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Old 07-02-2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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I hope that all of you in Northern Cali are hanging in there with the fires. This is the nearest fire, but the picture speaks for itself.

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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Yeah, we had some crazy smoke on the Peninsula (south of SF) last week, but the wind has shifted and I haven't smelled any for a few days.

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:59 PM   #3
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Check this out. Things are worse this year than any June in memory. Mendocino county has twenty fires that have no firefighters assigned. To many fire and not enough rescources.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/downloads/inc..._070208_AM.pdf

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Old 07-02-2008, 10:00 PM   #4
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That sucks big time. It's a shame folks can clear deadwood from forests out there.

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Old 07-02-2008, 10:19 PM   #5
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There are a bunch of fires close by here, but Chico is down in the valley so we're safe (famous last words). However, the air quality sucks...last week was so bad you could only see 2-3 miles if that much. Hopefully, they will be able to get control of these fires soon, and people can return to their homes. However, I hope that people will think a bit more before building their homes in the middle of a pine forest with no fire break.

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Unfortunately, fire season has just started and it is acting like late July or August. Currently 18,000+ firefighters are committed to fires in California alone. See this for fire potential map:

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yeah it sux. my friends and i have been trying to plan camping trips, but all of our usual spots were recently on fire! that wouldn't be much fun. oh well, at least we didn't get caught up in one!

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We've been getting all kinds of smoke up here in Portland. There's an orange haze to the air and it looks like LA, air-wise.

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We have had 3 pretty large fires in the mountains here in the last month. People are a little on edge and there is an even larger one going on in Big Sur.

I wish it would rain.

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Old 07-03-2008, 12:30 PM   #10
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Hang in there, West Coasters!

I wouldn't do the wildland firefighting bit for anything. At least if I'm in a structure fire and the **** hits the fan I can get out. My hat's off to 'em.

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