Tony Shepps Friday Aug 10 11:59 AM
8/10: Brush fire
Slight Friday Aug 10 04:35 PM
I am no fire expert, but from the looks of it, the wind is blowing the other way when the photo was taken. Fires usually spread it the direction of the wind. But I am as amazed as Tony to why this house is still standing.
jaguar Friday Aug 10 11:03 PM
yea i think you right slight, looks like the entire area is charred though - damn lucky indeed.
Slithy_Tove Saturday Aug 11 06:59 AM
Re: 8/10: Brush fire
Katkeeper Saturday Aug 11 07:13 AM
Did anyone hear the NPR report about fire fighters risking their lives and spending lots and lots of money to save "trophy houses" of the very rich that were built in places they should not be and then not protected by clearing the bushes and trees from around the house? Interesting questions were raised about whether the fire fighters should do this...
elSicomoro Saturday Aug 11 09:20 PM
Money talks, bullshit walks...whoops!
kaleidoscopic ziggurat Monday Aug 13 02:08 PM
if you remember the fires in that posh district near LA in the early 90s you may have heard about the miracle house out there... it was built by its owner to be fireproof and actually withstood the blaze while every house on his block got totalled.