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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby postie » Aug 28th, 2015, 5:39 pm

The calm before the storm?
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby Barney Google » Aug 28th, 2015, 5:43 pm

Joe Rich Valley is light breeze to moderate periodic gusts...winds out of the SE...
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby Woodenhead » Aug 28th, 2015, 6:44 pm

How's the smoke out your way, Barney? Was kinda smokey here but seemed like it was trying to blow/clear out this evening.
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby Barney Google » Aug 28th, 2015, 6:55 pm

Still kinda hazy...I think we are getting smoke from the Rock Creek/Washington fires in the Valley. Nothing seems to be coming this way from Little White the breeze is still coming in from the SE
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby Barney Google » Aug 28th, 2015, 7:04 pm

LTD wrote: Ya im sure you have no problem driving your gas guzzling suv up to the bush so you can pedal your bike around or hike around in your spandex and im sure you wont have problem when they drag your sorry *bleep* out on an atv when you get lost or hurt selfish aholes like you are the real problem


With all due respect...I've never liked personal attacks, I think they are an ugly reminder of how obnoxiously rude people have become today, most especially when someone has no idea whom they are addressing nor the integrity of that individual. I can appreciate your passion expressing your dislike of the 'gas guzzling SUVing, spandexed selfish sorry asses' I feel very much the same way. However, I can assure you that you have VERY mistakenly vented your spleen it at the EXACT opposite person.
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby Fancy » Aug 28th, 2015, 7:14 pm

Quailize wrote:I have a fair view of the area now that some of the valley smoke has cleared. Almost no smoke coming from this one, it looks dead calm.

Sounds like good news! I can't see much happening there either.
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Aug 28th, 2015, 9:11 pm

What kind of planes are those that they used to water bomb the Little White fire?

I've never seen them before, and when they flew about fifty feet above the treetops, descending to scoop water, in the 4000 block of Lakeshore Road, they sounded huge.

They fly in quite the precision too, which was awesome to observe from that close.

They were the same planes as in the picture on Castanet right now.
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby Barney Google » Aug 28th, 2015, 9:28 pm

Not knowing about the planes Lone Wolf 53...sorry. It's very still here in the Joe Rich Valley (proper). Weather vane is still showing an ever, almost imperceptible, slight breeze from the SE...can see some stars...the smoke has eased up and is only lingering in the tree tops...very quiet and still. Wind worries from this afternoon have really not come to fruition up in this neck of the woods...yet...
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby canuck500 » Aug 28th, 2015, 9:44 pm

The planes are CL-215 or CL-415's and they are owned by the Province of Alberta

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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby mtn living » Aug 28th, 2015, 9:54 pm

Now that's lookin' good. :)
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby fentazelb » Aug 28th, 2015, 10:01 pm

the planes are cl-415's, they can be identified easily by the motor pods that are not round. The 415 uses a turbo prop design not the piston powered Pratt and Whitney that the 215's use. There are lots of other updates on the 415 over the 215 like the wing tips that make it very unique. Both are stunning craft to say the least.
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby Barney Google » Aug 29th, 2015, 8:15 am

Joe Rich Valley Conditions Report (lol)...light breeze from the east. Hazy smoke that has continued to thicken very slightly as the morning progresses...patchy sky (what we can see of it) with light clouds...denser clouds coming from the far end of the Valley are slowly moving in. We had a little on and off spotty rain throughout the night.
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Aug 29th, 2015, 8:58 am

fentazelb wrote:the planes are cl-415's, they can be identified easily by the motor pods that are not round. The 415 uses a turbo prop design not the piston powered Pratt and Whitney that the 215's use. There are lots of other updates on the 415 over the 215 like the wing tips that make it very unique. Both are stunning craft to say the least.


Thanks for the info fentazelb.


ETA: I just read up on those a bit, and it says that quite a few of the CL-215's were retrofitted with CL-415 engines, and wing modifications, thus creating a plane called the CL-215T.
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby tsayta » Aug 29th, 2015, 9:39 am

Hmmmm. The machine guards they are putting in might finally give access to Nuttal Lake. Never been in there
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Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Postby Barney Google » Aug 29th, 2015, 11:47 am

Was pouring in the Joe Rich Valley earlier. We had huge gusts come from the east earlier...then it was steady out of the

North.

VERY dark clouds came in and now it's drizzling lightly and looks to be clearing...



About fifteen minutes ago RCMP cruiser with lights flashing and siren going headed up Hwy 33 towards Big White...

about 10 minutes later a black RCMP unmarked SUV headed up the same way going much faster and now an ambulance is

heading up Hwy 33...
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