Tall, Dark, and Mysterious


Fire near my place

File under: I Read The News Today, Oh Boy. Posted by Moebius Stripper at 8:14 pm.

Bone-dry conditions, rugged terrain and human carelessness combined to create a 4,000 square metre blaze at UBC Sunday morning.

This was only a matter of time, I guess - last year, hundreds of homes burned down in Kamloops, a city a few hours’ drive from Vancouver. This year’s forest fire season started earlier than last year’s, and spread faster; I couldn’t be sure that it wouldn’t reach the forest near my house. At least “the flames were stopped just 15 metres away from school buildings and a large propane tank” - cripes. Putting that out - that’s bravery.

Still…I’m glad I’m not there to see it. I’m awfully attached to that forest; the proximity of my apartment to it is the main reason I paid double the rent I should have paid for three years.


  1. Wreck Beach, huh? As I’ve been there in the summer round about 3am, I’m going to make a guess what happened: some idiot had a fire on the beach and didn’t extinguish it before leaving. I hope no one got hurt.

    - meep — 8/4/2004 @ 5:20 am

  2. Yeah, the fire started at 3:45 am near Wreck Beach. I wonder.

    Last year, at the height of forest fire season, I saw some twerp toss a cigarette onto his lawn, a block or two from the woods. I was not impressed.

    - Moebius Stripper — 8/4/2004 @ 8:25 am

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