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post #1 of 7 Old 07-10-2008, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Wild fires in North inland Cali

My barn is having a meeting tonight to discuss a plan in case the fires here get so close we'll have to evacuate...I don't think they will-they're about 100 miles away, and we're close to the coast- but the smoke is heavy.

We have 25 or so horses out in a herd on 300 acres of mountains and trees we're most worried about. One idea that'll come up, I think, is spray painting phone numbers on horses if we are evacuated. I think I'll just ride Willy to my house.

Better to be safe than sorry I guess

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-10-2008, 08:39 PM
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yeah its super super smokey here! its just awful! It looks like really dense fog, but you can smell the smoke! I heard that yesterday the butte county fire was the worst. a fire also jumped the 70 highway. scary. I dont think we've ever had a fire season this bad! Hopefully your barn doesnt have to evacuate. no bueno...

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-11-2008, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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Some days the smoke is so bad-other days it's clear.... tonight we talked about some places to bring the horses, making sure stall doors are closed, and contact info. We are located in the middle of Green Diamond logging territory so the chances of us having an emergency evacuation are slim. Green Diamond would be right on the fire to save their profits! They wouldn't try a controlled burn...

I heard a crazy thing about horses and their stalls. I guess it is known that in fires, horses will go into a burning barn just to be in their stalls where they feel safe; they'll burn to death standing in them....

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-11-2008, 01:09 AM
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well i hope everything is ok. I live in southern cali. We had to evacuate two times in the previous fires. Idk about the spraypainting thing but we put name tags on their halters and a really good idea is wrioting ur name and number on their hoofs. It works awesome. Good luck and keep us posted

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post #5 of 7 Old 07-11-2008, 01:16 AM
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Its really been bad over there. I have a friend in Oakland and I heard on the news that the fires were really close to the city. She said they were a long way from where she is tho thank goodness. I guess its a big city...

Where are you guys located, keeping in mind I dont know California at all lol?? I hope that it doesnt get any closer to you.
Apparently in San Francisco there are air quality warnings. That is scary too because it will affect the horses as well even though the fires are a ,long way way :(
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-11-2008, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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I am VERY north :roll: 6 hours north of San Francisco, and an hour south of the Oregon border. I live a block from the beach, however Willy is at a barn about 12 miles inland.

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post #7 of 7 Old 07-11-2008, 03:58 AM
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Wow. So these fires are spread over the whole of NorCal?? I thought it was isolated in the Bay Area. But thats a massive area to be affected by wildfire. I hope you guys are ok.
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