May 31, 2012....2:00 p.m.
This dangerous wildfire is about one hour old and 1.5 k from La Loche.
La Loche and area has a population of over 3500 people.
|The fire is getting bigger. Winds have fanned the flames.|
|Photos and videos are being taken.|
|A spotting plane is seen.|
|A water bomber is heading to Lac La Loche for a refill.|
|A water bomber is flying over La Loche Avenue, main street of the village of La Loche.|
|Water bomber ready to skim the lake. The waves on the lake tell us the direction of the wind.|
|Water bomber filling up.|
|Two water bombers. One is dropping water, the other is a speck in the sky high above.|
2011 Slave Lake wildfire
Last year in Slave Lake, Alberta on May 15, 2011 a forest fire burned a major part of the city.
Slave Lake Fire videos: The first one is taken during the early stages of the fire.
|Sept. 10, 2011....This fire behind the La Loche Arena last year was put out in a few hours by the La Loche Volunteer Fire Department and water bombers based at the airport in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan.|