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Old 29 July 2018, 15:37
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Unhappy Redding CA. CARR FIRE

CARR FIRE
The Smoke and ash in the air is bad plus the heat, below is just some of the pictures of one of the fires in California going on right now. this one is about 140 miles North of me. I know several that are up their fighting the Fires, the pictures below are just some of them So far 5 dead, a Great grand Mother an two of her Great Grand kids,
an TWO Fire Men.

RIP
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Old 29 July 2018, 15:56
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My buddy has been at his property in Lakeport, CA in between the buffalo ranch and hopland fires.

He seems to be taking it all in stride. Prayers out to everyone involved in containing the wild fires. Crazy stuff
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Old 29 July 2018, 16:02
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Firefighters in a backyard of a home fire they just battled, getting some much needed rest before the next fire they'll fight.
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Old 29 July 2018, 16:05
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Firefighters in a backyard of a home fire they just battled, getting some much needed rest before the next fire they'll fight.
God bless them.
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Old 29 July 2018, 16:06
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Old 29 July 2018, 16:06
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Was out at San Luis Obispo IIRC 1993(?) when they had the big fire north of town.

I went up on a hill on the west side of town and watched the fire to the north. Pictures do not do those kinds of fires any justice.

When the flames come racing up the far side of a ridge and bust out in the open they go hundreds of feet into the air.
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Old 29 July 2018, 16:35
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Another one about 40mi E/NE of Camp Pendleton in the Idyllwild/Mt San Jacinto area. Beautiful area for camping, hiking or a day drive in the winter when there's snow. Started by an arsonist scumbag who I hope and pray gets the max sentence under the law. God bless our CDF Firefighters, it's 98* right now and they're forecasting mountain thunderstorms which I hope doesn't spark anything new.

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Old 29 July 2018, 17:46
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I hate this time of year for the folks living on the west coast that have to deal with this. I truly sympathize with the fireman that have to battle fires that seem insurmountable, but I truly admire their tenacity at doing so.

Rest In Peace, to those firemen that gave their lives and to those that were lost in the fire.
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Old 29 July 2018, 18:31
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The Calfire folks are real heroes. Every year we lived in the Los Padres National Forrest they were there fighting fires in the mountains, valleys and heat above 100. Fighting fires and saving lives and homes. Those of us that made it thru 3 or 4 major fires every year knew who the real heroes are. Our homes and everything we had was theirs if they needed it. No disrespect to any other Fire Department, Calfire rocks!
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Old 29 July 2018, 19:57
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Another one about 40mi E/NE of Camp Pendleton in the Idyllwild/Mt San Jacinto area.
I surprised they haven't reached out to the Corps for help with these yet. I remember them doing so several times back in the 90s; logistics, motor transport, helicopters, and IIRC there were even a couple of battalions out clearing brush. The guys I knew who went enjoyed making a difference.
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Serious question, are there any preventative measures Cal Fire can do? Controlled burns, fire breaks etc.
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Old 29 July 2018, 20:38
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Calfire works year around doing preventative measures. You name they will do it or direct the landowners to the things that can be done. We have seen and dreaded the "controlled burns" they do sometimes get away. I can't speak to the other areas, our area consisted of hundreds of square miles of scrub and oaks that once the dry season hits the landowners better be ready with defensible spaces or be ready to leave. Our exit was 30 minutes out of the woods, one road. Back-up plan was a Seatrain/connex in a clearing. All of the things you mentioned are done every year.
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Thanks Durable, wasn't sure if environmentalist prevented some of the measures from being done?
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Old 29 July 2018, 22:03
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Serious question, are there any preventative measures Cal Fire can do? Controlled burns, fire breaks etc.
Most of this is multi faceted. On lots of these lands you have about 90 years of fire suppression which has lead to a huge fuel loading issue. Coupled with a host of insect and disease, and drought mortality you have an extreme fuel loading issue. This is across most of the west. Federal agencies are trying to push thinning projects, but with the NEPA process an army of environmental extremists have created a cottage industry of funding through suing and the Equal Access to Justice act and it becomes a miracle if you can get one through. Even if you can get the thinning done you still need to prescribe burn it to reduce the residual fuel load. Here was a recent article highlighting some of this. The title is kind of misleading for what it actually says. http://www.kuow.org/post/we-spend-mi...rent-effective

Funny side story, I dated a girl who was a Helirappelar and she told me about rappelling into this place around Lake Tahoe, they ended up having to cut some burning trees around this Mac mansion. The guy thanked them for saving his house then turned around and sued the FS for cutting his trees...
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Old 29 July 2018, 22:54
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Fucking NEPA...........Jesus talk about something that makes me cringe like a vampire in sunlight. And you're exactly on point as to what creatures have made it their niche environment to survive on bullshit lawsuits from NEPA related projects. Can't do a damn thing nowadays. Even things that are legit necessary.
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Old 29 July 2018, 23:11
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Serious question, are there any preventative measures Cal Fire can do? Controlled burns, fire breaks etc.
All I am going to say is get gov brown to ACT
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Old 29 July 2018, 23:30
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Calfire works year around doing preventative measures. You name they will do it or direct the landowners to the things that can be done. We have seen and dreaded the "controlled burns" they do sometimes get away. I can't speak to the other areas, our area consisted of hundreds of square miles of scrub and oaks that once the dry season hits the landowners better be ready with defensible spaces or be ready to leave. Our exit was 30 minutes out of the woods, one road. Back-up plan was a Seatrain/connex in a clearing. All of the things you mentioned are done every year.
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CDF uses inmates at several different locations across CA. Several pictures I posted have inmates in them, The Press is not suppose to take pictures of them. I know a couple of CPT & a LT that manage one of the places. each camp has about 140 inmates at them these are guys & Girls that screw up. Each group is 20 individuals each, an They have a Fire Personal in charge. During the cold season they cut trees an brush clearing areas.

The trees the cut down is used for fire wood for the folks in the area. They are required to go to classes, learning a trade.
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Old 30 July 2018, 00:28
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Rest in peace to those who have lost their lives. One of my brother's fought these fires for many, many years. It's a very dangerous occupation. He has lost friends in the same crew to these monster fires. Have a friend who is deceased now that was a smoke jumper. Salt of the earth and very brave man.

Read that this fire may be arson. Hard to catch these scums, but wish they would!
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Old 30 July 2018, 01:34
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Just a picture made me cry at the lost of these Antique vehicles
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Old 30 July 2018, 07:16
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Damn...but, the cars can be resurrected, a life cannot. Thoughts and prayers to those affected....
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