Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Forest Fires in Ontario

I like reading Twitter some days. Usually they are people preaching to the choir, however.  
Some citiots just don't get it.
They risk our homes, wildlife.

One tourist bragging about his lovely vacay, is violating the fire ban in the retweet above, playing music by the lake, and drinking. This is why we moved away from our lovely lake. 

People fishing right out front, where we swim. Lures snagged underwater. 

Dad and my brother sailing.
There was a fire in Niagara-on-the-Lake, caused by a car's exhaust setting the grass on fire.

Crew responded to grass fire in area of Seeleys Bay St & Cambrian Rd. Where fire rapidly spread fr grass to a fence. Fire extinguished before it escalated to a full response grass fire. REMINDER: open Air Burn Ban remains in effect fall ALL types of fires

Temagami has had some horrid fires. They have evacuated. Many from the city just don't understand how dry things are in cottage country.

These fires were started by lightning.
Lightning maps.org

Yes. We are dry in Ontario. There is an Interactive Ontario fire map

Interactive Ontario fire map

Lots of fires across Ontario.
We only have a partial fire ban... as we are on the south east edge of the red.

What is it like in your neck of the woods?


Anvilcloud said...

It is getting very dry. We don't have much lawn and what we do have can go yellow. We'll keep tending to the plants and even the trees a little bit.

Yamini MacLean said...

hari OM
As the UK has been sweltering under an Aussie sun, there have been wildfires here too - on heathland and currently in a Northern Scottish forest... climate craziness. YAM xx

bill burke said...

Here in Ireland we have a hose ban until the end of the month. You can use a watering can to water plants and that is about it. Last week there were a couple of huge fires south of us and it took some time to get them contained.

William Kendall said...

We desperately need rain.

Karen said...

There is a major fire burning along the road to the cottage we rent in the summer. I was talking to the owner this morning. No one from the MNR had been in to see them. No notice to evacuate as of this morning. She told me her husband figured the fire was about 8 acres this morning. According to the map it is now 200+ acres and NOT in control. I sure hope they have beat the feet out of there.