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TheScotsman
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07-15-17 11:08 PM - Post#1702014    



If you haven't followed this, it the Fort MacMurray situation from last year. Williams Lake is my home town and my parents still live there, in the home I grew up in. Luckily they left town 2 days ago, as things were not looking good and air quality reach a level of 36...it's usually only measure on a scale of 10. Anyhow, it's crazy that I was in Fort MacMurray fighting the fires last year, even planted a tree for my daughter to the residents (a picture that went viral), and now this year, it happening to my hometown. I still have tons a friends that still live there. Praying all goes well. My folks live urban/rural the town site and their area is at high risk for sure. My dad was able to pack up as much as possible, but there's still so much left behind. God, I hope the house makes it.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.wltribune.com/news...
Bob Probert..
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Johnny_Upton
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07-16-17 08:21 AM - Post#1702015    


    In response to TheScotsman

Scary situation

Hope everyone is safe
Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves.

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Canucko29
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07-16-17 03:09 PM - Post#1702020    


    In response to Johnny_Upton

We've been getting the smoke from Williams Lake for weeks and all other fires. I lived in Williams Lake for a few years.

One thing I noted when I did live there is that the whole place was primed for a disaster like this. The regional politics is so political and backwards, I always figured prevention would be an issue. On top of that, the city is right in the middle of a valley most hardest hit by the mountain pine beetle crisis. These fires were the perfect storm too, covering all flanks.

Sad to see.


 
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07-17-17 11:26 PM - Post#1702041    


    In response to Canucko29

Have friends in Williams lake and 100 mile.

The smoke has finally hit the Fraser valley.

Scary situation. My neighbours aunt lost the house and farm where she has lived her entire life just outside 100 mile. He has twenty acres he is biting his nails about.Terrible.

They've set up shelters as far south as Cloverdale.

Unfortunately fire season is just starting.

Hoping this comes to an end with a good BC rainforest summer storm. One that rains for a week straight.



 
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07-18-17 08:25 AM - Post#1702045    


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I know it's a vast area, but I'm curious as to the history of controlled burns.

That being said, I hope everyone gets out safely with minimum loss of property.
 
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08-02-17 06:37 PM - Post#1702535    


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The smoke in the Fraser valley is so thick now you cannot see the other side of the Fraser river. Come on rain! Have a friend that lives in a higher part of the city. We looked out his window that you can see for miles on a typical day. The visibility may be about 3-4 hundred yards. 35' Celcius today.



 
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08-02-17 11:32 PM - Post#1702544    


    In response to tmc

Friends in Port Angeles, WA (right across from Victoria) are getting smoked out now.

-PR


 
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08-02-17 11:33 PM - Post#1702545    


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  • tmc Said:
The smoke in the Fraser valley is so thick now you cannot see the other side of the Fraser river. Come on rain! Have a friend that lives in a higher part of the city. We looked out his window that you can see for miles on a typical day. The visibility may be about 3-4 hundred yards. 35' Celcius today.





Same here. I'm driving back and forth from Kamloops to Lillooet to every morning and it's very thick. Road closed off through Clinton (also evacuated) with what looks like a massive APC. My best friend lost his mother and I'm trying to make it to her funeral as I know he'd be there for mine if the roles were reversed (she died the day before WL got evacuated). Oh well... gonna try I guess.


 
Johnny_Upton
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08-03-17 06:38 PM - Post#1702576    


    In response to Canucko29

Not familiar with the area but is it similar to some of the US fires where there's a ton of dead dry material (kindling) due to changes in logging regs?
Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves.

#Filthystrong


 
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08-05-17 11:04 PM - Post#1702633    


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  • Johnny_Upton Said:
Not familiar with the area but is it similar to some of the US fires where there's a ton of dead dry material (kindling) due to changes in logging regs?



There is lots of dead dry material. The Pine beetle came through the province years ago and the overall size is unmanageable. I don't know if logging is the main culprit, just a combination of variables maybe. Vast expanses of trees, miles and miles and miles. Not feasible to clean the underbrush for the expense. You can clean a hundred acres for millions and have the next hundred go up anyway. The smoke is thick still, 30+ Celcius. Come on rain...


 
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