Friday, 1 June 2012

La Loche Wildfire May 31, 2012

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.
This was La Loche, Saskatchewan on May 31, 2012. It could have been worse. The fire is now burning away from the village.

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.