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#31 Amigatec OFFLINE  

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 06:59 AM

We had some rain in the area overnight but not where it could help with the fires, and not near enough of it.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:12 AM

I don't watch a lot of TV so I haven't heard much about these fires. Hope you all make it through with no damage. Good luck.
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:21 AM

Channel 6 is reporting thr fire was stopped from entering Mannsford OK, there was some damage, but it didn't enter the town.

There are still fires, but at least one town is safe.
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:33 AM

Be safe you guys-a little rain only helps a little, and maybe with the front moving today we can all get a little relief.

Our burn ban is now 8 weeks old and with 25 days now > 100 degrees, everyone is holding their breath.
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:53 AM

I could afford to send you about 8 billion gallons of rainwater if I only had a bucket big enough to hold it. I was talking to a guy who just moved here from out west and he said he had no idea it rained so much in NC. I told him it didn't usually.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 09:03 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.

Pat, Sun's Little Rock Gazzette shows photo's of the OK fire in Drumright--We've had several here too. When they catch that cracker-and they will-- he needs a good ol' fashioned Arkansas buggy ride !! :mad2:

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 09:12 AM

The pickup was described as a 2008 Black Ford, I am sure they catch him, most criminals as stupid and have to bragg about.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 10:22 AM

They have arrested a looter in Luther OK. He was caught with a Flat Screen TV in his car. He admitted to taking it from a home that was evacuated.

They were to nice to him, I would have shot him!!!

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:36 PM

They have arrested a looter in Luther OK. He was caught with a Flat Screen TV in his car. He admitted to taking it from a home that was evacuated.

They were to nice to him, I would have shot him!!!

I would have let him keep the tv.. right after i shot both of his knees.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 03:32 AM

Well most of the fires are out now, just a few hot spots left. I seems one of the fires was started by somebody burning brush on Indian Tribal land. It's my understanding the Creek Nation didn't issue a Burn Ban until after the fire started. The county was already under a burn ban (and had been for at least a week), then the Gov issued a statewide ban last week and finally the Tribe issued a ban.

Still you would think everybody would know not to start any outside fires. So now the investigation may take longer.

I have to drive through that area today to pick up a patient, I will have to call first. The power has been restored to most areas. The pictures on TV are not good, house burned all the way to the ground. It's just sad.

Edited by Amigatec, August 06, 2012 - 03:34 AM.


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Posted August 06, 2012 - 05:45 AM

All of my neighbors burn yard waste etc. Its common. I have a huge pile of pine needles/cones and brush still left from spring clean-up, even TOO much to burn at once. Behind my place is a tree-row with underbrush so thick it would be a tinderbox if it ever started.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 05:53 AM

I burn to but I will have to wait until its a lot wetter.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 06:30 AM

Well after the investigation, it was determined that the big grass fire started by somebody burning trash on their property. It's my understanding these have been warned several times by the Creek Tribal Police to stop burning, but they burned anyway.

It burned 90 square miles and destroyed 383 homes.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 06:44 AM

That's sad! Some people just won't learn!

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 08:16 AM

Well after the investigation, it was determined that the big grass fire started by somebody burning trash on their property. It's my understanding these have been warned several times by the Creek Tribal Police to stop burning, but they burned anyway.

It burned 90 square miles and destroyed 383 homes.


Well I guess the homes can be rebuilt (after much attorney wrangling and insurance company money, which will put some people to work) but what about the people (firefighters etc) that were hurt in trying to control those fires, how do you compensate them for somebodies utter stupidity...once again personal accountability and responsibility seems to be missing in too many peoples lives :(

Edited by jpackard56, August 16, 2012 - 08:16 PM.

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