State of emergency declared, evacuations ordered amid central B.C. wildfire


B00Mer
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State of emergency declared, evacuations ordered amid central B.C. wildfire

...and so it begins..

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/state-...fire-1.4418960
 
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Johnnny
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You ever come across a local area that hasn't seen a fire in almost 100yrs situated in a regional area that has seen a lot of fires?
 
petros
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The BC Wildfire Service says the blaze was discovered on Friday, May 3.

As of Saturday night, it was estimated to be about 260 hectares in size and was considered to be zero per cent contained.


Twenty firefighters, four air tankers and several pieces of heavy equipment have been deployed to fight the fire.

260 hectares is just shy of a sq mile.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

You ever come across a local area that hasn't seen a fire in almost 100yrs situated in a regional area that has seen a lot of fires?

They must be running out of areas to torch?

Fire season starts when pogey from last year's fires runs out.
 
Hoid
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21 fires on the island so far and a very odd rusting of salal which is looking like drought-related illness.

The NDP surplus budget was predicated on a normal fire season, but it is looking like we are going to have another hell summer like the last two.
 
Dixie Cup
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That's what happens when the forests are not maintained appropriately as also happened in California. Ah well, c'est la vie!
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

21 fires on the island so far and a very odd rusting of salal which is looking like drought-related illness.
The NDP surplus budget was predicated on a normal fire season, but it is looking like we are going to have another hell summer like the last two.

Budgets burn themselves.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

21 fires on the island so far and a very odd rusting of salal which is looking like drought-related illness.
The NDP surplus budget was predicated on a normal fire season, but it is looking like we are going to have another hell summer like the last two.

Which should have been an indicator to up the budget. IF there is an excess at the end of the year it could roll into next year.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

They must be running out of areas to torch?

Fire season starts when pogey from last year's fires runs out.

Nobody can start a fire like someone who is trained to put them out
The best arsonists are firemen non?
 
taxslave
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Not hard to start a fire in dry slash. Firefighters are just better at covering up the evidence.
 
Cannuck
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefighter_arson

Sounds like some of the young Trumpites I know
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

That's what happens when the forests are not maintained appropriately as also happened in California. Ah well, c'est la vie!

They need a good raking
 
Cannuck
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Make America Rake Again
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

They must be running out of areas to torch?
Fire season starts when pogey from last year's fires runs out.

I found such an area in Saskatchewan. The jackpine were monstrous like Oak trees in size and were spaced evenly apart like it was an orchard.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

They need a good raking

What the forests need is stupid citiots to sty the **** out.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

What the forests need is stupid citiots to sty the **** out.

You should get the government to do something about that
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

That's what happens when the forests are not maintained appropriately as also happened in California. Ah well, c'est la vie!

Eh! That what Trump said then took a lot of heat for it..
 
Cannuck
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Make America rake again
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

That's what happens when the forests are not maintained appropriately as also happened in California. Ah well, c'est la vie!

Those West Coasters should be raking up the forests like the Finn's do.

http://news.sky.com/video/finns-poke...trump-11558882
 
Twin_Moose
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Rain in the forecast today for BC
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Rain in the forecast today for BC

I wish it would stop raining around here. The waterways are filled to capacity.
 
petros
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Bummer considering its not supposed to rain any longer. Wettest year on record in the US.

Go figure.
 
Hoid
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I don't think we've had rain in a month on the island. Grass is already brown.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...shet-1.5090082

Snow pack at 20% plus below normal.

People are going to die this summer.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

I don't think we've had rain in a month on the island. Grass is already brown.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...shet-1.5090082
Snow pack at 20% plus below normal.
People are going to die this summer.

The Pacific Northwest is the last 2% of the US with drought fears.

Federal meteorologists say this winter was America's wettest on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that from December to February, what it calls winter, the Lower 48 states got 9.01 inches of rain and snow, which is 2.22 inches more than the 20th century normal.Mar 6, 2019

https://phys.org/news/2019-03-sloshe...st-winter.html

Also the coldest in 107yrs

Welcome to the GSM!
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

I don't think we've had rain in a month on the island. Grass is already brown.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...shet-1.5090082

Snow pack at 20% plus below normal.

People are going to die this summer.

I expect people die everyday .Why should this summer be any different?
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

The Pacific Northwest is the last 2% of the US with drought fears.

Federal meteorologists say this winter was America's wettest on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that from December to February, what it calls winter, the Lower 48 states got 9.01 inches of rain and snow, which is 2.22 inches more than the 20th century normal.Mar 6, 2019

https://phys.org/news/2019-03-sloshe...st-winter.html

Also the coldest in 107yrs

Welcome to the GSM!

I heard on the Weather Channel that 2018 was the warmest year on record and 2019 is looking to be worse . Oh who to believe ?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

I heard on the Weather Channel that 2018 was the warmest year on record and 2019 is looking to be worse . Oh who to believe ?

For me and most of West Can winter started on Sept 12

Rain and snow is the planet shedding mass amounts of energy.

There are no sunspots to replace the losses anytime into the near future.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

For me and most of West Can winter started on Sept 12

Rain and snow is the planet shedding mass amounts of energy.

There are no sunspots to replace the losses anytime into the near future.

Yes and I was still seeing snow falling on the high mountain passes in May .
 
Hoid
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Rain and snow are not the planet shedding energy.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Rain and snow are not the planet shedding energy.

How do clouds form ?
 

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