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    Fire Alert

    Post by Riprock on Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:31 pm

    There are two fires right now in and around Kanata.

    One near Terry Fox & Fernbank and the other around Moodie/Richmond Rd. between Hunt Club and Fallowfield.



    This is the one near Moodie.
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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:47 pm

    I'm on Carp road. That's getting close to home.
    Good thing my property and a neighboring community has a pond with a fire hydrant.


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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by Riprock on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:06 am

    And then apparently the police, or whomever, detonated some explosives that they seized, causing some panic.
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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by shabbs on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:27 am

    Any idea on what started it?
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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by Riprock on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:50 am

    I don't know for sure, but my thoughts would be heat and dry conditions. Specifically for the Moodie one considering all the trails there. The Terry Fox and Fernbank one is all under construction fort new developments, so not sure if it was nature or a construction site/housing development.

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Police+detonate+materials+found+Nepean+investigation/6923381/story.html

    This is an update on the police detonation.
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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:01 am

    Riprock wrote:I don't know for sure, but my thoughts would be heat and dry conditions.

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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by wprager on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:07 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:I'm on Carp road. That's getting close to home.
    Good thing my property and a neighboring community has a pond with a fire hydrant.

    Have you checked the pond water level, lately?


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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by wprager on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:08 am

    shabbs wrote:Any idea on what started it?

    Smokers who are no-longer allowed to smoke on patios, of course. Sarcasm


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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:25 am

    Any updates on the Kanata Konflagration?!?!?!?

    Riprock?!?!
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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by shabbs on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:32 am

    Rumour has it that the friction between BooBoo's elasticated rugger pants got so hot as he was walking through the field looking for Zima bottles, it created a spark that set off this fire...

    Must be true.
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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:42 am

    shabbs wrote:Rumour has it that the friction between BooBoo's elasticated rugger pants got so hot as he was walking through the field looking for Zima bottles, it created a spark that set off this fire...

    Must be true.

    The one time I wanted to order a Zima, they were sold out at the bar I was at. Now I'll never know.
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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by wprager on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:51 am

    tim1_2 wrote:
    Riprock wrote:I don't know for sure, but my thoughts would be heat and dry conditions.

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    Seriously, though, this is nuts. We are at level 2 drought conditions, and the scale only goes to 3. The trigger points for level 3 would be "18-month, three-month or one-month precipitation levels are less than 40 per cent of average". But I hear on the radio that we are at around 20% for nearly the last month. There is no way we are going to get to 40% before the time bracket hits one month and then we are at level 3 officially (unofficially I'd say we're already there).

    When you are at level 3 there are mandatory reductions in water usage (we are already asked to reduce water usage by 20%). I've watered my lawn once this year (and it shows). Farmers are in trouble -- local produce prices will skyrocket. We're going to have a hell of a summer.


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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by shabbs on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:53 am

    My lawn looks like the Serengeti in the peak of dry season...
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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:06 am

    I've watered my vegetable/herb gardens a couple times, for about 10-15 minutes each time, and even then I feel guilty. I am perfectly happy to let my grass turn brownno mowing for me!

    The people I want to strangle are the people with the perfectly green lawns who are watering on a daily basis. God damned mother Diddlers.
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    Re: Fire Alert

    Post by shabbs on Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:08 am

    My street has quite a few of those "perfect lawn" dudes... but this year, even theirs are looking sad and brown... so you know it's been hot when.... there's only one house that has a glorious front lawn and tons of flowers... their water bill must be through the roof.


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