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North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:40 am
by littlejoe

Re: North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:52 am
by Faster horses
That is just so sad. They said they didn't know what started it. I hope terrorists aren't doing this. That would make a terrible situation worse. Not sure they think about the West, but who knows?

I hope they can contain it SOON. God bless the firefighters!

Re: North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:04 am
by Big Muddy rancher
Hope it's not near Scott and Kathy/hanta yo, They had it bad just a few years ago.

Re: North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:33 pm
by Faster horses
Not there yet, but lots of smoke. On facebook Scott said it would have to cross a river and 2 highways, but that it could happen.

Re: North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:25 pm
by redrobin
Last time I talked to sw he was coming to Arkansas . I figured head hunters in Little Rock ate him. Tell him hello

Re: North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:17 pm
by littlejoe
doubled today, jumped 200 and the mussellshell

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/ ... 502541001/

Re: North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:32 pm
by littlejoe
as of 8'30pm, it's over 200,000 acres.

had one blow up here the other day---guys 40 yr old fighting it by hand in the breaks. wind shifting repeatedly. had a chat with them in the bar later-----'we risk a lot to save a lot----we risk a little to save a little....' grass, trees and rocks ain't worth your life----this coulda been bad--adrenalin and tunnel vision----situational awareness---somebody needs to be watching the weather----and late afternoons on some of these, you can feel==and see---that things can go very bad, very quickly....

Re: North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:06 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
Hope they stay safe,not worth a life to fight it, But I hear what you're saying about adrenaline taking over.

Re: North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:19 am
by littlejoe
It's over 300,000 acres now, calling it 5% contained.

Petroleum county is one of smallest population--maybe 400?--and poorest counties in the U.S. Other small counties have looked at them to see how they operate. 'County manager'--low overhead, people wear many hats. Looks desolate maybe to some--hang out there and it's special beauty and wildlife grow on you.

The Ross school was the only log built sod roof school house still functioning--last time I was at it, which was many yrs.....heard the hall next to it burnt down.

billings paper has it @ 300,000 acres, 5% contained, this morning

here's another link with pictures, video (taylor brown, you might have heard on the radio--he grew up by sand springs
http://www.ktvq.com/story/35960024/fami ... -community

Re: North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:34 am
by littlejoe
most of it's in Garfield county
http://www.facebook.com/garfieldcountydes/

Re: North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:07 am
by Faster horses
One comment made yesterday said the fires were combining. Not what they were hoping for. Those poor folks.
Thanks for the link, littlejoe. Makes it easy to know how to donate.

Re: North of hiway 200 on fire

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:36 am
by littlejoe
You're welcome, FH~~

Here's a video of a good ol' boy from downtown Sand Springs area. Sand Springs is basically a wide spot, the guy who had the store liked to fly and would deliver you parts with his plane. I stopped there maybe 15 yrs ago, shelves were pretty much empty, his widow was keeping the doors open, it sounds like maybe it's still going--I dunno. But good video.

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/videos ... 104064742/