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tacon1    Posted 08-12-2004 at 07:26:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
We got one now here in northern California. Started about three yesterday afternoon by a guy mowing dry grass. In twelve hours it has consumed 3000 acres, 40 homes and 13 out buildings. Over a thousand fire fighters, eight air tankers, three helecopters are fighting it. Five injuries so far, none serious. Temperature today to hit 105 with humidity around 12 percent. Lets pray for no wind.

Burrhead    Posted 08-12-2004 at 13:06:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hope they get it contained soon. Is your home in the line of danger?

tacon1    Posted 08-12-2004 at 15:01:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
We're all hoping they can contain it also. They say that it's forty percent contained at this time, but now confirmed 69 structures lost and 350 more are threatened right now. There now are 1165 firefighters working it along with the air support. I sure don't envy their job. I can't imagine doing that in this's 105 degrees right now and we're about 12 miles from the fire and 2700 elevation here at our ranch. They're down in the valley and I know it is much hotter there. We are not threatened at this time. The only thing here is the smoke and I can handle that. As if the fire wasn't a big enough problem and loss for everyone. I just heard on my scanner that they've got idiots sneaking into areas that have been evacuated and looting homes! Those fellers ought to be shot!

tacon1    Posted 08-12-2004 at 15:11:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just heard an update..still saying 40 percent containment, but over 5000 acres burned now.

Burrhead    Posted 08-12-2004 at 17:27:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like it's moving real quick. May have to dispatch Willy over there with his water machine.

Willy-N    Posted 08-12-2004 at 17:55:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am waiting to be called out myself. We have 7 fires burning up here and several have no contianment at all yet. They have about 30 homes on one that are threatend. It is just now cutting loose up here for the next 2 months. Mark H.

Burrhead    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:20:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fire is the one danger we don't face around here but I can feel for you folks in the fire areas.

Our big threats are typhoons and tornadoes unless one of the chemical plants blow up

DigitalMat    Posted 08-13-2004 at 08:53:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our biggest natural disaster around here in WV is flooding. I used to live close a creek, but when I bought a house, it was up on the mountain. I live at the peak so there is nowhere for water to run from to get us. I know a guy who runs an excavation company who asked when we were going to clear some trees. I told him never. Holding up the hillside is very important to me. I imagine fire could come up and get us, but this house has been here since 1977. Hope everything goes OK with your "firey trial". Not very funny.....

Clod    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:57:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are always in a battle against mean ole Mr Poverty.But you can't squirt water on him.

Burrhead    Posted 08-12-2004 at 20:17:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL water don't hurt him and I'm getting to stove up an fat to out run him.

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