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Fire is growing. Fire is largest in Canada

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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Fire is growing. Fire is largest in Canada




UPDATER Thursday May 24 -8:50 p.m. TIMMINS - The fire is growing. Timmins Forest Fire No. 9, the largest fire that has occurred in the Timmins area in the last half century, has prompted the city to declare a state of emergency. The fire, now at more than 25,000 hectares, is now the largest fire in all of Canada, according to the Canadian Forest Fire Information Centre.
www.timminstimes.com...

(visit the link for the full news article)

www.timminstimes.com...


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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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Fire is growing. Fire is largest in Canada
Timmins firefighters fighting flames at Kamiskotia


Timmins has declared a state of emergency due to the massive Gogama forest fire which is estimated to be 10-times the size of the Kirkland Lake fire. The Timmins Airport has been closed. Kamiskotia & 6 other townships on the west side of Timmins are being evacuated. The Kidd Creek Mine night shift has been cancelled.
activefiremaps.fs.fed.us...


In care your coming up to vacation up here check first here
www.mto.gov.on.ca...


Heavy dark smoke hits Timmins. High winds whipping forest fire west of the city.
Fire has NOT crossed Highway 144 as of 2:30 p.m.
www.timminstimes.com...

Sure hope this does not turn in a repeats of 1911 great forest fire

The Great Porcupine Fire of 1911 was one of the most devastating forest fires ever to strike the Ontario northland. Spring had come early that year, followed by an abnormally hot dry spell that lasted into the summer. This created ideal conditions for the ensuing disaster, in which a number of smaller fires converged.
Porcupine, a community on the north side of Porcupine Lake, in the city of Timmins, Ontario, Canada, was the site of a huge gold discovery in 1907. On July 11, 1911, when the Porcupine Gold Rush was at its height, a gale from the southwest whipped some small bush fires into flames. As the fire gained strength, it engulfed the tinder-dry forest, razing everything in its path.

en.wikipedia.org...

www.collectionscanada.gc.ca...


More info
www.timmins.ca...

Local info on Facebook from scanner and eyewitness
www.facebook.com...
www.facebook.com...#!/groups/220402451412953/



(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:08 PM
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about time i know its only TIIMONS BUT THIS FIRE IS COMMING STRAIGHT FOR THE CITY,,ya its that bad.

and whats with the 80 degree weather????
its TIMMONS,,!!!!!!!!
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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by BobAthome
about time i know its only TIIMONS BUT THIS FIRE IS COMMING STRAIGHT FOR THE CITY,,ya its that bad.

and whats with the 80 degree weather????
its TIMMONS,,!!!!!!!!
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Ya and CTV gave it a 30 sec spot

quest it has to burn to the ground to make new



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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ok dont forget get the AMMO out,,dont want any FIREFIGHTERSdodging AMMO,,like the last time,,

its TIMMONS

so how were the Moose?,,and what other WILDLIFE will be heading YOUR WAY,,SOON?



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:27 PM
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* Late afternoon fire on Kamiskotia Highway under control

* City has issued a total water ban!!!! No sprinklers - turn them off please.
* City of Timmins declares state of emergency for west end of city due to SMOKE only - evacuations underway at Hydro Bay and Kamiskotia
* Night shift for May 24 cancelled at Kidd Mine Site
* Small grass fire ignited by downed hydro wire in Connaught under control

* Due to the current fire related emergency, the Municipal Hazardous Waste Day scheduled for this Saturday is cancelled. The City will re-schedule this important initiative in the near future. We apologize for the inconvenience.


MAYOR'S SPEAKING NOTES FROM 3 PM NEWS CONFERENCE

- Forest Fire Status is Extreme and fire behavior unpredictable due to high winds and temperatures

- Hydro Bay evacuated as a precaution and due to heavy smoke

- Dana Jowsey / Luker Lake area being evacuated

- Kamiskotia and 6 twps being evacuated

- City of Timmins set up welcome / registration centre for evacuees.

- Centre being manned by Canadian Red Cross

www.timminstoday.com...



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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This sounds really bad. I am hoping that
the fires can be contained without loss of
life and property.

Does anyone know of a map to show the
area the fires cover?



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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I'll send the rain to quench the fires in North America. It may take a while to manufacture the clouds. I only can make enough to cover a couple of acres in a week so it might take about twenty years.
If I was younger I could do a rain dance for more than ten minutes, Maybe someone could get an outdoor party started and hire a band. It usually rains at those sort of events.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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www.theweathernetwork.com...&stormfile=Wildfire_burns_near_Timmins__Ontario_21_05_2012?ref=ccbox_weather_topstories

thanks for the read.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Hope this gets contained. Be careful anyone from ATS up there...



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:17 PM
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We got a big fire here in the Upper Peninsula and also high winds. I hope it rains all weekend.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 12:05 AM
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Originally posted by crazydaisy
This sounds really bad. I am hoping that
the fires can be contained without loss of
life and property.

Does anyone know of a map to show the
area the fires cover?


Was on first post but here it is again
activefiremaps.fs.fed.us...



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 12:44 AM
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Here a few picture from there local new facebook page











posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:03 AM
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Originally posted by BobAthome
about time i know its only TIIMONS BUT THIS FIRE IS COMMING STRAIGHT FOR THE CITY,,ya its that bad.

and whats with the 80 degree weather????
its TIMMONS,,!!!!!!!!
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The CBC apparently doesn't consider this a news priority; no mention on either their
website, or the National!! Same goes for CTV. SHAME!!!!



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by BobAthome
reply to post by Trillium
 


ok dont forget get the AMMO out,,dont want any FIREFIGHTERSdodging AMMO,,like the last time,,

its TIMMONS

so how were the Moose?,,and what other WILDLIFE will be heading YOUR WAY,,SOON?



Well here one smart Moose he know forest don't burn twice at the same spot


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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 02:43 AM
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Well for the one that have a facebook page go here for more picture

www.facebook.com...#!/photo.php?fbid=10151736912165596&s et=a.10151736908125596.852882.724790595&type=1&permPage=1


www.facebook.com...#!/photo.php?fbid=10151737059560596&set=a.10151737601985596.852968.724790595&type=1&theater
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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 06:47 AM
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OMG this is really really bad. Hope they can contain this asap. Im in Ottawa Region and have family in North Bay not that far from the Blaze.


I'll be keeping a close eye on this one!! Thanks OP S&F (I haven't heard of this on any local news)

God bless all affected.

Teye22



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 07:08 AM
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hi from Georgian Bay
best of luck up there



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 07:29 AM
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Originally posted by Teye22
OMG this is really really bad. Hope they can contain this asap. Im in Ottawa Region and have family in North Bay not that far from the Blaze.


I'll be keeping a close eye on this one!! Thanks OP S&F (I haven't heard of this on any local news)

God bless all affected.

Teye22


Ya I quest CBC & CTV tv will only mention it after all the damage is done typical big new station
Also Timmins airport open again with some delay.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 07:48 AM
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Updater Friday May 25, 2012 – 08:00 a.m.– TIMMINS Forest Fire No. 9 is still growing and not under control. The largest forest fire in Canada continues to be the main focus of effort by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, the City of Timmins and all its emergency services.

The fire is burning in several townships in the far western area of the city with the leading edge of the fire being near the junction of Highway 101 West and Highway 144. Karen Passmore, information officer with the MNR, reported on a live CBC Radio chat this morning that the fire is greater than 31,000 hectares.

www.timminstimes.com...

More Updated info

www.theweathernetwork.com...&stormfile=Wildfire_burns_near_Timmins__Ontario_21_05_2012?ref=ccbox_homepage_category1

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Ho finally the CBC wake up and does something
www.cbc.ca...

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