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Old 07-01-2013, 03:40 PM   #11
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Default Re: 19 fire fighters killed battling arizona blaze.

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Originally Posted by JMT
These wildfires are crazy unpredictable. Keep in mind the entire state is dry as a bone, and the entire landscape can ignite in a heartbeat.

A fire big enough to drop 19 specialists into is a big, uncontrolled blaze. The wind doesn't so much "change in direction" as completely shift, and can go from 0-60 in no time flat. There's no way to prepare, and their fire blankets apparently weren't enough for the inferno that erupted.

I live in the area, and we can be sitting outside on a calm day, only to have the wind storm through at 30+ mph for 20-30 minutes, Then right back to calm.


I was out there in April and I remember thinking with how dry it was and how windy it got that a fire would spread in no time. So sad for the victims and their families.
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