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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 01:32 PM

As of 12noon today, the Bastrop Wildfire is about 20 miles from our plant in Flatonia. One of our employee's is only about 10 miles from the south edge of the fire. I am going to go up to his place and help move his shop out. I hope we don't have clear out at the plant, most all my tractors are stored at the plant. We think the fire is going to the west of us.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 01:34 PM

Hope you make out Ok.
Stay safe.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 01:50 PM

Just read where that fire is estimated to have covered 25,000 acres as if around noon.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 01:50 PM

Man do what you can to save your stuff, hope it misses ya.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 01:56 PM

Ronnie, Things ok around you?

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 02:07 PM

Good luck guys!
When you say things are bigger in Texas, you don't need to make the fires bigger too.

Please stay safe ... The stuff is replaceable, you guys aren't.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 02:58 PM

Hope you folks miss out on this bar-b-que. Good luck to all of you down there.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 03:14 PM

Yikes!! Take care and stay safe. I'm praying for rain for you guys!

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 03:19 PM

Brian, do be careful! Save the stuff that you "safely" can, but be sure NOT to put yourself in danger doing so. After seeing the pic Tinner put up, I gave thanks those type of fires don't hit around here. I feel for you guys, and if I could, I'd come & help.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 04:54 PM

Thanks Guys, I think we are going to be OK, I am PRAYING. If the winds continue in the same direction, the fire will go west of us.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 05:04 PM

I hope that you are spared by the fires. As others have said YOUR safety comes first. We were hoping that the latest storm to hit the Gulf Coast would also bring rain to you folks,but it didn't unfortunately. Please be safe.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 05:21 PM

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Ronnie, Things ok around you?

Yes Brian, were ok up here. Had a small fire yesterday about 5 to 7 miles north of me but they knocked it out quickly, only about 25 to 30 acres burned. I'm in a pocket of 44 acres that aren't plowed so the plowed fields will help if something breaks out here to the north, west or east of me. We graze our land but it's all dried up and brown right now. Be safe ole buddy.

Here's the latest news report on the fires.

Austin news, sports, weather, Longhorns, business | Statesman.com

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 05:31 PM

Thanks Ronnie for posting the link. Thats the best news source I've found today on the fire. We can't get any info on where it's blowing to or how fast.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 06:57 PM

My wife has some cousins living around Bastrop. They're all safe, one's a fireman and one's a TLCB officer. Both are working, one fighting the fire and the officer evacuating people etc. The officer lost his barn but it stopped about 30 feet from his home. Hope it spares your place but if it heads that way play it safe. Do what you can but remember, you can't replace Brian.




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