Ventura Fire

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by tunacrzy, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    The folk who live in Montecito haven't allowed proper brush clearing and tree thinning in and around all of those dry creeks and mini-canyons for decades......
     
  2. The Right Kind

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    I don't think you've been here in a long time. We've had the Tea Fire and Jesusita Fire which have pretty much cleared the foothills in the last few years but there's still a lot to burn no doubt.
     
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  3. Calz20

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    So sad pray for all the fire victims. It was still going strong above Fillmore yesterday lots of visible flame and it's marching right into Montecito and Santa Barbara.
    So sad.
     
  4. wils

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    You are correct. Its been about 5 years now that I did some work in there. I remember the twisty roads bordering the over-grown creeks/mini-canyons thinking "wow. what are they going to do when a fire comes through here....". I wasn't looking at the surrounding foothills.
    I was living up on Ventura Ave at the city/county line at that time. Looking at the maps this past week, I would have been evacuated .....and that order might still be in place?
     
  5. Carpfisher

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    I have a house full of evacuees. It's gonna run the back side of the ridge and north.
    It's also walking down the frontside. My wifes parents and sisters houses are trying to be saved as we speak. The firemen said they were gonna "foam" the structures. I'm down lower in the "suburbs". and safe for now, as are both my boats.
     
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  6. mogambosquid

    mogambosquid Well-Known "Member"

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    IMG_2334.JPG IMG_2336.JPG IMG_2337.JPG IMG_2348.JPG The view from my place behind Carp at 2AM last night as the fire came over the ridge on two sides and I left. We lost a lot of avo trees but the house is still standing. I can't thank the firefighters enough.
     
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  7. Carpfisher

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    Pics dont do it justice. It is THAT close.
    Greg, I'm sure we know a lot of the same peoples, well talk more after
     
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  8. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    We do a lot of brush clearing every year for a contact with the city of SB. Cant do ANYTHING within 50' for the edge of a creek wet or dry, Maintian a 10' radius around any rat nest, just alot of CEQA regulation, Many areas in Monticeto are deeded as wildland and no clearing is allowed. Not to mention all the people who just want a jungle around there house. Even putting in the fire breaks along the ridge lines get these wackos all fired up
    I'm on the west side of SB so we're ok. Firefighters have been doing an incredible job considering what their faced with. Hats off to those fellas
     
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  9. 4Bigeye2na

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    I agree with the priorities in your truck. I've always feared losing my gear in a fire, although most can be replaced, some sentimental stuff can't.
     
  10. skipjack

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    Lots of smoke and ash up in Santa Maria.
     
  11. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hopefully the granola eating whacks will realize that its easier to hug a tree if you clear the brush so that you can get to it...

    they should be ashamed that the trees are now burning and suffering a painful death because of their poor decisions not to allow brush clearance.
     
  12. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That's funny that they would be ashamed. The regulations up here are crazy.
     
  13. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    yes, yes they are...

    all of my employees in carp are at home today. everyone is packed up and ready to roll. Some already have.

    one of the guys has a mom in Motecito. If these Sundowners happen tonight as forecast it may be an extremely tough night for everyone.

    The fact that the firefighters saved all of the houses they have so far is amazing. There is no good reason that some of those homes should still be there.

    they are amazing people and True heroes. I wish I could help in some way.

    Ive already offered up my house for now and Travel Trailer for a place to stay while folks rebuild. The only other thing i can do now is toast to their safety:cheers:
     
  14. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Really that they saved those houses is a incredible. True heroes!
    Our 2 big projects are in closed areas so all our heavy equipment is stuck there.60 guys with no work xmas coming, just sucks on so many levels. NOTHING compared to losing a home but the ripple effect will be huge.

    I'd like to think some things will change but having seen these fires here before with the same issues likely nothing will. The only exception is the fire fighters who are constantly stepping their game up
     
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