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15942Re: [NorCalFire] Smoke: Blow in or new?

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  • John John
    Jul 5, 2014
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      I was driving down Ophir Road at about 2:00 PM.  A small column of smoke was apparent just East of Lincoln Blvd.  As I arrived at the fire, a CHP officer was handcuffing a woman just across the road from the obvious location where the fire started, so the cause of the fire might have been arson. I was in my loaded water truck.  I was held up for quite a bit at the traffic light, so by the time I got to the fire it had grown too large for me to reach with my side spray.  I did spray the left and right edges of the fire but it spread very quickly.  This might be the fire causing smoke in Oroville.

      Odd, but yesterday I was at a hydrant on the corner of Olive Highway and Old Olive Highway.    I could hear the crackling of a small fire just off of the road behind Casagrande Storage.  It also grew very quickly, and as I approached I saw a man who appeared to be homeless leaving the area.  It seems odd that anyone needs a fire for warmth.  Cooking?

      On Saturday, July 5, 2014 8:17 PM, "'Dana Johnson' danjodobies@... [norcalfire]" <norcalfire@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      I have a personal friend who lives on Tehama Street in Oroville.  She called a couple hours ago to say there was a fire behind her place that came onto her property and took out her new little barn full of hay for her goats.  Also took out her small orchard.  Her house is fine as are her goats, chickens and dogs.  I asked what started it and she said they are investigating as it probably was firecrackers.
      Dana Johnson
      Red Bluff
      Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2014 8:13 PM
      Subject: [NorCalFire] Smoke: Blow in or new?
      BTU, Oroville...enough smoke to be hazy at street level...is this blow in from the fires west of us or is there an incident closer that is smoking us up?  Scanner and speakers are down and I'm going nuts! :)
      Any info welcome :)


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