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Old 07-19-2005, 11:53 PM   #1
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Shooter Fire

I just thought I would take a moment to show you what some of my work entails. This fire started south of the town that I work in. It was started by equipment thinning trees in the forest, coincidentally to reduce the fire hazard. Luckily, with the help of an airtanker, 3 engines, and a handcrew the fire was kept to a 1/2 an acre. I think all the firefighters deserve a huge thank you for keeping the fire that small.

As a reminder please be careful with fire. Our contractors are required to have many precautions like foam units, fire extinguishers, waterpumpers, etc. and we still have fire starts. Be safe and have a great summer.

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Old 07-20-2005, 12:16 AM   #2
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Sierra,

As one who spent many summers as a child in the Nevada area, I can remember dad being so strict about camp fires and even where we walked while fishing...I hope and pray, we don't have any huige fires...They just wipe all that is in their paths..
thanks for letting us see all the beauty that we can spare by being careful.
kadesma Thank YOU for the job you do.
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:21 AM   #3
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Thanks, kadesma. I really did not do much just led the firefighters into the fire and took some pictures. They did all the really hard work. The huge area behind the airtanker that looks like an old fire is. That fire started on September 10, 2001. Talk about stressful. First we had to deal with the fire. Then the tragedy of 9/11.
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oh wow sierra. what a bad time for everyone
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:43 AM   #5
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Sierra, Oahu has a firebug and he is setting about two or three brush fires a day. Our poor firemen are working overtime and then some. The fires start in the brush, but many came very close to homes. This is a pic of one of the fires. The fireman on the right is my son-in-law.


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Old 07-20-2005, 04:48 AM   #6
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that is horrible... we also had a very big fire in South of France this week :( most of the fire starts bcos people are not being careful ... the weather is very very hot at the moment, and not enough rain ..so everything can get the fire start.. its really sad, and I always feel sorry for the firemans
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Sierra, Oahu has a firebug and he is setting about two or three brush fires a day. Our poor firemen are working overtime and then some. The fires start in the brush, but many came very close to homes. This is a pic of one of the fires. The fireman on the right is my son-in-law.

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how awful..It's hard to believe, people can be so foolish and cold. I'll be praying that they catch this person soon.
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Mahalo, kadesma, for your prayers. And, yes, grandsons are HEAVENLY. My one and only grandchild is a 17 year old grandson and he is the love of our lives.....wasabi
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Thanks for the photos they really
are great.
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Sierra, Oahu has a firebug and he is setting about two or three brush fires a day. Our poor firemen are working overtime and then some. The fires start in the brush, but many came very close to homes. This is a pic of one of the fires. The fireman on the right is my son-in-law.

There is nothing worst than having an arsonist running around. It is very scary because you never know when or where they will strike next.

After our engine finished with the Shooter Fire they went to a fire in ChefWil's neck of the woods near Goodyears Bar, CA, which is a little over an hour from our district office in Sierraville. I bet they were tired folks when they returned to quarters, they did not get back until after midnight.
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