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    Default Bad news in the NWT

    This is pretty sad http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...king-1.2699646
    Hoarfrost Outfitters lost pretty much everything. Was a really pretty spot. The NWT is just burning up this summer.
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    Been a rough summer here for sure and it's not getting any better any time soon.
    This weekend they had to evacuate Plummers Lodge on Great Slave Lake.
    There's still a skeleton crew as well as a fire crew there but if things don't change the lodge could be lost too.
    The fire that is threatening the lodge is 2 1/2 times the size of the Funny River fire on the KP this spring.
    The fire that keeps closing the only route to the South from Yellowknife is 3 times as big as the Funny River fire.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...fire-1.2705205

    Current fire map.


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    Wow! Hope you guys get some relief soon! I flew over the Funny River fire area this weekend and it was amazing to see just how big it was.
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    So far this summer just over 3000 square miles of the NWT have burnt up.

    One of the fires was only a couple of miles from my cabin site.
    The lucky thing is that it is near a hydro dam so it was taken care of very quickly.
    I hear it has been burning under ground though and is not out at this point.
    It was caused by a raven getting fried on a transformer. The flaming raven fell to the ground and ignited the fire.

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    Holy cow! Sorry to hear that bud. Prayin for you guys!
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    Hopefully rain well come. We need burns but hate loss of folks belongings.
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    The fire threatening the lodge is now up to 634 square miles in size.

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