Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I think these three shots are awesome - tell me why the houses didn't burn -


Delirious said...

Here are my guesses:
1. They stood outside their house with a hose? lol
2. The houses are cement?
3. The burning around them was a slow controlled burn to keep the big fire from doing what it wanted?

Dee Ice Hole said...

Wrong all three times - cement is the closest to correct because they have defensible space although not enough but they are made out of fire resistant materials which prevented the fire from becoming established on the roof or the sides of the buildings.

If you own a home find out what you need to do to have enough defensible space then make sure you do what you need to do to provide it.

Without it you have no chance to save your home - with it you have a chance - although a small chance.

Then after you do that figure out what you can do to cover the house and roof with fire retardant materials....this will cost you some money but may in fact save your home.

OK now I'm getting off the soap box.

Amber said...

they are incredible - especially the ones where you can see the whole mountain in flames