Texas on fire update post #22

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by piecemaker, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. piecemaker

    piecemaker Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    There are alot of fires going on in Texas right now. We are in Leon county and there are some pretty big ones. 900 acers another one was 3000 acers. No deaths thankfully sevral house burned. Some one said one fire was started by some one with a tow behide BBQ pit with a fire in it cooking meat going down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are not even cooking out side tomorrow, never cooked ribs in side will be the first time. But will not take a chance.
    Prayers and thouhgt to those in harms way
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2011
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    I hear you!!! We were close to having a fire in our own front yard, but thankfully thefirefighters put it out before it got there! I feel so bad for all those people in possum kingdom lake that lost there house [​IMG]
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    There are also a bunch of wildfires burning up this way in Oklahoma, it's getting bad and has been this way all summer as is the case in Tx as well. I am really getting tired of all this destruction due to the drought.
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
  5. Gullygarden

    Gullygarden Chirping

    Jul 2, 2011
    At what point do we start electing officials who understand that this climate change thing is for real and we did it to ourselves? It won't get better in a longterm way until we as a nation change our behaviors, and that is a real slow ship to turn around.
  6. piecemaker

    piecemaker Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    Another fire started a few minutes ago. A power pole fell and the live wire hit the rail road track and started the RR ties on fire. Is in an area called the Sand Flatts were the kids go 4 wheeling in the sand dont know if they can get the tank truck to it because of the deep sand. Just said they had to wait out the fire.
  7. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    Quote:Yes that one is bad that is the only track to get into town.
    We have had several small brush fires in our neck of the woods. We still have idiots that "think" they can do a control burn on their feild and it will be ok. [​IMG] Still have a few that think it's OK to burn their trash. [​IMG]
    And now our wind is really blowing and gusting tonight, I wont get a wink of sleep.
  8. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    I know [​IMG]
  9. Royd

    Royd Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Middleburg, Fl.
    Quote:It's much harder to get out of the way of a fire with a wagon and mule, than it is with a pickup truck. In the end, you would not be happy with the results of your dream utopia.

    Standing outside and yelling to the neighbor a quarter of a mile away, just isn't the same as a cellphone.
  10. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Sadly, alot of fires that are going on are arson [​IMG]

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