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  • Member since
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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Well Wishes for Southern California
Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:03 PM

I was born and raised in SoCal until I was 10 years old. So with it engulfed in a large wildfire I want to wish the SoCal forum members, and those individuals of Southern California the very best in avoiding it. And those of you in the eye of the fire you are in my thoughts and prayers.

I have submitted a request to my captain and battalion chief to be assigned and released to go to SoCal and help out on that fire. I will know in the next 24 hours.

Carlos watch your six! And be safe if your working it.

Hunter 

      

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    September, 2016
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:25 PM

Y'all are a saint! I was born & raised in Long Beach/Lakewood, still remember the July 1959 Laurel Canyon Fire; "only" 36 homes were lost but at the time was major shock how vunerable folks & property were to fast moving hillside fires.

An equally destructive conflagation was the May 1958 Hancock Oil Fire a.k.a. Signal Hill Fire Of 1958, two oil workers were killed, considerable damage to the refinery as well.

The former I saw live on KTLA-TV, latter "live" from the roof of our house in Lakewood, the only time was on it whilst living there; dad held the ladder for me, then had fear of heights but had to see it in action.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:24 PM

Good luck to you Hunter. So far I have not been tapped to go to this fire. But I have worked many others over the past 28 years. Who knows what tomorrow holds.... 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:40 PM

Take care of yourselves my brothers and sisters. These fires are like atomic catastrophes.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:57 PM

GMorrison

Take care of yourselves my brothers and sisters. These fires are like atomic catastrophes.

 

Well... at least the fallout is not radioactive... 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:00 PM

Almost lost my house in the Cedar fire.  We live out in Ramona now which is a high risk area.  Expecting 40+ mph winds and dry conditions.  Theres a lot of fuel from a wet year.  

That Ventura fire is a bad one.

Plus we has 2 small earthquakes today, biggest was a 4.2 about 20 miles away.

Shake and bake!

We have a real apprrciation of firefighters out here.  Local airport has two S2T trackers fire tankers. Im close to finished on my 1/72 scale version of #71.

  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:16 PM

keavdog

Almost lost my house in the Cedar fire.  We live out in Ramona now which is a high risk area.  Expecting 40+ mph winds and dry conditions.  Theres a lot of fuel from a wet year.  

That Ventura fire is a bad one.

Plus we has 2 small earthquakes today, biggest was a 4.2 about 20 miles away.

Shake and bake!

We have a real apprrciation of firefighters out here.  Local airport has two S2T trackers fire tankers. Im close to finished on my 1/72 scale version of #71.

 

Both my sisters live in the San Francisco Bay Area, oldest lives close to Oakland Technical High School where Clint Eastwood graduated in 1949:

(His Graduation Photo Supposedly)

When the Tunnel Fire a.k.a. Oakland Firestorm of 1991 hit October 19-20 she'd fled to the Technical School minutes after seeing flaming embers raining down. The fire line was two miles from the school just a few blocks away where she'd live, then as now its an official City Of Oakland Emergency Shelter.

 

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