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I probably woke up in a bad mood this morning but what's the deal with this year's fire season?

-if I see one more news report that uses the term 'tinder' dry, I'm gonna scream. What the heck is a tinder anyways? Surely we can find a new word.

-why is every fire assumed to be started by a smoker?

-why are boaters and drone operators so dumb?

-why is there 7 smoke forums?

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You may wanna take cover.
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Breaking News:For a rank one spot fire.
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trapp wrote:Breaking News:For a rank one spot fire.

"It was caused by a cigarette and it's like 2003 all over again!!!1!"
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And why is it always a "wildfire?"

As opposed to a domesticated fire, I suppose?
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OREZ wrote:And why is it always a "wildfire?"

As opposed to a domesticated fire, I suppose?



True. I always knew them as forest fires, not wildfires. Now, if said forest fire spread to the size of the Stickpin fire, OK, that's a wildfire. A "wildfire" in Narramata, put out with a garden hose is not really a wild fire!
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I think it's time to take down the fire forum once threads like this start popping up.
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Domesticated fire = in your fireplace or wood stove. lol
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OREZ wrote:And why is it always a "wildfire?"

As opposed to a domesticated fire, I suppose?


At one time the Forest Service was responsible for "Forest Fires". Now it is British Columbia Wildfire Service, thus the term "Wildfires". Over time many terms have changed in fire fighting. For instance we used to have a "fire boss", we now have an "Incident Commander" (IC). Water Bombers are now correctly called "Air Tankers". Many new terms are now inline with standardization of "Incident Command", an International standard of organization and terminology for dealing with any disaster.
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Why can't the media specifically Castanet get some of the terminology right. Fire Centers and Fire Zones have been around since the 90's yet I still read "Kamloops Fire District"
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Quailize wrote:I think it's time to take down the fire forum once threads like this start popping up.


why? it's a valid rant. those of us who live it, should be able to *bleep* about it.
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Darned tootin' Triple 6. Some of us need to vent sometimes!
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wish the smoke would vent elsewhere
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Fancy wrote:wish the smoke would vent elsewhere


Hey here's idea, since we have election going on. Get all those politicians to come and blow all that hot air towards the smoke. Valley would be vented in no time. lol
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Fancy wrote:wish the smoke would vent elsewhere


I'm heading to work soon, so I'll be able to vent some smoke outta my ears and butt.

On a very slightly more serious note, I have a perfect view of Little White & area from my deck here up in Joe Rich - can't see any smoke from those new fires there at all, because of all the other friggin' smoke. GO AWAY, SMOKE, SO I CAN SEE THE SMOKE!
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