View topic - We're catching up to BC

It is currently September 18th, 2019, 8:38 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: We're catching up to BC
PostPosted: August 8th, 2017, 6:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: September 27th, 2008, 12:41 am
Posts: 846
Location: Warren, Manitoba
112 fires burning in Manitoba today with 12 new lightning starts since yesterday. Biggest fire is on the Fox River just north of the Hayes at 7250 hectares although it is likely much bigger since they last mapped it.


Attachments:
Fires Aug 8 2017.jpg
Fires Aug 8 2017.jpg [ 113.73 KiB | Viewed 1843 times ]
Fox River Fire 2017.jpg
Fox River Fire 2017.jpg [ 43.6 KiB | Viewed 1843 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 8th, 2017, 10:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: December 19th, 2006, 8:47 pm
Posts: 8929
Location: Rattlesnake Pond ME
Nooo
But are any natural causes and good for the forest?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 9th, 2017, 6:28 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: September 27th, 2008, 12:41 am
Posts: 846
Location: Warren, Manitoba
lrc, these are all lightning fires. We have storms going through today so we may get some more.

The majority of human caused fires come in the Spring when people first get back out into the country and don't think of what they are doing. Of 309 fires this year so far, 88 were human caused. Most recent was on PR304 near the Black River, possibly someone chucked a cigarette butt out the window and voile, we have a fire.

Where are you two now?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 9th, 2017, 8:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: December 19th, 2006, 8:47 pm
Posts: 8929
Location: Rattlesnake Pond ME
In the land of wet. Kenai Peninsula AK
Low fire danger


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 12th, 2017, 1:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: March 26th, 2013, 9:27 pm
Posts: 433
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Smoke from wildfires has forced the evacuation of Poplar River FN. I'm pretty sure that Camp Stevens has a group paddling to Family then down the Assinika & Poplar rivers to Lake Winnipeg then up the lake to Norway House.

I hope they're not having trouble. That would be quite the trip to cut short.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 13th, 2017, 10:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: September 27th, 2008, 12:41 am
Posts: 846
Location: Warren, Manitoba
So now we are at 135 since we had 28 new lighting fires start between the 11th and 12th.

363 fires so far this year.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 14th, 2017, 11:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: April 26th, 2012, 2:42 pm
Posts: 55
Was in Pukaskwa N.P. the sunsets across Superior were amazing due to Manitoba fires...in Winnipeg now and the smoke is quite noticeable...prairie sunsets are always impressive, but they are really red right now...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 16th, 2017, 6:24 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: September 27th, 2008, 12:41 am
Posts: 846
Location: Warren, Manitoba
154 fires this morning.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group