ER Editor: We were alerted by an Edmonton friend over this this weekend, whose neighbour’s house was hit by a fire twice in the same day. We’re posting a few additional things below, which raise questions.
A reminder that an election approaches in this province, and that Danielle Smith, the relatively new premier, has been a major critic of the Trudeau government. Alberta is also a resource-rich province and probably capable of standing alone, if only the feds would butt out.
A provincial state of emergency was declared yesterday, May 6.
See this from WildFireToday.com — Alberta fires evacuate thousands
Of note, the fires started around April 29, and it is the oil and gas region that seems to have been hit (or targeted?):
The City of Edmonton has set up a reception centre for evacuees at the Expo Centre in Edmonton. Bart Guyon of Brazeau County has been coordinating with the area’s fire chief to ensure county residents have the latest information and are able to evacuate swiftly. “It’s kind of like waking up in the middle of a nightmare,” Guyon said.
“Tactical evacuations are being done. This wildfire primarily affects oil and gas industry, but anyone within the area must evacuate,” the emergency alert said.
And some useful tweets:
I know, it’s just pure coincidence the province with 1.7 trillion barrels of oil, with a premier who said they would get rid of the carbon tax, who said no to the federal gun grab and who said no to the Fed interfering with resource development, who said no to justinflation,… pic.twitter.com/ODBmmDfwxL
— Bushels Per Acre (@BushelsPerAcre) May 6, 2023
The forest fires in AB are serious, all the jibber jabber from the left blaming Smith or the Forestry is just that, Jibber jabber. In Modern history never have so many fires started at all once so close to so many communities. An out of control, unstoppable fire nears Edson now. pic.twitter.com/NVNuAoEGGn
— John A Allen (@WhiteCrkLumber) May 7, 2023
We need your help! Our firefighters have responded to 4 fires in 5 days that appear to be intentionally set, north of Hwy 16 between Rge Rd 30 and Rge Rd 32. We are asking residents to report any suspicious behaviour to RCMP by calling 9-1-1. There is a full fire ban on. pic.twitter.com/m4IVQOWOno
— Parkland County (@ParklandCounty) May 3, 2023
Smith says it’s up to Elections Alberta to decide if the election is delayed because of wildfires https://t.co/y4kts8pKPi via @WSOnlineNews
— Arthur Craig Green (@artcgreen) May 6, 2023
A rather bizarre report is going around about how an international group of WOMEN firefighters were practicing PRESCRIBED BURN procedures around Banff in south-western Alberta (not in the heavy fire area of north-west Alberta), which then got out of control due to wind changes. At first we thought it was a joke. See this from the Calgary Herald, May 4 —
How a fire went from ‘prescribed burn’ to out of control in an instant near Banff
A number of the firefighters working on the prescribed burn Wednesday were part of the Women-in-Fire Training Exchange program currently taking place in Banff. Park said WTREX is a training program for experienced firefighters from across the globe and called the team working the blaze the “cream of the crop.”
“They are all certified firefighters from around the world who have their certifications. So the training was not specifically for them to get certified to be firefighters,” said Park. “Regardless of whether the prescribed fire had a burn window during this training or not, we would have had resources here — especially given where it is located.”
We have no idea if this is related to the fires going on in the rest of the province.
13,000 Evacuated As Over 100 Wildfires Burn Across Alberta
More than 100 wildfires, some of which are classified as out of control, rage across the western Canadian province of Alberta on Saturday morning, prompting officials to evacuate 13,000 people.
As of 1130 ET, there are 102 active wildfires in Alberta, of which 35 are classified as out of control, according to data from the Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard.
On Friday, Stephen Lacroix, the managing director of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency, told reporters the wildfire situation in the province was “evolving and extremely fluid.”
“Many communities are affected by the fires with over 13,000 Albertans evacuated from their homes … we are working with Federal, provincial and municipal partners to deliver emergency support throughout this evolving and extremely fluid situation,” Lacroix said.
Here are some of the scenes from Alberta.
Time and climate breakdown wait for no human.
Alberta in Canada is on fire.
1000s evacuated as over 100 wildfires rage during the heatwave.
Remember, this is on a similar latitude to mainland Scotland…in May.
Beware: Gaia is heating rapidly now.
Photo via @HotshotWake pic.twitter.com/OrnKmLfF7h
— Jack Lowe (@MrJackLowe) May 6, 2023
🔴⚠️🔥Here the #Sentinel3 latest satellite view showing the largest #Alberta #Wildfire while engulfing #Edson with a giant strong smoke plume.The hotspots are visible too.The fire was about 45 kms from Edson in the local morning. #Canada #ClimateEmergency #climatebrawl @ai6yrham https://t.co/9NmdYqvWcc pic.twitter.com/ARMgb7hgzx
— SatWorld (@or_bit_eye) May 6, 2023
91 active Fires in Alberta. 30 listed out of control.
13.000 People are evacuating. pic.twitter.com/1nggeXrsTQ
— Catasach (@catasach369) May 6, 2023
Like come fucking on, there are 101 fires in Alberta. Fires have gone up 250% in 36 hours.
Who’s lighting these fucking things? pic.twitter.com/AIOo9nJSW6
— Bushels Per Acre (@BushelsPerAcre) May 6, 2023
According to Christie Tucker, Alberta Wildfire’s information unit manager,
“Temperatures have been 10 to 15 degrees above normal for a little while now … and still don’t have green grass and leaves all over the province, which means that the ground is very dry.”
Tucker said above-average temperatures and high winds have been fueling the fires. She said there have been 348 wildfires in Alberta since January, scorching 62,000 acres.
“That’s significantly more wildfire activity this time of year than we’ve certainly seen any time in the recent past,” Tucker pointed out.
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Don’t forget about the fire in the small town of Lytton, BC, Canada, back in 2021. Amazing Polly did an examination of that particular fire and found some very strange fire behaviour.
Narda, if you haven’t seen it… please do. https://www.bitchute.com/video/dbZwKX5ERuFz/
Excellent coverage, PB! Well done, and thank you!
BushelPerAcre is bang on the money with “policy change”….
I’m sharing as much as I can but I have no friends 😹 so maybe random fb people will be
getting tagged – this HAS to get out to the public: the numbers of these fires is surely pointing toward Intentional.