London, ON Thoughts are with AT60

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  1. Wolf Jedi Master

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    Tonight as you read Chris and Erin have been evacuated from their houses with hundreds of other people because of the forest fires.

    Hopefully your house will be ok, and i hope for a quick extinguish to this fire so you and Erin can return home safetly!
  2. Primrodo Force Ghost

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    oh gosh!

    Hope things get better there Chris!!
  3. Lelila Jedi Master

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    Wow! That's awful :( Thanks for letting us know, Matt. Hopefully it's over soon.
  4. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    My prayers are with the them and all the folks out there...
  5. Rabellaka FF City Rep London, ON Canada

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    Wow, I never thought the fire would be in the same area as somone I knew. I hope Chris and Erin do ok.
  6. SarahSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    MTFBWY.
    I didn't know they'd moved back.
    Where exactly are these fires?
  7. Wolf Jedi Master

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    Hey guys Chris just gave me an update and if you copy the links down below you can see that his house is still standing although a good friend of his did loose his house.


    http://www.geocities.com/admiral_thrawn60/firemap3.JPG

    http://www.geocities.com/admiral_thrawn60/firemap4.JPG
  8. Rabellaka FF City Rep London, ON Canada

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    Any news from Kelowna? Last I heard, the house two down from Chris' was gone. The news said that the weather was helping a bit today, but I've been worrying about Chris and Erin today.
  9. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    From the news reports that I have seen in the last 24 hours things are not looking good at all...
  10. sw-starwarsfreakness Jedi Master

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    I hope everyone is alright. The loose of a house is incredibly hard to deal with, let alone your loved ones if the case may be.

    My thoughts go out to you guys.
  11. SarahSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    That is way too close. What a huge fire region! The poor people :(
  12. Mussolini_ Jedi Youngling

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    I hear things are better there. Last I heard, many of the 16,000 people evacuated were allowed back today, but they're still on evacuation alert. The fire has spread to the east, threatening Gallagher's Canyon. There are homes there, but at least the Okaview areas are safe for the time being.

    I'm sure he who was affected, if he were allowed to post here, would say "thank you everyone for your well wishes and kind words during these hard times." I'm sure Erin is fine. They probably havn't seen the house yet but I'll bet they're looking forward to being allowed back by the weekend. I'll bet he's planning on making an insurance claim because the house is likely to have scorch marks, water damage, and the smell of smoke will never leave the carpet.

    What am I doing? I'm just testing out the markup codes. ;)
  13. Rabellaka FF City Rep London, ON Canada

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  14. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    Hopefully we will get some news from Chris in the coming days...
  15. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    I hope her still has a house...it will be hard to drop by an see him when Debby and I are our west and there is no house to go to.
  16. Lelila Jedi Master

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    Spoke to AT60 tonight, and they are moving back into their house tomorrow :) I hope that everything goes well. ((((((((()))))))))
  17. sw-starwarsfreakness Jedi Master

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    Thank goodness that they wern't hurt.. that's all I have to say.
  18. SarahSkywalker Jedi Knight

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  19. Primrodo Force Ghost

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  20. sw-starwarsfreakness Jedi Master

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    Great news? That's spectacular news! :p
  21. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    I am so happy to hear this news...
  22. Rabellaka FF City Rep London, ON Canada

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    That's really good news. Chris was saying how he lives in the middle of a burned out forrest, but a forrest grows back, People are harder to replace. I'm glad he's safe.
  23. Mussolini_ Jedi Youngling

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    Quick rundown on Chris's situation:

    -Allowed to return but remains on evacuation alert.
    -Went home briefly but left again because the area is not safe.
    -3/4 trees on his property are burned and could collapse at any minute. Hot spots burning underground in their root systems can also flare up without warning.
    -Much of lawn is scorched black. The rest is brown.
    -Credits sprinkler on roof with saving home.
    -Feels happy that home survived but also feels guilty for feeling happy because he knows many people who weren't so lucky. Not all of them had insurance, as well.
    -Walking through the neighbourhood is a pretty depressing experience. It looks like a war zone. Entire streets are levelled. The entire neighbourhood was out in the streets hugging and crying.
    -The fire flared up last night but it's in the Myra Canyon area. It's one of Chris's favourite hiking destinations but there are no homes up there.
    -As of Aug 30, the fire was 21,000 hectares in size. That's 210 square kilometers. Over 600 firefighters are fighting the fire. About half of those are military personelle.
    -Chris and Erin, as well as his mother and sister who live upstairs, are all safe and in good health.
    -They're confident that they'll be back home before the baby (due Sept 23) is born.
    -A few pathetic excuses for human beings have broken into 9 of the evacuated houses and ransacked and looted them. Chris's house is not one of them.

    This is not a direct quote from Chris. That would be against the rules, and we all know I would never do that. ;)

    EDIT:

    Had insurance adjuster over today. Claimed for:
    -Several small burn marks in deck from airborne hot embers
    -Spoiled food in freezer and fridge due to power loss
    -Restoration company to come and get rid of smell of smoke that currently renders house uninhabitable even if not for the safety hazards.
  24. Mussolini_ Jedi Youngling

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    Had first day of university today. Lots of hot chicks. School-sanctioned party called "Big **** party" at the university pub on Friday. Cheap drinks for women only between 8-9 and then cheap drinks for everyone between 9-10. Sounds like a lot of fun, if you know what I mean. Hottest @$$ contest as well. Erin says Chris can't go. Chris sad.

    German course much more basic than anticipated. Covered "Ich heiße Chris." Quite optimistic about chances of getting a good grade. //understatement of the year

    Also had Chemistry. Covered significant figures. First learned those in accelerated Science, grade 10.

    Finally, had world history. 5 page report on Nazi Germany worth 30% of grade. Should be able to do it in a day without research.

    This makes high school seem hard.

    As for the fire, it's grown to 26,000 hectares (260 square km) but it's still not threatening homes. The Myra Canyon hiking trail, one of Chris's favourite hiking/biking trails over old railroad tressles, is gone. Expect to move back in next week. Made a sign reading "KFD saved our home. Thank you!" and put it out front. KFD = Kelowna Fire Department. Had ash falling from the sky again today as far away as the campus. Erin in good health. Just 20 days to go. Will keep you updated.
  25. SarahSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    I can't believe she's due so soon! I thought it was a lot farther off. Is Erin doing anything there or is she just going to be with the baby? How are they supporting themselves, mom helping out? That's going to be a big change for them! I hope the smoke isn't bothering the baby.
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