Everyone's thoughts on what's really causing fires

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Re: Everyone's thoughts on what's really causing fires

Post by rightstar76 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:41 pm

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Re: Everyone's thoughts on what's really causing fires

Post by dave54 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:54 pm

Interesting article. As fire seasons get longer worldwide, demand for scarce aerial firefighting resources increase.
Many companies send the large aircraft and helicopters to southern hemisphere in the off-season. But the seasons are beginning to overlap.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 5139j.html

Also interesting in the article is Australian environmentalists are pushing for more aggressive firefighting in the backcountry to help preserve their natural heritage -- exactly the opposite of environmentalists here.
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Re: Everyone's thoughts on what's really causing fires

Post by dave54 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:50 pm

This is unexpected.

Lush green Ireland with a major forest fire in March!
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3843493
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Re: Everyone's thoughts on what's really causing fires

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Re: Everyone's thoughts on what's really causing fires

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Re: Everyone's thoughts on what's really causing fires

Post by rlown » Wed May 15, 2019 10:29 pm

Could just take the lines down. How does that work for residents? Can't have it both ways.

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Re: Everyone's thoughts on what's really causing fires

Post by rightstar76 » Thu May 16, 2019 1:56 am

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Re: Everyone's thoughts on what's really causing fires

Post by balzaccom » Thu May 16, 2019 6:22 am

It's more likely that the power will be turned off for a period of 24 hours or less. at least, that's what happened last year: periods of very dry weather, very dry forests, and very high winds.
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Re: Everyone's thoughts on what's really causing fires

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Re: Everyone's thoughts on what's really causing fires

Post by rightstar76 » Thu May 30, 2019 5:04 am

Good (and lengthy) article. Lots of interesting examples on both sides of the debate. Definitely worth reading:
In California, the debate over prescribed burns is complicated by a deadly history with wildfires that have grown quickly out of control, the state’s stringent environmental regulations, fear of liability lawsuits and infringement on property rights, and the huge swaths of federal forestland with their own management rules and oversight.
Fighting fire with fire: Should California burn its forests to protect against catastrophe?
https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/calif ... 81684.html

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