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Old 09-06-2011, 09:08 AM
Location: Heights
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Originally Posted by tstone View Post
Cigs are why it happens. We had a brush fire about 1 mile from the house a couple months ago due to this very reason. Trashy people.
The news yesterday said that with one particular fire the gusty winds caused an electric line to hit something and send sparks to the ground below.

Either way, the magnitude is unreal and incredibly sad. I really hope we get some rain or this can be contained soon.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:26 PM
Location: Sugar Land
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Here is how you keep track of the fires. It does suck

Fire Activity
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:30 PM
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This is sad. I hate when wildfires happen. Be safe you guys!
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:35 PM
Location: Houston
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Its times like this with all the wildfires that I am very appreciative of all the men and women who decided to be firefighters. Thank you.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:23 PM
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Here's another map link.
WunderMap Interactive Radar & Weather Stations : Weather Underground
This has me a bit nervous; these fires are not far from Houston. If we ever had to evacuate, as we all know, it would not happen quickly. Can fires like these penetrate an urban area like Houston?
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:53 PM
Location: Westbury
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Last report I read stated the fires around Houston were well contained and they were just putting out hot spots. The fires still blazing were mostly out in Grimes Co.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:03 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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Originally Posted by Dopo View Post
I read somewhere else,
that Perry came back to pray for the fire, because long distance prayer doesn't work
Whatever the reason - he did the right thing by being back in the state while this is happening.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:53 PM
Location: Texas
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[quote=Topaz;20755467]Probably was. The news said that there is so much smoke, people as far away as Houston can smell it.[/quote

By late afternoon here on the west side of Houston, there was a thick haze settling in ... we assume it's from the wildfires, but who knows.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:28 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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SciGuy is saying that the drought might extend into Summer of 2012. I really, really, really hope he is wrong!

Analysis: When will the terrible Texas drought end? | SciGuy | a Chron.com blog
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