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My state is on FIRE!!!!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,621

    What a nightmare! Letting people slide on what they owe you is really a compassionate and great thing to do. But I hope you are taking care of yourself too. How will your business survive this disaster?
    Thanks for the pics and the updates on the situation. I don't feel so bad about what is happening here. Things could be much worse
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,184

    Thanks Charles.
    My business will suffer, but it will survive. Every business here will take a hit. My business will take a minimal hit compared to others. I'm not worried about us. But thanks for the concerns, from all of you.

    TomTom and I have kept in good contact keeping each other informed of what we hear is going on. One of my employees was working in the evac zone that day it erupted. He got out of there about 30 minutes before the mandatory evac notice, which was good considering the chaos of the mass flood of people leaving the area. I now have 6 known people/customers with no home to go back to.
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,081

    what's the status of the fire scene now dana?
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,184

    Hot :)
    Not raging like it was, not centered near high density homes, hot spots all over due to embers. The concern now is in the opposite direction as it workable towards the town of woodland park. Weather and winds are cooperating.
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  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,184

    And 15% contained so far.
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    That is a shame. They likely through the could fight it way or were too old to escape.
  7. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 977

    Fires get so hot they can create their own wind. In W. Texas they have brush fires so intense that the fireball will jump the river. They had one about a decade ago that jumped about 150yrds over a lake. This was not embers caught in the wind, the main fire stretched across.
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,184

    From the current list of homes damaged, I have 19 homes we have worked on over the years that are completely gone. 9 of them are current customers, the other 10 inactives mean we haven't been there in 3+ years. One home has visible damage, and two are not on the city's list as of yet. But they are very close to others that are gone.

    30% containment, and a large portion of evacuees are able to go back home.

    here is the last photo I will post. This is of the mass evacuation. This one really hit me. Sorry, I don't have the source, it was one I found on Facebook.

  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,087

    That pic says it all, Dana: Hell on earth.
  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961


    It might be a long summer

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