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(The Atlantic Wire)   California's Rim Fire is now roughly the size of Chicago (or, in metric, 7.03 Rhode Islands) and firefighting officials say it will be a quite a job putting it out   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 62
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2013-08-26 01:37:10 PM  
Sad tag must've been under evacuation orders.
 
2013-08-26 01:42:26 PM  
Scorching headline.
 
2013-08-26 01:49:35 PM  
That's one big hot rim job
 
2013-08-26 01:50:59 PM  
Still no cure for Miley Cyrus rim fire

i1057.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-26 01:51:03 PM  
does the state catch fire every summer?  how is there anything left to burn?
 
2013-08-26 01:55:12 PM  
Odds on time before the Boobies where someone tries to check the math on the Chicago to Rhode Island conversion ratio?
 
2013-08-26 01:58:14 PM  

Magorn: Odds on time before the Boobies where someone tries to check the math on the Chicago to Rhode Island conversion ratio?


It was a dark time, the time before the Boobies.
 
2013-08-26 01:58:17 PM  
whew
glad we are so restrictive in our timber harvesting
otherwise we couldn't just let it all burn
cause it's so green
 
2013-08-26 01:58:20 PM  
How many Olypmic-size swimming pools of water will be needed to put out this fire?
 
2013-08-26 01:59:27 PM  
But I thought because of the sequester that there would be no more money for fighting wildfires.
 
2013-08-26 01:59:55 PM  
Johnny Cash, something something something.
 
2013-08-26 02:00:59 PM  
Any chance it's going to burn Marin County? Marin has to be the smarmiest place on earth.
 
2013-08-26 02:01:53 PM  

ManateeGag: does the state catch fire every summer?  how is there anything left to burn?


I blame reforestation.
 
2013-08-26 02:02:03 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: But I thought because of the sequester that there would be no more money for fighting wildfires.


There might be a reason it's gotten so big and out of control. Wait, do you think these two things might be related?
 
2013-08-26 02:02:32 PM  
You do realize subs that only people from the Chicago area are going to get that joke?
 
2013-08-26 02:03:06 PM  

ManateeGag: does the state catch fire every summer?  how is there anything left to burn?


Actually, it catches fire several times every summer.  You do have to remember though, in land area, CA is about the size of England and Scotland put together, and a lot of this state is empty.

I feel for my NorCal neighbors though, down south we have brush fires which are a different beast.  They burn hot and fast and burn out quickly (for the most part, there are exceptions).  This here however, is a proper old school forest fire- huge old pine trees and such.  This one really will be a biatch to put out.
 
2013-08-26 02:03:40 PM  
Time to invent anti-fire.
 
2013-08-26 02:04:13 PM  
t1.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-26 02:04:54 PM  
This oughta help:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
jvl
2013-08-26 02:08:48 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: This one really will be a biatch to put out.


It's late August. With a fire this size, there's a good chance it won't go out until the rains resume in November.  The job of the firefighters is basically to keep it from burning anything important.
 
2013-08-26 02:08:56 PM  

Magorn: Odds on time before the Boobies where someone tries to check the math on the Chicago to Rhode Island conversion ratio?


According to the Census Bureau:
Chicago - 227.63 sq miles
Rhode Island - 1,033.81 sq. miles

So that's closer to 1/4 of a Rhode Island. Rhode Island is 4.54 Chicagos, or Chicago is 22% of a Rhode Island.

I'm no forest fire expert, but that still sounds like a big fire to me. Rhode Island is small, but it is still a state. Chicago's not exactly a small city.
 
2013-08-26 02:09:08 PM  
In before Johnny Cash?
 
2013-08-26 02:12:08 PM  
Nope. You missed it by twelve posts.
 
2013-08-26 02:13:35 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: ManateeGag: does the state catch fire every summer?  how is there anything left to burn?

Actually, it catches fire several times every summer.  You do have to remember though, in land area, CA is about the size of England and Scotland put together, and a lot of this state is empty.

I feel for my NorCal neighbors though, down south we have brush fires which are a different beast.  They burn hot and fast and burn out quickly (for the most part, there are exceptions).  This here however, is a proper old school forest fire- huge old pine trees and such.  This one really will be a biatch to put out.



I heard one of the reasons this fire has gotten so bad is that due to many decades of fire suppression in that general area we have tons and tons of fuel in those forests that's been building up. Now that it's all burning at once the fire is so intense that they're even actually concerned about the big trees like sequoias which have evolved to require periodic fires. They think this fire is going to kill those trees too.
 
2013-08-26 02:13:35 PM  

jvl: DrunkWithImpotence: This one really will be a biatch to put out.

It's late August. With a fire this size, there's a good chance it won't go out until the rains resume in November.  The job of the firefighters is basically to keep it from burning anything important.


So what you are saying is that they'll just let it all burn.
 
2013-08-26 02:16:16 PM  
Rim fire -

I guess that's what happens when the oil hits the anus?

/DNRTFA
 
2013-08-26 02:16:39 PM  

DesertDemonWY: Still no cure for Miley Cyrus rim fire


STAAAAAAHP
 
2013-08-26 02:16:55 PM  
But....the TV news said it's 2% contained. As a Cali resident I fell much better now.
 
2013-08-26 02:18:36 PM  

tricycleracer: How many Olypmic-size swimming pools of water will be needed to put out this fire?


How many Chicagos fit in an Olympic sized pool?
 
2013-08-26 02:19:29 PM  

blatz514: tricycleracer: How many Olypmic-size swimming pools of water will be needed to put out this fire?

How many Chicagos fit in an Olympic sized pool?


Math is hard.

What time did the pools leave the station and how fast are the Chicagos going?
 
2013-08-26 02:22:06 PM  

megarian: blatz514: tricycleracer: How many Olypmic-size swimming pools of water will be needed to put out this fire?

How many Chicagos fit in an Olympic sized pool?

Math is hard.

What time did the pools leave the station and how fast are the Chicagos going?


Hmm, are the Chicagos going down hill?
 
2013-08-26 02:24:34 PM  

blatz514: megarian: blatz514: tricycleracer: How many Olypmic-size swimming pools of water will be needed to put out this fire?

How many Chicagos fit in an Olympic sized pool?

Math is hard.

What time did the pools leave the station and how fast are the Chicagos going?

Hmm, are the Chicagos going down hill?


Damnit. This is why I don't use pens when I math.
 
2013-08-26 02:35:38 PM  
Stay safe Cali, glad the Monsoon has been such a biatch this year in Colorado.
 
2013-08-26 02:41:06 PM  

Guuberre: This oughta help:
[200x200 from http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mB9obYGnGgQ/TOH90tKXX1I/AAAAAAAADYc/c2jQI_JL w-8/s200/305732868103.jpg image 200x200]


i1.ytimg.com

Puts out rim fires better.
 
2013-08-26 02:45:03 PM  

DesertDemonWY: Still no cure for Miley Cyrus rim fire


WTF...

/whathasbeenseencannotbeunseen.jpg
 
2013-08-26 02:48:47 PM  
So that sequester was a bad idea after all?
 
2013-08-26 02:50:25 PM  
Burn, cali, burn!
 
2013-08-26 02:51:15 PM  

blatz514


tricycleracer: How many Olypmic-size swimming pools of water will be needed to put out this fire?

How many Chicagos fit in an Olympic sized pool?


.028, or .384 Libraries of Congress.
 
2013-08-26 02:56:25 PM  

CoysOdie: [265x190 from http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSyLcAgy3SK3nQeLGEjSMhBRTvySrL 5VrZDG65PwOd4It9Bim5TRw image 265x190]


I hope to God you're not in school. If you are they will hunt you down and yank your (something something) for  daring to illustrate a point with cartridges ...
 
2013-08-26 03:09:05 PM  
I live in Dayton, which is near Reno, which is about 100+ miles away from this fire.  The smoke here is still unbelievable.  Here's a photo out my bedroom window:

www.imagehustler.com

That red thing?  That's the sun.  You can look straight at it and not hurt your eyes.

That was taken a few days ago.  It's gotten a little better, to the point where the sun is bright again, but it's still smoke everywhere to the point of being like fog.
 
2013-08-26 03:16:52 PM  
The only rimfire I care about.

www.justgunsstore.com
 
2013-08-26 03:22:51 PM  
*Everybody clap along with me!*
Late last night while we were all in bed
Old mother Leary left a lantern in the shed
and when the cow tipped it over she winked her eye and said
it's gonna be a hot time in the old town tonight.

\FIRE FIRE FIRE
\\WATER WATER WATER
\\\SAVE MY BABY SAVE MY BABY
\\\Jump lady jump
/SPLAT!
 
2013-08-26 03:28:27 PM  

yukichigai: I live in Dayton, which is near Reno, which is about 100+ miles away from this fire.  The smoke here is still unbelievable.  Here's a photo out my bedroom window:

[843x1500 from http://www.imagehustler.com/image/august2013/9AENX.jpg image 843x1500]

That red thing?  That's the sun.  You can look straight at it and not hurt your eyes.

That was taken a few days ago.  It's gotten a little better, to the point where the sun is bright again, but it's still smoke everywhere to the point of being like fog.


Ye Gods!  Mars is within 100 miles of Reno?  We have bigger problems than this fire.
 
2013-08-26 03:30:11 PM  

lilbjorn: So that sequester was a bad idea after all?


But all that effort keeping workers from streaming across the border to help put out the fires sure helps, too, now that the red tape is ten years long and the documentation office is furloughed.
 
2013-08-26 03:37:19 PM  

yukichigai: I live in Dayton, which is near Reno, which is about 100+ miles away from this fire.  The smoke here is still unbelievable.  Here's a photo out my bedroom window:

[843x1500 from http://www.imagehustler.com/image/august2013/9AENX.jpg image 843x1500]

That red thing?  That's the sun.  You can look straight at it and not hurt your eyes.

That was taken a few days ago.  It's gotten a little better, to the point where the sun is bright again, but it's still smoke everywhere to the point of being like fog.


Wow, thanks for sharing.  That looks Martian!
 
2013-08-26 03:52:20 PM  
Looks like a good time for the firefighters to renegotiate their benefits. Especially in light of that one firefighter who was killed and they denied his widow and newborn any benefits because of some loophole.

/they risk their lives and the bureaucrats won't risk raising their insurance premiums.
 
2013-08-26 04:27:59 PM  

DesertDemonWY: Still no cure for Miley Cyrus rim fire


That is just plain strange looking. I'm trying to wrap my head around what is going on there.
 
2013-08-26 04:41:14 PM  

yukichigai: I live in Dayton, which is near Reno, which is about 100+ miles away from this fire.  The smoke here is still unbelievable.  Here's a photo out my bedroom window:

[843x1500 from http://www.imagehustler.com/image/august2013/9AENX.jpg image 843x1500]

That red thing?  That's the sun.  You can look straight at it and not hurt your eyes.

That was taken a few days ago.  It's gotten a little better, to the point where the sun is bright again, but it's still smoke everywhere to the point of being like fog.


don't like you're on mars

/i keed  i keed
//fire refugee from tuolumne
 
2013-08-26 04:49:09 PM  

yukichigai: I live in Dayton, which is near Reno, which is about 100+ miles away from this fire.  The smoke here is still unbelievable.  Here's a photo out my bedroom window:

[843x1500 from http://www.imagehustler.com/image/august2013/9AENX.jpg image 843x1500]

That red thing?  That's the sun.  You can look straight at it and not hurt your eyes.

That was taken a few days ago.  It's gotten a little better, to the point where the sun is bright again, but it's still smoke everywhere to the point of being like fog.


Hi, neighbor!

/Don't look at the sun, you will hurt your eyes--not all rays are instantly painful.
//Go up to Virginia City or over to Reno today, it's a bit clearer there.
 
2013-08-26 04:49:57 PM  
If I was a firefighter and were to put out that rimfire, I would get it wet around the outside then carefully go in.
 
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