Quebec Canada is on fire - upto 50 at once! evacuations!

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PostMon May 31, 2010 1:01 pm » by Illuminated


Forest Fire Rages in Quebec

Quebec, Canada - Quebec is receiving help from several provinces and U.S. states in a battle against scores of forest fires that have forced 1,300 people from their homes.

Maine, Manitoba, Massachussets and New Brunswick are sending firefighters and equipment to tackle almost 60 blazes across more than 38,000 hectares of forest.

Fourteen of those fires are raging out of control.

Crews and water-bombers are being sent in under a compact that covers the seven New England states and four Canadian provinces.

Most of the fires have been caused by lightning from thunderstorms that accompanied record-breaking heat and windy conditions.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=34b_1275083043


LA TUQUE, Que. — Nine forest fires continue to rage out of control in the Haute-Mauricie region of Quebec and over 50 continue to blaze across the province.

A spokeswoman for the province’s forest-firefighting organization says conditions have improved since Friday when 16 fires were burning out of control.
“We take it one day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time,” said Melanie Morin on Saturday.

“Presently we’re working on the fires that are out of control.”

Crews are using water bombers and creating fire breaks as a preventive measure, but are still concerned about a forecast for stronger winds, said Morin.

Winds are expected to pick up to between 30-to-40 km/h on Saturday afternoon.

“We will be evaluating the fires and their progression and making sure the communities surrounded by these fires are still safe,” she said.

About 1,000 firefighters and specialists are currently on the ground battling the blazes, including some 200 helping out from the U.S., Manitoba, New Brunswick and British Columbia.

Some 2,400 people were evacuated from four communities in the region earlier this week.

The Red Cross is helping Quebec handle the relocation operation in the Mauricie, the Lanaudieres and the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions and have about 100 workers and volunteers assisting the evacuees.

Some 1330 people were evacuated from the First Nations community of Wemotaci and many are bunking at a local school. A further 1,000 people from the communities of Manawan and from Obedjiwan were also forced to flee the smoke.

The Haute-Mauricie region in central Quebec is the worst hit in the province with 25 fires now blazing. But Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Nord-du-Quebec and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean are also threatened by the flames.

The risk of new fires remains extreme across Quebec and open-air fires are banned in most regions of the province. 13:38ET 29-05-10


http://www.ottawasun.com/news/canada/2010/05/29/14185661.html


video of huge sky consuming fire:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=34b_1275083043

liveleak was on the 28th, MSM the 29th!

how do you get 50+ seperate forrest fires at once? deliberate arson :headscratch:
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PostMon May 31, 2010 1:41 pm » by Freedomofwill


Odd is all I can say.

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PostMon May 31, 2010 1:43 pm » by Svaha


It's strange but not that strange, I noticed in my own garden (south Netherlands) that the soil gets dry real quick the last years.
I still don't know for sure what is causing this but a likely cause could be that the groundwater level sank.
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PostMon May 31, 2010 1:51 pm » by Drextin


The bible is stumped to. It has the Canadian apocalypse happening in late July. I think I read slith is touring the northern part of America.
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PostMon May 31, 2010 1:55 pm » by Digitalsentinal


I live in Quebec City and all day yesterday it looked like fog had invaded the city. I do love the smell of smoke but this is different of course - plus all those displaced people.

But you know what? I've since resolved myself to adapt to Earth changes rather than fight them. That's why I don't attach myself to anything material, and I'm ready to leave the house within a five minute period if needed - at all times.

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PostMon May 31, 2010 2:01 pm » by Drextin


digitalsentinal wrote:I live in Quebec City and all day yesterday it looked like fog had invaded the city. I do love the smell of smoke but this is different of course - plus all those displaced people.

But you know what? I've since resolved myself to adapt to Earth changes rather than fight them. That's why I don't attach myself to anything material, and I'm ready to leave the house within a five minute period if needed - at all times.

Honestly in this day and age with disasters striking all over the place you probably have the attitude about it all. You don't sound overly paranoid, granted I don't know......but in this instance you seem clear headed. I think people need to come to grips to some degree with the fact that it can all be gone tomorrow.
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PostMon May 31, 2010 2:39 pm » by Digitalsentinal


Thanks. Comes from living out of a back and traveling the world for ten years. Happiest time of my life. :)

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PostMon May 31, 2010 2:52 pm » by doommongerer


My grass is yellow here in montreal,it's hot and theres not much rain for many weeks, abnormaly early summer!
I dont know about the fires,i dont have an antenna on my tv,i use it as a 50" computer monitor. :owned:
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PostMon May 31, 2010 3:59 pm » by Hellspook


I got a few contact working in the forest here and Its true, theyre evacuating a large portion of our northen forests.

I dont think we should be alarmed because fire is part of the cycle of life of any forest, conifers can survive forest fires.

What is alarming though, is the actions of stupid people in these hard times.

Doesnt take much to light a forest fire, just a bottle of beer left in the wild.
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PostMon May 31, 2010 11:25 pm » by Hellspook


http://www.sopfeu.qc.ca/fr/etat_de_la_situation/carteIncendies.php

this is the organism responsible for taking care of emergency forest fire.
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