Rock Creek Wildfire

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Bretbaby
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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MoparPrincess wrote:They must have meant 3.5 hectares, its at 4.1 according to wildfire bc website


Can you share a link?

Everything I'm reading is 350, but who knows...
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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They just confirmed on Global BC that it is at 350 Hectares.
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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Bretbaby wrote:
Can you share a link?

Everything I'm reading is 350, but who knows...

http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?s ... 2955244847
This is a link to the interactive map. Zoom in and click on the rock creek fire. It will give you the information on the fire as they update it. but as of right now, still says 4.1


N60584

Date of discovery: 00:00:00 08/13/2015
Suspected Cause: Person
Approximate Location: West of Rock Creek
Estimated Size: 4.1 HA
Fire Status: New
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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The BC Wildfire Service is the source of the fire stats:
http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/Wildfir ... asp?ID=569
They estimate it at 350 hectares
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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vinnied wrote:http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?s ... 2955244847
This is a link to the interactive map. Zoom in and click on the rock creek fire. It will give you the information on the fire as they update it. but as of right now, still says 4.1


N60584

Date of discovery: 00:00:00 08/13/2015
Suspected Cause: Person
Approximate Location: West of Rock Creek
Estimated Size: 4.1 HA
Fire Status: New


Thank you!
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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Jeez, this is scary. Being a Scots outsider looking in, but with Canadian relatives and friends, this disturbs me as I know it does all of you. Maybe a stupid question but when people provide camp sites such as this in BC or other parts of your country shouldnt they be made to provide a fire-safe shelter on ground. I'm sure they could provide a bunker of sorts that has safe haven for a day or more until they can be reached or at least a chance of being reached?
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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West of Rock Creek (N60584)

Last updated: Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Location: Near Rock Creek
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Discovered: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Size: 350.0 hectares (estimated)

Status: Active
• 0% contained
The BC Wildfire Service and local fire departments are responding to a rapidly growing wildfire near Rock Creek.

Both Highway 3 and 33 have been closed. Please check DriveBC for further details.

Interface: Interface Interface Fire
Evacuation Order is in effect.

Evacuation Alerts and Orders are being put in place by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. Find info here: http://www.rdkb.com/

No further details available at this time.

Cause: Under Investigation

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Fire cache age: 8/13/2015 5:28:32 PM - 187 of 300 seconds.
Link cache age: 8/13/2015 5:08:23 PM - 1396 of 1800 seconds.
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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Braveheart1314 wrote:Jeez, this is scary. Being a Scots outsider looking in, but with Canadian relatives and friends, this disturbs me as I know it does all of you. Maybe a stupid question but when people provide camp sites such as this in BC or other parts of your country shouldnt they be made to provide a fire-safe shelter on ground. I'm sure they could provide a bunker of sorts that has safe haven for a day or more until they can be reached or at least a chance of being reached?


Good question indeed Braveheart1314.......aye this is scary all round, wishing for the best possible outcome which is all we can can do at this moment.
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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great idea , but will never happen from govt.
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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Braveheart1314 wrote:Jeez, this is scary. Being a Scots outsider looking in, but with Canadian relatives and friends, this disturbs me as I know it does all of you. Maybe a stupid question but when people provide camp sites such as this in BC or other parts of your country shouldnt they be made to provide a fire-safe shelter on ground. I'm sure they could provide a bunker of sorts that has safe haven for a day or more until they can be reached or at least a chance of being reached?

this sounds like a firey grave to me
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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i hope everyone is ok and the bridge doesn't burn down.i have been going to this campground for over 20 years. we used to go back in the mines across the creek when i was a teenager.it is one of the best campgrounds around our area and it is very well kept.
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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I drove right past the fire on Highway 3 a couple of hours ago before they closed the highways and it was already really bad then. It was burning extensively and aggressively right beside the highway on the north side of the hairpin with a second smaller aggressive grass fire again immediately beside the highway about 3/4 of the way up the hill from the hairpin. I saw one fixed-wing aircraft flying around but there were no visible firefighters on scene when I went through - just some locals with rakes and such and a small tank truck and some hoses. Significant burning and smoke though from both fires. The temperature was 39 degrees at the time with strong gusty winds. Terribly dangerous conditions overall. There was also another pretty significant smoke column that appeared to be just south of the border between Bridesville and Osoyoos and the wind appeared to be blowing it north so there may be another significant issue in the area soon as well.
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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Question : Is there a wooden bridge in the area that could burn?
This will be a dangerous fire tonight I believe.
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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artifact cat wrote:Question : Is there a wooden bridge in the area that could burn?
This will be a dangerous fire tonight I believe.

there is wooden bridges all across that river from rock creek up into the christian valley
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Re: Rock Creek Wildfire

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There are horses that need help if anyone is in the area? Even to maybe let them out? I attached the help request from Facebook.
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