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Posted By piejam,
Apr 9, 2012 at 6:04 PM
Dixie I pray that all is well with you.............
last report i heard was possibly over 2000 acres going along with many structures
Appreciate you chiming in..fire is north/west of me..packing a bag with insurance papers etc as a precaution...Dixie is closer to the fire zone than I am..seeing smoke in the sky when the wind brings it my way..Glad she has got trailers for her horses..Let's hope that Dixie, the Dixette, Murph and the horses are ok..thanks again for taking the time to chime in..Our Local ch 12 on cablevison has good coverage..hugh line of fire with enormous rings..aerial news clips frightening..looks like they are starting to get it under control but these things can flare up.. Damn stuff looks like lava...It's very dry here..got to go..take care...
We're good, D, thank you so much for the concern The girls are in Riverhead, they are safe. Murph is annoying the 16 YO black cat, Salem @ the moment, and gonna get his butt whipped in a minute or two.
Trailered horses out, coordinated placings, located safe places for goats, sheep, cows............. it's huge fire for here. Everyone is just taking horses into a group turn out so they are safe, some of them are spray painted with owners ph #'s for ID.
Truck & trailer still hooked up if needed for more evacuations. You need me to help get you out, you call me. Cell is 631 433 3118.
You stay safe, D !! It's abated a bit, but could get nasty.
Glad to hear you have things under control..been thinking about ya after I heard where this beast was burning...Appreciate your offer..have some indoor friendly ferrals.. but I haven't feed them..This way I can lure them into a contained area..Since they're tough to deal with, I packed important papers, clothes, and DH in my truck already..The nite aerial news clips are unbelievable...I live right near the new Manorville Firehouse..4 separate fires still burning..take care and god bless..
I have crates. You're off 111. Can do.
Call me if you need me. Be there in 20 minutes.
Thank you so much...the beast would have to jump the LIE to get to me...the last big brush fire we had several years ago did not jump Sunrise Highway so I was safe...I'm so happy you got the girls & all the critters out...worst case scenario I will grab my 16yr old tortie (Caleigh) and open the doors for the others...
Egads! Not the kind of fire we like. Hang in there gals.
I was wondering about you gals....
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you as well as all for the other people already affected.
It seems like a nasty situation.
Thank you my sisters for your good wishes..ppl in New Jersey have trouble too..My cousin lives in OK..tornadoes there..OMG Mother Nature is on a rampage. Local authorities will make the decision this morning to bring in the Guard if necessary....just hope some jerk didn't toss a cigarette and start this mess. There are essential things that ppl take for granted & don't think of are currently in jeopardy...amazing only 2 people lost homes..do not see any loss of human life..firefighters are injured. Very brave men and women in our civil service/volunteers..we owe them a lot for their sacrifices. I for one am grateful...
I lived in Holtsville LI in the 80's
had a fire in the pine barrens behind my house
the fire made it within 60 feet of the house
I was out there spraying water on the roof to keep it wet
looking back it was a useless thing to do
but I felt better about it
The pine barrens are tinder dry. Those trees a popping like rockets.
Dix glad you're up..if YOU need anything let me know..I am home all day..if you need to crash come here...everybody is standing guard I know...
Ironpony- I was thinking of turning on the water/sprinklers..I have a Zoyia lawn which is dormant right now..Damn..Rethinking the half cord of wood I have near the back door! Have scrub oaks and pitch pines all around me...Dixie is probably in the same boat...
Brush fires popping up all over New England.
We sure do need some rain here.
I don't ever recall having to water the garden in April, usually it's been to wet to even rototill.
Yikes! I hope you all are OK. We've got fire across the Hudson from us. Mrs. Flatbed says that she can smell it at the house now. This has been a very dry spring. Mother nature is pissed for sure. Things have been out of whack since the earthquake in August.
Haven't seen that much fire since '95. We broke our brush truck Saturday night. Sent up a tanker and two engines.
Wow. This is not good news. Hopefully you don't have the high winds like we had but fear you had some of them. Wishing the best for all. Please keep us posted.
Things are coming under control, we've been declared an "emergency" by the State, even got a visit from the Governor (extreme sarcasm )
NS (New Suffolk?), I heard Ridge & Manorville lost stump jumpers. They are different than brush trucks, yes? *Is a volunteer firemans daughter*
One fireman still in the hospital, but doing well. God bless all those volunteers. The horse community really rallied together on this one, not one animal lost, as far as I know.
Dennis, we had those winds yesterday, that was a huge part of the issue.
Eileen, we sent you the wind so now I hope you get the snow that followed them. Wind is still strong here but not as bad as the previous two days.
So happy all is well at your place. Let's hope all is under control after today.
Dennis..Hope J had a speedy recovery...think they declared suffolk county in a state of emergency..makes getting state aid easier..Gov Cuomo was here 2day.
Hope all the New Englanders and anyone else who is dealt a blow by Mother Nature comes thru unscathed...
Amazing what you think of when faced with flight...Dix and I are lucky so far..fires are largely contained....civil service/volunteers must be exhausted...
County Executive is cautiously optimistic. Could have been much worse, for awhile it was completely out of control. Lets hope our friends up North do just as well..
Take care everyone........
Thank you. Both of us have an appointment with the hip doctor tomorrow. Mine for the 1 year checkup (probably a good thing because of the why it has hurt this past week) and her for her pre-op. She is scheduled for hip replacement May 1.
State of emergency? I would hope so! Yes, let's hope all are okay. Fire hazard in many states right now, including ours.
Dennis good luck with the saw bones...and J too will her issues. Didn't know your state was hit..been off line....
When I saw the village of Ridge I couldn't help but think about Eileen....brought me out of my fox whole!
Mixed feelings..happy to see spring but sad the stove is cold! ....Keep Smilin'
NS= North Sea Jammed between Southampton and Sag Harbor. Stump jumpers and brush trucks same thing. I also heard Manorville lost a brush truck, did not hear about Ridge.
one of the local papers www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/East-End/420427/East-End-Fire-Departments-Among-Aid-Called-To-Massive-Fire-At-Brookhaven-Lab
Ahh, I know North Sea, Sag Harbor. I saw trucks from Hicksville, Orient...so many. So awesome that everyone came & helped.
Dennis, from what I hear, I'd rather get hip, than a knee... best wishes to you both. Keep that red head mojo going. GF
My next door neighbor is 1st LT @ Ridge ( my snow plow savior ). I remember as a kid, my Mom being head of the Ladies Auxiliary, and coordinating food, soda, and helping her march it into the blazes....good times Plectrons ruled, back then.