Sunday, June 24, 2012

The fire season of 2012 in Labrador seems to be the worst for many a year. Or could it be that more fires are being reported now? Airlines are updating information on new outbreaks almost daily, twitter is playing a large role in reporting the fires and photographs are posted as well as satellite images. One of these shown below. It shows the fires between Rigolet and Potville.

Now the latest news is the communities of North West River and Sheshatshiu are being evacuated. Dour times indeed.

Our marginal weather is a blessing it would seem. Apart from the 5 day run of hot dry weather we have been in a run of foggy wet mornings followed by a nice day with fog rolling in in the evening.

 Here is another sat image of the fires around the lake Melville area. Images taken from twitter of @mclabradore.  

Another image of fires in Labrador from Google earth.

1 comment:

Shammickite said...

I heard about the evacuation on CBC news this morning. I bet everyone's hoping for a shift in wind direction.