Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Drip_Torch » Jun 12th, 2015, 1:24 pm

The Mars? Isn't that in Florida yet?

Might want to keep this one in the back pocket... (Bigger, better more...)



There you go Bob, that should liven things up. LoL, what can say? I always cheer for the home team - even when they're playing the away game.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Bretbaby » Jun 12th, 2015, 2:15 pm

The rain didn't help much I guess:

"A wildfire near Lytton has grown to 1,500 hectares as of this morning, mainly due to controlled burn-offs of potential fuel on the forest floor by fire crews.

Sixty firefighters and four helicopters are working to contain the blaze, along with an incident management team that has set up a command post in the area.

A cold front was expected to move in this morning, which may cause erratic winds, according to Melissa Klassen, fire information officer with the the B.C. Wildlife Management Branch. These winds are expected to be similar in strength to Thursday's, gusting from 60 to 80 km/h.

The Lytton First Nation has ordered 10 properties to be evacuated, and residents in another 60 to 65 homes are on evacuation alert.

Fire information officer Melissa Klassen of says reports of a burning structure have yet to be confirmed.

A small amount of rain fell in the area this morning, though Klassen says a significant amount of precipitation is needed to help crews fighting the blaze.

The blaze is still zero per cent contained"
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 12th, 2015, 6:34 pm

Bretbaby wrote:The rain didn't help much I guess:


Actually it helped a lot. The fire isn't even pulling a column of smoke together. Definitely rank 1.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Bretbaby » Jun 12th, 2015, 8:21 pm

Quailize wrote:
Actually it helped a lot. The fire isn't even pulling a column of smoke together. Definitely rank 1.


I was going by what the fire information officer said.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 12th, 2015, 10:38 pm

Hardly even noticeable.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 13th, 2015, 9:23 am

There will be a warming trend in Lytton over the next 4 days starting tomorrow. It will likely take a while to contain this fire due to the steep terrain.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 14th, 2015, 11:30 am

Fridays rain seems to be wearing off and the wind is causing fire behavior to increase slightly.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 14th, 2015, 9:34 pm

There's a flare up on that ridge but it appears to be within the perimeter.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 14th, 2015, 9:54 pm

It's very active in that spot.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 14th, 2015, 10:26 pm

It looks like a fairly serious flare up now.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby canuck500 » Jun 14th, 2015, 11:02 pm

According to the news releases on the wildfire management branch page + the wmb facebook page they are conducting burn off operations of the fire when conditions permit.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 14th, 2015, 11:17 pm

I don't think they'd do a burn off at night, there'd be no air support if things got out of hand and it would be too dangerous for firefighters to be out on the steep slopes in the dark.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby canuck500 » Jun 14th, 2015, 11:23 pm

Although it's not common to do burn off operations they did do them a few evenings ago http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/Wildfir ... txtMethod=
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 15th, 2015, 12:23 pm

Some hot and windy weather could potentially challenge suppression efforts.

Today - Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Risk of thunderstorms over northern sections late this afternoon. Local smoke. High 32. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight - Clearing late this evening. Risk of thunderstorms over northern sections early this evening. Local smoke. Low 14.

Tue, 16 Jun - Mainly sunny. Local smoke. Wind becoming south 40 km/h gusting to 60 in the morning. High 29.
Night - Clear. Low 17.
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Re: Cisco Road Wildfire (near Lytton)

Postby Frisk » Jun 15th, 2015, 1:08 pm

It's quite active up on the western slopes.
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