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california fires on google maps
« on: October 22, 2007, 08:37:57 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007, 08:41:00 PM »

Wow!  I don't like to use that when regarding something negative, but that's all I can think of right now.  It's absolutely horrific. Sad
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 08:50:07 PM »



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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007, 08:53:57 PM »

Looking at the numbers of acres for each one, and you see 160 acres or so and that's a good amount of land.  Then you see numbers like 3,500 acres, and that seems huge.  Then you see numbers like 41,000, and that's monstrous.  145,000 acres is just colossal.  Then put those numbers together and... Sad Sad ... indescribable.... Sad Sad


...And that's just in terms of land, not taking into account of homes, businesses, etc...

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007, 08:54:16 PM »



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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007, 08:57:51 PM »

E-A-G-L-E,

They had a segment on 60 Minutes on wildfires in the west, and the guy they were interviewing said that 100,000 acres used to be a 'Big Fire' 10 years ago, and now that's normal, with 250k being 'just another day at the office'

This last year they had 2 over 500,000 acres, and one of those was over 600,000 acres.
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007, 09:08:11 PM »

E-A-G-L-E,

They had a segment on 60 Minutes on wildfires in the west, and the guy they were interviewing said that 100,000 acres used to be a 'Big Fire' 10 years ago, and now that's normal, with 250k being 'just another day at the office'

This last year they had 2 over 500,000 acres, and one of those was over 600,000 acres.

Didn't see that segment, but, yeah, I know that's not a 'big fire' anymore. Sad  But that's when you compare it to other bigger fires.  To me, fires of this size will always be huge because of the loss.  I mean, ask anyone that lost something in this if they consider it a 'small fire'.  Size-wise in the over-all spectrum, maybe.  But that really doesn't lessen the loss of the families.

A small fire, to me, is one that you can put out easy to extinguish, like say a match or a foot-high campfire, not one that covers acre upon acre upon hundreds and thousands or ten-thousands or hundreds of thousands of acres.

Thanks for the info, though. Undecided  And at least none of the fires have singly topped the scale....
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007, 12:31:51 PM »

Grim.

MP, are you ok down there?
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2007, 03:26:25 PM »

Very scary.  1,200 homes destroyed and more than 300,000 homes evacuated by noon today.  Granted, some of those fires are out in wild areas, where (even large) fires are a standard forest management technique, but it looks to me like many of them started out in the wild areas, and are now out of control through what is basically the suburbs.

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