Central Okanagan fire history (See first post)

Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby Tony » Apr 15th, 2017, 5:10 am

The Rock Creek fire was pretty big, and there was property loss. Did I just miss it or is it not on the list? Good job, though. Great info, and yes, very disturbing to see how many are human causes.
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby Frisk » Apr 15th, 2017, 6:34 pm

Tony wrote:The Rock Creek fire was pretty big, and there was property loss. Did I just miss it or is it not on the list?


Rock Creek was notable but not in the central okanagan.
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby Tony » Apr 15th, 2017, 6:44 pm

Ya... figured that out after I re-read the title of the forum.... ;) :130:
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby tsayta » Apr 15th, 2017, 9:16 pm

Good thing the local snowpack surged to just above average in the last week
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby Fancy » Apr 16th, 2017, 6:14 am

tsayta wrote:Good thing the local snowpack surged to just above average in the last week

How so? A lot of these fires occur in late summer. First we have to be prepared for flooding (have had problems) and then after a heat wave we get prepared for fires (which happens).
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby tsayta » Apr 16th, 2017, 8:20 am

I think a decent snowpack will linger longer, keep the ground saturated longer, hopefully slow the drying out process
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby Frisk » Aug 5th, 2017, 5:05 pm

Added Nighthawk to the list.
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby Queen K » Aug 5th, 2017, 6:26 pm

And yesterdays Peachland fire too?
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby Frisk » Aug 5th, 2017, 6:38 pm

Queen K wrote:And yesterdays Peachland fire too?


Nah that one was still fairly small. The list would be overloaded if I added all the ones that size.
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby Glacier » Aug 5th, 2017, 9:42 pm

tsayta wrote:I think a decent snowpack will linger longer, keep the ground saturated longer, hopefully slow the drying out process

I think snowpack means nothing. All snowpack means is that there will be water during the summer. At the low to mid elevations the snow is long gone before fire seasons starts. By the start of summer the snowpack moisture is long gone too. The fire season is determined 100% by what kind of weather the summer gets. It doesn't take long for things to dry out even during a wet summer. Sometimes you get a really wet June and July, and then August hits, and by the end it's fires galore.
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby Frisk » Sep 14th, 2017, 2:59 pm

Added Philpott road and Finlay creek to the list. (See first post in topic)
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby Glacier » Sep 14th, 2017, 9:46 pm

tsayta wrote:I think a decent snowpack will linger longer, keep the ground saturated longer, hopefully slow the drying out process

Are you sure about that?
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history

Postby tsayta » Sep 15th, 2017, 7:43 am

Glacier wrote:
tsayta wrote:I think a decent snowpack will linger longer, keep the ground saturated longer, hopefully slow the drying out process

Are you sure about that?

Yup. I'm 100% sure I was hopeful it would slow down the drying out process
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history (See first post)

Postby Frisk » Jan 11th, 2019, 6:29 pm

I added the 2018 incidents to the list (see the first post in the thread). There was a lot of data to go through so let me know if I made a mistake somewhere.
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Re: Central Okanagan fire history (See first post)

Postby Catsumi » Jan 11th, 2019, 7:14 pm

Good job Frisk.

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