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8th
Aug 2018
tekton
@tekton
Aug 08 2018 03:46
fighting fires is rather dirty business...
tekton
@tekton
Aug 08 2018 04:39
and yes, California is on fire again: http://whereiscaliforniaonfire.com/
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Aug 08 2018 06:40
That's not cool...
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Aug 08 2018 13:07
Isn’t California always on fire at this point?
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Aug 08 2018 13:37
pretty sure the ecosystem is designed around being on fire
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Aug 08 2018 13:38
Especially since they imported trees decades ago that literally need to burn to reproduce apparently
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Aug 08 2018 13:41
yeah, i heard something similar. cant remember where though
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Aug 08 2018 13:43
Yeah from what I had heard, they imported Aussie eucalyptus because of the climate and hardiness, without taking into consideration the fact that the trees are literal torches
Honestly sounds like something that would’ve been done turn of century US
Amadeusz Sadowski
@amis92
Aug 08 2018 13:46
sequoia also reproduces when there's a fire beneath
tekton
@tekton
Aug 08 2018 15:43
@GenWilhelm @alphalas you're thinking of the stories of Yosemite, which is also what @amis92 is referencing :) Redwoods also need the ground to burn to get the right nutrients, etc. But yes, the valley that Los Angeles is in was even called "The Valley of Smoke and Fire" long before California became a state. Doesn't make it any easier now that millions of people live here.
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Aug 08 2018 17:01
Can we put the danger to people aside for a moment
and appreciate that there is a place in California that is burning like the devil that is called Holy Jim Canyon
tekton
@tekton
Aug 08 2018 17:06
That’s the one that’s impacting me and I was dealing/helping with. Having to send my employees to help their families evacuate
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Aug 08 2018 17:07
You live there? Or you have staff that does?
tekton
@tekton
Aug 08 2018 20:07
I live down the hill from the first break of it, that front is done, but the families of my employees live in the areas that are on fire