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Old 09-14-2011, 02:31 PM  
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That cries for needing to be changed. The fire in your area looked huge. If high winds, drought and other factors ever combine it could result in a death trap. Look up "trapped by fire" in Google and I think you'll agree. The night of the Chicago Fire a more devastating fire hit Peshtigo Wisconsin. A lot of people simply couldn't escape in time.

Glad you're safe.
I am also glad you are safe but I wanted to comment. All my vehicles are 4 wheel drive except my wife's commuter car, for just such a circumstance.
Roads are just a suggestion. I can drive anywhere except oceans and lakes. And I would not hesitate if being pushed by fire to go through fences or through yards to get to safety.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:43 PM  
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This isn't a real picture, but it shows the size of the tri-county fire in far NW houston. My parents live on the lake in the bottom near right. It has been a nail biting 10 days.
Scale is 1" ~ 1 mile

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Old 09-29-2011, 09:48 PM  
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I am also glad you are safe but I wanted to comment. All my vehicles are 4 wheel drive except my wife's commuter car, for just such a circumstance.
Roads are just a suggestion. I can drive anywhere except oceans and lakes. And I would not hesitate if being pushed by fire to go through fences or through yards to get to safety.
Not really an option in Steiner Ranch FYI, but it is always good to be prepared I guess.

Here are a few pics I have from the steiner fire. I work at fire station 605 in Steiner Ranch. Here are a few shots from that week


IMG_5167 by tim_w_sage, on Flickr

IMG_5185 by tim_w_sage, on Flickr

IMG_5199 by tim_w_sage, on Flickr

IMG_5252 by tim_w_sage, on Flickr

IMG_5299 by tim_w_sage, on Flickr

IMG_5205 by tim_w_sage, on Flickr

IMG_5271 by tim_w_sage, on Flickr

IMG_5312 by tim_w_sage, on Flickr
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Great pictures man.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:11 PM  
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There is another fire today north of Bastrop that has grown to 600 acres.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:32 AM  
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There is another fire today north of Bastrop that has grown to 600 acres.
I saw a news alert, seems that little bit of rain did just that, very little.
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