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  • Brian T
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    The Fort Mac firestorm was running 25+mph and pushing 1,000*C like a blacksmith\'s forge. Green trees explode like popcorn. Burning branches as thick as your arms were being tossed ahead of the fire front.
    BUT
    Fire crews from all ovver the place saved most of the city. Some saw their own houses go up as they saved the house next door.
    If you need to watch, CBC \\Nnews or Global News is plenty.


    I have only one single piece of advice.
    Tonight, make a list. More than that, collect all your important stuff and put it in ONE BOX. Chances are with 15 minutes notice, that\'s about all you can get away with.

    Fort Mac fire storm came in so fast people had to abandon pets or die with them.

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  • medicinedog
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    Robson, I know the feeling! It happened to us Nov 2014. We Packed our vehicles and took them to town then came back and watched as it crested the mountain and started towards us. Its an awful feeling thinking you may lose everything. Last minute the wind changed and it went a different direction and we were okay. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Larry

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  • jimp
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    Scary questions to ponder.....
    what is REALLY important?

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  • Brian T
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    Are you ready to go? Can you run for your life? I think I can. I\'m half packed. Stuff from the filing cabinets is in the bag.
    The strangest crap can melt your lives. Maybe you never have to do it. All the same, climate change will dictate some things we do.

    Take a long, hard look at what \"The Beast\" cooked out of the heart of Fort McMurray. That fire is unstoppable. It might not die until next winter.
    Get your act together. Got 20 minutes? What you gonna pack?

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  • Brian T
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    Which reminds me: Some country homes in this district are structures so old that they need to be condemned. So what happens is that they strip the house of every possession and useful parts and burn it down in demolition! The volunteer fire department turns out to monitor the perimeter.

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  • Brian T
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    Wildfire isn\'t any threat in the village but a structure fire jumping from one building to the next is a consideration, on our Main Street in particular.

    Last evening, I got to wondering what I would do. Suppose the police showed up to tell me that I had to be driving away from the house in exactly 15 minutes. No alerts, just get the Hello out.

    Imagine: all cloth, plastic and wood in the house is totally consumed. All the metal parts from everything you own are in the concrete hole of the basement.

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  • joepaulbutler
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    Great to hear, just hope it is enough.
    . . .JoeB

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  • Gypsy31
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    I totally understand your feelings, living in Southern California,
    I have experience similar circumstances, the only thing that saved
    my house from burning was a Freeway separating us from a horrendous
    forest fire that consumed hundreds of homes.
    Stay safe,
    Oscar

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  • Brian T
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    9AM May.08 = IT\'S RAINING in Fort McMurray!

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  • drhandrich
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    wow. i finally saw some of it on the news last night. there was a news spot where it showed the interior of a house living room. you could see the fire outside the windows, then the smoke coming in the vents, then the walls heating up and turning to flames... all this was being monitored and recorded by a mans home security camera system. that made it even more personal than the far away shots of the news teams. gives goosebumps.

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  • Arthur C.
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    Sad situation. As you said, Brian, like New Orleans with the hurricanes. Mother Nature can be bad tempered at times.

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  • Brian T
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    The fire north of Fort St. John, BC. might be burning east into the next province, Alberta by tonight. \"The Beast\" is burning east and may be into the next province, Saskatchewan, by tonight.
    My fire is your fire.

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  • Brian T
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    JB, the temps should be in the 50\'s, not the 90\'s. Maybe 1/3 of the normal rainfall is all they got in the past 6 months.
    All they\'re doing now is trying to protect city buildings. Everybody agrees that this fire will burn until it rains. Not humanly possible to get it under control.

    I can\'t imagine lives and careers driven out of town by fire, with the clothes on your back. There is none of your stuff, cars, trucks included, to go back to. What next? Like New Orleans.

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  • joepaulbutler
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    Boy Brian, You need a good weather low to come in and give you a good dowsing, best of luck!
    . . . JoeB

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  • Brian T
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    Thanks, we\'re OK. The big AB fire is moving SSE away from the city.
    Know more about N of me in the morning. More big fires up and running further east.

    Volunteer supply group set up in a Walmart parking lot = they got kicked out. Home Depot took them all in.

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