thisdaydreamer: What the farking hell happened?
Chinchillazilla: How the fark did that many people die? Jesus Christ.
ThatDarkFellow: thisdaydreamer: What the farking hell happened?I'm assuming the wildfire killed them
Prometheus_Unbound: Chinchillazilla: How the fark did that many people die? Jesus Christ.From the news report I saw, they somehow got surrounded by the fire.
Elzar: That had to be about the worst article I have read lately - 18 firefighters dead, zero details or even mention of them past sentence one. Are these things now being crowdsourced to twitter for content creation?Jesus Fuking Christ
LessO2: Go ahead Westboro, we dare you.
Elzar: zero details
thelunatick: Elzar: That had to be about the worst article I have read lately - 18 firefighters dead, zero details or even mention of them past sentence one. Are these things now being crowdsourced to twitter for content creation?Jesus Fuking ChristIn a wildfire details are always almost impossible. They are unpredictable and highly dangerous. It could have been something as simple as the wind shifting, or the heat causing a gust that drove the fire into their laps. They can cover hundreds of feet in seconds.
ecmoRandomNumbers: At what point do you just say, "fark it. Just let it burn."
Somebody Else: Great song by Richard Shindell about firefighters surrounded by a blaze: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgQNeGPJdcQ"Cry Cry Cry sings of the devastation of the Mann Gulch fire of 1949 through the point of view of Dodge, one of the remaining survivors. "
HeadLever: ecmoRandomNumbers: At what point do you just say, "fark it. Just let it burn."Typically, when it is dangerous to fight or when the resources are not important enough to just let burn. We had a monster 350,000 acre fire last year where I grew up and for many of the days, the firefighters turned into spectators. However, when you have hundreds of homes threatened as in the case with this fire, agencies will probably tend to keep thier crews engaged longer than otherwise prudent.
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