I just got an evacuation notice for a fire

Ava G.

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Apr 9, 2021
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Stay safe, Boing.

I live in southern Colorado. It's been dry and windy for days on end.
 
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Boing

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Jun 30, 2007
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Damn, CoS on fire again? I remember the black forest fire when I first moved there and that was pretty close to me. Stay safe.

That fire was super close to me as well. My work evacuated. The Black Forest fire was fucking huge. Over 500 homes lost.


I got a ton of pics from down the street:


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Boing

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Airport fire in the foreground - Teller county fire behind Pikes Peak in the back

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Boing

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The building is a giant ass Amazon distribution center - same building just to the left of the fire in the pic above

 

Noparking

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South Island, New Zeland

Ava G.

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Apr 9, 2021
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Yeah, might be smart to break out the face masks again. I ordered more from Amazon the other day cuz all the dust and pollen.
 

Thunderbear

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Someone on OT told me to do that last year when the fires were creeping into West Kelowna.

Blackline fires are a common wildland fire tactic, though usually not in a suburban context.

They work by denying the approaching fire front of fuel. If there is no downed woody debris, forest duff or flammable materials that embers or jumping fronts can ignite in the already burned area, that front stalls, and the fire will move on, weather depending, to areas with more fuel sources.

I don't know if Canada has an analogous program to FireWISE in the US but it'd be worth looking into if your area still has high fire indexes during the wildland fire season.
 

Colleen

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Blackline fires are a common wildland fire tactic, though usually not in a suburban context.

They work by denying the approaching fire front of fuel. If there is no downed woody debris, forest duff or flammable materials that embers or jumping fronts can ignite in the already burned area, that front stalls, and the fire will move on, weather depending, to areas with more fuel sources.

I don't know if Canada has an analogous program to FireWISE in the US but it'd be worth looking into if your area still has high fire indexes during the wildland fire season.
We do burns where needed... The natives did their controlled burns and most of my city is native owned on the upside.
 

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