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Old 07-18-2022, 08:20 PM   #1
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I was just told of a big fire north of Huntsville in the Pine prairie are. Last I heard was 1000 acres. Hope none of yall are hunting that area.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:57 PM   #2
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I noticed that they seem to be having fires everyday in that area. Do the volunteer responders get paid when they are on a wildfire? Fighting in that weather every dang day has to be miserable.
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Best I can tell it’s not too terribly far SW of my lease. That’s all I need right need now. ��
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Old 07-18-2022, 09:25 PM   #4
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That thing has blown up! I looked at it this AM and it showed 30 acres and now it’s showing 1000 acres and 10% contained
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Best I can tell it’s not too terribly far SW of my lease. That’s all I need right need now. ��
It could be a lot worse. You could be losing your actual home, livestock, pets, etc….like so many have across the state.
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My mom just sent a video and it’s really bad. People are having to move quickly.
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It could be a lot worse. You could be losing your actual home, livestock, pets, etc….like so many have across the state.
That is very true.
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Old 07-18-2022, 10:07 PM   #8
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They just sent an alert that they expect it to jump the river and spread into Houston and Trinity county in the area of deep river plantation
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Old 07-18-2022, 10:18 PM   #9
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1250 acres and 20% contained. The last repost was an hour ago at 900 acres at 10%. Pretty scary stuff!


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I noticed that they seem to be having fires everyday in that area. Do the volunteer responders get paid when they are on a wildfire? Fighting in that weather every dang day has to be miserable.
Nope. Not a dime. And it has definitely been miserable. We’ve finally caught a break, but it’s never far between fires in weather like this.
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Stay safe boys. Thanks for the Volunteers. We appreciate you.
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Nope. Not a dime. And it has definitely been miserable. We’ve finally caught a break, but it’s never far between fires in weather like this.
I hope y’all are getting fed and plenty of fluids. Be safe out there.
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I hope y’all are getting fed and plenty of fluids. Be safe out there.
Not to cause confusion, I’m not and haven’t been at the one in the title. I’m in Colorado county. Most don’t take too long to get under control, but we’ve had some problems in the past.
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Surely they can stop it at the river?
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Old 07-18-2022, 11:27 PM   #15
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Saw it had doubled again to over 2000 acres. Not looking good.

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Old 07-18-2022, 11:49 PM   #16
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Surely they can stop it at the river?

I have watched fire jump roads wider than the river in that area
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Saw it had doubled again to over 2000 acres. Not looking good.

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Last update was at 9:12 pm and said 1250 acres and 20% contained.
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Old 07-18-2022, 11:57 PM   #18
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Last update was at 9:12 pm and said 1250 acres and 20% contained.

Article i read little while ago said 2000 acres and 20% contained.

This fire started just a couple miles north of my house. I watched the tanker chopper suck water from my neighbors pond. It was a sight to witness.


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Dang, prayers for all!!
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Old 07-19-2022, 06:42 AM   #20
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There is some video on Crabbs Prairie VFD Facebook page. I don’t do Facebook but google it and the page shows up.
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They just sent an alert that they expect it to jump the river and spread into Houston and Trinity county in the area of deep river plantation
Dont say that. My place aint terribly far from the river. The only thing that makes me feel better is the amount of farm land once you cross it
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Surely they can stop it at the river?
As dry as it is, all it takes is a little wind to blow an ember up over the river and land on some grass, then it keeps spreading. Prayers up for those that need em.
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Evidently it’s jumped the river.
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Old 07-19-2022, 07:59 AM   #24
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I just heard 1500 acres and 35%contained
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:15 AM   #25
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As dry as it is, all it takes is a little wind to blow an ember up over the river and land on some grass, then it keeps spreading. Prayers up for those that need em.
I get that but it's a lot easier to squash that ember than a raging fire. It seems the river would be the place to make a stand. Not far to the Estelle unit up that way.
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What are the winds doing over there this AM?
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What are the winds doing over there this AM?

Blew all night our of the south 10-12mph. Still a slight breeze this morning. Showing 8 mph at the moment


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I get that but it's a lot easier to squash that ember than a raging fire. It seems the river would be the place to make a stand. Not far to the Estelle unit up that way.

The river is the absolute best place to make a stand but it’s not 100%.
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Old 07-19-2022, 09:46 AM   #31
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I noticed that they seem to be having fires everyday in that area. Do the volunteer responders get paid when they are on a wildfire? Fighting in that weather every dang day has to be miserable.
I read (Friday, maybe?) the Trinity County sheriff said there was/were someone setting small fires in and around up and down 94 and 1280 in the Groveton/Trinity/Lovelady triangle. Not sure of that claims accuracy, but scary. Folks are effin crazy.
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I read (Friday, maybe?) the Trinity County sheriff said there was/were someone setting small fires in and around up and down 94 and 1280 in the Groveton/Trinity/Lovelady triangle. Not sure of that claims accuracy, but scary. Folks are effin crazy.
I seen were Woody had a person who lost control of a trash fire arrested.

I was thinking they were having some issues with cheaply made electrical transformers popping.
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The river is the absolute best place to make a stand but it’s not 100%.
Even if embers blow over, you have a few small fires, not a mile long wall. They had to have equipment staged over there ready to squash those.

Has anyone confirmed that it is across now?
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Even if embers blow over, you have a few small fires, not a mile long wall. They had to have equipment staged over there ready to squash those.

Has anyone confirmed that it is across now?

I know it got across once but was quickly put out.

Not sure about current. Heck I can’t even find sources that agree on its real location
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Old 07-19-2022, 10:06 AM   #35
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Even if embers blow over, you have a few small fires, not a mile long wall. They had to have equipment staged over there ready to squash those.

Has anyone confirmed that it is across now?
The last update I saw didn't say anything about it being across the river yet. Showed 1500 acres and 35% contained.
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Even if embers blow over, you have a few small fires, not a mile long wall. They had to have equipment staged over there ready to squash those.

Has anyone confirmed that it is across now?
You’ve got to consider the resources available. If you have a 1,000 yard fire line and a 10 mph wind, you couldn’t “squash” the embers and small fires fast enough, even with 1,000’s of FF. It’d be like one guy playing Whack-o-mole on a football field.
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I seen a facebook post that said it jumped the river. I do not know for certain it has, just what I read.
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You’ve got to consider the resources available. If you have a 1,000 yard fire line and a 10 mph wind, you couldn’t “squash” the embers and small fires fast enough, even with 1,000’s of FF. It’d be like one guy playing Whack-o-mole on a football field.
I have fought plenty fires. The river is a gift. I would get ahead, move all resources there. Back fire, even on the opposite side. Air resources pulling water right there and dropping on jumps

They must be doing that.
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I say get some of them inmates and give em a shovel and a bucket. Let them stand on the river bank
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I say get some of them inmates and give em a shovel and a bucket. Let them stand on the river bank
They use inmate crews here in NM for fire and rehabilitation work. I think they have 4-5 crews. Once the inmates have paid they’re dues, some of them end up working in forestry.
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Nope. Not a dime. And it has definitely been miserable. We’ve finally caught a break, but it’s never far between fires in weather like this.
Is that still true if TIFMAS gets involved? We are paid but have sent guys all of the state and they get paid OT the minute they get on the truck until they get back.

TIFMAS also reimburses the dept for their backfill.
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I say get some of them inmates and give em a shovel and a bucket. Let them stand on the river bank
Lol. I'm pretty sure the prison has fire fighting equipment. I know they once had a big crew.
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They use inmate crews here in NM for fire and rehabilitation work. I think they have 4-5 crews. Once the inmates have paid they’re dues, some of them end up working in forestry.
I can get behind that 100%

Come to think of it I think I saw a documentary on it
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They have re-named this fire and moved the dot north and west, appears fire is actually more north and west then they show still
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They have re-named this fire and moved the dot north and west, appears fire is actually more north and west then they show still
Where do you go to get this information?
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They have re-named this fire and moved the dot north and west, appears fire is actually more north and west then they show still
They must have made progress on the east side. Wind shows SW.
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Where do you go to get this information?
name and dot from https://public.tfswildfires.com/

my opinion on where it really is comes from seeing the smoke location myself
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https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8250/

Calling it Nelson Creek Fire.
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Great program there.
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I read (Friday, maybe?) the Trinity County sheriff said there was/were someone setting small fires in and around up and down 94 and 1280 in the Groveton/Trinity/Lovelady triangle. Not sure of that claims accuracy, but scary. Folks are effin crazy.
I was on 94 between Trinity and Glendale on Saturday and you could see where several fires had burned along the side of the road
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