No Vacation! Starring Snark W. Griswold

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  1. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    It's right at Springfield's door brother.
    they've got level 1 Evac order all the way to Bob Straub Pkwy(that's inside city limits by several blocks). Level 1 is "Be Ready"
    Level 2 is "get set", Level 3 is "Go Now".

    The truth is they don't know how fast the fire is moving or exactly where all of the fire is, They can't put up air assets because of low visibility (smoke).
    That's what the chief said earlier.
     
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  2. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Stay safe and don’t underestimate how fast those fires can move.

    Back in 2009 we had a large fire burning 1/3 of the island. This pic was taken behind my house. The wind picked up and brought it down to where we were in 7 minutes.

    We had to evacuate to the only place we could which was the pier. We had to sit in the car and use the air conditioning to try to filter the smoke.

    Scary stuff!
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  3. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Yeah, I'm across the river and 12 ish miles away. I don't wanna front like I'm worried about the fire getting out this way. It does get you thinking about what you'd have to get together, where you'd go and all that. I feel for those folks up river though.
     
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  4. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Near Ontario.
    They say one of these fires was lit by someone's party where they were using fireworks. Gonna be an expensive party before all is said and done.
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    Hey, found my box of bulk fishing line! I need that ... :cool:
     
  5. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2019
    I just heard there has been quite a bit of looting happening in at least one of the nicer neighborhoods.

    possibly people starting fires, causing the evacuation and then breaking in a robbing these evacuated houses. Some messed up people.
     
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  6. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Right on man, I grew up all over Orange County, Mission Viejo mostly.
     
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  7. bush-haus

    bush-haus

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    Oct 15, 2010
    Absolutely insane!! We don’t see fires like that in Texas. A few here and there, but nothing that destroys hundreds of thousands of acres. Please stay safe gents!!
     
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  8. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Forests, man. The Cascades are a short enough mountain range that they allow trees to grow all the way up and over them, but tall enough that people haven't tried developing anywhere near them, so there's just millions and millions of vacant acres of forest just sitting around. When fires start in those forests it is really hard to put them out because they're still mountains and hard to traverse, most of the time we will just try to contain them enough so that they don't burn down villages and stuff but sometimes they get too big to contain easily like what you see now.

    Just look at all the green spots in the Cascades vs in Texas, all that green is national forest lands and just about all of it is also very mountainous terrain.

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  9. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
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    Eugene muni airport.
    Long term parking lot.
     
  10. zzyzzogeton

    zzyzzogeton

    Feb 17, 2013
    Oh, but we could. I can't remember what year it was exactly, but back around 2000, the top location for wildland/urban fire interface risk was the dry brush area in California between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The second locaiton on the list was the hill country in and around Austin. It hasn't gotten much better, just a little more rain and a lot more houses.

    A really droughty period like Texas had back in 2010 - 2014, the wrong wind with a spark could make the Austin to San Antonio hill country area look just like California is now.
     
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  11. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Damn, Nate, it’s bad around here too but you got it much worse.

    View from near my apt in April:

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    Just now (note warehouse on right and power lines): [​IMG]
     
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  12. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    That looks crazy. Hope you’re able to get some fresh air soon.
     
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  13. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

    347
    Dec 24, 2019
    Yesterday, we working in tacoma (which is the furtherest from the fires ive been since they started), the smoke was thick enough that we could feel it in our lungs. My whole nasal system is in bad shape along with my eyes. I were contacts 24/7 until they fall out, i cant put enough eye drops in them.


    Its so orangey outside this morning. Kinda eerie.
     
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  14. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Last night's Big plane coming in from vegas couldn't land and after several attempts, was sent back to Vegas.
     
  15. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2019
    My wife sent me a couple pictures from the fire department posted somewhere. Makes me think of a natural swedish fire.

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  16. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    That’s nuts. How does that happen? Start from the top branches and work it’s way down?
     
  17. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2019
    I think from underneath. As far as i know, fire burns upwards. Ive heard of the fire traveling via roots before, not sure if this was the case. I think there was smoke coming from the tree so they opened her up to find this.
     
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  18. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I saw blue sky today!
     
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  19. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
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    No fire on the ocean, just pulled into home port this morning @ 6AM.
     
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  20. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Snark break, breaker. I fished aboard the vessel above, "Pacific Queen", which was built to serve in WWII as a high speed, support vessel. One of my favorite rides! I brought home my limit of 2 Bluefin Tuna. (You can just see the second tail tip near the head of the top fish.)

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    35 pounds, plus change, in weight. I can't ask for better fishing! Kudos to the Captain/s and crew.
    The silver lining of living in this corrupt state, ~ sportfishing.
     
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