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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2021, 07:39:57 PM »
The way fires are popping up and moving I may need all the speed I can get.
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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2021, 05:00:55 PM »
US, Northwest Pushing Limits of Firefighting Resources: 'Worst Possible Conditions'
 The Oregonian, July 17, 2021
 U.S. Forest Service leaders got a message from their top boss last Wednesday. Chief Vicki Christiansen, the agency's leader, announced that all Forest Service workers should immediately refocus their time and energy to address the country's worsening wildfire season. Fires were resisting control efforts, she said, and the West was bracing for more extreme weather in the coming months.
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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2021, 05:14:10 PM »
Id be prayin for rain if i was out yalls way. 
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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2021, 06:09:28 PM »
From my BIL in Kamloops, BC

The entire trestle bridge is gone.

Fire is coming over the hill and heat-rise lightening.
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2021, 09:08:34 PM »
Was that the CN trestle at Lytton? We are getting hammered and it's not over yet.
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2021, 09:50:12 PM »
He didn't say the place name, but said it was North of Hope, so could be.
Keeping fingers crossed for you guys out there Sawguy.
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2021, 10:06:16 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2021, 12:29:48 AM »
2021 burn area larger than 2020's so far.


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« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2021, 11:22:14 AM »
I am surprised there is anything left of northern California to burn! :( It is bad here this morning, can't see across town for the smoke People with respratory problems are having difficulty breathing and Covid masks make it worse. They are no longer mandatory in most places but many still wear them, may be for protection against the particulate which I can taste in the air.
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« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2021, 12:18:25 PM »
We have had air quality advisories and have had very hazy air for the past week here in northern NY - This page has an interesting map from NOAA that shows the smoke plumes and locations of fires New York issues air quality advisory as haze from wildfires reaches north country | State News | nny360.com

Stay safe out there, hoping for the best for those more directly impacted :-\

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« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2021, 01:25:51 PM »
Got a friend who leads a crew out here. Been pretty tough and looking to get tougher. Hiring practices at the FS don't help either. 
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« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2021, 02:47:32 PM »
I loaded the recycling to go to the depot this morning, the bags were covered with fly ash. One was partially welded shut from the heat! We are in for another hot spell later in the week so it won't get better anytime soon. People with allergies and resperatory problems have to be suffering.
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« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2021, 09:39:19 PM »
Eastern Washington has shut the woods down starting tomorrow Aug 2 at midnight for fire danger.

Working on third fire of the season.  Never been on a fire in July before this year.

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« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2021, 12:25:02 PM »
I loaded the recycling to go to the depot this morning, the bags were covered with fly ash. One was partially welded shut from the heat! We are in for another hot spell later in the week so it won't get better anytime soon. People with allergies and resperatory problems have to be suffering.
Did you get any rain out of this system passing through. I sure hope so. We had steady at times heavy rain all night last night and this morning. Thank the Lord no lightning with it.
It sure is holding the smoke down though. Heaviest yet, it canít go anywhere.
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« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2021, 03:30:03 PM »
Just enough to knock the dust down although it was sure welcome! It didn't clear the smoke, the valley is socked in solid. Kelowna airport, a major hub, is shut down. A good friend is really suffering with asthma but nothing anyone can do to help her.
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« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2021, 07:35:40 PM »
Eastern Washington has shut the woods down starting tomorrow Aug 2 at midnight for fire danger.

Working on third fire of the season.  Never been on a fire in July before this year.
We got a tiny baby fire out west here. 10 acres. I'm surprised they are even fighting it. Rain maybe friday. Humid enough here to keep working even though we've got an early shutdown. 
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« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2021, 10:16:24 PM »
Just enough to knock the dust down although it was sure welcome! It didn't clear the smoke, the valley is socked in solid. Kelowna airport, a major hub, is shut down. A good friend is really suffering with asthma but nothing anyone can do to help her.
The weather is forecast to change for the better by the weekend in this regard. Lets hope. The fires have been so intense and smoke so thick the air support has been grounded a lot of times. This weather break is so welcome. Some evacuation alerts have been removed and fire attack has been improved.
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« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2021, 11:33:32 PM »
Smoke Forecast - FireSmoke.ca 

This website is worth a look.
If you're seeing a lot of smoke in your area, this'll show you where it's coming from and whether a wind direction change will clear the air up.
BTW: normally I have to cut grass once a week. This year I've only cut four times since the snow melted. This drought is breaking 150 year weather records.
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« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2021, 01:36:41 AM »
"The art of felling timber" instagram has short clips of trees still burning being chain sawed down ahead of the fire crews putting water etc on hot spots.

You Tuber - 'Action of the Day' on the edge of the Dixie Fire before going into a post-burn Greenville, California August 2021.


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« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2021, 02:14:46 PM »
We are actually getting some relief from the smoke, it is a pleasant day for a change. The alert for the town south of us has been lifted for the moment but everyone is still on edge.
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