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Old 07-12-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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California Is On Fire And I Can't Wait For Winter

On a normal year I yearn for summer right after christmas but with all these FIRES and we are not even in peak fire season yet winter can't come soon enough for me. You wake up to a pink sunrise and watch a red sunset at night the amount of ash falling is unreal the Taco needs a bath about every three days you would think it was a abandon truck and the air quality here sucks. My family is full of firefighters with uncles nephews cousins working all over the the state they are all earning there money for sure.
Personnel Committed: 20,443
Fire Engines: 1,516
Hand Crews: 447
Dozers: 294
Water Tenders: 423
Helicopters: 117
Statewide Fire Statistics
Total Fires at Peak: 1,781
Total Fires Contained: 1,459
Total Active Fires: 322
Total Acres Burned: 801,726
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That news is so grim, I really feel bad for all. I live in New York and the Adirondacks are reported to have as much WAY too much dead debris and "should" have had a fire years ago. Your winters must be easier on you than what ours are, they are f'ing brutal. Keep your chin.
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Man, thats pretty crazy!

Best wishes to you calies, you guys stay safe ya hear!
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With all those fires winter will probably bring more mud slides than usual.
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For those of you who've never experienced a firestorm, watch this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=W6f0vUfrB7A

I made this from pics and videos (a few of which I took) from my area in San Diego during the firestorm we had back in October. We wern't in any immediate danger - the closest it got to us was 4 houses, but over 30 friends lost their houses.

A ton of SDFD guys and Marines from Miramar are up in NORCAL right now helpin' out. God bless 'em all.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:09 PM   #6
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r the Govenator called on Prez Bush to send in active duty troops to help out.
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Hey Beeftaco-God Bless you and your family of heroes buddy! We'll keep them in our prayers here
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Local news reports that Australia, New Zeland and Greece are sending firefighting crews to help out.
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That news is so grim, I really feel bad for all. I live in New York and the Adirondacks are reported to have as much WAY too much dead debris and "should" have had a fire years ago. Your winters must be easier on you than what ours are, they are f'ing brutal. Keep your chin.
We have a problem here with the oak moth killing oak trees the fires down near Big Sur were fueled by 10s of thousands of dead oak trees that went up in a fire ball certain groups here don't approve of thining our forest
Ya our winters here are a lot easier on us don't know if I could handle that much snow.
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Well ladies and gentlemen, fire season has arrived in San Diego (and most of California, too). Woo...

Two fires have broken out between today and yesterday on MCB Camp Pendleton. The first one, which is 100% contained, scorched around 1,400 - 1,900 acres, and the second, a bit smaller. I could see a bit of smoke in the sky yesterday, but these aren't worrying me. They're extremely small and over 20 miles away.

What scares me is the Santa Ana winds that are supposed to arrive in the next few days. It's already hot as hell, and strong winds don't help that.

These are pictures of the November Fire (the one contained on Camp Pendleton):





We'll see how the next few weeks go. If this year's anything like last year, as well as '03, San Diego'll catch hell somewhere between the 19th and 25th.
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Two new fires up and Camp Pendleton today, which just merged. Over 1,000 people evacuated, and I could see the huge plume of smoke from my house earlier in the day.

Another new brush fire just broke out a few miles south of me. It's only at an acre or so, but it only started about 30 minutes ago. A friend of mine says she can see it from her house.

We'll see how this goes.
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You know it ain't good in your area when the National Weather Service has your current area's forecast listed as "Smoke".

Stupid fire.

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Sucks it starts again
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Sucks it starts again
If everything goes as "usual", my area will see something next week.

The Cedar Fire in '03 started on October 25th, and last year, the Witch started on October 21st.

The first (Cedar) and fourth (Witch Creek) largest wildfires in CA history were in my neighborhood.

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Damn i still went camping to ocotillo too julian and ramona looked bad fences all melted ash everywhere and when i went to buy firewood they looked at me funny, i said im going to the desert.
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Damn i still went camping to ocotillo too julian and ramona looked bad fences all melted ash everywhere and when i went to buy firewood they looked at me funny, i said im going to the desert.
There's still a lot in my area that hasn't fully lost the burn look. Then you go into the neighborhood, and see all the vacant lots still, and all the people still rebuilding.
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damn thats sucks for the families rebuilding
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damn thats sucks for the families rebuilding
Over 30 of my friend's houses are in these:

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between the entire state spontaneously combusting, huge earthquakes, and all the hippies and tools, why would anyone want to live in California?
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