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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2006, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's going to be a bad fire year!

It is so unbelievably dry around here! Most of the winter has had temps in the 50s and 60s. We have had little to no precip all winter!

This makes me very nervous! My house is on the last street in my subdivision. Behind me is a road then nothing but mesa. Dry mesa......

Normally our fire season doesn't start until May. We're already getting small grass fires once every week or so. Luckily, they've been able to put them out quickly, and luckily none by me!
But, now that it's spring, our windy season has begun. For the next few months it'll pretty much just be WINDY all the time. That's when the bad fires happen (remember the Cerro Grande fire in Los Alamos a few years ago?)
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2006, 08:51 PM
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I know it's hideous but I suggest making a fireline around your house just in case, if you can go out to like 20 ft from your house and reduce a few yards of grass/mesa to dirt and keep it wet when a fire gets near.

sorry to hear that you've had no percipitation, we in cali have had more than enough, I'm sure we'd all be happy to share.

god I remember the Oakland fire, it was awesome
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2006, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well I do have a road between me and the mesa.
My lawn is grass, but there is a sprinkler system, so if there is a fire, it will be running nonstop!
The problem with mesa is that it burns FAST!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2006, 09:10 PM
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yeah, flat an dry mesa is like the freeway for sideshows
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2006, 11:47 PM
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That's true. Lately I have been smelling a lot of smoke around here.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2006, 06:33 PM
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I just heard from NPR (National Public Radio) that buffalo grass that came from Asia is causing most of the fires in the Southwest.

Buffalo grass was introduced after WWII because it was a fast, dense-growing grass to feed cattles with. Unfortunately, it is also extremely flammable.
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