Fire season already.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sir crashalot, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Death penalty
     
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  2. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Burn him at the stake!

    He can even light the fire himself, since he is into that....
     
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  3. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    There is a fine line between firefighting and arson.
    Google John Leonard Orr...
     
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  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Or Ray Bradbury...
     
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  5. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Not our guy, another fire today. Firebugs suck. This one is gonna drop ash in all my pools. Yay
     
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  6. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Yeah, it's dropping over the hill from you in my hood right now...
     
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  7. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    60 acre fire in pendleton overnight, contained. Smoke smell woke me up at 5 am.
     
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  8. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    I was going to start a general fire thread, but this seems like a better place than Breaking News.

    12/7/17
    Today looks like the crux of the current wind-driven nightmare in SoCal. My Ojai bro's family came back home after VE, but they might have to evac again today.

    Pulling for favorable breaks to keep harm from people, property and animals. Good luck, guys. Keep your eyes peeled and default to getting on the phone rather than sweating a false alarm.

    Thanks; keep safe. :notworthy::thumbsup:
     
  9. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    Sure enough, 4am LE going door to door in my friends Ojai neighborhood with mandatory evac orders.

    A pic from his rooftop last night. He's close to the Meiner's Oaks part of town.

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  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Sadly, fire season here is now 366 days a year.
     
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
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  12. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    A ranch lost 30 horse, burned to death. They decided that since the fires always bypassed them in the past, that it couldn't happen to them.

    Fire department woke them up and told them to get out now, so they did. Never made contingency plans.
     
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  13. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    Yeah, such a tragedy. And, if you watch the video after the fact, you'll see that some of the horse owners put locks on the stalls. How can anyone save your horse if you put a lock on it's stall?? So profoundly sad :cry:
     
  14. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I know I am more on the paranoid side, so it is hard for me to be unbiased. But after years and years of drills on the ship, standing watches, always being prepared, and "loss of situational awareness" being a causal factor of so many accidents, it angers me to see something like this so preventable because "we didn't think it could happen to us".

    Yeah, I saw the video with the chained gate, it was disturbing.
     
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    A friend just posted this. :thumbsdown: Screenshot from his video... Presently 1,000 acres.

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  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    One of my long time friends is a Captain for CDF. I wonder if he will be in the series.
     
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  17. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
  18. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Here's more on the Liberty Fire in Murrieta: https://patch.com/california/banning-beaumont/murrieta-area-fire-breaks-out

    https://patch.com/california/murrie...e-purple-warning-75-mph-winds-forecast-nearby

    Wind was crazy weird: Huge gusts with debris everywhere near downtown Redlands. I saw a huge palm let loose with what must be at least a ton of dead fronds about 50 ft from me. But out in the canyon a few miles away, absolutely still and perfect riding weather.
     
  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    Yes, but no. I'll be staying out for a while. Gonna let the park heal more before I go in. People went to Todd Spitzer and got him to go over OC Parks and open the park early. Apparently that group was too lazy to find other places to ride in OC. Disappointing.
     
  20. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    The ranch where I used to live and board in Oceanside was ordered out. By the time I learned it was too late to help. Another friend in the area I think is voluntarily leaving with her horse.
     
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  21. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    That picture was from the Lilac fire... Farther south from the Liberty fire. And presently 4100 acres. :thumbsdown:
     
  22. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Sigh-fire weather watch again for this Thursday, my only full day to hit the trails in 3 weeks due to work, last weeks fire weather, and family stuff.:bang:
    Possible chance of rain nest week, one can only hope
     
  23. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    To put these current fires in historical perspective, consider this:

    October 8, 1871 - The great fire of Chicago starts, in legend by a kick from Mrs. O'Leary's cow, although in actuality likely started in their cowshed by Daniel Sullivan who first reported the fire. The fire caused $196 million in damages. It burned 1.2 million acres of land, destroyed 17,450 buildings, killed 250 people, and left 90,000 homeless. Starting on the same day as the Chicago fire and overshadowed by its legend, a fire in Peshtigo, Wisconsin spreads across six counties in one day, and kills 1,200 to 2,500 people, making it the deadliest fire in United States history.

    http://americasbesthistory.com/abhtimeline1870.html
     
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