Fire on Westside Road

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We need to bury powerlines in wind prone area's
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Hassel99 wrote:We need to bury powerlines in wind prone area's


I 100% agree!!!
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Off-topic comments have been removed. Fire threads are so people can get the latest info without having to wade through a bunch of off-topic comments. General discussion thread is here viewtopic.php?f=111&t=67336
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They attacked this fire hard, glad there is some progress!
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Hats off to those who attended this fire in difficult conditions, it was pretty hairy for awhile there. ~156 properties evacuated in the dark with downed powerlines around...no easy task. Bird dog currently sizing it up at 35ha with ugly perimeter, tanker action commencing shortly.

Special thanks to Dr. Oz for opening his doors yet again for those in need, much respect!
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Wildfire 3 wrote:Hats off to those who attended this fire in difficult conditions, it was pretty hairy for awhile there. ~156 properties evacuated in the dark with downed powerlines around...no easy task. Bird dog currently sizing it up at 35ha with ugly perimeter, tanker action commencing shortly.

Special thanks to Dr. Oz for opening his doors yet again for those in need, much respect!

What do you mean by "ugly perimeter"?
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Probably jagged, through canyons, irregular
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tsayta wrote:Probably jagged, through canyons, irregular


Yep, + heavy fuel loads, in people's yards, moving uphill spreading, etc.


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Thanks for the info.
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Fire size updated, 52.5ha

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Date of discovery: 00:00:00 08/21/2016
Suspected Cause:
Approximate Location: Bear Creek
Estimated Size: 52.5 HA
Fire Status: Fire of Note
Fire of Note Page: Bear Creek


Castanet: http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... htm#173906
Source: http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?s ... 2955244847
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I really think we should have like a preventative water sprinkler system that works like a wall of water so it stops fire... all along the residential area or perimeter of the city. I know it will be insane amount to build, but I think it is a good idea considering where we live, and what happened to the Fort Mac.

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I'm no expert but I think a big fire can spot several hundred metres ahead. It could easily therefore jump that sprinkler line. In fact, from where I was sitting last night, I saw the fire do this several times
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Cheaper to log a swath of trees and plant green leafy ones that arent so eager to burn

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