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AlDaja

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#11 10 years ago

California has always burned, even before civilization really took root, its part of the ecosystem out there. Early Native American tribes (including mine) have it in their folklore. The problem California faces now is over population/growth in areas prone to seasonal fires where people shouldn’t be building. California is the place to be if you love being a firefighter. I was a firefighter for 4 years in Cali. Many of these fires could be reduced if environmentalist groups would stop lobbying to block work crews from the US Forest Service, BLM, CDF, etc. to go in during the off season to clear out old growth and underbrush that fuel these fires, that way natural fires that occur can be allowed to burn (which is beneficial for forests) less frequently and kept under control. Colorado this year has had little to no wild fires thanks to the abundant snow and rain fall this year. Our main problem is bark beetles killing of our lodgepole pine. We’ve had over half a million acres infected already and the problem is spreading down into the Front Range and up to Wyoming. If we have a dry year next season these diseased and dying trees will go up quickly…but maybe that is natures way, cause hopefully it will take these beetles with the fire.




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#12 10 years ago
Vasili;4952835I would like to meet a man who likes forest fires.

o hai thar but seriously they are pretty bad. trees are very important, i mean they give us air. and give beauty, my new house is on a hill and we overlook miles of trees.




The_Geek_With_The_Gun

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#13 10 years ago
California has always burned, even before civilization really took root, its part of the ecosystem out there.

Yes it has, and as much as people hate the wildfires, they chose to live where the fires occur... there is nothing anyone can do to stop the fires from starting.




NiteStryker

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#14 10 years ago
The_Geek_With_The_Gun;4953744Yes it has, and as much as people hate the wildfires, they chose to live where the fires occur... there is nothing anyone can do to stop the fires from starting.

True dat. I dont have much sympathy for them. They live in far east county in the rural areas to enjoy the peace and quiet and being away from the city, and then the second a fire is knocking on their door, they call the city for help.

I live in the middle of my city so I wont burn. I dont live out in the boondocks.




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#15 10 years ago
I dont live out in the boondocks.

I do, but not in a forest... We get grass fires here. they just burn fast and if you have a buffer zone they cant touch you.




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#16 10 years ago
The_Geek_With_The_Gun;4954163I do, but not in a forest... We get grass fires here. they just burn fast and if you have a buffer zone they cant touch you.

We get firestorms with fire tornadoes that I watch on TV and laugh about for the people who live in the middle of nowhere to get away from it all, then want it all to come rescue them.




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#17 10 years ago
We get firestorms with fire tornadoes that I watch on TV and laugh about for the people who live in the middle of nowhere to get away from it all, then want it all to come rescue them.

Well, who else is gonna save them? Just so you know, rural counties have their own fire departments and those fire departments are a large part of what keeps your city from burning.




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#18 10 years ago

Save your-damn-self. You moved out to get away from the city, and thus, away from its services. Lots of those people live on a unpaved dirt road 9 miles thru winding trails that you need a 4 wheel drive to get to. A firetruck has no chance of navigating that. And there is no pressure water sources anywhere around there. So the firefighters have to use aerial assets or improvised / modified fire humvees and risk their lives unnecessarily in a bad location to save your house.




The_Geek_With_The_Gun

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#19 10 years ago
Save your-damn-self. You moved out to get away from the city, and thus, away from its services. Lots of those people live on a unpaved dirt road 9 miles thru winding trails that you need a 4 wheel drive to get to. A firetruck has no chance of navigating that. And there is no pressure water sources anywhere around there. So the firefighters have to use aerial assets or improvised / modified fire humvees and risk their lives unnecessarily in a bad location to save your house.

Nothin wrong with saving oneself. But like i said before, all rural areas have fire departments. Its their job to put out fires. they signed up for it and many of them enjoy it.




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#20 10 years ago

I dont know who would enjoy fighting a sprawling wild fire....?