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    So sorry.

    I am so sorry to hear on the news this morning of the loss of 19 of your brave fire fighters. We in the UK are thinking of you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashlett View Post
    I am so sorry to hear on the news this morning of the loss of 19 of your brave fire fighters. We in the UK are thinking of you all.

    Thank you for your concern. These kinds of fires are supposed to be Mother Nature's way of renewing the land, but we keep intruding on the wilds. Our hearts go out to their families. My uncle was a small town firefighter, never facing such an inferno.
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    I am so sorry too for the loss of these men. Woods need to be cleared every so often and dead trees need to be cut down and disposed of. That is the cause of all these wild fires. Those kinds of fires will continue to burn until someone figure this out.
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    Yes I heard that also, and we are deeply sorry for your loss.
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    They try to plan for everything, but this fire was to intense and fast. I was wondering if these men are ever able to get life insurance. volunteers for the most part. I feel for their families.

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    We heard that it was started by a lightening strike???

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    On behalf of the families, we thank you for your condolences. They're saying this fire was caused by lightning strike and the fire got hotter than the individual blankets could protect them. I can't imagine being in a room (very small at that) and the temperature is 200 degrees with breathable air. Prayers from the Gulf to the families in their time of need.

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    My prayers go out, such a loss!!!!

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    As a former fire fighter I can't imagine what the firefighters experienced. Their gear is so minimal compared to structural firefighting gear. I would take a structural fire any day, never a wildland fire. With structural gear you can tell when the heat is detrimental and you need to back out and in most instances, structural fire fighters are able to retreat to a safe place. Fire has it's own life, creates it's own environment. Wildlands firefighters, as in this incident, may not be capable of retreating. God bless them and their loved ones. I know they loved their jobs, firefighters are that way, very dedicated and devoted, love the job and the fellowship -not brotherhood- of their fellow firefighters.

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    Canada too, sends our condolences in this terrible loss. As the wife of a retired police officer I know the hazards that our emergency response people face each & every day & that all we can do is hope & pray they return to us safe & sound. God bless these special men & our prayers go out to their grief stricken families. May God grant them the strength to get through what lays ahead for them.
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