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8.31.2011

DFW Media Sent The Choppers Up To Cover Wise County Fire This Afternoon


Between Paradise and Boyd. It's pretty big. And moving fast at 3:30ish.

Channel 8 live stream here. Pretty dramatic!



Edit: Channel 8 coverage Wednesday night: Five homes destroyed.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just heard that a tank battery has blown.

Anonymous said...

That fire would seem to be a violation of the burn ban

Anonymous said...

It's between Cottondale and Bridgeport.

Anonymous said...

This fire is between 2123 and 920. It is west down 3550 about the intersection of 3547. The wind is mostly blowing west with a southerly light cross wind. If going down 2123 it is 2 to 3 miles west of the log home the Holleys built.

Anonymous said...

This fire is between 2123 and 920. It is west down 3550 about the intersection of 3547. The wind is mostly blowing west with a southerly light cross wind. If going down 2123 it is 2 to 3 miles west of the log home

Anonymous said...

It's in Boonsville south of Bridgeport, not between Boyd and paridise. It's south west of paridise.

Anonymous said...

many people are being evacuated from cr3550 area, many houses have already burned to the ground, and firefighters are saying it is completely out of control now.

Anonymous said...

fire is moving faster and getting bigger!!!

Anonymous said...

this fire has gotten much worse than when these pics were posted..air 1 is reporting flames 40-50ft high and not even trying to save barns or outbuildings..this is very bad.

Anonymous said...

fire is getting bigger and moving faster!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks to be near FM 2123 and Sunflower. A lot of black smoke.

Anonymous said...

This last picture is not a good one. You never fight a fire from the fuel.You always get in the black area,come on guys your making the rest of us firemen look stupid.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who starts sentences with "always" and "never" usually end up being the one who proves to be, well, 'less than intelligent'.

Anonymous said...

Hey what do you expect its Paradise they have "heroes" and ho's on their department!

Anonymous said...

Please roll this way to Newark. Burn baby burn !!

Anonymous said...

7:27 I bet if your house was just beyond that fire line you wouldn't fight from the black area.

Anonymous said...

Do they have stolen merchandise in their station?

Anonymous said...

8:36

Why do you feel the need to disrespect any of our volunteer fire departments who are risking their own lives out in the heat to save other's property? Why aren't you helping ?

Anonymous said...

Frankly Barry, I'm appalled that you didn't delete 8:47's stupid comment. We live on 2123. It is sickening to think of many of our good neighbors losing homes.

Our firefighters work so hard in this miserable heat and wind to try to protect US.

My appreciation goes to these great folks.

Eddie in Paradise said...

7:27 - it's my understanding because of the limited resources in a rural area, that sometimes you do fight it from the fuel side. AND since most people don't know the technicalities about fire fighting, YOU are the one making them look bad with your comment.

8:36 - you are a troll.

Anonymous said...

It is 7:00 am and still smoking outside. A little paranoid to go to work.

Anonymous said...

send tom

Anonymous said...

is it out, or what..? hats off to Baymont Hotel in Decatur for giving any displaced residents free lodging.

Anonymous said...

Where is the Rhome swift water rescue boat and trailer when you need it?

Anonymous said...

I was a Vol Firefighter for 17 yrs and after all the training I had, sometimes it boils down to doing what you have to do to save lives and property. Their are always exceptions to every rule. I have great respect for 99% of all volunteers. The problem still exist with a small, let's say 1% firefighters that actually set the fires they are fighting. Several convictions in the past will show this, but the percentage is low.

Anonymous said...

Will the the wife of the Bridgeport Fireman please stop begging for money on facebook. The city can buy a 300,000.00 dollar piece of crap ( LADDER ) truck,I think the fire dept. is doing ok.

Anonymous said...

5:54 am. I have been a fireman all my life. You attack through the fuel not driving down beside it trying to put it out ( TROLL )

Anonymous said...

It's a sad day when some jackass looks at a photo and starts to insult and undermine the situation at hand. Im guessing this individual wasn't there or is even a part of a department. How do you know what they were doing, where they were coming from, what the orders were. Looking at this how can you not see individuals who are giving there time, taking off work and risking there lives for free. Furthermore its people like you that give emergency workers in general a bad name. Next time instead of insulting a department, get off your fat lazy ass and try to help.