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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby Frisk » Sep 1st, 2017, 8:25 pm

The distance this fire has traveled is baffling.
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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby tsayta » Sep 1st, 2017, 8:33 pm

Frisk wrote:The distance this fire has traveled is baffling.

100% agree. It won't lay down
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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby trapp » Sep 1st, 2017, 9:36 pm

Tomorrow will not be a good day for fire control. Winds are expected to gust to 26 km/hr in the afternoon. In that area near Sheridan Lake they are usually stronger than the Lone Butte weather forecast.
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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby trapp » Sep 2nd, 2017, 8:44 pm

Just got pictures and the fire is now burning right up to the south shore of Sheridan Lake. Lots of structures there that are only accessible by water.
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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby tsayta » Sep 2nd, 2017, 8:45 pm

Where you get pictures?
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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby trapp » Sep 2nd, 2017, 8:49 pm

From friends out there. See if I can retrieve from my wife's phone.
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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby tsayta » Sep 2nd, 2017, 8:50 pm

trapp wrote:From friends out there. See if I can retrieve from my wife's phone.

This is insane. When will it end
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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby trapp » Sep 2nd, 2017, 9:05 pm

From Sheridan Park looking East along South Shore.

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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby tsayta » Sep 2nd, 2017, 9:06 pm

Holy bejesus
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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby trapp » Sep 2nd, 2017, 9:52 pm

They are in full attack mode along the West and North flank where there is good access. From what I see the fire will run to the East with any wind at all. Not much access on that East flank to the south of Sheridan. The red line on this photo is where the fire is in the above photo.

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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby Glacier » Sep 8th, 2017, 6:57 pm

The fire got dumped on with rain pretty good today. Here's an older picture of the fire.

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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby trapp » Sep 8th, 2017, 10:17 pm

Yeah I called Sheridan Lake resort today and it had been raining stead for some time. More rain in the forecast for them tomorrow also.
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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby Glacier » Sep 18th, 2017, 11:15 am

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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby Glacier » Sep 28th, 2017, 9:36 am

The fire is now 100% contained. 191,865 hectares in size. That's 1918.65 sq. km.

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Re: Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

Postby Alexa1994 » Oct 3rd, 2017, 5:43 am

Frisk wrote:Fire near ashcroft. Not much information available yet.
:200: that's showing the scary scene.
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