Footage showing Chuluota residents battling the fire in their backyard with an airboat. pic.twitter.com/YFTqrX9ie2
— Joey Roulette (@JRouRouRou) April 9, 2017
Uhhhhhh. My Burn Manager certification would be revoked if I actually fed more oxygen into a wildfire near a home. Rage
It looks like that fire was about to do some home improvement!
Contrary to what some on here may say/think, range fire specialist actually use leaf blowers to control/extinguish range fires. Samuel Roberts Nobel Foundation in Ardmore uses this technique in their controlled burn training programs. The issue in this video is the scale, too much fire and not enough wind. But ask one of the forest service guys and they will tell you, it works.
Right, 2:14, a hand held leaf blower that can blow out a clump of grass on fire is exactly the same as pointing a propellor at a much larger fire of what looks like construction debris (or more accurately just the pile where the white trash owners have been dumping things for years in their back yard). In any event, it looks like there is enough space between the buildings and the fire except around the front of the house where the oaks are. So they can let everything burn where they are with no danger to the buildings. But they better spend some time out front. I'm with Rage on this one. They're idiots (you apparently are too), and they're not going to put that fire out from that far away with an air boat.
In most cases, this can make things worse. Embers, etc. Small fire...close to a home...why not just let it burn out; no real brush there, nothing to endanger the buildings. Geez, just be ready with the garden hose if needed.
Damn 4:13, I think that's what 2:14 said, "The issue in this video is the scale, too much fire and not enough wind". But hey! We understand not everyone on this blog passed reading comprehension 101 in grade school.
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