Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Fires In Oklahoma


  • Please log in to reply
45 replies to this topic

#1 Amigatec OFFLINE  

Amigatec

    Collector of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5899
  • 2,023 Thanks
  • 3,172 posts
  • Location: Haskell Oklahoma

Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:14 AM

We have a number of grass fires burning in Oklahoma, at least one report says somebody in a Ford pickup was seen throwing burning news papers out of the cab.

At least 25 homes have been lost so far.
  • dstaggs said thank you

#2 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,303 Thanks
  • 28,628 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:22 AM

What in the world is wrong with these people? We've had some arsonists around here too lately.
Hope they catch him/her soon and before anyone gets hurt.
Pretty obvious that someone at the 'people factory' isn't following the schematic correctly.
  • IamSherwood and HDWildBill have said thanks

#3 Amigatec OFFLINE  

Amigatec

    Collector of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5899
  • 2,023 Thanks
  • 3,172 posts
  • Location: Haskell Oklahoma

Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:28 AM

The Gov issued a Statewide burn ban yesterday. They need to find this idiot and tie him to a tree in the path of the fire and see if he likes it then. My In-Laws live just west of one of the biggest fires. I called them last night and to fire is moving away from they.

#4 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,466 Thanks
  • 39,701 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:29 AM

We need a change in weather real quick or it will get worse. I had to water the tree I planted 3 years ago. It's root system isn't good enough yet to handle this.
The idiots starting these fires need to be tied to a tree and left in the path of their fires.

Pat, we are thinking alike this morning.

#5 Amigatec OFFLINE  

Amigatec

    Collector of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5899
  • 2,023 Thanks
  • 3,172 posts
  • Location: Haskell Oklahoma

Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:34 AM

There was a farmer here that lost over 400 bales of hay to a grass fire. He will probably have to sell his cattle now. The 400 bales of hay will cost maybe $20,000 to replace. And there's no hay left to bale. Some farmers are already feeding hay. Some are baling corn shucks just to have something to feed.

#6 massey driver ONLINE  

massey driver

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 75
  • 1,075 Thanks
  • 1,445 posts
  • Location: Mainitoba Canada

Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:47 AM

Doesn't sound to good out that way.Fires are a scary thing.Sure wish I could send some rain your way were getting kinda water logged here now.It was dry but not now.Hopefully the weather patterns will change and bring rain your way.

#7 Amigatec OFFLINE  

Amigatec

    Collector of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5899
  • 2,023 Thanks
  • 3,172 posts
  • Location: Haskell Oklahoma

Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:54 AM

I think we have 5 or 6 burning now mostly in the OKC area. The In-Laws live SE of Norman! Most of the fires are Southor East of them.

#8 jpackard56 OFFLINE  

jpackard56

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7225
  • 1,768 Thanks
  • 1,407 posts
  • Location: S.E. Ohio

Posted August 04, 2012 - 08:02 AM

What in the world is wrong with these people? We've had some arsonists around here too lately.
Hope they catch him/her soon and before anyone gets hurt.
Pretty obvious that someone at the 'people factory' isn't following the schematic correctly.


It would seem that coffee has been spilled on the schematic where it explained "personal responsibility and accountability to your fellow man"
  • MH81 said thank you

#9 Blind Ref OFFLINE  

Blind Ref
  • Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 10762
  • 19 Thanks
  • 52 posts
  • Location: East Texas

Posted August 04, 2012 - 09:17 AM

I feel so bad for most of all the central states going through this terrible drought. We experienced it last year and I still have over 30 trees I have to get cut. :(

#10 HDWildBill ONLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,710 Thanks
  • 8,563 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted August 04, 2012 - 09:30 AM

JPackard just as I was reading your post my wife brought me in my morning coffee.

I agree the punishment for these arsonist's should be placed right in the path of the fire and as they wait let them watch all their things go up in flames. i can't believe all the crazies coming out of the wood work. Hope they get them out soon.

Isn't Tulsa north of OKC?

#11 Amigatec OFFLINE  

Amigatec

    Collector of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5899
  • 2,023 Thanks
  • 3,172 posts
  • Location: Haskell Oklahoma

Posted August 04, 2012 - 09:43 AM

JPackard just as I was reading your post my wife brought me in my morning coffee.

I agree the punishment for these arsonist's should be placed right in the path of the fire and as they wait let them watch all their things go up in flames. i can't believe all the crazies coming out of the wood work. Hope they get them out soon.

Isn't Tulsa north of OKC?


It's NE of OKC.
  • HDWildBill said thank you

#12 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,466 Thanks
  • 39,701 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted August 04, 2012 - 01:32 PM

I didn't do it, Bill! I've got a Dodge PU.
  • HDWildBill said thank you

#13 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,466 Thanks
  • 39,701 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted August 04, 2012 - 04:41 PM

Well, the smoke has arrived. That is the sun in there. Here's a couple pics:
Image001.jpg Image002.jpg
This is from the Creek County Fire About 30 miles west of Tulsa. The smoke plume can be seen on radar. Local news is saying hot embers are falling in downtown Tulsa.
There are 13 active wildfires burning and 121 structures have been burnt thus far. This is courtesy of Newson6.com

The city of Mannford is being evacuated as of now. This is just on the south side of Lake Keystone.

Mannford Fire.jpeg

The red dot is Mannford. The blue dots show what hwys are closed.

#14 Amigatec OFFLINE  

Amigatec

    Collector of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5899
  • 2,023 Thanks
  • 3,172 posts
  • Location: Haskell Oklahoma

Posted August 04, 2012 - 04:55 PM

I'm supposed to pick up a patient in Mannsford on Monday, I may not go. Illhave to wait and see what happenes.

#15 Amigatec OFFLINE  

Amigatec

    Collector of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5899
  • 2,023 Thanks
  • 3,172 posts
  • Location: Haskell Oklahoma

Posted August 04, 2012 - 04:57 PM

I hope they get it under control soon.




Top