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Re: California fire

  • Subject: Re: California fire
  • From: james singer <>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 17:16:56 -0700

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.



From: 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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