobau star party site. 100 amateur astronomers were evacuated that night.

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