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Offline SSL Clint

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forest fires in BC.
« on: July 11, 2017, 01:37:19 am »
Hi all. Clint here working in Princeton Bc.  We got a burner ripping. 4000 plus acres (2000) hectares. 4 skidders on with water tanks. Keeps jumping gaurd. 150 plus fires burning in the province now. 330 000 hectares burned. close to 700 000 acres . homes and airports gone up north. its on youyube. ill keep ya in the loop.  nite .
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 09:42:18 am »
Stay safe!

I enjoyed fire school as a student and worked several fires but dry high altitude conifer fires are their own special animal.  Ironic since the SW of the US had such a good snowpack last year. 

Hope you get it contained.  Curious if the BC agencies do much controlled burning? 

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 12:17:32 pm »
Clint, ya wanna try keeping all that smoke contained?  ;D We are near Armstrong, I can't see across the valley this morning and the air stinks. We just got through dealing with flooding from high snow pack and a sudden melt, now this.
The fires are racing through grasslands and stands of Ponderosa pine, the crews are really struggling to keep up and contain them. The weather isn't cooperating either, hot and dry for the next few weeks.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 07:51:00 pm »
Good luck with all sounds like it's going to be a bad year there again. Was about to travel down and help in the Kamloops when that area was burning.Watched a sawmill and all its inventory burn about 12mmmf  of inventory. Answered good luck again

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 10:06:03 am »
Sorry to hear about the fires.
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