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Posted on May 9 at 12:04 p.m.
@ grass -I think you're under the impression that the fixed wing aircraft can stop a fire immediately, and you obviously have no concept of the terrain involved.
The bombers actually put down lines of retardant outside the perimeter of the fire, so when the fire gets to that point, it will be slowed down to allow hand crews in to create a fire break. Whereas the helicopters drop water on the hot spots to avoid potential flareups. The DC-10, or the "super tanker" as you put it, is basically doing the same thing as the C-130s, only covering a greater distance. I hope this clears some things up for you!
On that note, Thank you firefighters!
On Looking Big, but Acting Smaller
Posted on May 9 at 12:02 a.m.
I've never before found the sound of 10 chainsaws buzzing around bedtime to be so soothing! Thank you firefighters!
On Firefighters Gird for the Worst
Posted on May 7 at 1:34 p.m.
Google Maps has both East and West Camino Cielo labeled as West.
On /jesusita-fire-map/ -- Jesusita Fire map
Posted on April 1 at 8:24 a.m.
Happy April Fools' Day!!!
On indy.com Going Subscription Only
Posted on January 27 at 1:46 p.m.
@ lasz - like this? http://www.der5er.com/blog/wp-content...
On Woman Answers Cell Phone, Drives off Highway 154
Posted on January 27 at 1:04 p.m.
@ Laszlo - Were they on the 154?
@ santabarbarasand - So true! I think DMV should issue a different, more intensive driving test just for those who drive the 154 on a regular basis, complete with a special sticker for your drivers license!
Posted on January 27 at 9:39 a.m.
* Error Fixed - Previously stated that The Ghost was playing at Arlington at 1:30pm, when in fact, it's playing at Metro 4 at 1:30pm.
Posted on November 20 at 8:27 a.m.
Not only does Peet's have great coffee... Lone Angels' guitar ripper, Jon-E, works at the new location!!!
On For the Love of Coffee
Posted on November 12 at 10:58 a.m.
On Robin Williams Announces Santa Barbara Tour Stop
Posted on July 6 at 11:07 a.m.
I've been on mandatory evacuation order since Thursday afternoon (Kinevan Rd.), but I hear the fire crews are doing a great job holding W. Camino Cielo. I made a trip up the hill yesterday when the scene looked uncertain and definitely more than dismal, but received later news that the winds were cooperating, and things were looking up. I'd just like to take a moment to thank my friends Eva and Val who took us in on such short notice, and everyone in Santa Barbara and Goleta who welcomed evacuees into their homes. Also, a big thanks to Ray Ford, all the firefighters, and the rest of my Independent crew... keep up the great work!
Indy WebmasterRobert "Bob-E" LeBlanc
On Focus on Sealing the Eastern Front
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