Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Thomas Fire Time Lapse

A good camera makes even klutzes into cinematographers.

25 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

It doesn't seem to work to me.

Lawyerliz said...

For me.

Rob Dawg said...

Reload. It is very twitchy. Took me several edits to get it to work at all.

sm_landlord said...

Heh, it was really pouring out the smoke. I was in the GS this morning, and the air was thick with smoke. It stunk like roast canyon.

The drive up PCH today was like smoking a pack of Camels.

Lawyerliz said...

Oh, that's not clouds, it's smoke!

Lawyerliz said...

The fires mostly kicked Triplet into a very small segment

Lawyerliz said...

Trumplet dysc

Lawyerliz said...

Are the previous month's fires still burning, or contained or what?

sm_landlord said...

I was looking at some of the burning homes pix on latimes.com and noticed that some of the houses had tile roofs and clear space around them, yet were burning from the inside out.

It sort of makes me wonder if there isn't something else that should have been done in the design of the houses - something that could have protected them a bit better.

dilbert dogbert said...

Liz, Depends. If remote and difficult to fight and no structures or people are at risk, they let'em burn till the rains or snow puts them out. In Kali there is always a fire burning somewhere.

Lawyerliz said...

Yeah, they were, I thought something looked odd.

dilbert dogbert said...

Sm_LL, The KaliFire has documents discussing wildfire resistant construction. I chased it down a week ago or so. Wood fascias and other exterior woods are a problem. Attic vent screens need to resist wind blown embers. The construction behind the vents need to be fire resistant. Windows and window coverings are also a hazard. My guess is that insurance companies will force codes to become more strict about fire resistance. We got dropped by USAA for our Donner cabin. AAA said no problem, except we had to do all our insurance with them.

Rob Dawg said...

There are a dozen still burning upcountry. They will go out when the snow flies. Several within Yosemite NP.

I have what I think is a cool idea for Home fire protection. Let me flesh it out a bit.

dilbert dogbert said...

Also forgot to mention defensable space, moving all exterior burnables away from the house, moving all furniture away from windows, landscaping with fire resistant plants and remove trees near the house. We discovered our deer resistant rosemary is green gasoline.

Rob Dawg said...

Dilbert is a wise man.

Rob Dawg said...

Okay. I envision a tungsten chicken wire mesh with a 4” cell as a support for a loose weave of Nomex and Kevlar. I figure about $3/sf so a blanket for a house will be $7-9k typically. The insurance savings should see a ROI of a dozen years or so for at risk homes.

Rob Dawg said...

My stupid effin neighbor insists upon a grove of eucalyptus trees. Oil candles.

EngineerJim said...

>Okay. I envision a tungsten chicken wire mesh...

Assuming it's effective, you would need an hour or so to put that over the house. Some of these fires come up pretty fast.

Rob Dawg said...

I know of no fires even these where there wasn’t an hour between OMG we need to do something and the fire arriving.

Rob Dawg said...

One of my kids says the fire has jumped the 101 freeway at Solimar.

Lawyerliz said...

Omg.

Lawyerliz said...

Are all parts of the state vulnerable?

Lawyerliz said...

Maybe the Wrightwood house will burn down.

Rob Dawg said...

I smell smoke for the first time. Coming from the Rye Fire 25 miles away.

Rob Dawg said...

New
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