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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2014 07:35 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/21/2014 01:39 AM
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Fire Update...Lightning Strikes Keeping Fire Fighters Busy

Arnold, CA...Our local firefighters have been kept busy this afternoon checking for lightening strike fires. Amador County, Mokelumne Hill, West Point and up near Cottage Springs have all reported strikes. Some have been a single tree on fire and some have had limited spread. Tomorrow morning will also tell the tale as some of these may come to life with a bit of a delay. Typically as soon as they can fly Air Attack and possibly Helicopter 404 will join the lookout towers for "Smoke Checks"




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Posted on: 2014-07-20 19:51:19   By: Anonymous
 
Have been hearing them over Dorrington and just saw one with water headed Northwest. Thanks for all the hard work fire fighters. It's difficult going home to the Bay Area knowing there are lightening strikes in the area but feel better knowing you all are on the job.

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Posted on: 2014-07-20 21:11:01   By: Anonymous
 
Spelled: "Lightning", 2 syllables not 3

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Posted on: 2014-07-21 09:15:04   By: Anonymous
 
Typical fire bull! When I worked for the Forest Cicus back in the 70's they would put guys ona fire up in the granite, they would stay for day's collecting fire pay, these so called fire fighters today chase these little fires around, put out the flames and go to El Jardin on our dime! No wonder everyone wants to be a fire person! What a nice gig!

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    Posted on: 2014-07-21 09:48:58   By: Anonymous
     
    Thank God for the firefighters in ALL fire departments - they save our homes and towns if at all possible. We truly appreciate them!!!

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    Posted on: 2014-07-21 10:29:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Fire bull? Have you heard of the Rim Fire? They learned from it and are getting on these flares ups ASAP, so they do not get out of hand. Thank God!

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    Posted on: 2014-07-21 10:42:26   By: Anonymous
     
    What do you mean "everyone wants to be a fire person"? You must spend a lot of time with five year olds or something. It's a demanding and risky job, and I'm glad we have strong, brave men and women stepping up to protect us and our forests.

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    Posted on: 2014-07-21 11:20:21   By: Anonymous
     
    I think Cal-Fire and the Forest Service aren't doing "Fire Bull"... but working SMARTER rather than HARDER.
    SURE - wages are higher, equipment is better, and the work might be a little "easier" than your time in the 1970s - but isn't that the IDEA of "progress"? Learning from errors and improving protection / response?
    Heck, the USFS and others are also finally learning to let SOME fires burn or even burning underbrush in "off-season" so fires don't become as big.
    And as for "everyone wanting to be a firefighter"... I guess that is why the State has to hire prisoners to work wildfire ground crews, why the departments are begging for volunteers?

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    Re: bull
    Posted on: 2014-07-21 18:01:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Obviously someone got smart in the 70's and fired your clown ass off the real crews. Come out from behind that keyboard you coward and hit the fire line if your so skilled that you can criticize those who do the real work..

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    Posted on: 2014-07-21 18:45:57   By: Anonymous
     
    got a pink slip I guess...........

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      Posted on: 2014-07-21 22:16:01   By: Anonymous
       
      Now a days they do not have to sit out there forever looking because now they have government and private satellite data maps to draw info from where each lightning strike has been recorded by gps also showing it's heat signature and intensity of the individual strike. Today they work smarter not harder.

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    Posted on: 2014-07-22 07:06:19   By: Anonymous
     
    On our dime/dollar is right...MOST of the time they are shopping for their meals, eating, and discussing at nauseam their FAT PENSIONS - ALL on our backs! Very long over-due OVERHAUL is needed for ALL fire services! Their compensation gig is WAY OUT OF LINE!!! They strategize their disability claims to get as close to 100% many times in bogus ways...this is from someone on the inside of the "gig". Overhaul NOW!

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