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Charlie
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# Posted: 15 Nov 2007 23:06 · Edited by: Charlie


Just when you think life is boring, it get up and becomes interesting for the day...

Brushfire season has been here for a while. Today it decided to visit our nck of the woods.

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This is our local papers reader submission section. I took a good handful of photos today and this is the highlights.

My sister woke me up today to alert me that there was a small fire across the street in the woods. Within 2 hours it covered about 6 blocks of woods and threatened about 15 houses. The wind was in our favor, and never it never crossed to our side of the street.


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Eliza
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# Posted: 15 Nov 2007 23:19


Wow! Was anyone injured?


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Charlie
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# Posted: 15 Nov 2007 23:44


Haven't heard anything about injuries, or property damage as of yet. The fire department did a stellar job of containing it.


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whitie
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2007 01:18


Wow, Charlie.
I'm glad you and your family are ok. That had to be really scary.


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Charlie
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2007 01:25


My sister was scared as Hell, I just sort of neandered around looking for some pants and some batteries after I peeked out the window.


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Dakhota
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2007 08:27


Wow! Be careful Charlie! We'll miss you if you get burnt!


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Charlie
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2007 08:57


Eh its out now... We had some campfire size flare ups earlier tonight due to the high winds. My sisters fiancee and I donned our work-boots, drove our trucks across the street and shone our lights into the burnt out woods... went in with shovels flippin' dirt on them while my sister tried to get through to the fire department, I was unable to reach them on my cell out there. My brother in law managed to fall face first into a nice pile of ash while I was getting my spotlight out of my truck... Unfortunately I missed seeing that one... Within a half hour the FD was out there with another brush truck we pointed them at the ones we weren't able to put out. About a half hour to an hour later there was another water truck there to refill the brush truck. They were out there for a few hours, and it looks like there all out now. I'll end up out there tomorrow with the camera again to get some pictures of the burnout area. All in all it was a pretty great day. I got to witness another Florida 'disaster state' in action with camera in hand and everyone in the area walked away safe with no homes or pets lost.


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Al_frog
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2007 09:12


I'm really surprised they didn't have a truck covering that area until they were absolutely sure that all hot spots were dead. One of our most disastrous fires in N. Calif. was started by a fire that had supposedly been put out but flared up. I think 3000 homes were lost in that fire.

Charlie
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2007 09:45


Indeed. They had it out and contained within 3-4 hours, they sat out there for about 8-9 hours total. I'm not justifying them leaving, I was surprised they did not have at least a car sitting there all night to tell the truth. But the fires did look like they were pretty well out, and the wind died completely for several hours. A little while after they left the wind picked up from a few miles an hour to about 10-12 and just blew like bellows for a few more hours till after they soaked it down again.


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