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Fire season

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Z3PR, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    We've already had a few small fires in the hills over the last week. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif I hope we get alot of rain this spring/summer so we don't get the big bad fires like last year. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif It's so sad driving through the forest and seeing large areas that burnt. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    here in Arizona, we have the opposite problem... because of all the rain, we're going to have a really bad fire season. when it rains, the desert explodes into blooming as fast as it can... scrub brush, and grass grows everywhere as quickly as it can... then, 3 weeks later, it all dries out, and becomes a massive tinderbox. we had a rainy season that lasted for most of february, and the first half of march, ( as compared to a few days somewhere at the end of january/begining of february) and the desert looks spectactular... but, we're screwed first time someone throws a cigarette butt out the window in april.

    -Rich
     
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    I hope we get alot of rain this spring/summer so we don't get the big bad fires like last year.

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    Here's what y'all do to help prevent forest fires. So this on a documentry starring a couple of Canadian guys a few years ago, they were named Bob and Doug MacKenzie. One of them fell into a vat of beer and he had to pee, but they found a house on fire, so he peed on the house and put the fire out.

    If ya ain't keen on that idea, just put out a call for some beaver oil carriers who can squirt; they will soak the ground to keep fire from spreading. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif you never cease to amaze us/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  5. Z3PR

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    Bob and Doug MacKenzie.

    [/ QUOTE ] Now theres something I haven't heard in a long time. Great White North. Hell yeah !!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Fires are part of nature, there are alot of seeds or whatever out there that can't open unless they reach a certain temp. It's also natures way to clear the underbrush. Fires really wouldn't be a problem if people didn't build up all around the forrests, thats why people worry about fires is the money loss.
     
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    Fires are part of nature, there are alot of seeds or whatever out there that can't open unless they reach a certain temp. It's also natures way to clear the underbrush. Fires really wouldn't be a problem if people didn't build up all around the forrests, thats why people worry about fires is the money loss.

    [/ QUOTE ]agreed. thats what happened last year with the Rodeo-Chedeski fires up in northern Arizona. the first fire started in a small canyon, and rapidly spread to 10,000 acres because of the winds. the next day it hit 40,000 and the day after that it hit 120,000 acres. then, the chedeski fire was started by a lost hiker, who was trying to flag down a helicoptor... that one also rapidly spread, so that by the end of the week, both fires had consumed about 400,000 acres. if I recall, the final acreage count on those fires was 532,000 acres ( something like 200 square miles if I recall, or larger then the phoenix metro, and tucson metro area's put together) in its wake, it left several destroyed towns, and millions of dollars of damadge, thousands of people displaced, as well as economicaly decimating the area. The main reason to go up to the northern white mountains of arizona was for the beauty of the forests...

    on a positive note, the fires have allowed the forest service to push for some changes that the Damn Dirty(TM) environmentalists were fighting, such as clearcut firelines, brush clearing, controled burns, and selective logging. it was the environmentalists who'd prevented these things from coming into practice, and this disasterous fire was a clear reaction to what happens when you don't have proper forest management.

    -Rich
     
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    it was the environmentalists who'd prevented these things from coming into practice, and this disasterous fire was a clear reaction to what happens when you don't have proper forest management.

    [/ QUOTE ] Yeap, same problem up here. Fawkin Sierra club mentallity bullsh*t !!!
     

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