Fire Philpot and 33

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Fire Philpot and 33

Postby KVRNut » Aug 24th, 2017, 12:55 pm

Fire crews are responding to a fire at Philpot and Hwy 33. RCMP requested for tactical evacuation of Philpot. Units from Ellison, Rutland and Main Hall responding. Air support requested. Hwy 33 closed.
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby Barney Google » Aug 24th, 2017, 12:59 pm

Winds are blowing hard up here. It's going fast
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby KVRNut » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:00 pm

That's what I hear on the scanner. Fire described as massive. They're calling for a full evacuation of the entire area.
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby ferri » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:03 pm

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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby youjustcomplain » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:08 pm

hopefully it is just rank 3 as Castanet reports. With these winds, that fire could just explode. :(
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby Barney Google » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:15 pm

It's burning pretty fast. The winds up here are really going hard. Haven't seen air support yet. Our place is about a mile as the crow flies from the start location
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby gman313 » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:15 pm

forecast is for 30 gusting t0 50k until evening
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby KVRNut » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:16 pm

Air support is on the way. Have been asked by KFD to hit it with everything they've got. Hopefully you're upwind of the fire...
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby KVRNut » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:18 pm

They're working on evacs from Cardinal Creek to east boundary so if you're in that area, get ready to leave.
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby Woodenhead » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:19 pm

Looks like it's going to be an interesting evening up here in Joe Rich...
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby Barney Google » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:23 pm

Oh yeah it will be Woodenhead. Sounds like air crews have arrived
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:24 pm

Barney Google wrote:It's burning pretty fast. The winds up here are really going hard. Haven't seen air support yet. Our place is about a mile as the crow flies from the start location

get ready to go . this could be the bad one
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby KVRNut » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:25 pm

That should be Bird Dog overhead with tanker not far behind.
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Re: Fire Philpot and 33

Postby WalterWhite » Aug 24th, 2017, 1:31 pm

Oh man - hoping for the very best to all those in the Joe Riche area, and to those residents already here on these forums.

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