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#1821 Sparky

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:59 PM

Water bombing whirly bird just blew his load.

 

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#1822 todd

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 06:11 PM

Really?

#1823 Mike K.

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 07:14 PM

As the region grows and more and more people descend onto local parks and wilderness areas, expect more of these fires.

The cause of this fire has not been confirmed by the fire service. But it certainly wasn’t lightning or glow bugs.

That being said, we’re likelt to see quite a few individuals with fireworks who won’t stop to assess wind conditions and whether it’s safe to put on a light show.

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#1824 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 03:23 PM

Our officers are responding to a vehicle roll-over at the corner of Douglas & Chatham.

officers are on their way. #yyjtraffic will be affected. Pls avoid the area.



#1825 Cassidy

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 04:14 PM

Complete and utter shit show.

Whether you're heading into or out of town, stay East ... WAY East!

And by "way East" I mean Cook Street.

 

Folks are getting tangled up in those one way and right turn only streets around the Public Market, which is locking up Blanshard St in both directions, Government Street in both directions, and of course Douglas Street is blocked off completely.


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#1826 Rob Randall

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:24 AM

Workmen are about to fix a torch-on roof at the Halibut House building at Cloverdale and Quadra. They're setting up the propane tanks and hoses. Nothing has happened yet but they are both having a cigarette so you might want to keep an ear on the scanner in case something pops up.


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#1827 Cassidy

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:30 AM

^^^  Kind of like a "Minority Report" for emergency fire services!  ^^^


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#1828 shoeflack

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 12:01 PM

VicPD have closed Johnson Street at Cook due to a car accident just before Johnson/Chambers.

#1829 Mike K.

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:09 PM

I can’t help but think it involves a vehicle exiting Chambers onto Johnson.

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#1830 shoeflack

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:15 PM

I can’t help but think it involves a vehicle exiting Chambers onto Johnson.

 

It wasn't that far up Johnson, although that is definitely a harrowing left turn onto Johnson for sure. It looked like it was someone who came out of the parking lot of the apartment next to the medical building.

 

At any rate, it's all cleared up now.


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#1831 phx

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:38 AM

Workmen are about to fix a torch-on roof at the Halibut House building at Cloverdale and Quadra. They're setting up the propane tanks and hoses. Nothing has happened yet but they are both having a cigarette so you might want to keep an ear on the scanner in case something pops up.

 

Cigarettes are a health hazard, though not usually considered an emergency.

 

Or were you concerned about an open flame near the propane?  I'm thinking that is unavoidable when working with a propane torch...



#1832 Rob Randall

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:52 AM

I don't know, the whole scenario looked like the start of a Laurel and Hardy movie to me. Or this old joke.


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#1833 Mike K.

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 08:45 AM

Fire crews are responding to the 3400-block of Cedar Hill Road in Saanich following reports of a structure fire.


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#1834 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 05:14 AM

this is almost hard to comprehend how many people could die in an incident like this.  75-foot boat on fire and maybe 34 dead.  off los angeles.

 

https://www.express....fire-coastguard

 

https://www.mirror.c...d-boat-19168627


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#1835 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:22 AM

https://www.pasadena...ta-cruz-island/

 

34 people missing after dive boat fire off Santa Cruz Island

 

 

now reports say it was a dive boat on a three-day excursion.  so perhaps all the people were sleeping?  the fire was reported around 3:30am.  that's awful.



#1836 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:22 AM

this is almost hard to comprehend how many people could die in an incident like this.  

 

sleeping people i guess could account for this.



#1837 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:24 AM

Here is the plan of the sleeping deck. Multiple bunk beds all in one room. This is awful.

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#1838 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:28 AM

Looks like only one small stair exit to the galley. If the fire started in the galley, I can't even imagine...

 

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#1839 Mike K.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:42 AM

Oh my. Hard to imagine a boat carrying that many people would not have more exits.

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#1840 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:45 AM

i think it would have some type of emergency hatch to another overhead section (above the waterline) but not necessarily a fulltime starwell up.


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