Hwy 33 wildfire

Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby GordonH » Aug 22nd, 2017, 4:03 pm

Anyone with dash cam traveling on hwy 33 before this fire even broke out, check the hard drive. You may captured butt thrower.

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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby Barney Google » Aug 22nd, 2017, 5:12 pm

Apparently, a Good Samaritan stopped on the Hwy and used his fire extinguisher to try to control the fire

before Fire Crews arrived.

Now ain't that sumpin'?

Reminds me of how many good people we have in this community.

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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby skydawg » Aug 22nd, 2017, 7:14 pm

gman313 wrote:brakes and cigarettes were both very plausible possibilities in this case.

Brakes not so much

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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby skydawg » Aug 22nd, 2017, 7:16 pm

Barney Google wrote:Photos posted to social media before the fire was under control

Blk Mnt Fire 2.jpg


Blk Mnt fire 1.jpg


Blk Mnt fire 3.jpg


These photos should be submitted for distracted driving
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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby tsayta » Aug 22nd, 2017, 7:58 pm

skydawg wrote:
Barney Google wrote:Photos posted to social media before the fire was under control

Blk Mnt Fire 2.jpg


Blk Mnt fire 1.jpg


Blk Mnt fire 3.jpg


These photos should be submitted for distracted driving

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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby Queen K » Aug 22nd, 2017, 8:04 pm

We didn't know anything about the fire and tried to drive up that way around 2 pm when it was in the clean up stage. Traffic was stopped at both ends. We got a few long distant photos but decided to go to Kalamalka Lake instead.

But it sure looks more serious from those photos than ours.
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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby Barney Google » Aug 22nd, 2017, 8:05 pm

skydawg wrote:
These photos should be submitted for distracted driving


Dawg, these photos were taken by folks waiting in line for the Hwy to open up and or pulled over.
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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby Farmmaa » Aug 23rd, 2017, 5:41 am

Barney Google wrote:News reports are suggesting cigarette butt.

Who knows at this point...I'm just glad it's out.


Castanet reporter suggesting it was probably a cigarette.....that didn't come from fire officials.
Which means...it's nothing but speculation on the part of one person....much like every post on these forums suggesting pretty much every fire that starts was the fault of a smoker.
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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby youjustcomplain » Aug 23rd, 2017, 6:34 am

Farmmaa wrote:Castanet reporter suggesting it was probably a cigarette.....that didn't come from fire officials.
Which means...it's nothing but speculation on the part of one person....much like every post on these forums suggesting pretty much every fire that starts was the fault of a smoker.


I also didn't see anything from fire officials about the cause. The fact that the smoking theory is just that is a valid point worth making.

That said, I, and many others, don't suggest that every fire is started by smokers. I do suggest that almost all fires started on the side of the road likely are.

How many grass fires that start on the side of the road that are caused by cigarette tossers is enough before the cigarette tosser theory becomes a high probability? For me, we've long since achieved that point.

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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby gman313 » Aug 23rd, 2017, 7:33 am

skydawg wrote:
gman313 wrote:brakes and cigarettes were both very plausible possibilities in this case.

Brakes not so much


not a huge deal but there are plenty of times brakes have caught fire coming down that hill on trucks. And I remember a pepsi truck that cooked his brakes on the way down 97c and the truck burnt just before bridge hill around the WFN government office. Burnt pepsi all over the road. At least it wasn't coke. so yes it happens

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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby GordonH » Aug 23rd, 2017, 10:29 am

Since there is only 1 way fire happens naturally, lightning strike. Everything else is considered human caused, which one was involved here, that's anyone guess.
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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby youjustcomplain » Aug 23rd, 2017, 10:44 am

GordonH wrote:Since there is only 1 way fire happens naturally, lightning strike. Everything else is considered human caused, which one was involved here, that's anyone guess.


Wind storms knock power lines down which can cause fires. Birds on power poles can get zapped, fall to the ground and cause a fire. Just as two examples. Sure, both have human structures involved, but without the help of the non human agent at play, the fire wouldn't have started.
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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby GordonH » Aug 23rd, 2017, 10:55 am

^^^ nature did not create the power lines. Again only truly natural way fire starts is a lightning strike
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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby gman313 » Aug 23rd, 2017, 11:29 am

spontaneous combustion - usually in man made pile of stuff but it can happen naturally too

volcanoes can cause fires. As can molten rock near the surface.

and of course fire breathing dragons

many ways
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Re: Hwy 33 wildfire

Postby Woodenhead » Aug 23rd, 2017, 11:34 am

We should just rename this sub-forum to "Fire Speculation". Every thread is the same crap.
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