Sonoma Raceway Fire

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  1. Huevos

    Huevos In Maximum Overdrive

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    Getting real close to structures, Thousands of acres burned..[​IMG]
     
  2. ribald1

    ribald1 In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    This morning we had real smog, smoke mixed with fog, rather than the stuff the linguistically challenged call smog.
    10 fires in one day/evening, is pretty amazing.
    Wonder how many of them were purposefully set?
     
  3. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Wouldn't that be considered sfog, with the hot and dry weather there recently a good ghost pepper fa-t could have probably set off that tinder box although the fire bugs have been known to come out this time of year.
     
  4. ribald1

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    The term was coined in the pacific northwest due to the sawdust burners.
    We, for the most part, solved that problem, but now are suffocating under the smug of Prius drivers.
     
  5. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    "...under the smug of Prius drivers...."

    There's always some kind of pollution somewhere.
     
  6. LSChero

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    That firestorm in Santa Rosa burned down hell of a lot of homes.One of our members(jons351)lives there.Hope all is good.Both my boys live in Vacaville area.They said they were evacuating rural homes on west side of 80 from the atlas fire.Scary chit.Hope they get these fires under control soon.
     
  7. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Hope that they are all safe.
     
  8. Basstrix

    Basstrix In Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    I checked in with Freestyle Don and he's ok....prayers to anyone in harms way.
     
  9. ribald1

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    The air here is like being in China, the sun is just an orange ball.
    The situation amazes me. Even the wineries didn't have fire breaks cut around their properties. This happens some after the end of every drought, but is seems like during this recent one, everybody forgot what needed to be done when the drought was over. People didn't have the area around their homes clear, even allowing tree branches extending over roofs. That makes the home indefensible.
    The losses have been horrific, but a lot of it was preventable.
     
  10. Freestyle Don

    Freestyle Don In Second Gear BRONZE MEMBER

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    We live in a similar area. Part of the problem here is several years of drought, and the bark beetle. Millions of standing dead trees. CalFire sends a questionnaire card, which is filled out and returned. We are supposed to have a 100`defensible space around our homes. We also have a fire captain, lives a couple of properties from us. He tells me if they roll up, they make an effort to save all properties, however one that has defensible space gets priority if they have to choose. I also have a couple of neighbors, that have their insurance company`s dictate trees be cut, AND raise rates.
    The tragedy with these current fires is the lack of time folks had to get out. We`ve had`pre- evacuation`notices.......and we scramble trying to get ready.
    Thoughts and prayers to those affected!
     
  11. FordR500GT

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    Oct 1, 2017.. Not something i'd like to see
     

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