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Thread: Wild fires in BC

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    Super Member ksea's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Overlander
    This is a picture of Highway 20 coming into Williams Lake, BC. We have about 8 big fires anywhere from 20 KM to 100 KM from the city and all the smoke is funneling into the valley. It is awful! I don't leave the house of my work unless it is to run to my car and drive home or to work. We have a suitcase packed just in case. I work at a local hotel and we are on alert to accept evacuees. They started coming in last night. This is even worse than the 2004 fire season. I have all my quilts packed into plastic totes in case we have to go in a hurry, but can't take my frame and quilting machine. Only the Janome will fit. Am I worrying too much? I don't think so!
    Sending prayers up for you and yours! I lost everything in a fire back in 1996 (house fire, not forest fire) and it is just devastating. Most things can be replaced, but good for you for carrying your quilts in the trunk of your, don't forget to add some irreplaceable pics to the totes if need be. Hopefully the fires will be under control really soon.

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    Just a fast update as to what is happening here. We are still in no immediate danger but evacuation orders have been placed on some of the outlying areas to the west and south of us. They estimate there are about 100 fires in our area alone with over 300 in the province. This picture was from the front of the hotel I work at looking west towards the main fires. Meldrum Creek and Dog Creek have been evacuated due to the fire and the far west end of the city is on evacuation alert because of dense smoke. We are praying for rain.

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    I'd love to send you our rain if I could! Hope you have a mask for when you're outside.

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    HOLY C***!!! 100 fires!!!! I'm a distance from the closest, it's about 10 sq miles in size right now, and I'm getting the smoke. Guess I'll quit whining about that little one compared to what you're going thru!!!! Good luck!

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    I am so sorry for you and hope you don't have to leave. I am glad that you are able to get your quilts and machine out. I would like to send you whatever rain we get.

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