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Fires and Evacuations in Central/South Idaho

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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:48 AM
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Re: Fires and Evacuations in Central/South Idaho

One bitch of a fire. Another 1000 firefighters brought in over the weekend. A couple of DC 10's, a BUNCH of other planes and lots of helos. A buddy of mine said that the hospital area was totally red from retardant as they have just bombed the area to heck as they are doing everything they can to protect it. Still about 2500 homes evacuated.
All I can say is god bless the men and women up here giving it their all.

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    I just came in from the back yard its 11:00 PM and its in the air, the smell is being noticed all over here.

    You know how old uncle sugar is setting on his ass, he should convert a dozen or three C47s, into temparary water bombers.
    this would be a good idea.
    All the planes are doing is setting stagnent on the runways, ask any body at ELLSWORTH.
    The pilots would love to get some stick time.
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    God Bless, those who risk there lives for the safety of others!!

    We flew over to Salmon to pick up a patient the other day and could see the ELK, PONY, Beaver Creek, and three other fires in Jackson Wy area. It looked like there were volcanos erupting all over. Giant Smoke Plumes going up to the 20,000 ft range, we were flying at 14,000 and they were way above us.
    It is Crazy right now!! There were Three DC-10 tankers filling up in Pocatello headed that way.

    I hope the Air stays clear for you Randy!!
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    God please lay your hand of safety on these brave fire fighters.
    In JESUS name we pray.
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    Please excuse me its the C-5 GALAXY. It was my meds.
    It would not be to hard to turn one into a Water Bomber.
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    Interestingly, my wife Amy asked me if someone was burning brush to the west of us a little while ago. We have a pretty stiff SW to NE breeze tonite and it's plainly there on the wind.

    Amazing you can smell it at this distance. I told her it was our country burning up...out west.

    Fingers and toes crossed for you guys and gals out there....

    A few years ago we looked at property in central Texas to farm or ranch of course. I was kind of amazed at the acerage I'd need out there to equal my acerage versus production here.
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    Video and photos of Beaver Creek Fire


    Here is a video shot by a local who was evac'ed. Photos were taken yesterday out in front of a local grocery store. Fire is mainly north of here.
    Still working out in the fields at the ranch and watching the DC 10's flying back and forth. Pretty damn amazing plane.
    One of the problems they are having is finding water. Not many lakes close and the Big Wood is really low. Sun Valley turned on their snow making equipment to protect the ski hill.

    Randy
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