Author Topic: Slave Lake Fires  (Read 897 times)

flygirrl

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Slave Lake Fires
« on: May 16, 2011, 07:44:13 AM »
Thoughts and prayers go out to all those people in and around Slave Lake

Paul

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Re: Slave Lake Fires
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 08:38:06 AM »
+1 to that I am still waiting to hear from my dad on how his place fared, but there was a lot of loss there including several key buildings in town.

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Re: Slave Lake Fires
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 08:58:12 AM »
+1,  I worked for the Alberta Forest Service in Slave Lake Forest on Doucette Tower out of Wabasca-Damarais, in 1993, the final year of my work in forestry for them and the BCFS, starting in April, 1965. I have fond memories of some very nice people, typical of friendly Albertans, IME, as I worked out of Hinton for the AFS in 1990 and 1991. So. I also send my hopes for all to come through this unscathed and without loss of homes, etc.

I have seem and fought my share of big fires and in some brutal country among huge, old, dry Cedars in the West Kootenays of BC, where I am from, there are few more truely terrifying experiences than being "at the face" of one of these, especially alone and without radio contact.....it sure gets your bowels in an uproar!


I sure hope none of the firefighters get killed, I lost a few brave friends that way and it is a dangerous and deadly job.

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Re: Slave Lake Fires
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 02:09:58 PM »
Thoughts and prayers go out to all those people in and around Slave Lake

X3  Thoughts and prayers for all.

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Re: Slave Lake Fires
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 03:01:50 PM »
Watching this video is very tough to do . http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2011/05/16/vo.can.wildfire.burns.ctv.html
I cant imagine losing everything . All though ones health and family safe and sound is alot better . Things can be replaced . Them firemen and women are doing one hell of a job to save that town . I see other reports on AO that there are guys there working and what not .

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Re: Slave Lake Fires
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 06:51:35 PM »
What a terrible disaster  :'(. Some friends have lost their home and now it sounds like they might have lost their farm just up the road as well.

Sending out thoughts and prayers to everyone effected in this tragedy...