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NCFPD asks: Think it's easy to tame a wildfire?

 

Last updated 8/28/2007 at Noon

A recent fire in the San Luis Rey Riverbed threatened homes in the Sycamore Ranch/Golf Club of California area at Gird Road and SR76.

Every time you see the distinctive yellowish-brown smoke of a wildland fire I’d like you to envision a homeowner standing on his roof with a garden hose. Sure enough, when the TV news comes on there he is! Brave. Proud. Protecting his property. Makes you want to be just like him.

Well, if you have a “garden hose attitude” this article is for you!

Someone recently told me they truly believed that even with 40 mph winds they could protect a very large building with garden hoses because it was out in the open and there weren’t many trees nearby. The fact is, however, that standing on...



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