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    B.C. Wildfires Rage Out Of Control

    Our province of B.C. is in a hot, dry spell right now, has been for days and forecasted to continue, a dire situation.

    Ground and air crews were fighting 230 wildfires across B.C. Sunday as an estimated 7,000 people were forced to flee flames that have terrified several communities, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.
    On Saturday, nearly 100 new fires sprang up and the province has been marshalling all the personnel it can to battle the flames, protect property and keep people safe.


    http://globalnews.ca/news/3585451/b-...update-sunday/
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    Re: B.C. Wildfires Rage Out Of Control

    Some rains would be welcome ... B.C. is big, so it is not that easy to respond quickly to new outbreaks .
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    Re: B.C. Wildfires Rage Out Of Control

    Oh my gosh.. it's such an odd time with fires appearing in different places. Like Vautrin states, BC is big......and distance in this case is not good. Hope people stay safe.

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    Re: B.C. Wildfires Rage Out Of Control

    All of B.C. is keeping a close watch on these fires, time to think of nothing else. SO many evacuations, with a whole entire city being one of them. Some human caused, some are lightning strikes, add to that wind and the fires move quickly.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...sday-1.4210370
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    Re: B.C. Wildfires Rage Out Of Control

    You would think that a large number of these fires could have been prevented? Even the ones caused by lightning - wood and shrubs don't burn as well when they're wet. And that could mean valuable time to prevent fires from getting out of control.

    in the bud. It is not like Canada has no resources to put in preventative measures. That being said, I wonder what such a system would actually look like. Satellite imaging techniques? Flying helicopters over areas after the thunderstorms have died down? Lots of questions (and I am not an expert here).
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