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    Fires hit California again >>

    Sad news - some of my wifeís relatives affected in Napa - loads of damage - winearies gone up in smoke and 39+ killed known so far and 1000s of properties destroyed. It is Armageddon on Earth.



    Oh look out UK - hurricane heading our way early next week. what the hell is happening?

    Martyn.

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    If this is a regular thing why don't they put fire breaks in and maintain them, that would limit where the fires can spread to.
    Last edited by BadgerUK; 16th October 2017 at 19:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerUK View Post
    If this is a regular thing why don't they put fire breaks in and maintain them, that would limit where the fires can spread to.
    I donít think their Forestry people have the manpower, meet new or legislative powers to do this except reactively, ie to put out a fire, not prevent it!
    They would need BIG funding commitments from the Government to achieve this.

    Not saying itís a bad deal, just explaining why it wonít work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerUK View Post
    If this is a regular thing why don't they put fire breaks in and maintain them, that would limit where the fires can spread to.
    One of the articles I read said that the embers were being blown by 50mph winds. This had enabled them to jump a 6 lane highway that would normally have acted as a fire break.

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