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Re: California fire

  • Subject: Re: California fire
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 19:23:23 -0500

Jim's right about that.  Was reading about the fire on Accuweather today,
it's a monster sounds like.

On 9/1/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the report. Yeah, go on your trip; not much you can do anyway.
> Squirting a hose on the roof makes a nice photo-op for the local paper but
> is really useless at containing a fire. Besides, if the fire really comes
> it's better to have the horses away. Nasty business.
>
>
> On Sep 1, 2009, at 3:04 PM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI
> wrote:
>
> No, it's the Station Fire that is very near us, maybe 10 miles away or a
>> little less. We are on the north side of that. We are getting a steady
>> fallout
>> of ash from it today. Saturday was like some kind of eerie twilight all
>> day,
>> the smoke was so thick. We had dinner at my sister-in-laws in Santa
>> Clarita
>> and could see the smoke plume from there, it looked like an atom bomb had
>> gone
>> off. But the wind shifted a bit so the fire is pushing more east than
>> north
>> towards us.  We are still going to go on our trip; the weather is cooling
>> and
>> it would have to jump the freeway and chew through 3 miles of tract houses
>> to
>> hit us. Although if there were very high winds it might get close enough
>> to
>> send embers our way - not very likely we think. Hope for the best!
>> The firefighters are really stretched thin. There is over 75 miles of fire
>> line, it's HUGE. We see the water bombers and the helicopters going over
>> every
>> few minutes. They have a 747 that drops fire retardant too.
>> The Yucaipa fire isn't very far from where we take our horses and do our
>> volunteer work for the Forest Service. A little bad luck with that one and
>> half the wilderness will go up...the fuel there is incredible and it was a
>> fairly dry winter. Got my fingers crossed and they are hitting that one
>> with a
>> lot of resources.
>> That's life in California I'm afraid.
>>
>> Cyndi
>>
>> ________________________________
>>
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net on behalf of james singer
>> Sent: Tue 9/1/2009 2:20 PM
>> To: Garden Chat
>> Subject: [CHAT] California fire
>>
>>
>>
>> Cyndi, is that Yucaipa fire the one near you?
>>
>>
>> Inland Jim
>> Willamette Valley
>>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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