Ashcroft (Elephant Hill)

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^ No, the fire is on the east side of the highway.
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Pretty amazing MODIS satellite image of elephant Hill fire last weekend...
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^ Also shows Hanceville, 100 Mile, Williams Lake fires, etc.

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That's right too. Heading up there Thursday. Anyone up for a roadtrip?
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Estimated at 58,363 hectares. It received some rain yesterday but it sounds like some areas are still very active.
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Making the trek from 'Berta, to Kamloops, then on to Whistler Thursday. I note all outlets show 97 open thru Cache Creek - fire has moved NE or? Will take an alternate route if risk of closure.
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bodmanza wrote:Making the trek from 'Berta, to Kamloops, then on to Whistler Thursday. I note all outlets show 97 open thru Cache Creek - fire has moved NE or? Will take an alternate route if risk of closure.

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tsayta wrote:
bodmanza wrote:Making the trek from 'Berta, to Kamloops, then on to Whistler Thursday. I note all outlets show 97 open thru Cache Creek - fire has moved NE or? Will take an alternate route if risk of closure.

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Irony. Drove through elephant Hill yesterday. Sitting up okanagan park right now. There is more fuel here post 2003 fires than what this Ashcroft fire had to start with. Perhaps the people saying "nah nothing to worry about on Okanagan mountain Park, we already had a fire..." is plain wrong
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tsayta wrote:Sitting up okanagan park right now. There is more fuel here post 2003 fires than what this Ashcroft fire had to start with.


Irony... 100 years of fire suppression has interrupted the natural disturbance cycles, creating unnatural fuel loading. We need to treat these areas in the spring to create areas just like Ashcroft. In essence the answer is, to create buffer zones around our communities that are more prone to fire, and experience faster rates of spread.

... cause that'll work out well.

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tsayta wrote:Irony. Drove through elephant Hill yesterday. Sitting up okanagan park right now. There is more fuel here post 2003 fires than what this Ashcroft fire had to start with. Perhaps the people saying "nah nothing to worry about on Okanagan mountain Park, we already had a fire..." is plain wrong


It's not uncommon for an area to burn twice in a short time span. The combination of thick grassy fuels that typically grow after a fire & dead trees that fall (usually 10-20 years) after a fire can produce quite a heavy ground fuel load.
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tsayta wrote:Irony. Drove through elephant Hill yesterday. Sitting up okanagan park right now. There is more fuel here post 2003 fires than what this Ashcroft fire had to start with. Perhaps the people saying "nah nothing to worry about on Okanagan mountain Park, we already had a fire..." is plain wrong

and yet its still open I have emailed the idiots at parks twice every park in this area is closed except that one which puts myself and family at risk and they do nothing with the amount of traffic its not if its when another fire starts
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A backburn has backfired, and gotten out of control. They have evacuated more homes between Loon Lake and Mound Road, giving people just 5 minutes notice to get out.
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Northwest flank is getting close to Clinton. Looks very active.
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