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Fires to close for confert now! House full of smok
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Willy-N    Posted 02-27-2005 at 19:53:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had to close the windows do to smoke coming in them tonight! Looked out and 3 neibors are burning in the woods with in 1500-2000 ft from us now. Drove out to take a look and counted allmost 20 fires burnining and some close to 5 acres in size in the woods. I asked is someone watching these and was told the dew was coming in so they would go out? It is clear out except for the smoke! Humidity at 55% and fuel moisture at 12% not the best for burning the forestested areas with out water or man power to control them. One little fire truck with 250 gals of water in it. I will be sleeping lightly tonight. Tomorrow they said we are realy going to light some off because they are stopping burns on Tueday!? Glad the Tenders fixed and ready to role might need it to stop it from going onto our place if the winds pick up. I guess when one lit a fire the rest thought it would be a good idea for the rest to do it. Now I get to watch red flames in the night around me and smell smoke in the house! Only in Okanogan can you get away with this and no planning involved?? Mark H.

Mudcat49    Posted 02-28-2005 at 03:41:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank God for rain, we were getting so dry that they were saying that we might have a repetttttte of a few years ago when we had bad fires down here in Florida!

Les    Posted 02-28-2005 at 05:24:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
The first thing I noticed when I got out of the Tampa airport last Wednesday night was the smell of smoke in the air. Seems like there's always something burning down here.

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-27-2005 at 20:23:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okanogan you say? One Small Toke for Man one Humongus Toke for Mankind. Likely some Careless Smoking Willy, sometimes they forget and drop the buts in the Grass. Keep the waterpipe handy.
Later Bob

cheech    Posted 02-27-2005 at 20:30:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey man, sounds like you know your OK GOLD.Nearly blew that one right by me.

chong ,    Posted 02-27-2005 at 20:34:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey man he told willy to keep the waterpipe handy is that some new fangled hooka, kewl man kwel .right on big bob.

Willy-N    Posted 02-27-2005 at 20:41:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got a BIG Water Pipe might have to bring it out of retirement tonight! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 02-27-2005 at 20:45:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
hehheh aw comeon your used to sleeping with one eye open anyway , just a new season time to get used to it again, anyway you can get cheeh n chong to work for you i hear they work cheap lol,

deadcarp    Posted 02-27-2005 at 20:04:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh they clean things up in the spring here too - try to get the meadows & junkpiles before the ban comes on. our old farmhouse is now in its basement so this spring's its time. last spring my cousin got a permit - they asked how big the pile was & he replied 10 x 50 - he'd dumped aunt evelyn's old trailer house on his rockpile. boy that carpet lit nice!

Rajah from Delhi    Posted 02-27-2005 at 21:12:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mr. Deadcarp, your veryown cousin was taking a great chance landing his carpet on that big rock pile. He should know to land more carefully on the smooth sod ground. You must send him back home for more flight training.

deadcarp    Posted 02-27-2005 at 22:54:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
hi rajah - no i think he towed the trailer out with his tractor, then one of the boys rolled it up on the rockpile with a bobcat. no airplanes involved - so far! :)

Rajah from Delhi    Posted 02-28-2005 at 07:07:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was only sporting with yourself Mr. Deadcarp. Many people do think so that I use a carpet for air travel and a camel for surface travel. Well perhaps an Elephant if I have much time to spend but my cousin Vindar's taxi is much faster and warmer too I must say.

mark    Posted 02-27-2005 at 20:02:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Quite a few years ago we needed to burn off
the old hayfield so we could rework it. Due to
winds and dry we weren't able to do it. It came
right down to the wire so we cut a big
firebrake, had stuff on standby incase of a
wildfire, backburned then lit off the field. Man
what a fire!

A gent down the road who comes to his hobby
farm from the Cities, sees the field going and
decides to burn his lawn. He lost 11 pine
trees, his shrubs and almost lost the house.

Willy-N    Posted 02-27-2005 at 20:21:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats what worrys me 2 of the people have never fought fires befor and one just moved up here from the city! That is the one with the biggest fires he has never seen it burn here befor and doesn't even go to our VFD Fire Meetings next door to his house!? I will be OK I have fire breaks between them and our place and it is clear to dirt around all my buildings. Guess it is better now than later if they are going to light them. Mark H.

SusieQ    Posted 02-28-2005 at 03:36:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well forest fire season begins here March 1, for the next 3 months, I hope that any buring fields have some smarts, like you it pays to watch fires, have water handy also. Hope that nothing gets out of hand and control.

toolman    Posted 02-27-2005 at 20:00:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
it was like that yesterday over in the creston valley right on the idaho border , i think they were burning on both sides as i was leaving around 6 the valley was full of smoke, some from old fields (wheat ) i think some from the orchards, seem ed early but i guess not for over there,

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