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    Canadian fires

    The horrific pictures showing the inferno are very frightening.HERE
    I am astounded with the scale of the fire and just cannot understand why there is nothing that can halt the spread. I was thinking heavy plant to fell trees to make a fire break or even explosives.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Canadian fires

    Explosives will need to be used - news mentioned explosives.
    This is a horrible fire.
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    Re: Canadian fires

    The fact that there is only one road out of the area and it is the center of the tar sands operations greatly complicate matters. It could be a lot worse. There are 49 wildfires burning at the same time in Alberta.

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    Re: Canadian fires

    I'm no expert but I think it's the sheer speed at which it moves that makes it hard to get far enough ahead to be able to clear a big enough area

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    Re: Canadian fires

    How big would a fire break need to be? How far can burning embers be carried by the wind?

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    Re: Canadian fires

    Just heard on the news (Saturday, 12 noon), that the fire is expected to be twice as widespread within the next 24 hours.

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    Re: Canadian fires

    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    How big would a fire break need to be? How far can burning embers be carried by the wind?
    They have been carried several miles. there is no way to build a firebreak that could contain this thing. Part of the problem is that the winds have been shifting every direction. It is very active weather patterns, with no rain in the forecasts.
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    Re: Canadian fires

    The fire is bad enuf as it is destroying an ecosystem but it is a nightmare to those who are losing their homes and lives. I can't hear the plants and trees screaming, nor all the wildlife trying to escape this inferno...have you thought about that? Everyone loses in this battle. :-(

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    Re: Canadian fires

    Gives you more respect for the power of nature.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    They seem to be gaining some control over the thing, finally.
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