I just got an evacuation notice for a fire

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Information released overnight revealed the fire started by smoldering ashes from a fire pit.

The homeowner was ticketed and will be charged with a class six felony.


fucking idiot :rofl: :madfawk:
 
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From one of the other fires:


A woman and her dog died after flames engulfed their home

Steve Kaye, a resident who fled the fire, said he heard a woman scream “Help me! Help me!” and quickly ran outside to see her door engulfed in flames on Thursday afternoon. He said he tried to help her escape, but the fire grew too quickly and soon her entire home became swallowed by the fire, he said.
 
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Information released overnight revealed the fire started by smoldering ashes from a fire pit.

The homeowner was ticketed and will be charged with a class six felony.


fucking idiot :rofl: :madfawk:
Just wait til you get the bozo pulling a smoker at temp down a road starting fires every 2000’

Theyre mostly all stupid ass reasons
 
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just pee on it.. it will be fine.

but in all honestly..
toss a sprinkler on your roof and GTFO..

let hte firemen deal with that shit. bush fires are scary as hell.
 

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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.
Common for firefighting, I don't think e ery homeowner that gets evacuated should be lighting their yard on fire lol
 

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Common for firefighting, I don't think e ery homeowner that gets evacuated should be lighting their yard on fire lol
Eh, it was fires couple miles away what can we do? They seem way out in the country from pics so it’s what I’d do, and exactly what the fire crew would do. No one’s talking about setting a suburban lawn on fire lol
 

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Common for firefighting, I don't think e ery homeowner that gets evacuated should be lighting their yard on fire lol

Depends on your yard. Most woodland-dwelling homeowners do not adequately assess the ladder fuels threats they have that endanger their house, nor the buffer spacing on trees and shrubs. If you live in the US in a wildland fire area, definitely look into FireWISE, the guidelines could save your house.

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Scary stuff. Stay safe. We flew back from SC yesterday and got a good view of the calf canyon/hermit peak fire. Makes me a feel a bit better we didn't buy in the foothills back in 18.

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Eh, it was fires couple miles away what can we do? They seem way out in the country from pics so it’s what I’d do, and exactly what the fire crew would do. No one’s talking about setting a suburban lawn on fire lol
And if that one makes it worse do you get charged with arson? I live on 40 acres in wildfire central, I'm not lighting my place up if I need to leave. Backfires are monitored, if joe schmo lights his acreage on fire to protect his home and the wind shifts, he just advanced the fire without the need of an ember. Technically not advanced, started a new one, hence arson.
 
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And if that one makes it worse do you get charged with arson? I live on 40 acres in wildfire central, I'm not lighting my place up if I need to leave. Backfires are monitored, if joe schmo lights his acreage on fire to protect his home and the wind shifts, he just advanced the fire without the need of an ember. Technically not advanced, started a new one, hence arson.
I’d lean towards no but not sure, but from all the fires I’ve worked I don’t know one cop or firefighter who would have cared as long as you didn’t Hellen Keller it. It’s stupid simple. Keep it small and controlled and it’s not difficult whatsoever
 

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I’d lean towards no but not sure, but from all the fires I’ve worked I don’t know one cop or firefighter who would have cared as long as you didn’t Hellen Keller it. It’s stupid simple. Keep it small and controlled and it’s not difficult whatsoever
Controlled is the word lol. I'm picturing someone lighting their shit as they're told to get out an moving to a hotel.

Still I get nervous doing burn piles when there's almost no risk. Doing anything with fire in these conditions is a no for me.
 

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And if that one makes it worse do you get charged with arson? I live on 40 acres in wildfire central, I'm not lighting my place up if I need to leave. Backfires are monitored, if joe schmo lights his acreage on fire to protect his home and the wind shifts, he just advanced the fire without the need of an ember. Technically not advanced, started a new one, hence arson.
Yeah you'll definitely get in deep shit lighting anything not during burn season without a permit. It's called a broadcast burn. edit: when you want to burn more than piles on your property. get a special permit, air quality control is involved, etc
 
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Yeah you'll definitely get in deep shit lighting anything not during burn season without a permit. It's called a broadcast burn.
We let some of that shit slide, but this is a little bit of a different circumstance we’ve worked ourselves into
 
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We let that shit slide all the time, and this is a little bit of a different circumstance we’ve worked ourselves into
I've been on big fires where we got pulled off to go put them out. LE was involved assuming they got fined. It's a huge risk to neighboring properties, other people.

Most people have no idea what they're doing and the properties I went to weren't even in the direct path of the fire.
 

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I've been on big fires where we got pulled off to go put them out. LE was involved assuming they got fined. It's a huge risk to neighboring properties, other people.

Most people have no idea what they're doing and the properties I went to weren't even in the direct path of the fire.
This started from a half ass joke while also being a legit last ditch option before an evacuation to save a house. Just fyi
 
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Idiots certainly shouldn’t be doing this, but we’ve also ran across people doing a fine job and jumped in and helped them
 
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