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#21 Smokecreek1

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:38 PM

I see this stuff and I wish I was back on the fire line. Not for long though, its  young mans game. Nothing like having a tanker drop phos chek on ya to know you're in thick of things.

No thanks Craig-me wants nothing to do with fire fighting anymore and yeh, it's a young mans game---years ago we had a wild fire that came down to the street behind my house here in Susanville and bomber dropped that pink crap all over my house-still got a spot or two on my garage, yep we only lost one house on that street-the whole town was up here trying to stop it, so a little fire retardant is a small price to pay to keep my house save. Even have an interesting story to tell about that fire-as I was standing out side with all of my neighbors, water hose in hand and spraying my roof, go a call from BLM-they needed me on a resource position on some other fire-so I said "no (something you don't do)" and I think once they understood my position.  I was okay. Smoky and windy here and just rained-had to turn on the heater and use my heavy blanket last night-what a wierd year-it was hot yesterday, today feels like fall-but the sun keeps breaking through the overcast!!!

 

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#22 MarkBC

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:38 PM

Well, silver-lining and lemonade...I bet that central Idaho, eastern Oregon, and northwest Nevada saw a spectacular sunrise today:

 

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We had a magnificent rosy-orange glow sunset in central Oregon, due to the smoke of other fires, a couple of days ago -- enough to inspire a couple of different friends in Bend to spontaneously post images to FB,  such as this one of the Deschutes River:

 

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At the time of this rosy-orange glow I walked out on my deck a couple of times and admired the amazing light..."Yep, I should try to take a picture of this...", but didn't.  :rolleyes:


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:13 PM

Cool video on the Rim Fire from the flightline perspective...

 


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

Cool video on the Rim Fire from the flightline perspective...

 

 

WOW!!  :o

Thanks, Riverrunner! Very cool...scary -- especially viewed at full-screen and 1080p setting.

I need to see more like this...


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

MAFFS -modular airborne fire fighting system - 6 is a C-130 Hercules. It was interesting to see the small lead plane (and I assume most communication was with that pilot) taking the big plane in and marking where to drop.

 

Mornings here have been heavily impacted by smoke coming in from the Rim Fire. This morning I would estimate visibility was down to 300 yards. The afternoon winds have been improving conditions. It's scary that I don't notice the smoke smell much anymore................I'm sure it's still here.

 

Riverrunner, thanks for posting this.


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#26 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:25 PM

Yes,WOW.Thanks for the video,Riverrunner.

We need some of that rain headed through the south.Doubt if that will happen.

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#27 Smokecreek1

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:30 PM

WOW!!  :o

Thanks, Riverrunner! Very cool...scary -- especially viewed at full-screen and 1080p setting.

I need to see more like this...

XXX geart!!  Thanks!

 

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 04:27 PM

We can send you the rain that our area is having in sort of always rainy Bellingham, WA. Be safe.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

Very good -- that is,..bad  :( -- view of the smoke this morning:

 

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#30 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:49 PM

Thanks Mark for the maps.This gives me a good look at what's going on close to our place in Dorrington.Don't think we are getting as much smoke now as earlier in the fire.

Hope all is well at your place.

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