Monte Lake Fire

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fire reported hw97

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Yet another wildfire has sparked in B.C.'s Interior, this time near Monte Lake.

The fire began Wednesday afternoon right beside Highway 97, in between Vernon and Kamloops, near the north end of Monte Lake.

The BC Wildfire Service is aware of the blaze, but has no information about its size or if they are responding to it at this time.

Photos of the fire show a large area of grass and trees burning on a hill on the east side of the highway.

A witness at the scene says there are no emergency vehicles there at this time.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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It is a good bet that this fire was caused by smoking material being thrown from a vehicle or a pedestrian smoking and throwing a butt. At any rate, there can be little doubt that it was human caused. That there are so many stupid people about defies the imagination.
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Treblehook wrote:It is a good bet that this fire was caused by smoking material being thrown from a vehicle or a pedestrian smoking and throwing a butt. At any rate, there can be little doubt that it was human caused. That there are so many stupid people about defies the imagination.


If there was no lightning in the area then next up is human caused.
Anyone driving in the area with a dash cam on, check it for possible butt throwers
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Smoking sheep?
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It may have been due to a vehicle parking on the roadside. There are idiots out there that have no clue how hot a car can get. Either way it WAS human caused and their undoubtedly will be people on this forum trolling with idiotic questions of "how do you know?". Well, because I am smarter than any idiot that would ask that question.
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JagXKR wrote:It may have been due to a vehicle parking on the roadside. There are idiots out there that have no clue how hot a car can get. Either way it WAS human caused and their undoubtedly will be people on this forum trolling with idiotic questions of "how do you know?". Well, because I am smarter than any idiot that would ask that question.
Penalties also need to increase 10 fold or more.

a vehical parking side the road is definatly human cause but in my opinion is not same catagory as chucking a smoke out the window or dropped from pedestrian unless they purposly parked in tall grass to see what might happen
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Monte Lake Fire

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https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#202796

Lots of houses and structures are under threat now.

Dry area, lots of grassoline and plenty of space to grow out.
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Truths can be backed up by facts - do you have any?
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Ya, I saw that after I started mine. Too bad the name of the fire wasnt' in the title.
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Anyone know the current status of the fire?
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Our 9:20pm update says that more properties are being told to evacuate because this wildfire has grown. The number of places evacuated is now 58. Read more:
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Thanks for combining the threads Troy. :130:

I am in fact very worried about those residences as I have several photographs from that area and know how old they are. There is one barn I'm particularly worried about, it's so ancient. And god forbid it goes to Barnhartvale Road.
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i just found out my buddys wife tried to put this fire out with water from her van . she did see someone throw a smoke out the window few cars up from her . her husband did work at kamloops airport before with the tankers so i feel confident she tried her hardest to put out some elses negligence. she said it got to hot to stay around .
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GordonH wrote:
Treblehook wrote:It is a good bet that this fire was caused by smoking material being thrown from a vehicle or a pedestrian smoking and throwing a butt. At any rate, there can be little doubt that it was human caused. That there are so many stupid people about defies the imagination.


If there was no lightning in the area then next up is human caused.
Anyone driving in the area with a dash cam on, check it for possible butt throwers
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thats my friends wifes post saigo.

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