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Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by Gologit, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. TheBrushSlasher

    TheBrushSlasher I have chainsaws and chainsaw accessories.

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    TheBrushSlasher I have chainsaws and chainsaw accessories.

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    Per Calfire 18,000 acres.
     
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    Seeing some reports of fatalities, but not confirmed and not from official sources.
    On facebook a friend of a friend claims her uncle was killed when he went back to try to save the family cats.
     
  4. TheBrushSlasher

    TheBrushSlasher I have chainsaws and chainsaw accessories.

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    Lets hope not, but how rapidly this fire progressed a lot of people got trapped. Fire personnel had to set up temporary refuge areas at the kmart, walgreens, and other places in paradise and concow for civilians then protect those areas as the fire passed.
     
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    r black ArboristSite Guru

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    only a couple ways out of paradise...road to Chico or oroville ......terrible..lived there in the early 90's
     
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    They opened all lanes of Hwy 70 to fleeing traffic, and all lanes at 99 for a few miles which apparently worked well. It was the folks on the peripheral roads that got caught.
     
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    TheBrushSlasher I have chainsaws and chainsaw accessories.

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    From wildfireintel.org .


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    1930: Fire has crossed 99 to the west, between Neal and Durham Pentz. About to bump Oro-Chico Hwy.

    Advisory evacs for everything west of 99, north of 149 and south of city limits, west to Midway - including all feeder roads on both sides of Midway.

    Water tanks for Paradise are about empty, gravity fed so if dry it’s dry. Pumps for lower town have backup gens on natural gas which is compromised so no backup gen. Looking to source 3phase heavy gen for those pumps.

    1955: Stilson Canyon about to get impacted, fire coming out of the canyon hard into Stilson Canyon community. This is generally considered the eastern most residential reach of “Chico”
     
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    TheBrushSlasher I have chainsaws and chainsaw accessories.

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    It will run out of fuel as it heads west into ag land.
     
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    Gologit Completely retired...life is good.

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    Estimates are 80% of Paradise is destroyed.
     
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    madhatte It's The Water Staff Member

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    That's absolutely brutal.

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    catbuster Catskinner. And buster.

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    Got a call at 0622 from EMA. Packed my Nick's (a little more wear earlier than I wanted, but I shouldn't be complaining), old White's, lots of socks, red Bullard and my nomex stuff. Flying out at 1300 EST to go work on water supply.
     
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    Do what you can, but stay safe. I hope I'm wrong, but I think this one might surpass the Oakland Hills Fire of 1991 for the deadliest in state history.
     
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    madhatte It's The Water Staff Member

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    One foot in the black, yo. Keep us posted.

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    My county sent a strike team yesterday, Possibly sending 2 more. Itching to join the fight. Be safe out there.
     
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    Turns out I have extended family in Paradise. Brother's wife's uncle.

    I'd be willing to bet he lost his home.
     
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    Critical resource needs include engines any type and HEQB's? That's me. Too bad we're not in ROSS (DoD doesn't play well with others) and I'm on vacation anyway. I'd really like to help.

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    catbuster Catskinner. And buster.

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    They need all types, HEQOs, HEQBs and engine bosses. I got called as an engineer to figure out how to get some damn water to places other than Almanor. We have a big ass reservoir fairly close, but... There’s no infrastructure. I’ve put in a request for all the big water tankers (tractor-trailers, not tenders) I can get and a couple loaders to keep the roads open until I can figure out a better system.

    This is one of the biggest fires I’ve worked, and I worked Alberta in 2016.
     
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