Little White / Gillard fire

Fire-related topics
stardriftinhorses
Newbie
Posts: 39
Joined: Feb 20th, 2007, 8:33 pm

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by stardriftinhorses »

Bedford Road taken 10 min ago
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
nikkiferrell78
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Jun 18th, 2012, 8:30 am

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by nikkiferrell78 »

Any updates on this fire looking pretty crazy from the lower mission area.
Farmmaa
Grand Pooh-bah
Posts: 2993
Joined: Sep 24th, 2013, 6:46 am

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by Farmmaa »

Rwede wrote:
About the distance it takes to smoke 3 cigarettes, with a pee break at 14.


Enough. Seriously. We don't need another thread of " it was smokers..fine them, ban them, blah, blah."

Fire info. Not ridiculous speculation
User avatar
gsc
Board Meister
Posts: 500
Joined: Nov 28th, 2010, 9:06 pm

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by gsc »

a couple pics we took today.. glad we didn't get stuck with how fast the wind changed... here are the pics I said I would post that we took... we will also be taking our cameras out later and posting more pics. so check out our page and that's where all the photos will be posted.. we tried to add them on here but the file was to larger..
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zero-Cle ... 8105206633
User avatar
Fancy
Insanely Prolific
Posts: 63457
Joined: Apr 15th, 2006, 6:23 pm

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by Fancy »

Thanks for sharing - pretty unnerving for you I'm sure.
Truths can be backed up by facts - do you have any?
Fancy this, Fancy that and by the way, T*t for Tat
User avatar
Barney Google
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3875
Joined: Feb 6th, 2010, 9:10 am

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by Barney Google »

A few weeks ago I posted the suggestion that perhaps we should consider restricting or limiting back country access...I got completely bashed for making such a heinous suggestion. Wonder what people think now? I think, and please do correct me if I am wrong, at least 50% of these fires are human caused. When the forests are so dry I would think that logically limiting access would at least cut down on the percentage of fires caused. I live out here in the Bush Country where we watch the skies and forests every day...it's not fun folks to worry that you might loose everything you have in this World. A LOT of people already have. With the situations we are under now every time I hear or see someone out in the hills either 4 x 4ing or on a motor bike or even hiking or riding a horse...it scares the *bleep* out of some of us.

Sorry for the rant...

...now back on topic...can't find any new news anywhere on this fire. Winds are light up here in the Joe Rich Valley and switch slowly from one direction to another. We can see the big plumb over the top of the hills and smell the smoke.
“Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away and barefoot. ”
- Unknown
User avatar
tsayta
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3701
Joined: Feb 1st, 2006, 8:25 pm

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by tsayta »

I'm trying to remember... In 2003 did they do that? Was there a backcountry closure?
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
WW
Veovis
Guru
Posts: 6966
Joined: Apr 19th, 2007, 3:11 pm

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by Veovis »

tsayta wrote:I'm trying to remember... In 2003 did they do that? Was there a backcountry closure?


Most certainly but I think the main reason was that all of the back country was currently on fire.......
mpadt
Newbie
Posts: 37
Joined: Oct 6th, 2005, 3:09 pm

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by mpadt »

Barney Google wrote:A few weeks ago I posted the suggestion that perhaps we should consider restricting or limiting back country access...I got completely bashed for making such a heinous suggestion. Wonder what people think now? I think, and please do correct me if I am wrong, at least 50% of these fires are human caused. When the forests are so dry I would think that logically limiting access would at least cut down on the percentage of fires caused. I live out here in the Bush Country where we watch the skies and forests every day...it's not fun folks to worry that you might loose everything you have in this World. A LOT of people already have. With the situations we are under now every time I hear or see someone out in the hills either 4 x 4ing or on a motor bike or even hiking or riding a horse...it scares the *bleep* out of some of us.

Sorry for the rant...

...now back on topic...can't find any new news anywhere on this fire. Winds are light up here in the Joe Rich Valley and switch slowly from one direction to another. We can see the big plumb over the top of the hills and smell the smoke.



I am from Montana....and that is what they do there. They have gates that are there year round, and so they can close the gates for whatever reason, or anytime they need to....It works great there...maybe to spend a few bucks will save a whole lot more bucks.....just saying.
User avatar
BoB76
Guru
Posts: 7104
Joined: Nov 26th, 2007, 6:01 pm

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by BoB76 »

removed.
Last edited by Triple 6 on Aug 27th, 2015, 8:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: off topic comment removed.
You can't fix stupid........BUT you can dress them up and over pay them to teach your kids!
strew
Newbie
Posts: 41
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:01 am

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by strew »

From McKenzie Bench I can see flames at the top of the ridge . They look pretty bright
User avatar
gsc
Board Meister
Posts: 500
Joined: Nov 28th, 2010, 9:06 pm

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by gsc »

Fancy wrote:Thanks for sharing - pretty unnerving for you I'm sure.

Thanks and we will be posting up lots more pics for every one to see.. yes it was a little scary to be that close haha but it was all ok .
User avatar
Barney Google
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3875
Joined: Feb 6th, 2010, 9:10 am

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by Barney Google »

tsayta wrote:I'm trying to remember... In 2003 did they do that? Was there a backcountry closure?

You bet they did...that didn't stop people though. Up here in The Rich...we had a 'respected professional' who just ripped down the barriers and took her dogs and riding horses out onto the trails anyway. Told one of the neighbours that saw her doing it, "this doesn't apply to me...I can go wherever I want whenever I want" It's attitudes like that that have us in the situations we are in now. I'm really surprized the bans haven't been put into place yet. Not that it stops anyone cause we don't have the resources to police it but at least if someone sees a vehicle out there they can report the license number.
“Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away and barefoot. ”
- Unknown
User avatar
Barney Google
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3875
Joined: Feb 6th, 2010, 9:10 am

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by Barney Google »

Reports just in are saying this fire is not growing...hopefully tomorrow we will get a little cooler temps and some rain. Crossing our fingers and toes and eyes...
“Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away and barefoot. ”
- Unknown
Snickerdoodle
Board Meister
Posts: 534
Joined: Jul 29th, 2005, 11:16 am

Re: Little White / Gillard fire

Post by Snickerdoodle »

tsayta wrote:I'm trying to remember... In 2003 did they do that? Was there a backcountry closure?


Actually they did NOT! At least not all the parks were closed. I lived up on the last house going up to Little White back during the 2003 fire, and we would call the province and beg them to close Myra Canyon Park and they would not.

They did close certain area's like Knox Mtn and a few other smaller interface parks, but the larger areas they did not close them until after the fire. And even then there was a notice put up saying park closed due to unsafe conditions. So not concerned about future fire risk, just concerned about their butts getting sued if someone fell down a tree well or a dead standing tree fell on them.

Return to “Fire Watch 2015”