Grand Forks

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Grand Forks

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Two separate fires continue to burn near Highway 3 in areas east of the community of Grand Forks.

The BC wildfire Service is helping to battle the larger of the two blazes, now estimated at 20 hectares in size in the Gilpin area east of the community.


http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-167618-3-.htm#167618
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Looks like its rippin. 20 minutes ago from my sister-in-law's place:

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Is that the grand forks one or the one near christina lake?
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Frisk wrote:Is that the grand forks one or the one near christina lake?

Pic taken from GF, this would be the 20ha one closer to GF if I have it right.
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It's been updated to 40ha, and a Birddog just departed Kelowna for GF.
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Updated to 100 hectares now
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Updated to 224ha - now has 72 firefighters, two helicopters, four pieces of heavy equipment and four air tankers actioning the fire...at current time no homes are at risk, thankfully.

EDIT: Controlled burns in progress, and the southern part has apparently been contained as well.
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That area needs to be burnt off so badly.

It used to burn every 10 years. Now we throw every available resource at it to stop what nature is trying to accomplish.

The mule deer, elk, and bighorn sheep are desperate for that fire to rejuvenate that area!
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Kinda looks like Ma Nature is taking things into her own hands. :)

According to the radar (provided it's right this time), GF area is getting a good soaking.

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