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What the fire?

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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2011, 02:19:13 PM »
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/04/texas-wildfires/100050/  More shocking images of the Texas widfires...

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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2011, 01:47:20 PM »


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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2011, 05:20:22 PM »
Wondering if Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch has had any fire damage?
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SHANEA

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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2011, 05:44:18 PM »
Wondering if Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch has had any fire damage?

No structures as of this morning.  They have been working on fire breaks, etc.  Some of the land has been scorched.

http://www.buffalotrailbsa.org/
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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2011, 08:47:56 AM »
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ROCKHOUSE, Presidio and Jeff Davis Counties. 230,904 acres, 75 percent contained. Additional growth is
expected to the north and east as strong winds and low RH are expected across the area again today. Twentythree
homes and 2 commercial structures were destroyed in the Ft. Davis area in the initial burning period.
The Buffalo Trail Boy Scout Ranch remains threatened. Approximately 300 firefighters continue to work the
fire burning in heavy brush and pinyon-juniper in Madera Canyon. Difficult terrain is causing control problems
on the west side of the fire. Crews continue to conduct burnout operations. A base camp for hundreds of
firefighters has been set up at the Ft. Davis State Park. A FEMA Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) was
received.

http://ticc.tamu.edu/Documents/Home/tx_sitrep.pdf

TEXAS FOREST SERVICE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SITUATION REPORT
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
National Preparedness Level: 1
Southern Area Preparedness Level: 4
TFS Preparedness Level: 5
CURRENT SITUATION
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SHANEA

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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2011, 02:45:18 PM »
doesn't look conducive to star gazing...

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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2011, 05:52:33 PM »
doesn't look conducive to star gazing...

Nope. They've had the Hobby-Eberly telescope closed down because of all of the smoke particulates. Smoke particles are bad for telescope mirrors and that scope is so open when in use.
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SHANEA

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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2011, 06:28:18 AM »
Still burning in the distance...

That's got to beyond nerve wracking if you live out in the area - to see that in the distance.  Going to bed at night not knowing if you are going to have to flee at a moments notice - having the truck parked facing outwards and loaded and ready to go (don't even want to take time to have to backup).

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SHANEA

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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2011, 07:50:45 AM »
Thanks...

What a wonderful looking day in the neighborhood at Marathon... no smoke on the horizon...
Looking ominous at Mount Locke
Not a bad looking morning at PJ - no smoke on the horizon.

I really like webcams.  I think every town, municipality, and "point of interest" should have a live webcam.  It gives you a sense of what is going on and what the conditions are truly like...  Not quite as good as being there, but not bad...

This mornings report
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Rock House, Texas Forest Service. Fort Davis, TX. Grass. Extreme fire behavior. Residences threatened.
 
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Thursday, April 28, 2011 0530 MT

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Balmorhea, TX The fire threatening Balmorhea is heading a new direction Wednesday afternoon. Some families in Lake Balmorhea and Toyahvale spent the night at the Balmorhea community center as part of a voluntary evacuation. They are now back in their homes as the winds shift north west of the community.

The fire is currently 9 miles west of Balmorhea and crews worry the McDonald Observatory could be in danger this afternoon. So far 250 thousand acres have burned in the Rockhouse Fire and 75% is contained.
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As of 10 hours ago
Current Situation
Total Personnel   409
Size   292,739 acres
Percent Contained   66%
Fuels Involved   Tall Grass (2.5 ft)
Fire Behavior Backing and flanking with isolated up canyon runs

Percent contained decreased due to wind event last night. Electrical fire in abandoned structure. Blue Team transitioning with Red Team. Red eam takes command at 0700 4/28/2011

Humidity   5%
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2166/
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SHANEA

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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2011, 10:50:44 AM »
Good news!
http://bigbendnow.com/2011/05/rock-house-fire-update-monday-may-2/

Everyone needs to pack up, mount up, and head out and spend their hard earned disposable income dollars out there to help the economy. http://bigbendnow.com/2011/05/indian-lodge-and-state-park-open-again-saturday/

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SHANEA

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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2011, 03:45:59 PM »
 :eusa_clap:

http://bigbendnow.com/2011/05/rock-house-fire-quelled/

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Commissioners Court bans all outdoor burning
As they renewed the ban, commissioners emphasized that ALL outdoor fires, flames, cooking, barbecuing, grilling, burning of trash, construction and welding would be forbidden for the time being.
  http://www.alpineavalanche.com/front/article_0fe93a58-7720-11e0-9684-001cc4c002e0.html

http://alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/alpine-daily-planet/2011/05/davis-mountains-state-park-and-indian-lodge-re-opening-saturday.html


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Final Rock House Fire Update 5-3-11
This is the Final Rock House Fire Update for the Rock House Fire:
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/2166/11137/

http://alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/alpine-daily-planet/2011/05/davis-mountains-preserve-madera-canyon-trail-re-opened.html


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Re: What the fire?
« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2011, 04:11:30 PM »
I have enough disposable income to fuel truck and leave it parked at gas station. LOL actually trying to plan a trip in near future.
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