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A small brush fire about a quarter mile away last July. The fire department was quickly on it. They said fireworks started it.

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Does this count? :)
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I posted these in another thread, but this fire was across from my house.
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The Poinsettia Fire about 4 miles away two years ago in Carlsbad, California.
 

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Fire in the village!
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This one at the end of June of 2015 threatened to become a big one, but finally got stopped at 110 acres or so. "2015 Glacier Rim Fire: Good thing it's only 92 so far today, instead of 102 like the past couple of days. It's dangerous in here because a lot of tall dead rotting trunks have been standing ever since the huge Robert Fire of 2003. Snags fall all the time now. This guy has balls."

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2015-06-30 13;39;29 by greenboy, on Flickr
 

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Back to the Glacier Rim Fire that had everybody in NW Montana worried back in 2015: I was having trouble tracking the copter through all the brush and getting focus from my distant vantage point, but here it's dragging the water bucket for a fill in the north fork of the Flathead River a mile or so from the fire. My consolation is that the pictures in the local papers were even worse ; }

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2015-06-30 12;30;49 by greenboy, on Flickr
 

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Put a few more up in my Flickr Glacier Rim Fire 2015 album. Here's a few of those. For backstory, plenty is there at Flickr...

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Put a few more up in my Flickr Glacier Rim Fire 2015 album. Here's a few of those. For backstory, plenty is there at Flickr...

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Considering the magnitude of fires, those buckets seem TINY!
 

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As I recall this one got stopped at 120 acres or less about 10 or 20 days after I took photos, and they had up to 6 copters at a time making rounds during that period. The buckets fit the river access and the copter sizes. I think this smoldered right up until early snows without gaining any acreage thanks to dozer-cleared perimeter wherever the terrain allowed.
 

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Some old film images Sept'03 OM4t + 18/3/5, 35~105.

FWIW fires around here all you can see is the smoke ... unless you are waaay too close.

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They're burning down the sugarcane field

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