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Old 07-21-2021, 06:33 PM
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Many fires in pristine wilderness areas here in the s/w part of the state

Been living with smoke and ash for a few weeks now..gets old..and a long season out ahead.

I think of all the house logs and boards that could have been used, the people and their places and dreams, the wild life thats being displaced, sad deal indeed

Some major rains needed to wet the fires to put 'em plum out


Anyone from Oregon, Washington, Cali.,...how is it


Could use some prayers for rain as well as for the fire fighters..

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Old 07-21-2021, 06:37 PM
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Same in Idaho. Very dry, very hot, very smoky and no predictions for change.
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Old 07-21-2021, 07:11 PM
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Many fires in pristine wilderness areas here in the s/w part of the state

Been living with smoke and ash for a few weeks now..gets old..and a long season out ahead.

I think of all the house logs and boards that could have been used, the people and their places and dreams, the wild life thats being displaced, sad deal indeed

Some major rains needed to wet the fires to put 'em plum out


Anyone from Oregon, Washington, Cali.,...how is it


Could use some prayers for rain as well as for the fire fighters..

its a thankless job..been there and done it

...got the shirts

pipestone
Sad as we're experiencing much more rain than normal in my area, Prayers up for rain and protection of those fighting the fires.
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Old 07-21-2021, 07:30 PM
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It has been really dry here in Nebraska too..

My Brother lives in CA near Mineral..Very dry there and alot of Fires..A couple years ago around 5 family's of his Wife's relations lost everything material they had.. Their Daughter, Her parents, and Her Brother..
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I can see the Dixie fire smoke from our place here in the north valley. It's almost 90,000 acres, it's close to Lake Almanor.
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We have had some smoke here, south of Hermiston, Oregon so far. It hasn't been as bad as last year, yet. I am crossing my fingers that we don't have any wheat fires , they burn hot. I have family in southern Oregon, safe so far. I hope all affected and emergency personnel stay safe!
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:43 PM
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Fire season in California is pretty much year round now, when I worked as a state wildland firefighter in the 1990's we still had some sort of season, albeit a very long one at times. Not so much climate change due to global warming as poor forest management, bark beetle tree kills and increased building in the urban interface. Seen all kind of ways fires start, lightning, arson sets, power lines, and my favorite, US Forest Service controlled burns that get out of control and burn everything in sight.
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We had the largest fire in state history (208,000 acres) last year. Now, the last 2 days have created "flood warnings" from fairly small (1/2") rainfall over the burn areas.

You just can't win.

Prayers for moisture where it's most needed, for sure.
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Here's a good link that i use for monitoring the fires when in proximity

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/


Is this fact or fiction





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Goobermint baloney!

Lotta fires and drought everywhere in the country now.
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Here's a good link that i use for monitoring the fires when in proximity

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/


Is this fact or fiction
That's the official site that response services (both air and ground) use. More to report status to the public than anything - they don't need a web site to tell them where the problem is, they're on the ground or in the air over it, conditions granted.
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Old 07-22-2021, 11:50 AM
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Fire season in California is pretty much year round now, when I worked as a state wildland firefighter in the 1990's we still had some sort of season, albeit a very long one at times. Not so much climate change due to global warming as poor forest management, bark beetle tree kills and increased building in the urban interface. Seen all kind of ways fires start, lightning, arson sets, power lines, and my favorite, US Forest Service controlled burns that get out of control and burn everything in sight.
Here's another biggie lately...

ďAs the number of tents, makeshift shelters and campers on Los Angeles streets has surged, so has the scourge of fire. In the three years since the Los Angeles Fire Department began classifying them, fires related to homelessness have nearly tripled. In the first quarter of 2021, they occurred at a rate of 24 a day, making up 54% of all fires the department responded to.Ē

So more than half the fires set in Los Angeles are being caused by the homeless. That would be a bad enough problem if they were only setting their tents and a few dumpsters on fire, but thatís not all they do. Sometimes the homeless start brush fires that engulf entire neighborhoods that border on the hills surrounding Los Angeles.
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Old 07-22-2021, 12:07 PM
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Here's a good link that i use for monitoring the fires when in proximity

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/


Is this fact or fiction





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Just imagine being 5 years old and reading a poster telling you that your responsible for all the forest fires in the world. How scared and lonely it must be.
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We had some wild stuff in 19 with the drought, hard to believe this year. Was back for doctors visits early July driving through a burn and it's hard to believe it could ever get that dry. Were back to our regular scheduled program of crazy rain and cold all summer long.


In 19 we were out the peninsula fishing some cleanup ifq, probably 18 miles or so offshore. We jog on the set on calm nights, combined total we were probably 250 to 300 miles from the nearest coniferous tree. Woke up one morning and the haze was smoke not fog, it had blown hard enough the previous few days to push the smoke that far. It was surreal to be 20 miles offshore of an area od treeless Alaska smelling like a bonfire all day.


We just rolled in last night..... couldn't like kodiak on fire with all the napalm in the world. It's raining wo much they are worried it will effect the fish....

Guess most of Oregon is shut down to any recreation to avoid any type of fire starter.
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Been to lots of fires started by homeless, just lumped them in with the arson sets.
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