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Offline Croaker Stroker

Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« on: October 09, 2017, 12:08:33 PM »
This is a bad one. Too close to houses. Too dry and windy. Pic of fire from my Son’s house. Smoke seen from my house. My son’s house is safe, but Some people are probably going to loose their homes. Mandatory evacuation.

« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 12:15:55 PM by Croaker Stroker »
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Offline Fisherdv

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 12:13:20 PM »
Same in N.Ca., Napa, Sonoma. Major fires from 50+ mile an hour winds
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 12:16:44 PM »
Saw that on the news and was hoping not too close for you!  How awful.
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Offline Fisherdv

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 12:19:54 PM »
Many homes, hotels, a Kmart destroyed 0% contained in Sonoma/Napa Co.
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 12:32:35 PM »

Poor people. Wish I could help. These homes are too close together. 6-7-8 homes burning and more. They can’t stop it because the homes are so close to each other.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 12:40:21 PM »
Croaker, is that first pic from your house? Scary!
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Offline GregE

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 01:26:00 PM »
First pic is from his son's house.  Arima foreground is his.

Really hoping things settle down, but history isn't good for that region
Greg
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Offline Wiley

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 03:39:07 PM »
Good move... fire too close hook up the boat first then save the wife and everything else???
On a solemn note : wow so sorry for anyone that looses their home, be it fire, flood, economy or whatever... I know from personal experience, my heart goes out to all NorCal,  SoCal, Florida, Puerto Rico. Anywhere...
I really miss the house I built and lost... after 7 years it still hurts... best to all
« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 03:58:53 PM by Wiley »
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 08:41:12 PM »
Good move... fire too close hook up the boat first then save the wife and everything else???
On a solemn note : wow so sorry for anyone that looses their home, be it fire, flood, economy or whatever... I know from personal experience, my heart goes out to all NorCal,  SoCal, Florida, Puerto Rico. Anywhere...
I really miss the house I built and lost... after 7 years it still hurts... best to all

Of course. Had to save the Arima first.  :jester:

Really, I was going fishing in the morning. It was already hooked up. So when we got the evacuation order, the boat went with us. A nice family took us in and we brought along a cooler full of beer that we didn’t want to loose in the fire. Funny how easy it is to make friends when you have a cooler full of beer. 😂

We are back home now. The wind has died down. But it is hard to breathe it is so smoky. Here’s some good pics...

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/10/09/brush-fire-burning-25-acres-in-anaheim-hills/
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 08:47:19 PM »
Croaker, glad you guys and your house are ok :beerchug:
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 09:17:52 PM »
Croaker, glad you guys and your house are ok :beerchug:

Thanks FisherDV.

More pics.  Super Soaker in the background dropping red stuff.

People were driving crazy today !

1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2017, 10:16:23 PM »
So glad your family, home and boat are safe.  You should move to western Washington where we only get other people’s smoke because it’s too wet!
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Offline Danno

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2017, 10:43:14 PM »
Good to see you back in your home Mark. I tried calling your cell but I suspect the cell towers were jammed with calls in your area. Let me know if there's anything I can help with. Did the fire get any closer to your son's home?
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2017, 11:37:31 PM »

No. It went past my sons house. It is still burning toward our home. Just moving slowly now.

I think we might still be on mandatory evacuation ??  No one has come into out neighborhood to tell us to leave, but the evacuation map has us in the center of the evacuation area.   :doh:
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 06:44:54 AM »
   This story is all over the news here in the East as well.  Terrible situation to have to go through.  Must leave people feeling totally helpless.  I don't know what we'd do if our home was threatened like that.  So much life, so many memories can be lost.  What can you do but pack-up the important stuff and prepare to leave?   As we all know, human life is obviously the most important.  Stay safe.

Yat
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2017, 10:45:50 AM »
Glad to see it passed your sons home and your family is doing good.

I know it's hard to hear those evacuation orders, but take the warning serious and leave. Just because the fire is moving slow, doesn't mean it will be ok, your lives are more important then what can be replaced. Evacuation orders can last up to 2 days from today.
The fire fighters are doing a great job on getting a handle on this fire, and will do the best they can on making sure homes are protected

My Dad and brother live near the Yosemite area and they have had to evacuate before, and these last couple of months up there has been a nail bitter.

You might have heard about the 6 "P's" on the news and my brother, who retired from Cal-Fire 2 years ago, has installed in us the SIX "P's", which is a good plan to have no matter where you live.

The SIX “P’s”. 
* People, Pets and have a plan.
* Papers, phone numbers, and important documents.
* Prescriptions, eyeglasses, and vitamins.
* Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia. 
* Personal computers, hard drives and disks.
* Plastic - credit / ATM cards and cash.

It's also smart to get a fire safe just in case you are not at home when a fire or other disaster happens, but also at a moments notice is easy for you to take with you.


Again CS, we are glad you and your family are safe and haven't lost anything.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2017, 10:53:28 AM by AJFishin »
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2017, 10:53:24 AM »
The fire appears to be out. It came right up to the street where our neighborhood begins. There was a beautiful lush park with a lake called “Peter’s Canyon”. All that remains is ash.... It will grow back... 🙁

It’s just like earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanos, tornados etc.  When you move into an area like this, you accept the risk. We have no property to loose that we couldn’t live without. We gathered up our old photos, important paperwork, and some extra clothes and left.

So sorry for those who lost homes and loved ones.

Many of our firefighters went to Mexico to help with the earthquake, Louisiana to help with the hurricane, and Northern California to help with that raging fire.  The Planes and Helicopters were also being used to control the fire in N. California.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2017, 11:49:09 AM by Croaker Stroker »
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"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline GregE

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2017, 02:18:02 PM »
The fire appears to be out.

 :party:
Greg
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2017, 05:20:08 PM »


Hard to get back into the neighborhood. We had to sneek in...

1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2017, 06:16:24 PM »
Hope it is all over and you and family are secure!
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...40 to 50 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2017, 11:52:34 AM »

More fires out of control today in Ventura. Constant 40 mph hot dry wind off the desert. Too many homes and lives lost. Sad to happen so close to the Holidays.

Hope the Arima guys in Ventura are safe.

1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline wedocq

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2017, 10:22:10 PM »
Scary! I hope you and all your neighbors get thru this ok.
-Shawn
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Offline milos dad

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2017, 06:55:39 AM »
Sorry to read of Cali fires again.  We faced mandatory evacuation from our town in BC for 13 days this summer, but were gone 7 weeks due to my wife's asthma.  No homes lost in our town, but still a summer I will not forget.  Some friends of ours lost their homes in rural areas and some did not have insurance.  Economic losses are catastrophic with loss of 4 years of merchantable timber.

M D
Rick
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Offline BruceL2_Fish

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2017, 11:23:53 AM »
Wow, you guys got hit with fire again.  I see lots of damage and lose. Hope all is well with your family. 
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2017, 02:48:23 PM »

Thanks guys, we are pretty far south from this one. Prayers to those who lost their homes.
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"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline tc808

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2017, 04:34:24 PM »
CS

Glad to hear that you and your family are safe, good thoughts for all of the affected. 

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2018, 06:35:48 PM »
Here we go again. Several fires threatening homes. (Not near me this time...knock on wood)
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"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2018, 06:37:36 PM »
Yep, the air up here is all smokey from the several fires going on right now
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2018, 09:27:43 PM »
Yeah my step mom and brother live up by Yosemite and were told to be ready if they call for evacuation in their area, as the the fire is heading towards them. They've packed up the trailer and are ready to go if they're forced to evacuate, hopefully they won't have to.
When I was up there the week before last,the smoke was thick with ash, and the fire was far away, now it's getting to close for comfort.
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Offline GregE

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2018, 10:35:05 PM »
I've been hopeful this years fires would be less- it sure seems to be raging again.

Greg
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2018, 10:54:35 PM »
It is awful that the summer fires have become an annual event.  So hard for the folks who live there.
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Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2018, 06:01:47 AM »
   Those fires are all over the news on this side.  Just terrible to see such destruction to nature, personal property and, worst of all, human life.  From what we see, these fires appear to be moving so quickly, it appears early evacuation is of primary importance. Some reports claimed 60 to 70 MPH winds associated with these fires.  I can't even imagine seeing a huge forest fire being pushed by a 60 MPH wind heading my way.  I'd be gone long before it got anywhere close.  Be safe. 

Yat
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Offline E-TEC Pacer

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2018, 06:35:51 AM »
The thing that gets me is, driving around and I still see friggin morons flicking cigarette ashes out the window!  :nono:
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Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2018, 09:15:22 AM »
Once a fire attains about 200-300 acres, it often begins to generate it's own 'weather' including the high winds Yat mentioned.  When conditions are right, a fire will sometimes 'crown' (travel from tree top to tree top) in those high winds.  The animals on the ground (humans are basically animals too) don't burn, but the oxygen levels are reduced to lethal levels during such events.  Pretty difficult to out run a fire that is moving at 20+ mph...

My prayers go the the people fighting such events, and for the prosecution of the idiots causing the fires in the first place.

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Offline AJFishin

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2018, 10:07:41 AM »
The worst thing for us here in California is a lot of our pine trees were decimated by the bark beetle that killed thousands of pine trees since our drought. Driving up to my parents and brothers place you will pass log truck after log truck as these logging companies try to get rid of these hundred foot tall matchsticks. Some of the companies are just falling the trees just so they don't act like matchsticks. Sections of green forest are blanketed by acres and acres of dead pines. Once the fire gets in these sections, it erupts and burns hot and out of control. Last night on evening news they showed a view from a news chopper of a massive fire tornado that just decimated the forest in seconds.
One terrible thing is, we haven't even got into the middle of the fire season yet.
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2018, 03:52:15 PM »
... news and pic off my front porch this afternoon.
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15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2018, 04:09:13 PM »
Wow, not again! Stay safe out there
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2018, 05:16:28 PM »
That sucks CS, hope it stays far away from you.
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2018, 05:24:29 PM »
No worries. It already burnt between us and the fire. We should be OK, it’s 13 miles away. It is heavily wooded back in there. Beautiful trail with running water and trout.

We have more coyotes in our neighborhood now. I think its because of the fires.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2018, 09:54:30 PM »

Uh....getting closer.

1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Hot...Dry...15 to 20 mph wind...Fire!
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2018, 10:03:19 PM »
I heard on the radio today that fire was growing. Driven by high winds and heat. Keep a good ear on the news/alerts in your area
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