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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fire !






This is a water bomber spraying the water over the fire.






This water bomber just filled up and is leaving Porcupine Lake to the fire ,notice the next water bomber just over the top of the first one you see , waiting its turn to land and fill up, they can fill as they land it takes about 8 to 10 seconds to fill the tank and they are off again.

This was near where one fire was blazing in the forest.


Another water bomber filling up its tank.People watching on shore.




Our district had a fire last week, actually we had 3 forest fires bordering on 3 sides of our city.
Our forest are tinder dry and its very very hot out ,plus we haven't had a good rain yet.
We now have a total fire ban , which means no fires allowed in the forest at all, up here where I live its all forest anywhere you look there is a pine tree, lots of people go camping and boating and to their cottages, everyone enjoys a good camp fire at night, to keep the flies at bay , toast marchmellos and tell wild stories to your friends and neighbors sitting near the fire.
Its the Canadian thing to do !!

I have been looking for pictures to show you and finally found some.Two fires are out , one is still smouldering and does flare up, every day we see and hear the water bombers fly over us , going to the fire to douse it with Porcupine Lake water.

Its scary... and its not even officially summer yet...... Oh My !!
I hope we get some rain soon, even our grass is yellow now... we seem to go from one extreme weather to another... we have 2 seasons up north, winter being the longest and then summer, which is either wet or very hot.. this year its HOT!!

Here are a few pictures to show you... now don't worry about me or my family were not anywhere near it and in no danger .

13 comments:

Mountain Mama said...

I pray you get some rain too.
We get forest fires here occassionally. My husband used to be a fire fighter. I always worried about him doing that but someone had to and he felt led. I sure did a lot of praying for him.

I hope the fires are out soon.

Julie Harward said...

That is such a scary thing every year across the whole USA...Yay for these firefighters..they are so brave and work so hard at it. Come say hi :D

Brenda said...

We've had a fairly wet spring so far so maybe we'll squeak through without fire bans this year. I hope you get a rain soon up there!

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, my, not good at all. I hope the rain arrives soon to help control the dry forest.

Very best,
Lois

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I wish I could send you some of our rain! Do those planes just scoop water up out of the lake and keep on flying? Great photos, I've never seen that before.

Dolores said...

It's good to hear that you aren't in any danger of fire!
Last year we were in the midst of a drought, but thankfully we've had a wet spring.
I hope you all get some rain soon!
Have a good week Diane!

Sharon said...

I am glad to hear that you are ok.
I bet that is scary, I will pray for rain.
Those are sure beautiful photos.
Stay save, and I hope you don't have anymore.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I'm glad you are no where near this fire. And hope this continues...

Also hope for rain, for your area!

>^_^<

SmilingSally said...

I'm so glad you included that final sentence, Diane!

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

OH my a scary fire..ugh~!!

Diane ..
I'am hoping you can save up
$40
for a well deserved MASSAGE
my friend(:)
They are a treat that is better than
chocolate~!!
hugs,Patty

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

overstock.com did ya go there Diane..??
I am so glad that forest fire is out..
I really am sad when I hear of one on fire..Love our forests and all the little animals in them (:)
hugs,Patty

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Well Diane, I've been preoccupied and didn't know what was going on. I'm so glad you're out of the path. And I want to say thank you for all your constant support during my journey of linking up to my family. It's very much appreciated every time I see your name, because you know just what to say to make me smile.
Brenda

prashant said...

I hope you get a rain soon up there!
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