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Where's the smoke coming from?

July 4, 2015, 12:33 p.m.
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Fire at Boulder Creek near Pemberton doubled to 500 ha overnight. Camp on evacuation alert. Big aggressive fires very early on in the summer.

Please everyone be careful and call in anything that looks out of place. *5555

July 4, 2015, 12:38 p.m.
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Does a campfire and BBQ ban include an MSR stove to cook with?

No.

From the BC Forest Fire Info FB page:

"BC Forest Fire Info Hi Chris. This prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. It also does not apply to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, with a flame length of 15 centimetres or less. The use of this equipment may be prohibited locally and at a later time if deemed necessary so check "current fire bans" online at: www.bcwildfire.ca The use of a portable campfire apparatus that does not meet the conditions noted above is prohibited."

July 5, 2015, 7:26 a.m.
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Wow, very thick smoke this morning. The color of the sky earlier was very eerie.

July 5, 2015, 7:27 a.m.
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You guys in Sechelt still OK? You're kind of stinking up the place, eh.

July 5, 2015, 10:49 a.m.
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You guys in Sechelt still OK? You're kind of stinking up the place, eh.

"Forest Fire - Carlson Point (aka Old Sechelt Mine fire)

Update: Firefighting efforts are continuing at the Carlson Point fire. The BC Forest Service has command of the site. The fire is estimated to be 80ha in size and 40 % contained. Danger trees are being removed to give crews better access. No structures are currently threatened and there are no evacuations at present. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The crews have had good success on the east flank of the fire which is the side facing the residences. The fire has burned into an area with very thick brush and heavy, old growth forest. Crews are working to widen trails and may burn off fuels if the weather permits. Containment lines will be strengthened and guards will be constructed today. Assigned resources include 55 firefighters, 2 Officers, 3 helicopters, 3 water tenders, 4 excavators.

Outflow winds overnight have caused heavy smoke to drift over Sechelt. This may exacerbate pre-existing respiratory conditions. (7/5/2015 8:30 am)

Next update expected at approximately 6:00pm.

PLEASE stay out of the fire operations area! People interfering with fire operations can and will be charged under the Wildfire Act."

From: http://www.scrd.ca/

July 5, 2015, 11:19 a.m.
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BC fire updated their page for the West Schelt fire too at 10:06 this morning:
http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=541

July 5, 2015, 11:25 a.m.
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Thought it was 6am this morning when I woke up the sky was so weird.

It was 10am :lol:

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

July 5, 2015, 1:20 p.m.
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The smoke is bad in North Van today, woke up to a pretty bad haze and the smell of campfire. NOT GOOD.

July 5, 2015, 3:54 p.m.
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Fast Orange would feel at home. The haze this afternoon is almost as bad as what I was told was normal when I was in Tianjin in 2007.

July 5, 2015, 6:06 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain had a sizeable brushfire today… contained fairly quickly I believe?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/brush-fire-on-north-side-of-burnaby-mountain-contained-1.3139076

July 5, 2015, 6:20 p.m.
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Anyone else have a runny nose and basically the most savage allergies even though you don't have allergies?

July 5, 2015, 6:42 p.m.
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Anyone else have a runny nose and basically the most savage allergies even though you don't have allergies?

No allergies, but I'm starting to get a headache and feeling generally pretty crappy.

Here's the view from my living room:


DSCF3982.jpg by Brian Kennedy, on Flickr

Earlier this morning:

Fallout 4 lookin' good!

DSCF3973-Edit.jpg by Brian Kennedy, on Flickr

July 5, 2015, 6:46 p.m.
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Now I'm not feeling any guilt for not going for a pedal on the shore tonight :). Might go down to the beach for the sunset though, could be a stunner.

July 5, 2015, 8:10 p.m.
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There is the Meager Creek fire as well

A faller died in the fire in Sechelt today :(

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

July 5, 2015, 8:59 p.m.
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It's really bothering my eyes here in Coquitlam

superheros
north shore bike shop

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