Recent Topics
First time ever didnt do my own oil change
by dbias. 02/22/19 07:12 PM
Toyota 3.4L 5VZ-FE Crank Sprocket
by The Critic. 02/22/19 07:08 PM
Weird Noise After Shutdown - 2018 Giulia
by RamFan. 02/22/19 07:01 PM
2019 Honda Passport
by mailman74. 02/22/19 06:56 PM
Who is censoring me? public wifi
by Vern_in_IL. 02/22/19 06:53 PM
Serpentine Belt Tool
by Gebo. 02/22/19 06:49 PM
SUNOCO GLOBAL FULL SYNTHETIC ATF
by Ursatdx. 02/22/19 06:46 PM
No more Meijer batteries!!
by bullwinkle. 02/22/19 06:24 PM
Valvoline premium blue tsc
by Dudemanmaximus. 02/22/19 05:38 PM
Echo won’t run on high speed
by artbuc. 02/22/19 05:36 PM
Roadside Assistance memberships
by paulri. 02/22/19 05:35 PM
Remembering Steve Irwin
by 2015_PSD. 02/22/19 05:27 PM
Transmission Cooler
by rcbob. 02/22/19 04:59 PM
Amazon: PP Euro 5W-40 $38 for pack of 6 quarts
by 1JZ_E46. 02/22/19 04:56 PM
89 Wrangler oil recommendations
by Chris142. 02/22/19 04:55 PM
New batteries failing on the shelf
by Chris142. 02/22/19 04:53 PM
Schaeffer’s 5w30 LT1
by s2krunner. 02/22/19 04:48 PM
Lexus LS430 P0756
by Kibitoshin. 02/22/19 04:41 PM
PUP is now SN + ??? Formulation change??
by Lazydan. 02/22/19 04:17 PM
Got a new wireless printer/MFC
by y_p_w. 02/22/19 02:48 PM
Newest Members
jcthorne, duckthis1, Roughneck777, KDW, avantika31
67313 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
100 registered members (AandPDan, 2015_PSD, 2009Edge, AdditiveOCD, 2004tdigls, 8 invisible), 1,679 guests, and 57 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics284,685
Posts4,874,992
Members67,313
Most Online2,548
Feb 16th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Watching houses burn #4807106
07/06/18 07:06 PM
07/06/18 07:06 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,064
California
Stelth Offline OP
Stelth  Offline OP

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,064
California
Right now, and it’s heartbreaking. It got hot today, about 106 to 115, depending on what part of the county you’re in. And the fires started. The big one right now at “only” 400 acres is in Alpine, a pretty area east of San Diego. At least 20 structures have burned, most of them single-family residences. We just watched a big beautiful house burn. When we first saw it, it was maybe 30% involved. Within minutes, it was fully involved. No firefighters on scene, not that they could have done much.

I can’t imagine being on the fire line, fighting triple-digit temperatures, wind gusts of 30+ mph, embers starting new fires all around, and the frustrating inability, at least for now, to get on top of the situation. Two firefighters have been sent to the hospital so far, one with burns, and one with heat-related illness. I hope they’re OK.


Experts are often wrong, but rarely in doubt.
Re: Watching houses burn [Re: Stelth] #4807114
07/06/18 07:18 PM
07/06/18 07:18 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 742
West Ma.
rollinpete Offline
rollinpete  Offline

Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 742
West Ma.
Hope the fire fighters are okay,
If you can build a nice house in the middle of nowhere then build a mote around it so it don't burn down.


Pete.

97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive236K miles
PPHM 5w30 x 2 Fram Ultra x 2

Currently under the influence of oil shocked2

Re: Watching houses burn [Re: Stelth] #4807119
07/06/18 07:23 PM
07/06/18 07:23 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,588
US
JLTD Offline
JLTD  Offline

Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,588
US
It's moat.

My brother was based in SD 3 times....the third time they had built houses all along the ridges to the east - ridges that frequently get struck by lightning, ridges that had in the past burned the shrubs and bushes that grew there....now, the lightning still strikes, and houses rather than bushes burn. It's a shame and I too hope the firefighters are well.

And also that people get smart and start building more fire resistant houses in those locations.


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOILâ„¢

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 45k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: Watching houses burn [Re: rollinpete] #4807161
07/06/18 08:10 PM
07/06/18 08:10 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,737
Fort Worth, Texas
clinebarger Offline
clinebarger  Offline

Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,737
Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: rollinpete
Hope the fire fighters are okay,
If you can build a nice house in the middle of nowhere then build a mote around it so it don't burn down.


A moat won't help with 30 mph winds, Fires jump freeways all the time.

Last edited by clinebarger; 07/06/18 08:11 PM.

2001 Chevy Camaro L92/4L80E
2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/U341E
2000 Toyota Avalon 1MZ-FE/A541E
Re: Watching houses burn [Re: Stelth] #4807184
07/06/18 08:31 PM
07/06/18 08:31 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 742
West Ma.
rollinpete Offline
rollinpete  Offline

Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 742
West Ma.
Sorry Moat.
Well we seem to see this every year there must be some kind of fire bearer to put up.IDK.
People are building whether it be next to the ocean, woods, cliffs, volcanoes, whatever...
They take the risks, hope all is well.


Pete.

97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive236K miles
PPHM 5w30 x 2 Fram Ultra x 2

Currently under the influence of oil shocked2

Re: Watching houses burn [Re: Stelth] #4807210
07/06/18 09:03 PM
07/06/18 09:03 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 17,390
Michigan
daves87rs Offline
daves87rs  Offline

Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 17,390
Michigan
Just some scary stuff...


2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS
Re: Watching houses burn [Re: daves87rs] #4807216
07/06/18 09:06 PM
07/06/18 09:06 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 742
West Ma.
rollinpete Offline
rollinpete  Offline

Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 742
West Ma.
Originally Posted By: daves87rs
Just some scary stuff...


+1


Pete.

97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive236K miles
PPHM 5w30 x 2 Fram Ultra x 2

Currently under the influence of oil shocked2

Re: Watching houses burn [Re: rollinpete] #4807217
07/06/18 09:08 PM
07/06/18 09:08 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 275
Winnipeg
Uphill_Both_Ways Online content
Uphill_Both_Ways  Online Content

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 275
Winnipeg
Originally Posted By: rollinpete
Sorry Moat.

So moat it be.


2008 Impala 3.5
Re: Watching houses burn [Re: Stelth] #4807227
07/06/18 09:16 PM
07/06/18 09:16 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,716
NJ
Leo99 Online content
Leo99  Online Content

Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,716
NJ
If it doesn't talk and doesn't matter is it a mute moot moat?


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles (RIP)
2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 370,000 miles
2015 Camry 70,000 miles
Re: Watching houses burn [Re: Stelth] #4807230
07/06/18 09:22 PM
07/06/18 09:22 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,406
Georgia
AVB Offline
AVB  Offline

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,406
Georgia
My family has lost a couple of houses to fire, so it is something that is always on my mind when I am away from home. How many of these wildfires would be preventable or at least controllable with prescribed burns?

Re: Watching houses burn [Re: Stelth] #4807238
07/06/18 09:30 PM
07/06/18 09:30 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,676
Wisconsin
WiskyBadger Offline
WiskyBadger  Offline

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,676
Wisconsin
A trucking companies building has been burning for hours just down the road from me. 20 departments are all pitching in, I hate this not only for the loss but as a sprinkler fitter it hurts a little more. Hope everyone is safe out by you Stelth.


14 Buick Verano �Blanche� 61k Castrol Edge & Delco filter
01 Ford Ranger �Rick� 166k Castrol Magnatec Motorcraft
78 Chevy Stepside
11 Chevy Traverse 114k Carquest 5w30 and Carquest filter
Re: Watching houses burn [Re: Stelth] #4807293
07/06/18 10:37 PM
07/06/18 10:37 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,146
Lakeside, CA
Blkstanger Offline
Blkstanger  Offline

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,146
Lakeside, CA
We used to live in Alpine. We now live 8 miles to the west. Before we bought this house we were looking to buy in Alpine but changed our minds. I watched the house that we had been looking at buying burn today on TV. I had already lost a house to a fire back in 2006.


99 Jeep WJ 4.7 197,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: Watching houses burn [Re: Stelth] #4807305
07/06/18 11:41 PM
07/06/18 11:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,146
Lakeside, CA
Blkstanger Offline
Blkstanger  Offline

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,146
Lakeside, CA
This video was shot by an old friend of mine. https://youtu.be/bbQ4bS_3SpA


99 Jeep WJ 4.7 197,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: Watching houses burn [Re: Stelth] #4807313
07/07/18 12:18 AM
07/07/18 12:18 AM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 11,803
Santa Barbara, CA
bdcardinal Offline
bdcardinal  Offline

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 11,803
Santa Barbara, CA
A fire just started not far from me in Goleta. Not surprised it started, it was over 100F out after 8PM with about 13% humidity and sun-downer winds. Sun-downer winds blow towards the ocean and are hot winds, it tends to drive fires here.


2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack
1995 Ford Mustang GT

Ford/Mazda Parts Counter
NRA Benefactor Member
Opinions expressed are my own.
Re: Watching houses burn [Re: Stelth] #4807444
07/07/18 07:42 AM
07/07/18 07:42 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 16,436
OH
fdcg27 Offline
fdcg27  Offline

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 16,436
OH
Well, we all know that there are places where houses simply shouldn't be built.
Even those who buy them are aware of this and simply hope that the odds work in their favor.
People buy based upon the desirable attributes of a location and hope for the best.
Fire risk, flooding risk and tropical storm risk are among those potential hazards people accept to live in a desirable location, or how about geologic risk, like the active volcanos that aren't limited to Hawaii or the earthquakes which aren't limited to the Pacific coast. We could potentially see a major temblor right here in the Midwest at some point. The New Madrid fault remains quiet for now, but the projected danger zone extends all the way into the area in which we live.
Property can always be replaced. As heartbreaking as it would be to see one's home reduced to a smoldering ruin in less than an hour, as will happen with no active intervention, as long as no lives are lost then the outcome isn't too horrible.


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Moderated by  ekpolk 

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™