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Posted: 4/27/2014 2:02:18 PM EDT
A brush fire destroyed more than 100 acres of woodlands in Foster Township on Friday, threatening about 12 homes atop Autumn Mountain.

"The fire jumped the road on both sides at one point," Spock said. "We saved all the homes."

http://standardspeaker.com/news/destructive-brush-fire-sweeps-through-foster-twp-1.1675363

Our home


Yard and septic/ sand mound


Plane drop


View from front deck, fire about 20 feet away


Neighboring house



Arson is suspected.


View from front deck 3 or 4 weeks ago






Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:04:39 PM EDT
Damn OP that was close.



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Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:06:51 PM EDT
Excellent

Have you taken steps to harden your home against wildfire? If not, go to YouTube and use the search terms "firewise triage defensible space"

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Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:07:36 PM EDT
Keep that in mind next time they're under attack by council members and mayors.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:07:49 PM EDT
Pucker factor: 9
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:12:01 PM EDT
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Excellent

Have you taken steps to harden your home against wildfire? If not, go to YouTube and use the search terms "firewise triage defensible space"

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We actually rent the property and our lease is up next month.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:13:51 PM EDT
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For sure. Wondering how to thank them with more than mere words.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:16:59 PM EDT
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For sure. Wondering how to thank them with more than mere words.
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Keep that in mind next time they're under attack by council members and mayors.


For sure. Wondering how to thank them with more than mere words.


We like to eat.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:17:58 PM EDT
Whew! Close call! Glad you're OK.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:18:09 PM EDT
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Double tap
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We like to eat.
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Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:
Originally Posted By wpeschel:
Keep that in mind next time they're under attack by council members and mayors.


For sure. Wondering how to thank them with more than mere words.


We like to eat.

I'll remember that.

Glad you and yours are ok, OP!
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:23:02 PM EDT
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We like to eat.
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Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:
Originally Posted By wpeschel:
Keep that in mind next time they're under attack by council members and mayors.


For sure. Wondering how to thank them with more than mere words.


We like to eat.


That's precisely what we were thinking. Do you guys prefer raw foods or meals ready to go - such as lasagna type food items?
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:24:44 PM EDT
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We like to eat.
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Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:
Originally Posted By wpeschel:
Keep that in mind next time they're under attack by council members and mayors.


For sure. Wondering how to thank them with more than mere words.


We like to eat.
Yep, stack of pizzas, bag of burgers, bbq or if you're felling really generous, a couple of fresh steaks. Not a house in our county that doesn't have a grill. They'll figure out the sides.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:25:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:
Originally Posted By wpeschel:
Keep that in mind next time they're under attack by council members and mayors.


For sure. Wondering how to thank them with more than mere words.


We like to eat.


This
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:25:31 PM EDT
Looks like you had decent defensible space and that helped save your home. It is not a good feeling when your doing structure triage for a approaching wall of flame and have to say "well, they didnt clean up their yard for 10 years, not much we can do, this one will burn on to the next house". Anyone who lives in the Wildland Urban Interface should look at this pic for motivation to do a fall and spring cleanup at your home. Glad you, your family and your home are safe OP.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:26:15 PM EDT
Hookers. Lots of hookers.
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Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:
Originally Posted By wpeschel:
Keep that in mind next time they're under attack by council members and mayors.


For sure. Wondering how to thank them with more than mere words.


We like to eat.


That's precisely what we were thinking. Do you guys prefer raw foods or meals ready to go - such as lasagna type food items?


Either. As stated we'll figure it out. Make sure you get it to the houses and shift that came out.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:28:02 PM EDT
Glad your home was saved. Amazing the woods would be that dry with all that snow 3 or 4 weeks ago.
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Keep that in mind next time they're under attack by council members and mayors.


For sure. Wondering how to thank them with more than mere words.


Just make sure your dues are paid up, otherwise they let it burn.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:30:50 PM EDT
Good stop
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Keep that in mind next time they're under attack by council members and mayors.


For sure. Wondering how to thank them with more than mere words.


Just make sure your dues are paid up, otherwise they let it burn.
Betcha pay'em next year.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:35:25 PM EDT
After the Monument fire down here, people were bitching that the firefighters bulldozed their expensive landscaping.

The firefighters showed them pictures of the first 70 (IIRC) homes and structures that burned.

There wasn't much more bitching after that.
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That was really close...good job by the firefighters...

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Link Posted: 4/28/2014 9:23:08 PM EDT
Holy crap! That was WAY too damn close. I would sure be grateful to the firefighters, as well. Talk about 'the nick of time'.

I 'm glad you dodged to bullet, as it were.

Steaks sound appropriate to me. They have gotten pretty damn expensive, which will make them appreciate it all the more.

First responders are the closest thing we have to real superheroes, IMHO.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 9:25:18 PM EDT
Wow!!
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 9:27:42 PM EDT
No more brush cleanup, YAY!!!
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 9:37:39 PM EDT
Nick of fucking time.

Glad it worked out for you.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 9:38:03 PM EDT
Get together with your neighbors and have a picnic or cookout for the firefighters.
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