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cowgirlj    Posted 08-23-2003 at 09:33:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry if I am hogging the postings here regarding the BC fires. I have no other way to contact my friends and family in that area. Toolman has been gracious enough to help keep me posted with news updates, and I hope you all will be patient with our posts.

Bob/Ont    Posted 08-23-2003 at 16:00:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't sweat it Cowgirl, I know we ain't the chosen few here on the Get A Life Board but I think KIM can put her PMS aside for you in this situation. I send these A$$holes MONEY and Wonder Why.
Later Bob Nichols.

Old Sarge    Posted 08-23-2003 at 12:07:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No apology needed. We get better news here on the status of the fire than on ther idiot box. Besides I have lots of friends and kin up there too.

It looks liker this is bigger than the Canal Flats fire several years ago.

One question tho. Has it got as far north as Merritt or Douglas Lake? There's a lot of cattle up there that could be in danger.

cowgirlj    Posted 08-23-2003 at 14:18:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As far as I know, this fire is in the central Okanagan only so far. I haven't heard of any fires in the Merritt area as of yet. Penticton has a huge fire, and I just talked to my son who said there is another fire south of Penticton and they evacuating Okanagan Falls, which is situated between Penticton and Osooyos. The status of the fires have been changed from Forest Fire, to Fire Storm.

toolman    Posted 08-23-2003 at 17:07:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have a niece in penticton, one in kamloops and one in kelowna , a sister and the rest of her family in cawston , all hot spots , old sarge , there are fires in the merrit area and some up in the douglas lake ranch area , not sure how big , and they arent, threating too much as yet, theres about 900 fires buring in the southern part of B.C. pretty much PRINCE GEORGE and south and the south west part of alberta and the pacific northwest aren,t in all that good a shape either but right now it,s the kootenays and the okanagan parts of B.C. thats the remember moyie lake between cranbrook and creston theres fires out there with a bad one at munore lake.about 500 hundred homes in danger there i think.not sure about the exact amout,theres so many.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 08-23-2003 at 10:34:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
You just go ahead and post anything you need to post. I can't imagine anyone complaining! I'm sure everyones' thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

Red Dave    Posted 08-23-2003 at 10:13:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Post away, cowgirlj. Sure doesn't bother me and I don't think it's likely to cause anybody else any problems either.
Hope your friends and family come through it OK.

toolman    Posted 08-23-2003 at 09:44:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
there good folks on here cowgirlj im sure they understand your concern being so far away and all.

Maggie/TX    Posted 08-23-2003 at 11:02:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cowgirl and Toolman, ya'll just go ahead and keep posting what you want to! Our news is not covering it at all. I am worried about you, Toolman, and want to keep hearing that you are ok.

I am very active in the Ladies Auxiliary of our volunteer fire department and recently joined the fire department itself. Out here, they accept anybody willing to help and there are lots of jobs that can be done by women and older teens, that will free up the limited number of truly trained firefighters for action and we can provide needed support. I can't think of anything worse than to be caught in a fire with no way out, unless it is having it happen to a loved one.

My thoughts and prayers are with those living through this terrible fire and I, for one, read everything posted on the subject. Those pictures at the link given the other night were really something and I forwarded the link to a friend of mine in the fire department. We've never seen a fire that big around here. I think that anything we can learn about the nature of fire, like how a big one makes it's own weather, can maybe help us or someone else for future referance.

Prayers are with those of you up that way that are going through it!

cowgirlj. 1 down, 2 to go    Posted 08-23-2003 at 11:25:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks Maggie. If you are interested in other fire news here are a couple of sites covering it:

Well, I received a call from the one friend who has the 20 horses. All are evacuated, and all people and animals are safe and sound from her farm for now.
I haven't been able to get ahold of my youngest son who lives in the vicinity of the Penticton/Naramata fire, or my other friends that have the Standardbred Ranch.
Sure wish there was something I could be doing to help in some way.

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