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Post by Trailrunner on Thu May 02, 2019 8:26 am

Last night, while walking the dog around the village, I suddenly noticed how close the fire has become to us. It was outlined up on a ridge sorta above the ugly road area. Been reading about it for several days but didn't realize it was coming this way. Heard the helicopter yesterday, looks like only one, and the periodicals say they are fighting it. Tough location, hope they get it out and the bomberos are safe.
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Post by gringal on Thu May 02, 2019 9:03 am

Still lots of smoke this morning.

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu May 02, 2019 10:59 am

Unless it is threatening humans or structures I say let it burn. Nature's way of cleansing. The new growth will be back in a year or so. Spend the helicopter money on fixing sidewalks and roads. Those helicopters go for about $5000usd per hour.

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Post by Trailrunner on Thu May 02, 2019 2:25 pm

Yes, let it burn, but people closer to the fire who have breathing problems are suffering. 

You too, Gringal?
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Post by gringal on Thu May 02, 2019 2:33 pm

Trailrunner wrote:Yes, let it burn, but people closer to the fire who have breathing problems are suffering. 

You too, Gringal?

Absolutely. It's also bothering people who don't have breathing problems to begin with. Hopefully, they will snuff it. If they don't, it could create some very serious other problems, like burning into populated areas in those hills.

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Post by Trailrunner on Thu May 02, 2019 2:47 pm

The fire must be closer to you guys, i don't even smell smoke here in SA. They'll get it out soon. Meantime, close up the house best you can. Suerte.
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu May 02, 2019 2:50 pm

Yet I haven't smelled even a wiff of smoke. I been out driving around in my convertible too. Well I'm sure those two helicopter water dumps ate up the years budget anyhow.

Maybe they could do 1,000,000 of them and prevent the impending flood......... Beer

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu May 02, 2019 3:41 pm

It is crowning the top of the mountain. Should be a show tonight. These pics are from my backyard in Ajijic Centro.

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Post by Trailrunner on Thu May 02, 2019 4:34 pm

Just for curiosity sake, why was the title changed?
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu May 02, 2019 4:46 pm

Because I felt it was more relevant than "wildland".

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Post by slainte39 on Thu May 02, 2019 6:44 pm

Trailrunner wrote:Yes, let it burn, but people closer to the fire who have breathing problems are suffering. 

You too, Gringal?

As Bob said….."it´s nature´s way of cleansing" ……... lol!

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Post by SanFran on Thu May 02, 2019 6:50 pm

Too bad it cleanses the wild life too. It's Spring. There are probably a thousand bird nests there. If the birds die my cats will have nothing to drag into the house to torture and kill under my bed.
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Post by SunFan on Thu May 02, 2019 7:59 pm

SanFran wrote:Too bad it cleanses the wild life too.  It's Spring.  There are probably a thousand bird nests there.  If the birds die my cats will have nothing to drag into the house to torture and kill under my bed.

Good observation. Cats kill hundreds of millions of birds a year worldwide.

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Post by RVGRINGO on Fri May 03, 2019 10:25 am

Did you notice the slipping tiles on the roof in the photos? They need attention before the rains come.

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri May 03, 2019 12:50 pm

The tiles are not the thing holding the rain out. They are just decorative and get constantly pushed around by all the friggin LCS cats at night.

Here kitty, kitty, kitty...…………. Mountain Fire 531444

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri May 03, 2019 12:52 pm

Now back to the topic at hand...…..the water bomber is back again this morning for a couple of runs.


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Post by SunFan on Fri May 03, 2019 1:17 pm

CanuckBob wrote:The tiles are not the thing holding the rain out. They are just decorative and get constantly pushed around by all the friggin LCS cats at night.

Here kitty, kitty, kitty...…………. Mountain Fire 531444

The cats are moving the roof tiles to get at the Rats!

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Post by SunshineyDay on Fri May 03, 2019 1:35 pm

It is the local squirrels that mess my tiles up when they escape from my dogs. Then they hide under the solar panels. Lots of fun!

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri May 03, 2019 2:18 pm

SunFan wrote:
CanuckBob wrote:The tiles are not the thing holding the rain out. They are just decorative and get constantly pushed around by all the friggin LCS cats at night.

Here kitty, kitty, kitty...…………. Mountain Fire 531444

The cats are moving the roof tiles to get at the Rats!

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I wish that were the case. There are 4 or 5 feral cats (I believe the LCS feeds them) that runaround up there fighting and/or fornicating every night......back and forth.



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Post by SunFan on Fri May 03, 2019 4:53 pm

From my front door it looks like the fire has crested the mountain and is now burning down the hill on the lake side.

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Post by sm1mex on Fri May 03, 2019 5:26 pm

TOB said it is creeping down towards Chula Vista Norte. Not good.

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Post by windrider17 on Fri May 03, 2019 6:17 pm

This afternoon I watched the helicopters fill the buckets close to or in Chula Vista Norte. Is there water there or are they filling in pools? The copter looked like it was right in the homes when it filled. They took the water to the big fire as I watched the small ones on the lakeside of the mountains grow. (I'm not that bored, but the car was getting washed at the Mall)

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Post by Trailrunner on Fri May 03, 2019 6:18 pm

We don't have a lot of evacuation routes if it came to that: North towards the fires, south to the lake, and east or west along a 2 lane highway.
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri May 03, 2019 6:23 pm

Well it won't burn far beyond the bottom. Fortunately most of the structures here are made of primarily none flammable materials. Not like the wood framed, cedar shingled houses up north. I wouldn't want to be living right at the base of the mountain though.

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Post by suegarn on Fri May 03, 2019 7:22 pm

windrider17 wrote:This afternoon I watched the helicopters fill the buckets close to or in Chula Vista Norte. Is there water there or are they filling in pools? The copter looked like it was right in the homes when it filled. They took the water to the big fire as I watched the small ones on the lakeside of the mountains grow. (I'm not that bored, but the car was getting washed at the Mall)


They are filling the water bomber bags from the lake!

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