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07/16/2011 09:03AM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
I'm copying and pasting this from Quiet Journey web site.

Fire Conditions - July 15 2011 Report

July 15, 2011 - There are no active fires within WCPP but the area is very, very dry. At midnight tonight (July 15th) a Restricted Fire Zone will be put in place which simply means 'NO OPEN FIRES" of any kind. This is put in place to try and eliminate the risk of human caused fires during this dry time.

There appears to be no significant rainfall in the foreseeable future so we expect that this fire ban will be in place for the next 10 days at least. Contact our office or come back here for more updates.
 
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snakecharmer
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07/16/2011 02:29PM  
We got 2 1/2 inches of rain...LAST NIGHT!!!
 
07/16/2011 10:12PM  
We got nothin'
 
Que
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07/17/2011 09:28AM  
To monitor forest fires in Northwest Ontario, please visit the link provided here.
As you can see, fires all around WCPP at this time. Smoke visible in Red Lake. Conditions very very dry and no relief in the forecast. Just got out of the park yesterday. Everything crunches under your feet out there. Fire Ban still in effect - no open fires permitted.
Current Forest Fire Conditions - WCPP
 
jcavenagh
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07/21/2011 10:42AM  
Looks like they're getting some rain, but is it enough? Doesn't seem like it will be.
 
07/23/2011 08:39PM  
Ben,
Thanks for posting... a buddy on chat said there was a fire ban, I thought he was shittin me.... must not of been. that would suck

I think they are gettin showers hope it's enough to lift ban.

I am leaving Friday July 29 for Red Lake.

SunCatcher
 
Que
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07/24/2011 02:51PM  
July 24, 2011 - There are no active fires within WCPP but the area remains dry despite the recent rains. A Restricted Fire Zone (Fire Ban) has been in place since July 15th, which simply means 'NO OPEN FIRES" of any kind. This is put in place to try and eliminate the risk of human caused fires while crews are still busy tending to nearly 100 active fires in NorthWest Ontario.

Forecast weather into the next week continues in favour of firefighting - good progress is being made on fire suppression - fires are not burning as fiercely as before but still burning deep into organic matter which indicates how dry the forest is - it will take continued suppression efforts and a significant amount of rain to put fires out.

You may monitor the fire situation in the park and other regions of Ontario by visiting this link:
http://forest.lrc.gov.on.ca/AFFM/fir...ap_English.htm

Forest Fires are a serious matter in the Boreal Forest. A number of camps were lost in the last couple of weeks and a few thousands residents evacuated.
 
07/24/2011 08:24PM  
quote SunCatcher: "Ben,
Thanks for posting... a buddy on chat said there was a fire ban, I thought he was shittin me.... must not of been. that would suck


I think they are gettin showers hope it's enough to lift ban.


I am leaving Friday July 29 for Red Lake.


SunCatcher"


Good luck and safe travels Sunny... I just got a message from someone traveling in there right now and the area he is in has good water levels. But the dry conditions have me a bit worried.

Thanks Claire for your updates!

Ben
 
07/24/2011 09:29PM  
Thanks Clair for the update...will talk to you soon.
Ben, Thanks for the encouragement. Molly and I are excited :)
SunCatcher
 
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07/27/2011 03:43PM  
July 26, 2011 - Open Fire Ban Lifted !

There is 1 active fire within WCPP. It is quite small at this time and is being monitored to allow ecological processes to take place. It's location is adjacent to Larus Creek, north of Irvine Lake.

The Restricted Fire Zone (Fire Ban) has been removed as of July 26th, so campfires are now permitted. The area is still quite dry so we appreciate your continued attention in keeping your campfire small and putting it completely out when done.

Should predicted rainfall for July 27th occur it will do little to change the high fire risk as the long range is for this drying trend to continue.
 
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