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Old 10-24-2007, 12:43 PM   #11
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hopefully this will finally wake people up and quite letting the environmentalist run our national forest policy. It'* just too bad that these people have to go through this.
The fires aren't burning in National Forest lands. These people went through it 4 years ago, and still re-built their houses. They don't clear the brush (not all of them) appropriately.

Neighbor 1 may clear, but if neighbor 2 doesn't, he takes you both out. These are dry, brushy hillsides. Not forests.

I lived in this area for awhile. The whole area is an accident waiting to happen every year.
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hopefully this will finally wake people up and quite letting the environmentalist run our national forest policy. It'* just too bad that these people have to go through this.
The fires aren't burning in National Forest lands. These people went through it 4 years ago, and still re-built their houses. They don't clear the brush (not all of them) appropriately.

Neighbor 1 may clear, but if neighbor 2 doesn't, he takes you both out. These are dry, brushy hillsides. Not forests.

I lived in this area for awhile. The whole area is an accident waiting to happen every year.
yes, but alot of these places aren't allowed to clear, they get sued.
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Most of the areas that are burning actually REQUIRE clearing. A homeowner can be fined if they don't.

The reasons the fires are so out of control right now:

1. Santa Ana winds. Unless you've experienced these hot dry winds, you can't imagine how they suck the moisture out of everything.

2. Alot of people ignored evacuation orders, tying up fire teams that had to play the role of rescue crews.

3. The winds prevented aircraft from doing battle the first 2 days of the fire.
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look at the dateline

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washing...eda-fire_x.htm

just stirring the pot
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Sheep would take of this problem, if they'd let them graze the grass down.
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look at the dateline

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washing...eda-fire_x.htm

just stirring the pot
I heard mention of that on CNN last night. Pretty spooky stuff right there.
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My aunt and uncle were displaced here hone on sunday and we havent heard from them since. No clue how there doing or anything. so lets hope for the best.
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The FBI is now investigating for Arson. They just searched a home for evidence.
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My coworkers friend house has already burned down. I emailed them that article.
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The FBI is now investigating for Arson. They just searched a home for evidence.
1 guy was shot and killed being caught lighting fires.

still looking for another suspect.
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