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October 27, 2017 3:52 pm

Number of Wildfires This Season Below Average, But Impact Widespread

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 5:59 AM

Prince George, B.C. – While the  number of hectares burned  by wildfires so far this year has topped the million mark ( see previous story) the number of fires that have happened is not out of line with previous years.

On average, B.C.  has just over 1800 fires during a fire season.   From April 1st to  August 21st,  the Province has seen 1064 fires.  During the same time frame last year, there had been 916 fires,  and in the previous year, there had been 1741 fires  between April 1st and August 21st.

“The devil is in the details” says  Kevin Skrepnek, Chief  Information Officer with the B.C. Wildfire Service.”So far this year, we have  had  1064 fires,  that is,  realistically, below average for where we would usually be at this point.”

He says  the  below average number is due to the fact fire activity this past spring was quiet “The big  story across most of the province this spring was flooding. So we had unusually low fire numbers going into late June and early  July when things started to pick up.”

He says  when you look at it in terms of the number  of fires,   that statistic alone would suggest this hasn’t been a particularly  significant season “When you take everything else into account, particularly in the area burned,  the impacts and significance of  the fires ,  the actual  number  of fires  we’ve responded to, it  doesn’t  tell the whole tale.”

The fires this year have resulted in the evacuation of more than 40 thousand people from a number of  communities throughout the Cariboo and Thompson Nicola  Regional Districts.  There are still about 3,800 who remain on evacuation order,  another 9700 on evacuation alert.

As of yesterday, it was estimated the fires  so far this season have burned 1,021,674 hectares,  and  the Plateau fire is responsible for nearly half that  number.

The Plateau fire,   which is burning in the area north of highway 20,   became one large blaze as 19 smaller fires merged.  At an estimated size of  467,461 hectares, it is believed to be the largest single fire  ever recorded in B.C.



BC is not the only area that has seen catastrophic fire activity. Our forests are being destroyed. It has dire consequences for animals and humans alike. More bs out of UBC (can’t speak out about climate engineering) as researcher says it’s because BC has gotten so good at fire fighting. How do you explain the rest of these areas?

Rains slow forest fire season in N.W.T., but more than 1 million hectares burned in 2017

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ht tps://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/us/western-wildfires.html?mcubz=1

ht tps://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-images-capture-worst-siberian-wildfires-in-10-000-years

The ongoing climate engineering programs – solar radiation management (SRM) and stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) must end.

Looks like Saanich council is making waves:
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    The reason BC made the news is it declared a province wide state of emergency it is thus far the only region in Canada to do so and in the US only 3 local state of emergencies were declared.

    Last year it was FT. Mac next year it will be something different

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