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Topic: OT: Fires/Air quality WAS> 4th of July Cup (2 msgs / 51 lines)
1) From: Bryan Wray
"It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens of Cafe Grumpy in NYC.
--- On Sat, 7/5/08, raymanowen  wrote:
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2) From: Coffee
The fire had growing fast since it started on July 1st. But with the  
additional fire fighters and equipment added yesterday and the lighter  
winds, they seemed to have held it back yesterday and today. It's  
still about 6000 acres. This morning it got upgraded toa Type I fire  
which makes Federal money, personnel and equipment available to help  
fight it.
It has a lot of city to burn through before it gets to us and so far,  
they've been able to keep it away from most structures -- a mobile  
home up in the hills has burned. In the hills, before it gets to any  
houses, are orchards which they have been using to slow the advance.  
The orchards are irrigated and that burns much slower than the dry  
chaparral in the mountains.
Things can change fast though. In the 1990 painted cave fire, a small  
fire started in the hills, but because of 100 degree temperature and  
strong winds, in two hours it marched 5 miles down the mountain and  
into the city. It jumped right over the 6 lane freeway and two side  
streets. More than 500 homes were destroyed. Thankfully we don't have  
those weather conditions this time.
So, we're hopeful, but we're ready to go if we need to.
July 1 -    50 acres
July 2 -   300 acres
July 3 - 1,950 acres
July 4 - 5,400 acres
July 5 - 6,000 acres
-Peter
On Jul 4, 2008, at 10:50 PM, Bryan Wray wrote:
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