Fort McMurray fire "mostly likely human caused": Official


Locutus
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you mean it wasn't 'globul warming'? holy crap.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:43 AM - The fire that burned approximately 10 per cent of structures in Fort McMurray, Alta., and forced almost 90,000 residents to flee north and south last month, continues to rage out of control in the northern Prairies, but officials are closer to determining a cause of the devastating blaze.

Though not currently a threat to any major settlements, evacuees returning to the city this week may have their homecoming tainted with some bitter news: The fire that threatened their homes may have had a human cause.

That's according to comments made to the Globe and Mail by Alberta's senior wildfire manager, Chad Morrison, who said Saturday that though the fire remains under investigation, it was probably attributable to humans.

"Human-caused really means anything other than lightning. Its most likely human caused, but were continuing to investigate, Morrison told the newspaper.

Paul Spring, a helicopter pilot with experience fighting fire, seems to agree with Morrison, according to comments made to both the Globe and the Edmonton Journal. Spring told the newspapers the skies were clear the weekend the fire sparked, and no lightning was detected.


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News - Fort McMurray fire "mostly likely human caused": Official - The Weather Network
 
Curious Cdn
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... probably soneone from Ontario or Quebec ...
 
lone wolf
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"you mean it wasn't 'globul warming'? holy crap" Depends if you're a realist or a AGWist. Either way it's man-made
 
Danbones
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So "man made" means anything other then the cause is man maid...?
like not only do we have AGW we also have GLBT too
yay!
not only do we have to worry about lightening starting fires
apparently rainbows start 'em too
 
Mowich
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The Fort Mac fire cost insurers 3.5 billion, the costliest disaster in Canadian history.
 
bill barilko
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Quote:

The fire that threatened their homes may have had a human cause.

Everyone already knew that.
 
Jinentonix
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What piffle. I'm 100% sure gullibull warming caused the spontaneous ignition of the forest and if you don't agree with me, then you obviously know nothing about science.
 
MHz
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So God didn't burn all those houses an arson did. How does that affect the insurance claims? Government pays the cost rather than the insurance companies??

Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

What piffle. I'm 100% sure gullibull warming caused the spontaneous ignition of the forest and if you don't agree with me, then you obviously know nothing about science.

Or clear glass bottles tossed from a vehicle, sorry magnifying glass.