Big fires and high winds

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by txirrigation, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
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    They've already jumped the Colorado river in at least 2 locations.
     
  2. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,048

    Talk about ironic, the local water purveyor started a brush fire with one of their trucks!
    Only 210 acres but I bet they feel pretty stupid.
    Brush Fire
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,611

    Were they backflow protected? :rolleyes:
     
  4. TexasFire221

    TexasFire221 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 479

    I posted some picture of the fire in another thread
     
  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    You must be one of those left wing hippies the other guy was talking about.
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  6. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just a quick up-date - my department has been on scene west of Austin for three days now. Yesterday we had more staff due to the holiday but today we are down to a skeleton crew.
    Yes the winds were high enough to jump state Hwy 71, a four lane highway. The wind caused that but today looks to be a bunch better since the wind has abated to some degree.
    I am going back to the department in just a few minutes since we are on short stand-by for mutual aide once again.
    The terrain I am operating in makes pulling hose a necessity since the fire moved into the surround canyon/basin areas.
    I think today we will be able to seriously stomp on this bastard enough to allow people back into their homes later today.
    Just one request - any info I provide is NOT to be released for public use since I am not an officer of my department, just a hose monkey.
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hail and good fortune, Hose Monkey!
     
  9. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    Offical Statement:

    "I think today we will be able to seriously stomp on this bastard enough to allow people back into their homes later today."

    From txgrassguy.

    haha

    Good luck man, be safe!
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,611

    Guilty as charged. I sure feel for those folks in Texas. :cry:
     

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