Under Red Flag warning today extreme fire conditions with winds out of the East blowing to the Pacific - think way WAY drier than October and nearly identical weather conditions that burned down the Oakland Hills in one of the worst fires in a populated area 100's of homes lost and several people killed. Fingers crossed we don't have any stupid people getting any bright ideas involving sources of flame over the next couple of days.Thanks! Besides the tits finally something useful in this thread! It's been as dry as the Winter you guys are having! Are your hills always that brown?
So what is next to the starboard rutter at the bottom of the steps? Is that an outboard motor?
My College roommate worked that fire he had been in the wild fire biz a long time and said he had never seen anything like it add the really narrow steep difficult roads plus cars parked on the sides of the roads and in several cases they had to get out and walk because they couldn't get their truck any farther up the road. They eventually had to retreat and I remember him explaining how they went house to house trying to see if anyone was crazy enough to stay that long. They had an old woman walk down the middle of the road with fire all around her from the direction they retreated from said his whole crew thought they were seeing a ghost couldn't believe that she just came from what was pretty much nothing but a giant fire ball. Lots of other stories of people ending up in neighbors pools with wet towels over them as the fire blew over and burned everything down around them. My roommate wrecked his knee in that fire was changing careers ie back in college in his 40's he didn't like talking about that fire but get a few beers in him and damn you get a good idea it was about as bad as you could ever get for a wild fire in a city.1991 Oakland Hills fire storm: 'several people killed'
...it was 25
Thanks for the pics of the panorama of those nice homes on the shore.
1991 Oakland Hills fire storm: 'several people killed'
...it was 25