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Not "common sense" to go around a road block.
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It's all a small dot on the map til it's in you're back yard.

Thanks for posting that Glacier kinda humbling and put things into perspective. :up:
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Anyone know if we are allowed back home if we go in to work? I am thinking they will only let local the residents through but not sure if I should pack an overnight bag. :132:
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With fire being unpredictable, I'd pack one no matter what.
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here's a good one....
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goldengirl wrote:Anyone know if we are allowed back home if we go in to work? I am thinking they will only let local the residents through but not sure if I should pack an overnight bag. :132:


You leave an area in alert and it moves into order...you're not gonna get back in.
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Barney Google wrote:
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It's all a small dot on the map til it's in you're back yard.

Thanks for posting that Glacier kinda humbling and put things into perspective. :up:

In any normal year, it's a pretty big fire. This map shows only about 15% of the province, but 80% of the fire activity, you're looking at the 1st, 2nd, and 5th largest fires in BC history here.

Of the 600+ fires in BC this year, Philpot is currently the 49th largest.
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What site did the fire map come from?
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Crazy question no one wants to contemplate I'm sure.

Did Philpott Road not have a landslide? Will this fire make slopes further unstable? Loss of vegetain and all? I hope the geotech engineers will be looking into this asap.
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Queen K wrote:Crazy question no one wants to contemplate I'm sure.

Did Philpott Road not have a landslide? Will this fire make slopes further unstable? Loss of vegetain and all? I hope the geotech engineers will be looking into this asap.


Yes. A couple of the Philpott family died in that accident, IIRC.

This fire is in a separate side valley that is not home to a flood-prone creek, as the landslide valley was.
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Is water action a sole hallmark to landslide activity? I thought deforestation and de-vegetation were hight up there too.

I see more people are being allowed back in, slowly. A great relief to many.

Barney Google, any personal up dates for us? :D
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All the fires went almost a week without activity, but things are starting up again in a big way. On the upside, Philpot only has 1 new dot today.

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Not to take this too far off track, but a little light reading on the Philpott slide:

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/f ... DE1992.pdf

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