Redding Calif is burning.

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    No no...it was not aimed at you, hon. Its just a reminder. These fires have NOTHING to do with gay lifestyle or people moving to the forest and jacking up prices. Cali is suffering from drought. Now is not the time to find fault. Its to share info like you and Leo did, condolences, well wishes, etc.
     
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    It also FEEDS YOU!!!!
     
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    State of California

    SRA fees............not much but the whole map is yellow tinted.......from their map........meaning that the entire rural state is pretty much SRA areas.........

    Laws & Regulations - State of California

    More red tape.............
     
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    It is also a good idea to cut lateral branches on trees up to at least 6 feet from the ground. Grass fires can leap up and burn low tree branches and start a crown fire which is almost unstoppable as we see in the Carr Fire.
     
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    Some conflagurations can leap roadway , they burn so hot trees explode from boiling sap , one can't outrun them either.

    And then there are sorts who'll jump right on into it all

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    I have been thinking people need to volunteer to help with these fires. The fires are too big for just the trained firefighters to do the job.
     
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    When I was fighting a fire near there in 71, I was starting a backfire at the edge of highway 299 ahead of the fire along with 3 other guys. For those who don't know what a backfire is, the idea is to burn potential fuel at the leading edge of a fire so as to try to prevent it from crossing a road, creek, etc.

    Well, the fire came so fast, it overran us, we all jumped in the truck which was parked in the middle of the highway, and ducked. In no time, it hopped right over us to the other side and when the air cleared enough to pop our heads back up, we were behind the fire instead of ahead of it.

    I think it was 117 that day as we were in the middle of a week of particularly hot weather. Redding has the distinction of being the hottest place in the world north of the 40th parallel, but there is plenty to burn since it gets a good amount of rain in the winter.
     
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    I can recall being asked to 'rake a break line' with a few mates , which we did until the wind changed. When the flames started at us, i got the grandious idea to play jumpin' jack flash. As we were in nighthiches w/o any upper turnout, it ended badly for me. My armpit and chest hairs were history. My CO was not amused ....

    ah, to be young ,hung, and fulla dung again! :) ~S~
     
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    FF support alone is a huge task, they need to hydrate (even if they don't know it) , need vitals taken, need a littel O2 now & then, need a bite to eat, need to desculate in some sane safe place before juminpin' back in ~S~
     

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