posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 02:04 AM
Originally posted by Wookiep
reply to post by Trillium
Thank you for sharing that, I didn't know! What's up with the news not reporting tens of thousands being evacuated? This fire is in the CITY now,
and it's total chaos. Doesn't national news find that somewhat interesting?
Know what you mean same thing happen here our CBC & CTV took
about a week or more to get in line with something for 30 second BIG FAIL
Best new's we got was from people with scanner and then posting on Facebook
right to the minute report here a bit
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.
Local info on Facebook from scanner and eyewitness