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Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby Frisk » Jul 7th, 2017, 12:09 pm

Fire near ashcroft. Not much information available yet.
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby Frisk » Jul 7th, 2017, 12:17 pm

Discovered: Thursday, July 06, 2017

Size: 50.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
Structures have been impacted by the fire.

Tactical Evacuation is in effect.

BCWS is performing a tactical evacuation because structures are threatened.
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby gman313 » Jul 7th, 2017, 12:38 pm

there is plenty available

but i'm not allowed to post to other local media but they all have it
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby Frisk » Jul 7th, 2017, 12:43 pm

Other media outlets are reporting structures lost. Castanet is pretty slow on this one.
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby gman313 » Jul 7th, 2017, 12:44 pm

Hwy 1 and 97C closed in the area (97C past merritt, not West Kelowna to Merritt portion)

from Drive BC

I would imagine with all the rain the grass and fields grew very tall and have now dried. That's gonna be a tough one, especially with wind

I hope no homes are lost
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby gman313 » Jul 7th, 2017, 12:54 pm

as of now, this Drive BC cam can just see the top of the fire, almost 50k away

http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/p ... w/454.html

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Re: Ashcroft

Postby Frisk » Jul 7th, 2017, 4:01 pm

Estimated at 700 hectares now
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby Troy » Jul 7th, 2017, 4:37 pm

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has declared a state of emergency, and the entire village of Cache Creek is being evacuated:
https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/201279 ... ek-on-evac
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby Queen K » Jul 7th, 2017, 4:46 pm

Oh God help them. :cry:
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby Glacier » Jul 7th, 2017, 6:00 pm

The loss of homes and people is one thing, but what's really bad is the Ashcroft weather station is down since the power lines have burned down feeding the village.

P.S. Yes, I know no one has lost their life, and yes, I know that failing to record a record temperature today because the weather station power has been lost is not the end of the world (though pretty close).
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby Queen K » Jul 7th, 2017, 6:12 pm

:cry: Thinking of the weather station.
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby Frisk » Jul 7th, 2017, 9:01 pm

Estimated at 4000 hectares now. I believe it's the largest in B.C right now.
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby JBX » Jul 7th, 2017, 9:43 pm

Wow that is scary and depressing.
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby Glacier » Jul 7th, 2017, 9:45 pm

My friends in Anahim Lake just told me there are 5 fires right around them. They had really bad lightning today up there. Sorry, this is far from Ashcroft, but hey, they start with the same letter.

As for Ashcroft, many homes have been lost I'm hearing (or at least in the Cache Creek area).
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Re: Ashcroft

Postby Queen K » Jul 7th, 2017, 11:07 pm

Oh God this is so sad.
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