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Rain needed to help firefighters

Posted on July 11, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Justin Seward
You know summer is a great season for a number of different reasons including hanging out at the beach, on patios and so on and so forth. However, it can be a tumultuous time of year for devastation with forest fires and critically dry conditions.
Now after hearing about yet another high risk  forest fire season ravaging British Columbia forests, you really have to feel for the committed firefighters and communities that rally around this type of disaster.
They are sacrificing their lives to help those in need as one wonders if they are going to see their properties in once piece again.
Unfortunately, you can not control the weather patterns as fires are unpredictable to track but drier conditions play a major role in it and rain is much needed everywhere.
Firemen are in the bush fighting the extreme heat, dust and smoke in heavy suits that are barely ventilated, which is causing major exhaustion.
One has to really commend their efforts over the years because it is hard grueling work that they are successful at doing because of the hours put in.
There is absolutely no forgiveness when these blazes are sparked. It is a tall task and hopefully there is relief in sight for these men and women who are trying to make certain areas safe again.
For us folks in Cypress County, it has been bone dry in these part and there is no rain in the foreseeable future and hopefully there is unexpected moisture in the forecast  before an unexpected inferno appears and leaving everyone on edge. This will allow our firefighters some rest because maybe there is not any major flames reported that does not mean they can not pay attention.
Hold in there BC and hopefully rain is on the way for everyone. Thank a firefighter next time you see one.

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