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Old 07-29-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Summers reeeally here.

Just got back from a short overnight fishing trip with on of my grandsons to a massive column of dark smoke less than a mile from my home and a steady stream of water dropping helicopters over my home.
Thanks to a steady stream of Fire retardent bombers, the water dropping helicopters and FS hand crews its been contained.
It's still a little worrysome when a fire is this close to home.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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OMG John... Stay safe!
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Hope all the embers are out! We home base at Loon Lake in Washington in the summer and the scooper planes collect water here. Those pilots are seriously frightenly incredible to watch in action.
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Wow! Hope there are no flareups. Stay safe....
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does that stuff they drop stain anything, the pink or red stuff one sees.
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Glad to hear that you, your family, and your home are safe
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That pink stuff is still on the rocks of a ridge they bombed 4 years ago Jim.
You haven't seen any crazy flying until you watch the helicopters drop down into a narrow canyon to fill their bags or belly tanks Sue.
The fire started in a small blind canyon, it was amazing to watch the tankers swoop down from the high end of the canyon drop their load and only be a couple of hundred feet off the ground.
The fires contained, no one was hurt and no buildings were destroyed.
I was a Forest Service firefighter between High School and College.
There is no more difficult or hazardous job than being a firefighter.
They don't get the credit they deserve.
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You are so right Perry. It is such a dangerous job. Those fires move so rapidly up the canyons - they are like a chimney fire.
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