Wildfire in Patagonia, house nearly lost....random pics.

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SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 21, 2014 - 11:11am PT

Wow! So glad your place was saved, Jim, and no injuries.
Be careful!
klk

Trad climber
cali
Feb 21, 2014 - 11:32am PT
very scary--

looks a lot like cali fire regimes.

glad you all got out of this ok.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Feb 21, 2014 - 11:33am PT
btw, hard to tell from the photo, but that slope behind yr house looks steep enough to worry about slope stability once the rains come-- will they reseed?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 21, 2014 - 11:37am PT
JD,, you should have thought about defensible space there.

This can be accomplished a number of ways. Shaded fuel breaks around the property for instance, where the small fuels are removed, grass trimmed with a weed eater etc. What this does is to reduce the heat and flame lengths in an approaching fire- making it easier to control through hand methods. Doesnt have to be a dug bulldozer line to get this affect. And it doesnt even have to look that un natural at the glance either. Food for thought.
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:00pm PT
Hey Jim,

Never a dull moment for you.

So glad things turned out O.K for you and Angela. Do you want the 2 feet of snow I've got around my house for a fire break?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:12pm PT
Sound advice Ron.
Whew, glad your OK Jim.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:22pm PT
Hardcore. Glad the house and everybody in it survived.
MisterE

climber
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:25pm PT
Looks like a close one, Jim - glad the house is safe and hope you get home soon!

Erik
crunch

Social climber
CO
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:51pm PT
Wow! Quite a close call, indeed.

Hope you and Angela are all OK.

All the best,
Crusher
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:19pm PT
I'm glad you, family, and your house made it through the fire!
Erik
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:25pm PT
25 feet from disaster is too close for comfort!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:39pm PT
Good Grief,

What a shock to see this! Glad you were there to protect and take command of the situation. Just sorry it happened. All is well on the home front. If I can do anything I would be happy to. Please let me know. Prayers, Lynne.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:45pm PT
Wow. Glad you guys and your place are OK. See what happens when you climb on the Patagonian Devil's Tower.
jgill

Boulder climber
Colorado
Feb 21, 2014 - 03:51pm PT
Glad your home survived, Jim. Must have been a struggle.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Feb 21, 2014 - 04:22pm PT
Would have sucked if it had burned down before I had a chance to visit.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Feb 21, 2014 - 04:24pm PT
Fighting the good fight and winning is awesome. Congrats!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Feb 21, 2014 - 04:51pm PT
Holy Schitt, Jim! Glad to hear that both you and Angela are OK; also the house, but that's really less important than your own a$$ and that of your wife!
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Feb 21, 2014 - 04:56pm PT
Scary indeed! I like the sound of firefighters being called bomberos. I have visions of the fire being bombed with water. So glad you and Angela are ok !
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Feb 21, 2014 - 05:19pm PT
"Would have sucked if it had burned down before I had a chance to visit."

x2!!!

Great comment.....
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Feb 21, 2014 - 05:20pm PT
WOW! glad you guys are OK!
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