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 Post subject: From Records to Ashes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:29 pm 
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The town of Lytton, which set all time Canadian heat records 3 days in a row (the highest was 49.6*C = 121*F) burned to the ground last evening.... The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but it was NOT one of the wildfires in the area....

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Over 1000 people were evacuated at a moments notice.... Here is what is left....

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Virtually the entire main street of town was razed to the ground.... Within 15 minutes it went from a bit of smoke to a blazing inferno with several buildings on fire.... :o

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:41 pm 
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Pestilence, fire, brimstone and gnashing of teeth. Is the end in sight at least?
I was recalling the hottest day I experienced and it was the early 80
s in Trail, BC when the temp hit 44C with high humidity. It was so hot and muggy I felt like the air was holding me upright. I can't imagine what it was like with those hellish temperatures you have there in the west now. My brother sent me a pic of his car thermometer ambient temp from lower mainland and it was showing 51C!

Bob, is fowl play suspected in the destruction of Lytton?

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Terrible tragedy for sure. Hopefully everyone got out.

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No cause yet determined, but they suspect it may have started from a passing train.... maybe a "hot box" (failing bearing)?.... Before and after....

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:17 am 
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As far as heat goes. It's been a dry heat with 42C but 15% humidity for us. Nothing compared to losing a home.


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About 90% of Lytton is gone, and 2 are dead.... but several are unaccounted for as the population scattered to several other towns for shelter.... :cry:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:50 am 
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About 90% of Lytton is gone, and 2 are dead.... but several are unaccounted for as the population scattered to several other towns for shelter.... :cry:

Bob

It was on local news last night - they even speculated the hot box cause of the fire.
I worry about the climate out west, seems it's deteriorating rapidly.
My brother just reminded me about the smoke on the lower mainland ... not looking forward to that.

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The wife's nephew is just outside Kamloops. He was packing the truck yesterday "just in case".


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Spent a lot of time out there stayed in a few camp site in the area .It always been a hot spot so much fuel for a fire and the wind is always going it was a matter of time ....

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