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Old 07-21-2005, 04:00 AM   #11
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Spain and southern France are having a bad time with fires, too.

Just last week, 11 volunteer FFs were caught in their vehicle at a fire which is reported to have been started by a BBQ that got out of control.

Brave people - and such a sad loss.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4691815.stm
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:44 AM   #12
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Forests in south of Turkey have at least 40 C' in summer times, firemen are always in alarm... Olympos that I was there last week had 3 fire alarm... Fortunately we didn't have big lost... But we still have careless people around...
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:53 AM   #13
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Spain and southern France are having a bad time with fires, too.

Just last week, 11 volunteer FFs were caught in their vehicle at a fire which is reported to have been started by a BBQ that got out of control.

Brave people - and such a sad loss.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4691815.stm
yes that is right.The problem is its written everywhere in big dont use fire for bbq, careful with your cigi, etc but people they just cant respect it and that is very sad..

also some people they start the fire by purpose
1 month ago it was an EX fire man who started the fire!!!!!
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also some people they start the fire by purpose
1 month ago it was an EX fire man who started the fire!!!!!
How can it be? What do they think?
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How can it be? What do they think?
Dunno, it was some ex fire man .... he didnt want to comment .. but he got 4 year in jail for it!!
Still, I think its not enough!!!! l
I would like to attach him to a tree and burn him!!!

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Dunno, it was some ex fire man .... he didnt want to comment .. but he got 4 year in jail for it!!
Still, I think its not enough!!!! l
I would like to attach him to a tree and burn him!!!

Please don't attach him to a tree . Maybe steel pole. But I'm not sure if he can understand how livings feel without home.
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:28 AM   #17
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Bush fires in Australia often seem to be started by arsonists... If only they KNEW what they were starting. A few years ago, my sister had a bushfire near her second home down the coast of NSW. The fire came within 10 ft of her boundary and 80 ft of her home.... That fire was started by an arsonist.

Fire seems to excite some people - it's a psychiatric condition - but when they KILL people by their actions, it is truly scary.
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:00 AM   #18
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And sometimes fires are started by pure stupidity. People setting off fireworks, people burning things that they should not be like toilet paper, illegal campfires, etc. Locally, we had a California Department of Forestry Fire Captain that was two years from retirement that was arrested for setting fires. Why he did it, who knows??
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Wow, looks like you guys have a pretty good rapid response team! Are there "problem areas" that you have to keep an eye on or is it the whole park in general?
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Wow, looks like you guys have a pretty good rapid response team! Are there "problem areas" that you have to keep an eye on or is it the whole park in general?
Mostly anywhere that people congregate are problem areas. The Tahoe National Forest is one of the closest forest to the Bay Area. So, we get alot of weekenders. This leads to more fire activity on the weekends due to folks being careless or irresponsible.
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