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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by LinuxLover, Aug 10, 2020.
Where is this?
The Apple Fire in SoCal.
He's a wildlands fire fighter and he goes where the fires are. He lives in Boise and during fire season - he's gone all the time. He sends these photos to his mom, my wife of 23 years on the 11th of this month.
CA is always on fire in some way.
Once in a while it's literally on fire.
Good luck to him, dangerous work.
Wonder if anyone living nearby will get a clue from every other time this happened, and move before the mudslides come along.
With all the fires that So. Calif has had you would think there would be nothing left to burn.
It was originally thought to be arson related as three fires started in close proximity to each other.
Now thought to be the result of a diesel truck engine.
Rumor .... has it it was a DELETED DIESEL that rolled coal ..... and stack cinders that set fire to the place.
I HATE deletes!
I really understand what you are going thru my nephews are doing the same on 2 fires, in Oregon near Ukaih. and these ones are near there home. and just back from a AZ fire
I know how your feeling my three sons all worked as wild land fire fighters it can be nerve racking watching a fire they are on .
You can usually follow the fire on the internet it is more accurate than the news. Tell him to rely on his training and remember wild land and Houses built in those areas can be replace or grow back . The life safety issue is the fire fighters be safe
A friend of mine's son is now a captain in the county FD. Years ago they ran to a store for something quick when a call came in. His son said "Dad, I gotta get this". "I'll go with you so you can get there quick" was his reply. On arrival at the fire he watched his son run to a truck, get in full gear, kick in the front door of a fully engulfed house and run in. All he could think of was thank God his mother isn't here.
I was sitting in the tooth carpenter's waiting room one morning when we heard/felt an explosion and saw a plume of black smoke start rising up about 5 miles away. A few minutes later I head the call for mutual aid on my plant radio. I called them and told them to put my gear on the truck and told the receptionist to reschedule me.
Followed our truck into this.
A reactor had been triple charged and exploded and killed two control room operators at Shell Chemical in Belpre, Ohio. Shrapnel flew into the tank farm area and poked holes in various flammable storage tanks.
The fire used all the county AFFF mutual aid supply and Ohio NG helicopters ferried two loads in to finish the firefighting effort.
We finally left about 6:00 PM.
he sounds like an actual man.
there aren’t many left.
God be with him.
It's a dangerous and thankless job. My God be with him.
Thank him for us. Toxic masculinity at it's finest!
I hope you tell him how proud of him you are.
The trucks with just the delete kit dont make those massive smoke clouds.
The truck can still run just fine.
Those big smog clouds are from using a tuner to add power, or just to make the big cloud.
You can get the big clouds just using one of the tuners and not doing the emissions delete.
I worked two fire seasons at a SoCal base that nominally had a five month expected season, first season was over eight months and the second six months, later worked a Northern Arizona ten week season that lasted over four months. Working a actual fire was a relief compared to standby. Sometimes scary, usually just hard, hard work.
I pray for all of our sons and daughters to go bravely into their jobs and come home to our families safely.
Best wishes for your son. And the Apples.
Just don't let her watch "Only the Brave."