Searing heat: northwestern Ontario goes up in flames

July 18, 2011CANADA– Dozens of wildfires raged across much of northwestern Ontario on the weekend as hot, dry weather swept the province, leaving forests tinder-dry. The provincial Ministry of Natural Resources says there are 92 active fires burning in the remote northwestern region. More than 30 new blazes are expected in the coming days. Water bombers, attack helicopters, aircraft and ground crews are battling the flames. There are more than 2,000 fire fighters on the ground; they will be helped by another 500 or so arriving from British Columbia early this week. Many northwestern communities are faced with heavy smoke drifting in, and they are consulting federal and provincial authorities about possible evacuations if advancing flames pose a threat. Residents of the Keewaywin First Nation have already begun leaving for Greenstone, a town about 250 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay. Provincial authorities plan to move nearly 200 people out of the community. Some 111 residents from Cat Lake were evacuated to Matachewan on Friday due to power outages and concerns about heavy smoke. As well, at least four fires are also burning in northeastern Ontario: one near Timmins and three near Cochrane. The province warns that the fire hazard is “extremely high” in the province and says even pockets of southeastern Ontario are now at risk with a heat wave baking the province.  On Sunday, temperatures were in the 30s in much of the province. A weak cold front is forecast to pass through northwest Ontario on Monday, but any relief will likely be short-lived as temperatures return to near 30C later in the week. A similar heat wave has also hit south of the border with heat advisories and warnings now in place in 17 states, from Texas to Michigan.  –The Star
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5 Responses to Searing heat: northwestern Ontario goes up in flames

  1. Revelation 8:7  The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

    Revelation 11:18  And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.


  2. Dennis says:

    That is a horrific scene. With the number of ongoing wildfires and volcanoes in the earth,having quality air to breathe in the future could be a problem.


    • PansPermia says:

      Or water to drink – I hope you’re keeping abreast as to what’s happening to earth water supply…… weather it be, the ocean or rivers.

      Keep diligent some nasty stuff is going down right now and it’s not all being done by mother nature.

      Go with God


  3. tiffany says:

    this happened around ’81 or ’82 as well, the cycles are getting more extreme, but they’re still cycles.


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