Well... the state is on fire again

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CarriBrown, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Why do the winds bring out all the whack jobs? Santa Barbara is on fire (120+ homes lost), the Valley is on fire (100+ homes lost) and now there is a huge fire miles from my house. They evacuated those neighborhoods but we're in the clear so far.
    I hate pyros. [​IMG]
     
  2. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
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    sorry to hear that.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    thats the one thing i dont miss that we had down in FLorida, i hated that stench. It was everywhere
     
  4. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    It sounds like it is really awful. I remember the summer I lived in Kansas and we smelled smoke almost all summer long but it wasn't so many homes destroyed as it was grasslands and prairies.

    oh, and all the burning oil wells. What a fun summer it was. There were several times I thought we may have to move the horses to a safer place. I hope all the BYCers stay safe and the fires get under control.
     
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  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We smell smoke much of the dry season around here, then we get to smell wood smoke from wood stoves and fire places all winter. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    This was on the news over here this morning in the UK, and I was wondering about all of you over there and how many of you it might affect, this post has preceded my question, but I just wanted to let you know we are all thinking of you.

    I hope it doesn't come too close to any of you.

    Thoughts are with you all, and hoping for your safety.

    Jena.
     
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Oh wow... in the UK, huh?
    Well, 600+ homes lost in the San Ferando Valley! So sad. The house count is going up fast over here in my area. I'm going to drive up the street and see if I can get a picture. We're on top of a bluff so I can usually see everything.
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] I know what you mean Carri - . I was in CA when those fires in 2003 broke out - in San Diego, I was 8 months pregnant at the time, and had to evacuate with cats and a little boy.
    Right now I'm worried about my hubby
    Right when he was about to eat lunch he got called out to a fire. That was 2 hours ago and I'm on the edge of making him a sandwich and taking it to him.
    I have his pager, so I know they're not done with it yet - its about 20 miles away. [​IMG]
     
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  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Oh yes... 2003 was the worst fire season ever, wasn't it? Ashes raining from the sky for a week straight.
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:It was horrible, just be careful when you go outside, you don't want to be breathing that junk in with a baby on board! [​IMG]

    Edit to add: In 2003 I borrowed my hubby's re-breather or whatever its called to go out.
     
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