FWC now using scorched Earth policy...

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  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 9,756 Admiral
    The town I grew up in east of Gainesville is a prime candidate for a massive wildfire in a drought.
     People have allowed their property to go wild, fence lines overgrown, wild foliage covering their houses, most of which are well over 100 years old and made of heart pine. But, they like the “natural look” and think that those who keep their property clear are old fashioned. 
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  • CyclistCyclist Posts: 22,949 AG
    So the scoop I got (not official) is that the controlled burn was conducted about a week before the wildfire and the wildfire started when a thunderstorm micro burst sent embers from a small area of smoldering peat well within the controlled burn zone outside of the burn zone.
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  • SAENoleSAENole Posts: 10,218 AG
    Cyclist said:
    So the scoop I got (not official) is that the controlled burn was conducted about a week before the wildfire and the wildfire started when a thunderstorm micro burst sent embers from a small area of smoldering peat well within the controlled burn zone outside of the burn zone.

    Pretty much the same thing I heard over the weekend.  The burn was 6 or so days earlier but there were still some hot spots that got cranked up later.  

    It made for an interesting discussion on Saturday's trip offshore.  
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