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Old 09-07-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Midland/Dallas
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Hey people, I just wanted to say sorry to you folks. It wasn't my intention but my remark derailed your thread. I'll make more of an effort in the future to watch what I post.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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I need to catch the news in a few minutes but this morning, I heard that now 1,000 homes are gone in the Bastrop area. That's such a pretty area, one of the prettiest in the state. Today the wind had shifted and is blowing from the south and where I live, we're seeing/smelling the smoke. The dust was bad enough, but this is just so awful because of what it's doing, totally destroying people's dreams and all they've worked hard for. I'm very sad.
It is depressing, isn't it? I don't remember much about Bastrop, as it has been a very long time since I've been there.

I guess they are going to have to manage things a little differently from here on out, in the areas that are just as susceptible to fast-spreading fires as Bastrop was. That second picture you posted is just unreal.

Very sad.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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My partners father still can't get back to his home in Bastrop to see if it is even there...sadly I don't think it will be there. I also buried my 23 year old cat on his property in 2009. I am sure his little bones are charred
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:20 AM
 
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The whole thing is tragic, but the firefighters are putting their lives on the line to save others. Hats off to all of them.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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The whole thing is tragic, but the firefighters are putting their lives on the line to save others. Hats off to all of them.
Absoutely!
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Midland/Dallas
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Firefighters reporting 30% containment on larger Bastrop fire.

Crews making headway on Bastrop fire; victim ID'd as Austin city worker
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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The whole thing is tragic, but the firefighters are putting their lives on the line to save others. Hats off to all of them.
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Absoutely!
They're coming in from many different areas. God bless those firefighters. It takes a special kind of person to run toward the fire instead of away from it and those men/women are indeed special.
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Midland/Dallas
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Over 1300 homes destroyed and the fire is still raging

Just unbelievable!

FYI: If you got an iPad or iPhone, you can down load a police scanner app...5.0 Radio. And then browse Texas For Bastrop. I'm currently monitoring the Bastrop County Public Safety and can hear them talking about the fire(s). I don't know about iPhone but I can run the ap in n back ground doing other things on my iPad.

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Old 09-08-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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Here is a map of the Bastrop Complex fire showing three days of overlays.

Last Map of Bastrop Fire and Only Map of Riley Road (Magnolia) Fire | Climate Abyss | a Chron.com blog

Most of the area burned is the Lost Pines area.

Planes reloading on Lake Travis. Two come in at the same time.

Hundreds evacuated after Texas wildfires destroy homes - storyful
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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Geez. Today my sister and one of her sons and his wife had to evacuate. A fire broke out about 3:00 p.m. in Hill County near the Lake Whitney dam and it was touch and go for a while, but their homes are okay. The forestry service brought in a bulldozer and made a dirt fire block. The fire is still raging and I understand 22 homes have burned so far. I live 13 miles from them and could see the fire from my road. The power is out in the area and may be for days. My poor sister, 69 years old, was terrified. I was too because I was so worried about them. Where will another break out? Your back door, my back door? I want it to stop.
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