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    Well, I saw the grass catch almost as soon as it happened. I lit two kitchen bags in an empty 50 gallon barrel. Ground damp, smoke straight up, I'm golden. Out of nowhere the wind comes up 7 it was the leftovers from fall hay cutting that lit off. I beat on it with a shovel for a half an hour trying to save the barn & house, afraid to leave to go call for help. Once it was past my buildings. I went up to the house & told Marla to call neighbors & FD. Then went back to work. The volunteer Fire guy's were all busy at another fire. To bad so sad!
    By the time a water truck & firemen showed up from a neighboring community, the fire was into my woods over there. I was up all night dipping water from a pond & pouring on hot spots. I had to cut down a couple hollow trees that were burning inside.
    Next time I burn trash, I will be standing in the pouring rain!! Holding a garden hose!

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    Damn Brad, glad you got it...
    taking something that's already good, and making it better...........and for the knowing smiles that cross their faces.......Nando-2011...

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    I'm glad it was just the field & woods. It's a pretty helpless feeling when your told the fire dept is not coming for awhile.
    Those dry cedar trees suuuure make a big fireball!
    I will definatley be donating to the volunteer FD's fundraisers. It was the guy's from Rover that showed up first. Rover is around 12 miles away. All they have is a trap club & fire barn. Our city of 700 people is like a metropolis around these parts.

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    Halfbiass...Electron Herder and Backass Woof
    Familiar with that scenario...
    taking something that's already good, and making it better...........and for the knowing smiles that cross their faces.......Nando-2011...

    "Silence cannot be Misquoted"--Lazarus Short-2012 "

    " I Just Collect Smiles Craig......Cheap Smiles!-----Fishoz-2017

    "anything can be done, it's finding the easiest way that's hard"-----Bobbysdad--2014

    " Synth percussion is deadly to children, house pets and shitty power supplies"---Stephen Evans 2014

    " You have not reached the point of diminishing returns, you've just ran out of money

    " The Pioneer U-24, unfortunately, is just too expensive and rare to find. That's why I have one."--Nando-2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradrock View Post
    I'm glad it was just the field & woods. It's a pretty helpless feeling when your told the fire dept is not coming for awhile.
    Those dry cedar trees suuuure make a big fireball!
    I will definatley be donating to the volunteer FD's fundraisers. It was the guy's from Rover that showed up first. Rover is around 12 miles away. All they have is a trap club & fire barn. Our city of 700 people is like a metropolis around these parts.
    You must have had a really dry winter. Glad to know it only took vegetation.
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    Survived the Thomas fire
    A follow up article about one of our friends that lost her home in the Thomas Fire.

    https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/20...ula/731795002/
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    Quite a story...
    taking something that's already good, and making it better...........and for the knowing smiles that cross their faces.......Nando-2011...

    "Silence cannot be Misquoted"--Lazarus Short-2012 "

    " I Just Collect Smiles Craig......Cheap Smiles!-----Fishoz-2017

    "anything can be done, it's finding the easiest way that's hard"-----Bobbysdad--2014

    " Synth percussion is deadly to children, house pets and shitty power supplies"---Stephen Evans 2014

    " You have not reached the point of diminishing returns, you've just ran out of money

    " The Pioneer U-24, unfortunately, is just too expensive and rare to find. That's why I have one."--Nando-2014

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    Spare me from your need of emotional rescue
    Will Cali ever be prepared to adequately respond to Fire Storms or even come close to preventing fires from turning into wild-ass "storms"?

    If you listen to Moonbeam ... you'd think it's the new normal... and that's coming from the 5th largest economy in the WORLD !

    Give it a few years and Newsom and the legislature will impose some new law for ranch owners - and the like - to install a Cali approved outdoor sprinkler systems.
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    Gotta have water for that......Cali seems so screwed up in so many ways. It's pretty sad, cause it was a magical place to grow up in in late 60's and early 70's Riverside...
    taking something that's already good, and making it better...........and for the knowing smiles that cross their faces.......Nando-2011...

    "Silence cannot be Misquoted"--Lazarus Short-2012 "

    " I Just Collect Smiles Craig......Cheap Smiles!-----Fishoz-2017

    "anything can be done, it's finding the easiest way that's hard"-----Bobbysdad--2014

    " Synth percussion is deadly to children, house pets and shitty power supplies"---Stephen Evans 2014

    " You have not reached the point of diminishing returns, you've just ran out of money

    " The Pioneer U-24, unfortunately, is just too expensive and rare to find. That's why I have one."--Nando-2014

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