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Re: Fire season is upon us
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2023, 10:53:03 PM »
Wow that is immense. Sorry about your house and land. Hope you get the cool and rain we started to get up here, ours has been mainly heavy showers. Went from 93F yesterday afternoon to 48F now. We've been quite fortunate in my immediate area, never been a fire since 1910. But we are surrounded by big open fields. The old timers when they cleared land back in the day, planted apple trees and a few yard maples. Breezy on these hills in winter, but low fire risk in summer.
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« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 06:29:03 AM »
Good luck to you guys.
There was a fire next to mine lot many years ago. 
It went out when it hit my land. Mine land in that area had not been logged so nothing for the fire to burn on. It just went out.
helped that the fire dept showed up with a 2 inch hose too. they ran it through the woods on the other road.
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« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 06:52:40 AM »
Whitepinejunky, My thoughts are with you. I hope your place makes it! 
I just woke up to an orange sun as the fires are smoking out the country. We have some in northern Ontario that are spreading smoke down here. My Daughter is on bugout alert in Sept Isle Quebec as the fires are only about 5 miles from town. They expect to evacuate 30,000 people this weekend. 
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« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 06:58:09 AM »
WhitePine sorry for your loss. Hope you are getting some of the rain we are.
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« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 07:36:56 AM »
The Shelburne County (Barrington) wildfire is now estimated at 23,000+ hectares. The largest wildfire in Nova Scotia in recorded history was the Trafalgar wildfire in 1976 at 13,000 hectares.

It's been a dry spring. It started off with exceptionally low snowfall winter past, and less than 1/3 our normal rainfall over the last few months. It has started raining today, and is forecasted to be cool and rainy over the next 5-7 days. 

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« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 08:55:09 AM »
WhitePine, sorry for your loss and hoping that you and your family are safe. 
Have you been able to get back to your home, or got any updates on your property ?
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« Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 09:25:35 AM »
Thanks guys, to clear things up Iím not entirely sure if my home has burnt down, but the fire absolutely rolled right through my land and went further north by about 8km. Had lots of various stuff barns and buildings out back Iím sure there is some damage somewhere. My mill was back in the woods as well. Iíve spent years of work babying that land and managing it, I hope all is not lost and if any, it just burned lightly in the understory.

 Had lots of mature white pine Iím hoping it didnít reach their canopy. I was last there Monday when I went back for a couple more valuables, it was a evacuated area, but I went up anyway, at that time the fire was about 100m from my place just around the corner, before that it was all scorched, could see for quite a ways through what use to be dense bush. Based on nasa and other satellite maps the fires burnt already through my place and there ainít much more fuel for it anymore but it could have a ďreburnĒ scenario but unlikely within the next few days as itís finally raining here.

If I have lost everything I will rebuild, Iíd clear cut the scorched trees and replant, and with a vengeance. I know there are some close to me who have confirmed lost their homes. 

Hereís another photo out in my back woods I took on Sunday right before evacuation, figured Iíd take one more walk in my woods just in case I wonít see it in that state again for a long time


 

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« Reply #28 on: Yesterday at 10:51:03 AM »
I must admit that wouldn't have your attitude if I was on the same situation but then again, not much you can do about it. I hope the damage you have is minimal.
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« Reply #29 on: Yesterday at 12:05:15 PM »
Wow WhitePiney I sure hope and pray that you donít suffer severe damage from that fire !

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« Reply #30 on: Yesterday at 03:11:30 PM »
I must admit that wouldn't have your attitude if I was on the same situation but then again, not much you can do about it. I hope the damage you have is minimal.
Truthfully it ainít been easy the first couple days, it was surreal, got teary eyed a couple times, but Iíve been through the motions over the course of the week and Iíve accepted all possibilities now.
Iím antsy to get back and assess and rebuild if need be, may be another 3-4 days atleast 
Tiny silver lining will be no ticks for quite awhile I guess, and fertile soil 

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« Reply #31 on: Yesterday at 06:20:48 PM »
Just talking to my brother who runs a tractor trailer for moving heavy equipment around, he has been in the fire zone since Tuesday moving a 45 ton excavator once in a while, when not moving it he has to wait around in case the fire gets too close so he can take the excavator away. No sure where he was exactly yesterday but said he was watching the fire go by a few hundred feet up the road and was amazed at the sound. After a bit the excavator operator and the feller buncher guy decided it was too close so he went and hauled them out. (maybe Thomasville)

He was saying that there is getting to be quite a bit of gear down there trying to make a wide fire brake some were around 12 feller bunchers, 6 to 8 dozers (D6 & D8 ), and not sure how many excavators, he did mention that there were some guys putting together a very large excavator that arrived on several trucks.

Because he has local knowledge of the roads he has been trying to help other float drivers from away by telling them which roads to take and avoid when moving gear, the D8 (14' blade) and a long truck and trailer they were going to move to the Shelburne water treatment plant was too wide and long to go down a lot of those old narrow streets, we were wondering how many stop signs are knocked over.  

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« Reply #32 on: Yesterday at 06:32:03 PM »
Lots of the local heavy equipment contractors on the job, Iím not sure on the whereabouts of all the dozer breaks but I think one up by birch town and clements pond corner, not positive, but just deciphering what they are saying in the radio scanner and watching what the helos and air tankers are doing I kind of puzzled it together. 
The local volunteer FDs have done a great job working around the clock. Theyíre all getting experience in thatís for sure, this fire will be spoken of for over 100 years around here. 


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