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Old 10-13-2019, 10:22 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Uhhhhh, Having spent literally years beating around Baja, I beg to differ. The pine forest up around Laguna Hanson looks just like Cuyamaca. They also have santa anna winds in the northern part.

A few years back I was at Rancho Veronica just outside Tecate. They had a brush fire going. I sat there and watched it burn up to the edge of the Rancho. The locals put it out with shovels. It burned around the rancho and kept going. No big deal. Why? Because it burns pretty regularly.

Reminded Me of when Pendelton used to light shit on fire every summer, it just burned and nobody got excited cause it wasn't that big.
I'd love to see you and your shovel fight a 70-mph santa ana gust and fire storm. You know, versus all the giant aircraft phosphene and water drops. Yeah, lucky for you it wasn't windy, else you wouldn't be a fire expert.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:31 PM   #102 (permalink)
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I love how everyone says that logging will solve the fire problem.

I can walk 200 yard up the hill from my house where the selective logged a while ago. The brush is about 10' tall on average and way to thick to walk through.

I don't really buy the "let it burn" idea either.

The area where the camp fire swept through on its way to paradise burns all the time. It doesn't take long at all for the brush to grow back, especially after a fire.

Not saying these ideas won't help in certain ways. But it's not a magic cure.

What people don't get is the wind. Any vegetation fire will go from meh to scarry as fuck when you add 70 mph winds. It will jump through your 100' of space like nothing. If the wind is really blowing, there isn't really any fire fighting going on. Only life preservation.

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Old 10-13-2019, 10:32 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Reading comprehension isn't your gig is it?

The point is, if it burnt every year or 2 you wouldn't have the massive build up of brush. It could then be prevented from burning down structures with a few shovels.

But burning stuff is bad because CARB says so.......
You are a moron. And that is being generous.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:28 AM   #104 (permalink)
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So the trash truck burned down Sheryl's she shed! Mystery solved!
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:34 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:21 AM   #106 (permalink)
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They need to start raking the forests in California to prevent massive fires.
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In college my room mate & I had a second story apartment that had a balcony that looked over the city of Tempe yard where they kept all the garbage trucks. We're sitting out drinkin a beer on the weekend when one of the parked trucks burst into flame.
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:17 AM   #109 (permalink)
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While not directly comparable other parts of the country have their own localized "casualties" and have changed building codes, put in place policies ect and made serious efforts to be prepared for them. So other then turning off the power, what is being done to prevent the fires or prepare residents for them?
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Old 10-26-2019, 04:05 PM   #110 (permalink)
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You are a moron. And that is being generous.
Yup, no santa anna winds or mountains in Baja.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/26/ameri...rnd/index.html

Seems they are stating to suffer the effects of putting out the little fires just like north of the border.
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