Wind was so strong here that the fire passed the fire truck while driving along the road.......
That's some scary shit
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Didn't see much for the smoke haze when flying into chch at midnight.
Didn't see any flames so I am hoping that is a good thing. We landed on 04
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Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.
Top effort mate, I thought I was hard done by having 17 hrs at one (20 hr job but with three hrs off for a snooze) followed straight by a redirect onto a shelter belt fire for another couple of hours...
Sod's law no1 (of HPD's), why is the doorway through which you need to go to get to the stove top fire - always 1/2 a length further away than the available length of the nearest hosereel????
And, Sod's law no2, why is the return journey back to the truck to grab the lpd, up the steepest most mongrel driveway that any developer could imagine to make themselves a few $$$?
One of our crews arrives today for the Port Hills and our crew cover their station with crew and our appliance whilst they are down. last week I sent away all of my grade A retardant to Canterbury. It's not always about the coal face, there's a lot behind the scene as well. Got called out to a tipped over and on fire Digger yesterday, driver was lucky he wasn't injured.
Step on my toes I'll jump on your head
Was on standby for RF as well, in the event our team was not required for any of the major incidents. Business as usual...
Not any more because my body is fukt, But I was a volunteer in the Victoria Country Fire Authority, helped ifght the Ash Wednesday fires in '83. It was the most terrifying time in my whole 66 years.
I used to have a handle on Life - but it broke.
They would be on a whole different level as far as explosive fireball type action.
Drove through an area that was wiped out a while back over there. No wonder they lose so many houses when they build them in amongst the trees
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Even in NZ that happens, areas like the Coromandel and some lifestyle areas around bush and forest parks are shocking for it. You really do need a decent firebreak between the fuel and your property, I can't recall the exact recommendation but it was more than I would have thought.
It looked as though they'd just clear felled the footprint of the house and that was it. In places you wouldn't be able to walk around the house with your arms out. Nice and cool in the summer though, until.........
Yeah, they do exactly the same thing in Coro and the Waitaks. One clown built his house around a bloody kauri (probably got kauri dieback to worry about now - his central courtyard would be looking a little bare).