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Nevada is Burning

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by inthewall, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. inthewall

    inthewall

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    Here are some pictures I took while trying to hunt deer over the weekend. Approximately 180,000 acres burned since last monday.
    Second pic is the three lightning caused fires started last night
     
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    We drove near Deeth on I-80 last Wednesday and it looked like everything was burning.
     
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    how many times must we say it...stop playing with fireworks in the desert :p!
     
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    All were lightning caused. We need some rain!
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Bummer, That out by the Ruby's?
     
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    The biggest fire is 20-30 miles north of the ruby mountains 107,000 acres burned as of saturday the fire crews almost have it out. These new fires are just outside of town. They are bombing the hell out of them right now.
     
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    Very interesting.....

    Pardon my naivety, for the number of times I've been to Nevada, (Las Vegas, Mercury, southern areas) I never really pondered wild fires....

    I guess living in Florida, dry swamp grasses 8 ft tall and dry trees to 40 ft, biased my thoughts of where uncontrolled fires can happen.

    Hopefully, no one's home or life is at jeopardy . . .
     
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    When the Supertanker gets FAA certification soon, it will drastically improve our response to firefighting.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The northern part of the state is very different than the southern part.

    BTW it sucks, stay away. :flipoff2:
     
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    that's sad, one of my uncles died the same way.
     
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    I lost a friend in a helicopter crash. He was a paramedic on a life flight helicopter. They hit a mountain in bad weather. He had eight adopted children. It happened two years ago. Its a high risk job. But he loved it. These emergency crews out here have my respect.
     
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    Fire Chopper with a wenis? :confused:
     
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    Burn Nevada, burn.

    Silly people trying to repress a natural part of the ecosystem. :rolleyes:



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    On my way to Reno Thursday morning. Is 80 from Sacramento or 395 from the south impacted by the fires?
     
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    Ridge runner I hope your house burns to the ground! Cattle, wildlife, and their habitat is gone.:flipoff2: Some rancher friends of mine have lost all of their grazing and homes.:flipoff2: :flipoff2: :flipoff2:
     
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    First thing, I don't own a house. ;)

    Second, my profile says what I do for a living. :beer:
     
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    Gotcha. you pissed me off. Thought you were a tree hugger
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Fire is a bummer, butit IS a natural thing, and the environment is designed to deal with it.

    It is mostly us that cannot deal with the impacts of fire..

    Not letting wildfires go has resulted in major issues..
     
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    I'm in the let it burn camp. Fires are natural and nature will always recover after a fire. Many plant and animal species benefit from fire and even need it as part of their reproductive cycle.

    By repressing bushfires in the short term you simply increase the amount of available fuel lying around until you finally get to a stage where an unstopable monster fire takes hold and destroys everything with higher than normal fire temperatures. Better to have more cooler fires than one highly destructive one. The Aboriginal people in Australia new this and used controled burning to manage their environment and flush out wildlife without impacting on the overall ecosystem.

    Of coarse if a fire is going to engulf someones house and property etc, bomb the bastard!

    :)
     
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