FOREST FIRE

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    #1 fubar57, Jul 12, 2014
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    Just a bit ago, a forest fire started behind the mountains to the East of us, roughly 3.5 miles/5.5kms away. Not sure how it started yet. I'll keep you posted. It's a lousy photo as there is a lot of haze from a very large forest fire near Tumbler Ridge.

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    Yellow pin marks approximate location

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    Geo

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    We have a serious forest fire going about a dozen miles west of town here, started by lightning Thursday night. Their best estimate at the moment is less than 10% contained.

    Hopefully your fire will be knocked down soon, and won't cause any harm to life or property!
     
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    Picking up steam..

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    Our thought go out to you guys, fires seem to be the modern day hazard around the world and sadly very costly in life and property, not to mention the environment.
     
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    Just heard from a reliable source(my daughter) the fire at this time is 8 hectares, about 12 square city blocks.

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    We should make this the official Forest Fire (and brush fire) report thread...
     
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    Take care, Geo.
     
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    My prayers for your safety and hope that your homes aren't threatened
     
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    #10 fubar57, Jul 12, 2014
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    Thanks for your thoughts guys. The wind is from the [email protected](right to left in the photo) so it should stay behind the mountain. The fire, according to All Current Wildfires - Wildfire Management Branch - Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations - Province of British Columbia says the fire is now 40 hectares in size. This is the actual location according to the site and I wasn't far off.

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    Had the fire been South of town, there would be more concern as there is only one way out of our little burg until you get about 11 clicks South. The latest photo.

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    #11 fubar57, Jul 13, 2014
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    Last post before dark...

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    ...This started rolling in about half an hour ago, looking west. Smoke from the Ingenika fire about 121 miles/195kms N.E. from here about 3000 hectares in size.

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    So this is where we are; 1) Ingenika fire, 2) Tumbler Ridge fire and 3) our fire...

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    ...as I was typing, a Convair 580 bomber from Prince George flew by...

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    ...the smell of smoke is in the air.

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    #13 fubar57, Jul 13, 2014
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    As of this morning, the fire is 75% contained, lots of smoke in the air. Here's what B.C. has been through this year with two more months to go...

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    ...I'm in the P.G. district. Just thought I would throw this in as well, stats for B.C....

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    The sun is heightening the effect of the smoke but still pretty smoky...

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    I hate those things,had my fill in Colorado. Found the best way to pack alot is lay a blanket down,put stuff on top of it and each person holds a corner. You can then lift it all into a trailer,pu bed or suv,saves multiple trips. Also bough a fire proof safe. Good luck...
     
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    Wow, just reading about your fire. Stay safe Dave.

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    Stay safe guys. Hoping you all remain unaffected.
     
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    Thanks, yeah, the prevailing winds (currently) are keeping it away from the city of Redding, but it's consumed nearly a dozen homes/buildings and has grown to over 3,000 acres with no projected time of containment at this point in time.
     
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    Stay safe and sound guys!
     
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