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Fire is growing. Fire is largest in Canada

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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 09:38 AM
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Crap, those pictures are kinda scary.

I'm supposed to be flying out to Timmins on Sunday for a school trip to Sudbury. I live on the James Bay coast.

I hope everyone is all right down there.




posted on May, 25 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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Holly cr*p !
That pic with the orange sky is surreal.
Wonder when they will be sending CL-215 's.
Hope it gets under control.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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How does a fire start at this time of the year when it rains so much? something here seems fishy, but thanks for notifying me of this event, of course my news never covered this.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by SolidGoal
reply to post by Trillium
 

Holly cr*p !
That pic with the orange sky is surreal.
Wonder when they will be sending CL-215 's.
Hope it gets under control.



Last time I check there was 6 to 8 water bommer in the area
Also there was a few more on the way.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by michaelonats
How does a fire start at this time of the year when it rains so much? something here seems fishy, but thanks for notifying me of this event, of course my news never covered this.


Been rainning all around us
But Tmmins it's been around the 80"s for a week or more not good.
Very dry here



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 12:02 AM
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Here the lastest map



Also here more picture from there local facebook page

www.facebook.com...#!/photo.php?fbid=361092760618339&set=a.361090377285244.83433.160463210681296&type=1&theater



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 12:10 AM
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I live in one of of those area's, its the same every year, for the past twenty years I have delt with forest fires every spring, its a natural occurence.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 01:40 AM
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Timmins Fire Update – Friday, May 25, 2012 – 6:00 pm EST

– May 25, 2012Posted in: Forest Fire Updates, News Releases


Timmins Fire 9:
•High westerly winds gusting up to 60 km/hr this afternoon caused the fire to track east in some areas of the eastern perimeter of the fire, including the Cache Campground area on Kenogamissi Lake.
•The fire has not grown to the north.
•The fire is approximately 31,660 ha today.
•At this time, the fire is approximately 2 km south of Hwy 101 and approximately 30-35 km away from the City of Timmins.
•Values protection efforts continue with resources on a prioritized basis. Approximately 160 structures have been protected from the fire.
•Smoke and ash may continue to affect the City of Timmins and surrounding areas today.
•Smoke alerts have been issued throughout the area.
•Heavy winds are hampering suppression efforts this afternoon.

Timmins Fire 10
•Status: Currently at 20 ha; crew patrolling hotspots.

Timmins Fire 11
•Status: Out

Timmins Fire 12
•Status: Under Control

Timmins Fire 13
•Status: Under Control

Timmins Fire 14
•Status: Out

Timmins Fire 15
•Status: Not Under Control. Suppression efforts engaged; crews making progress.

Evacuations
•Old Mill Campground was evacuated due to Timmins Fire 15.
•An estimated 800 people have been evacuated from cottages, camps and campgrounds around Timmins.
•All evacuation orders remain in place.

Road Closures
•Highway 144 and Highway 101 continue to be closed.

Restriction
•The fire hazard remains high to extreme across the province. A restricted Fire Zone is in place for the Northeast Region.
•An Emergency Area Order remains place.


**Please note that any fact-based information about Timmins Fire 9 can be found at the following locations:
•The City of Timmins and MNR Websites.
•The City of Timmins Forest Fire Information Line: 705-360-8720 .
•The Timmins District MNR: 705-235-1300 .
•For Timmins District Fire information: (705) 235-1372
•For general fire questions: Wildfire Information Hotline ( 888-357-8422 )
•Smoke and health related questions: Telehealth Ontario ( 866-797-0000 )
•Health-related questions can be directed to the Porcupine Health Unit: 705-267-1181
•Evacuation/road closures, Kirkland Lake Municipal Office 705-568-9365 X221
•Smoke and health related questions: Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000
•OPP Highway Closure Information: 1-888-310-1122
•We are requesting people call the MTO at 1-800-268-4686 (option 2) to confirm the highway information prior to travelling.


www.timmins.ca...



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 02:05 AM
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With the wet weather expected to continue through the weekend, the Northwest region is continuing its support efforts for the eastern half of the province. Today 16 more FireRangers, 15 Overhead staff and 2 CL 415 Waterbombers were transferred over to the Northeastern Region. Bringing our total level of support up to over 200 FireRangers, 90 Overhead staff and over 30 Aircraft, both fixed wing and helicopters.

Sure hope that anoft to put it down



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 02:25 AM
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taped recently.

edit on 26-5-2012 by Shadow Herder because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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MNR in Ontario uses unique tactics to fight fires in the province. Value protection allows property to be saved.

www.facebook.com... 6yzXg



Photo Album
www.facebook.com...#!/groups/220402451412953/photos/

New photo of camp and lake
www.facebook.com...#!/photo.php?fbid=10151743113740596&set=a.10151742524670596.853492.724790595&type=1&theater



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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Cool,,well worth a bump,,
and
too all u Firefighters and CHIEF'S,,,
,,,out there,,,It's Canadian,
eh.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 06:36 PM
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New fire area map For May 26



Look like it jump the lake



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by Trillium
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the fire is greater than 31,000 hectares.


1 hectare = 2.47105381 acres

just thought is trow that in there just had a big conversation about this and we southern americans didnt know what a hectare was

best of wish to these canadians ive seen forest fires i hate them



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by ronnypeppers

Originally posted by Trillium
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the fire is greater than 31,000 hectares.


1 hectare = 2.47105381 acres

just thought is trow that in there just had a big conversation about this and we southern americans didnt know what a hectare was

best of wish to these canadians ive seen forest fires i hate them


Thank
Fire is now reported at 42,000 Hectares
Sure hope the rain help tonight



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:50 AM
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That's a nasty fire.
I wish for everyone worried my absolute wish
for it all to end, before it's hits neighborhoods.
Good luck and thanks to all your fire fighters .
When it's over take the Fire Stations BBQ
and Shiner Bock or whatever they like there, haha.

I live in the hill country in central Texas and we had
an awful summer last year that ended in a giant fire
that took out over 1,386 homes in Bastrop and 476 homes
in Steiner Ranch and surrounding fires.
Temperatures were over 100 degrees for over 85+ days that summer.
We were lucky, we had a big one
2 miles from our house, but it was contained well.
In 2010 we were evacuated because of a fire that ended up
60 ft from our house. (Excellent for adrenaline production)

When you see a fire fighter running down the hill
from a wall of flames with a concerned panicked look...
You leave.
He yelled, " 3 Minutes!"
We choked on smoke grabbing the 3 minutes
of things we could cram in the car.
The air was supernatural hot
and embers were starting to rain down.
Fire is awful .
To my friends and neighbors not so lucky;
I feel guilty for having luck on our side.
And we know how lucky we are.

Good luck to you, Canadian friends.
And remember the food and beer
for the fire fighters.(that includes
home owners with garden hoses)


Here's some images of the Texas wildfires 2011


www.google.com...



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Our north country must be totally dry this year.
I know the UP of Michigan has gotten less snow than usual for years....and I am guessing that areas to the east and north are the same.
On top of the milder than normal "winter" we had last season.

Right now there are two large fires in the UP....although not as big as the Ontario fire.
One was started by a lightning strike.
Upper Michigan fires



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Rainy weather having only a minimal effect on Timmins Forest Fire No. 9
Fire fighting will continue for several weeks. No more evacuees allowed to go home yet.



www.timminstimes.com...



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 12:11 AM
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Timmons,,get rain??


Can u put this out there,,
Forest / Wild Fire in Russia [Asia] on Thursday, 07 June, 2012 at 11:04 (11:04 AM) UTC.


A day of mourning has been declared in Tuva on Thursday after eight paratroopers perished while working to extinguish a blaze covering 500 hectares of land in the Siberian republic. Fourteen parachutists were dispatched Wednesday to put out the wildfire in the Bai-Taiginsky district of Tuva, the Siberian region on Russia's southern border with Mongolia. The troops became caught by a crown fire, one that burns the canopy of a forest, and only six were rescued. The bodies of the other eight paratroopers were found during the rescue effort. As of Thursday, there were 132 forest fires burning across Russia, covering an area of at least 2,900 hectares, according to the Federal Forestry Agency. In Tuva, there were 14 fires covering 873 hectares of forest.

Forest / Wild Fire in Russia [Asia] on Thursday, 07 June, 2012 at 11:04 (11:04 AM) UTC.



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 10:19 PM
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didnt know where else too post,,

Forest / Wild Fire in Labrador

The people of North West River and Sheshatshiu are being told to pack their bags and get ready to hit the road as a forest fire encroaches on the Labrador communities. The province issued an evacuation notice on Thursday: "Residents are encouraged to make the necessary preparations at home and heed warnings and instructions from local emergency officials in the community, as the forest fire situation continues." The growing forest fire is burning some 30 km north of the towns. The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Sheshatshiu Region
N 53° 31.122, W 60° 8.778

Provincial Fire Weather Index said it is burning at "extreme levels." About 1,700 people live in North West River and some 1,276 in Sheshatshiu.

hisz.rsoe.hu...



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