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    Fathers Day Surprise - Wildfire in the neighborhood It was a little tense here

    First, my thoughts go out to our neighbor who lost everything in the fire. Home, cars, misc property and worst of all, pets. Edit: I was just informed the family is ok and saved all of their pets. My thoughts are also with all the other neighbors who lost property but not their homes. Thanks to all the fire departments who responded. I may miss one or two but it's not intentional (New Plymouth, Middleton, Caldwell, Eagle, and BLM.



    The fire got within about 50 yards of our house and shop. Thankfully, my pops-in-law refreshed the firebreak in our pasture's. You can see the firebreak here between the BLM Crew and my shop.


    BLM Crew on mop up in our pasture. Our firebreak is in the foreground (dirt)


    Helicopter w/bucket on way to neighbors


    More of our burnt pasture


    More mop up in our pasture as helo is on anther water drop








    Helo picked up water in local irrigation canal




    Two neighbors places here. The one which lost their home is furthest back by trees.


    The picture was taken from our driveway. Our place is to the left of this picture. BLM truck is in our pasture checking for hot spots with the helo on another water drop.


    To the right is another neighbor with some of his stuff on fire.


    Turned out to be a very memorable fathers day.
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    Glad to hear that you and your family are okay.

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    Wow, so glad you're okay!

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    One of my old BLM crewmembers was staffing that ship...Heard about it, but didn't know it was your backyard....One good thing, now you have a new and improved fireline for the rest of the summer...

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    Glad you all are safe, the plowed firebreak sure gives good defensible space.
    So sorry to hear of your neighbor’s losses, very sad.

    Yesterday’s local fire here swept right up through sparse timber to edge of friend’s historic homestead ranch. House is maybe 80 ft from the tree line at edge of meadow. Fortunately first responders helped evac all the cattle and horses, left 20+ feral barn cats to fend for themselves. Kind of hard to herd cats.




    This fire was the second one in same area in last three weekends attributed to target shooters. Word of advice? Have a beer after shooting and watch/wait for smoldering ricochets. If anything is smoking deploy your little personalized fire hose and attack the fire. Refill with more beer as necessary.
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    Glad you guys are ok. The needed rain brings mixed blessing including a chance for a bad fire season. I think we will be in for a bad one here in SoCal too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Glad you all are safe, the plowed firebreak sure gives good defensible space.
    So sorry to hear of your neighbor’s losses, very sad.

    Kind of hard to herd cats.



    This fire was the second one in same area in last three weekends attributed to target shooters.

    I saw some of this your wife posted of facebook. All this fire stuff is scary.


    Herding the mules here was a little tricky too. They weren't in danger from the fire but we were afraid of them getting out after the BLM cut our fence. Originally, the mules were pretty nervous and kept to the opposite end of the pasture. Then they got curious which is when Lori kept mentioning to here dad about gathering them up so they couldn't get out. I was on my motorcycle and they kept trying to go in every corner and every direction of the pasture except where we wanted them to go. Lori in the jeep pops on the ATV and me on the TW finally got them to go in the right pasture.
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    Prayers for your friends and neighbors and a BIG THANK YOU JESUS for you guys!!
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    Thanks to the Admiral for having video that can be posted....most of the video I took couldn't be posted due to my swearing! oops!
    My dad got the fences repaired (so the mules can securely be curious). The fire department is still hanging out at the neighbors (The Pollock's) smoldering ash pile (what was their house) - my heart goes out to them as they lost everything.
    I'm hoping all the neighbors will learn from this and see how important it is to have a defensible space/fire break around their homes.
    I am very thankful for all the fire departments that responded and did what they could to save what they did.

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    Having worked heavy equipment on many fires, I can sure attest to the fact, they are indiscriminate in what they burn. It is just a matter of material to burn. The self generated heat will ignite anything.
    Fire breaks are the salvation to covering you A** on wild fires. Glad to hear your loss was very limited do to good planning.
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