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post #11 of 19 Old 05-05-2013, 11:12 PM
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Why do people build houses in an area that's notorious for fires? That's like building a house on a flood plain and never expecting it to flood.
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heres a photo form today. So so nasty
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post #13 of 19 Old 05-06-2013, 02:27 AM
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Why do people build houses in an area that's notorious for fires? That's like building a house on a flood plain and never expecting it to flood.
Why do people live where there are tornadoes? Or snow drifts and ice storms?
We don't always have fires, in dry years there are usually fires, look at some of the big Forest states and the fires they had in the past few years.
Where you going to live ? I the sand dunes where nothing grows? Would not need to worry about fires ! Lol
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heres a photo form today. So so nasty
this is nothing.... if this freaks you out, you did not want to be here in the late 70's early 90's for the big dust storm !! And this town is not that horrible .
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this is nothing.... if this freaks you out, you did not want to be here in the late 70's early 90's for the big dust storm !! And this town is not that horrible .
It doesn't freak me out..it's just nasty weather we have been having lately. I'm not trying to make this a competition.....
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hah.. typo that should read early 80's. It just seemed you were concerned about the wind and dust storm. And there is no competetion ..??
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post #17 of 19 Old 05-12-2013, 06:03 PM
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I hate fires;got caught in the middle of a big fire after it changed directions and jumped out of control when I was younger,it was a very close call actually,and every since grass fires/wild fires/forest fires make me very nervous.Here,we went straight from winter into summer,never had our usual wet spring,so our fire hazard is unusually high,despite all the snow we had this winter.The wind has just sucked up all the moisture from the snow and everything is extremely dry,plus very low humidity. There's already been a number of grass fires near here,but nothing too serious yet,thank goodness! Fire bans have been out for a while,and we're under a severe fire weather advisory,so keeping a close eye out..
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I agree that they are scary. We have disced around the property about 6-8 ft, abscent owners and there is nothing but weeds on the land next to us,and in front of us by the dirt road. We have some irrigation sprinklers that can be turned on, and I am currently , slowly working on a sprinkler system on our east side by some dry pens .
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The day after I arrived in a remote area of ID was 4th July and we attended breakfast in the local fire station.
I was gob smacked, 6 enormous fire engines parked outside, to make room for the tables and local folk.
My thoughts were that there were very few houses around and to need all that machinery and trailers must mean that folk were awfully careless!
Only after thinking about it did I recall the forest fires.

Later we drove from ID to CO. Approaching Salt Lake City there was a pall of what looked like smog over the city. Only when we hit the higher ground did we realise that it was smoke from a fire racing through the forests. It was several miles away but I have the pictures from a good but not brilliant camera where the flames were clearly seen.
One thing I did notice was how a fire would break out well ahead of the main one and within minutes that was racing on driven by high winds.

Very frightening for anyone in its path.

Oh, summer is here in the UK - its raining!
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