Northern California Wildfire Leaves Path of Destruction Near Oroville

Northern California Wildfire Leaves Path of Destruction Near Oroville

Northern California Wildfire Leaves Path of Destruction Near Oroville

The city has also dispatched an emergency planning coordinator, and said other assistance is available if needed. Enbridge fell 0.4 percent to C$51.08 at 4:15 Toronto.

"BMO Financial Group today announced a donation of $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross BC Fires Appeal to support communities and residents affected by the wildfires in British Columbia". Company spokesmen for Barrick Gold Corp. and Newmont Mining Corp. said mining operations in Nevada were unaffected.

Logging contractor John McNeil's crews have been double-shifting since late last week, when they can, cutting fire breaks around the mills and northeast boundary of 100 Mile House, instead of stacking up timber for his employer. They did not disclose the cost per day of the shutdown. Norbord says it shut down its wood panel mill in 100 Mile House. Fraser has an annual production capacity of around 800 board feet of lumber and 270 million square feet of plywood. Looting has been reported in Williams Lake. One of the links leads to an interesting paper titled Three Types of Horizontal Vortices Observed in Wildland Mass and Crown Fires, by Donald A. Haines and Mahlon C. Smith.

"Those officers are there to supplement the officers already there on the ground", said Linteau, adding that the redistribution of officers won't affect policing in other areas of B.C.

More than 180 fires were burning, many considered out of control, as the B.C. government declared a provincewide state of emergency to co-ordinate the crisis response.

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Wilsey returned to his ranch home in Oroville on Monday, relieved to learn it had been spared by the wildfire, just as he had stayed clear of troubles brought on by a damaged spillway at a nearby dam five months ago. EnGold Mines Ltd. said that "heavy smoke, closed roads, and intermittent power outages have made continued operations unsafe and unworkable" at its Lac La Hache site.

Fires have disrupted operations at many mines, threatening employees' homes and forcing staff evacuations.

"The problem is, we're getting a lot of lightning, and a lot of localized erratic strong winds, but not a lot of precipitation", CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe said. For now, the supply route for fuel coming from Prince George and Edmonton remains open, he added. Turner said that 150 fire departments from across B.C. have offered their help and a total of 22 have been deployed.

"Unfortunately, in terms of the weather forecast, we're not really seeing any reprieve in the immediate future", he said.

Fires were burning "a distance away" from Kinder Morgan Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline right of way, company official Hugh Harden said Tuesday.

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