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Just Mop up now on the Fire
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Willy-N    Posted 07-17-2003 at 08:28:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
There just putting out the embers now and investigating the start of it. What a mess! We had everything there was putting it out on that fire. I got a little upset 3/4 of our trucks from our area was on it. We had 2 Fire Brush Rigs and 2 drivers left? I was one of them but I did not have anyone to man a hose on the truck? It seemed most went down to watch the fire and left our hill with nobody to protect it. I called all the neibors and they were gone. One guy who helps on a truck just got hurt on his 4 Wheeler a few minuits befor it happen. If something had happen up here it would have burned 1,000s of acres befor they would have seen anyone. I can't say it enought how you need your own protection and a clear area around your place! Just keeping the grass cut down and brush clear is a big help. Those homes burnt because of the grass and brush being to close. A garden hose is not much help. The winds got up to 40 mph during the fire and no wat is a garden hose going to wet anything down in that. You can get a plastic 1,000 gal tank and a gasoline pump for around 800.00 along with some big hose and you can soak your place fast. A big perminet sprinkler on your roof about 40 gpm in size. One like that will cover a 120 ft circle at 75 psi on a 100 gal per min 5 hp pump. Start the fire pump feeding it, put your garden hose into the tank turn it on to help keep it filled. Then when you have to go start the pump and run. Most times it will be past your place in 30 miniuts or less and that will be enought water to save your place. Do not depend on the elect for your pump to run. Hoping for the Fire Dept to save your place is a crap shoot I don't want to take my chances with. Mark H.

Reddee    Posted 07-17-2003 at 08:51:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
glad it's all out and your o.k.!!! Anyone get hurt???

Willy-N    Posted 07-17-2003 at 09:03:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nobody hurt that we know of yet. There sure could of been a lot of injurys or deaths as fast as it was moving. Those homes up on the hills the fire just roled up and consumed them. They build them for the veiws but forget fire goes up hill real fast (chimney effect) and imposable to stop. Mark H.

Clod    Posted 07-17-2003 at 11:01:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey,,Willy..I knew you could handle it!

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