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devotinouswarrior wrote: Jul 10th, 2022, 7:57 am and who is keeping tabs on the arson crews for wild fire "services" ???
What is a arson crew ? What wildfire services are these arson crew going to do ?
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England now dealing with wild fires . That hasnt happened since before the last ice age

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captkirkcanada wrote: Jul 18th, 2022, 4:04 pm England now dealing with wild fires . That hasnt happened since before the last ice age

https://youtu.be/s_CSn3uYehs
Uncommon, sure. But hasn't happened since before the last ice age is a little bit of an overstatement. Didn't watch the video... perhaps there's a qualifier I missed in it.

FYI... (cut and paste from WILDFIRE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: STATUS AND KEY ISSUES.)
The United Kingdom has a temperate climate that is not usually associated with wildfire, yet wildfires
occur annually. Severe fires by U.K. standards can occur in any year but became a significant hazard in drought years such as 1976, 1995, and 2003. One peat fire in the Peak District (Fig. 2) in April 2003 burned 3 square miles of moorland, including areas under statutory conservation protection. Smoke closed major roads and disrupted air traffic at Manchester Airport;
£2 million was ultimately required for restoration.

Another Peak District fire in July 2006 required 30 days of firefighting at a cost to taxpayers of approximately £1 million. A wildfire on the North York Moors in May 2010 resulted in the evacuation of more than 250 people from a campsite. Although these fires did not cause fatalities and are not on the same scale as those that occur in North America, Australia, or the
Mediterranean countries, they had negative impacts on ecosystem services in the short term, and represented a significant challenge to Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) resource resilience and service delivery.
We live in a world on fire and there's no shortage of interesting international wildfire situations taking place today.
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Lol not with the record temps they have . This is new for europe within human times . .

Air conditioning is still uncommon in many British and European households — until recently, it hasn’t been viewed as a necessity. Without cooling resources, humans have a significantly elevated risk of medical emergencies or death during extreme heat events. That’s especially true for certain vulnerable groups of people, like the elderly, the unhoused and those with preexisting medical conditions.

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London has now called the heat and fire situation a major emergency . Over 1000 folks have died from the heat and flames in europe . :200:
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On sky news they have been showing from helicopter the fire situation on the outskirts of london . I can assure you , london hasnt seen anything like this in human times in this area .
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Weather network is saying orgeon will be the hottest part of the coming heat event . In to mid 40c's so that could be a real danger zone for fires .

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There is a big fire near/in Lind Washington. They have evacuated the entire town: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/ ... -362015864
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ferri wrote: Aug 4th, 2022, 3:18 pm There is a big fire near/in Lind Washington. They have evacuated the entire town: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/ ... -362015864
^^^. From ferri’s link_:

Horrid as this situation is, get this….
Bryan Kirkendall, a manager at Jim’s Market, said the grocery store will stay open until the normal time, 6 p.m. The store has been busy, supplying water, food and emergency supplies.

The internet is down, so he can’t take card payments, but he is accepting IOUs.The store is also offering free goods to those who have lost their homes
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Video of big bear fire in california . It is amazing how fast fires spread there .

https://youtu.be/ju4PAaFwqfQ

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Video and quick update on the Fairview Fire . Condolances to the two lives lost .

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Some video of a active flank of the fairview fire

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Bolt fire in wash st sending ash to seattle

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captkirkcanada wrote: Sep 10th, 2022, 1:13 pm Bolt fire in wash st sending ash to seattle

https://twitter.com/BenjaminJurkovi/sta ... GIzAhBpacQ
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captkirkcanada wrote: Sep 10th, 2022, 1:13 pm Bolt fire in wash st sending ash to seattle

https://twitter.com/BenjaminJurkovi/sta ... GIzAhBpacQ
Is the Bolt fire where our bombers are headed for at the moment, from Penticton? They are between Tonasket and Riverside Washington.

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