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#1 Traill95 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 05:46 PM

Any of our Canadian GT'ers near Fort McMurray? Praying for the people there.


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 06:41 PM

Not me, but know a few people who moved there. Awful thing.

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 06:44 PM

One of my friends has a couple of good friends who live there. Praying for those folks up there.                                                                                Roger


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 07:24 PM

I have a friend that's a Newfie, he has several friends living in Fort Mac, serious situation!
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Posted May 04, 2016 - 07:33 PM

I've got friends there, the wife has family there, and a few guys from work were caught up in the evacuation.

 

It's a horrible thing to happen, and so far, no one has been hurt, but over 1600 buildings are gone


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 11:58 PM

Have a friend who worked there ( Less is More) before the crash, fortunately is now back south but in mourning for the place. Fire is awful, but especially so when it is of suspected human cause.
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Posted May 05, 2016 - 08:01 AM

Any time something like this happens it is awful.  I'm glad no one has been hurt but the heart ache is horrific for sure.  I had not heard anything about a cause but if a human caused this then they should be brought to justice.


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 07:46 PM

Both my brother and I worked up there. Me on a seasonal basis, him as a permanent resident for about 6 years. We both moved back south many years ago. I've lost touch with all those I knew up there....
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Posted May 05, 2016 - 09:56 PM

Even though we are "up north" in the US, I've never been to Canada, and the only Canadian folks I know are the friends I've met here on this forum. I hope no one you all know up there are involved with this terrible fire. Ft. McMurray is a little larger city than my home town and it's mind boggling how 80,000 folks had to evacuate through some terrifying conditions. Our family lost everything but our lives and a truck in a flash flood in 1972 that killed 238 of our citizens so I know how returning home to nothing feels.

 

Be safe---DAC


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 10:17 PM

I was lucky enough to travel the Alaskan-Canadian Highway several times while I was stationed in AK. Some of the best people I have ever met in Canada... Thoughts and prayers to our friends up north.
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Posted May 06, 2016 - 04:46 AM

Hope those firefighters get some relief (rain) up there soon!


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 06:49 AM

Pretty nasty fire. I know folks who are out there and some of my wife's family is there. They are safe and trying to get south to Edmonton. There are some scary videos of folks driving out with the fire right at the side of the road and sparks and smoke everywhere. A double blow for a community that has been pounded by low oil prices and now this. 


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 09:48 PM

We have been getting a lot of smoke from the fires. Yesterday was very thick but the wind was coming from the south today so it was clear but a cold front brought clouds so no sun today either. This pic was taken yesterday by a local TV station. They are on a forested ridge that runs through the center of the city.

 

Y'all up there are still in our thoughts.

 

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 06:36 AM

We have been getting a lot of smoke from the fires. Yesterday was very thick but the wind was coming from the south today so it was clear but a cold front brought clouds so no sun today either. This pic was taken yesterday by a local TV station. They are on a forested ridge that runs through the center of the city.

 

Y'all up there are still in our thoughts.

 

DAC

 

We had smoke from it here in north Missouri Saturday evening, long way from the fire!



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Posted May 09, 2016 - 07:29 AM

They said on the weather over the weekend that the haze we had was from the smoke.  That is a loooong way for the smoke to travel.  I sure feel for those folk up there not knowing if they have a home to go back to. 






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