Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-10-2018, 10:38 AM   #1
wga
Senior Member
 
wga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Posts: 746
Default Fires in California

Near Paradise, Ca.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1024x1024.jpg (107.3 KB, 1154 views)
__________________
Henry Ford designed the flathead without the aid of a computer.
wga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2018, 11:11 AM   #2
19Fordy
Senior Member
 
19Fordy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Coral Springs FL
Posts: 8,930
Default Re: Fires in California

There are no words...........
19Fordy is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 11-10-2018, 01:25 PM   #3
FortyNiner
Senior Member
 
FortyNiner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: u-rah-rah-Wisconsin
Posts: 933
Default Re: Fires in California

This thing is savage.
__________________
19 and 49 F1 - jes' like Henry II built
1946 Deluxe - as Henry built it
FortyNiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2018, 01:43 PM   #4
50fordcoupeman
Senior Member
 
50fordcoupeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: LaGrande Oregon
Posts: 760
Default Re: Fires in California

I live in an area where wild land fires can be ever present..........prayers to them!!
50fordcoupeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2018, 06:51 PM   #5
Newc
Senior Member
 
Newc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,464
Default Re: Fires in California

Wow;Looks like a concrete block building with a metal roof and it still burned. The fire would get in thru the eves... roof over hang. There's going to be some new building designs in these areas. Newc
Newc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2018, 11:23 PM   #6
mercman from oz
Senior Member
 
mercman from oz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 5,926
Default Re: Fires in California

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

A very sad sight to see. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the many victims of these devastating fires.
mercman from oz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2018, 11:49 PM   #7
Lanny
Senior Member
 
Lanny's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mn
Posts: 1,928
Default Re: Fires in California

This is such a catastrophe, so devastating, as the loss of life, property and
natural resources, is beyond comprehension.
A very sad time for the people there. Prayers go out to everyone involved.




.
__________________
My Dear, I love to see your hair blowing in the wind....
Ok ok, stop crying, I'll chase after it & get it back for you.
Lanny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 09:11 AM   #8
Cecil/WV
Senior Member
 
Cecil/WV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Gerrardstown, WV
Posts: 2,221
Default Re: Fires in California

I have a friend who lost all except his truck and clothes on his back, nearly lost his life helping remove patients from the hospital.
Cecil/WV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 09:50 AM   #9
V8COOPMAN
Senior Member
 
V8COOPMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: East Shore of LAKE HOUSTON
Posts: 8,280
Default Re: Fires in California

God bless the firefighters....God bless ALL of 'em. DD


__________________
Click Links Below

'35-'36 W/8BA & MECHANICAL FAN


T5 W/TORQUE TUBE
V8COOPMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 02:03 PM   #10
Teltruck
Senior Member
 
Teltruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern Mass
Posts: 185
Default Re: Fires in California

Our Firemen are always there when we need them !
Bob
Teltruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 02:08 PM   #11
nobey
Senior Member
 
nobey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Springville, Ca.
Posts: 162
Default Re: Fires in California

I'am so sad you these people.....
nobey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 02:23 PM   #12
aussiesteve
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 240
Default Re: Fires in California

Sympathy for the victims and respect for the Firefighters and volunteers
aussiesteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 07:17 PM   #13
Talkwrench
Senior Member
 
Talkwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 2,647
Default Re: Fires in California

Just horrible the size of it .. I thought the last fire in Cali was bad ..geez !
__________________
"Came too close to dying to stop living now!"
Talkwrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 08:10 PM   #14
Init1
Senior Member
 
Init1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oregon City, Oregon
Posts: 208
Default Re: Fires in California

I just drove through the Redding area last week on our way to the R.P.M. Nationals and the devistation in that area is hard to describe. I will say there are hundreds of men working in the woods there taking out slash, harvesting usable trees etc. And minimizing another fire as best they can. It's hard to believe a new fire close to that area is even bigger. Something has to change regarding managing our forests.
Init1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 09:01 PM   #15
paul2748
Senior Member
 
paul2748's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Midland Park, NJ
Posts: 3,038
Default Re: Fires in California

Saw this on another site
Attached Images
File Type: jpg burnt tbird.jpg (68.1 KB, 949 views)
__________________
48 Ford Conv
56 Tbird
54 Ford Victoria
paul2748 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 11:31 PM   #16
mercman from oz
Senior Member
 
mercman from oz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 5,926
Default Re: Fires in California


Very sad site to see a burned out 1956 Ford Thunderbird. In addition to the cars, there are the homes and a lifetime of memories in photos and other keepsakes. Then, these car guys would have lots of memorabilia, tools etc collected over a lifetime. How does one start up again? And that is only from a males perceptive. The ladies would also have lost special items that were dear to their hearts. It is very sad that many lives have also been lost during these dark and testing days. Our thoughts and prayers are with these suffering families in California.
mercman from oz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 06:53 PM   #17
Ford whisperer
Junior Member
 
Ford whisperer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Idyllwild, california
Posts: 18
Default Re: Fires in California

Quote:
Originally Posted by Init1 View Post
I just drove through the Redding area last week on our way to the R.P.M. Nationals and the devistation in that area is hard to describe. I will say there are hundreds of men working in the woods there taking out slash, harvesting usable trees etc. And minimizing another fire as best they can. It's hard to believe a new fire close to that area is even bigger. Something has to change regarding managing our forests.
Sir when you figure out how to “manage” the 60mph Santa Ana winds blasting thru the state right now, please do inform us all. I live in the Southern California forest and last July came scarily close to being wiped out by an arsonist triggered fire had it not been for the years of serious abatement performed by cal fire crews adjacent to our property and the swift response by their ground teams and aerial bombardments dispatched so professionally. Let’s please not be so quick to condemn the California forest management.
Ford whisperer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018, 12:19 AM   #18
Mike in AZ
Senior Member
 
Mike in AZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Waddell, AZ
Posts: 2,538
Default Re: Fires in California

Santa Anas and drought conditions.
Mike in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018, 12:42 AM   #19
Tinker
Senior Member
 
Tinker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: MN/FL
Posts: 6,151
Default Re: Fires in California

Politics and weather. Firefighters have given up on the fires and have moved to saving life. God bless and god speed to the men.

Last edited by Tinker; 11-13-2018 at 12:51 AM.
Tinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018, 07:07 PM   #20
1948F-1Pickup
Senior Member
 
1948F-1Pickup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Socal
Posts: 568
Default Re: Fires in California

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford whisperer View Post
Sir when you figure out how to “manage” the 60mph Santa Ana winds blasting thru the state right now, please do inform us all. I live in the Southern California forest and last July came scarily close to being wiped out by an arsonist triggered fire had it not been for the years of serious abatement performed by cal fire crews adjacent to our property and the swift response by their ground teams and aerial bombardments dispatched so professionally. Let’s please not be so quick to condemn the California forest management.
Not a current fire fighter but I was an instructor. One of the people who taught me shipboard firefighting (USN) is now a federal fire fighter and is the guy who does the logistics for them.
One of things that still occurs is..... 1) Oh, here's a fire that just started
2) "we're" here but it's not our area.... we have to inform the authority in charge of that area
3) The considerable time that it then takes the authority in charge to respond has caused some real escalations in fire severity

Hard to believe that happens, right?

Last edited by 1948F-1Pickup; 11-13-2018 at 07:13 PM.
1948F-1Pickup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018, 07:11 PM   #21
1948F-1Pickup
Senior Member
 
1948F-1Pickup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Socal
Posts: 568
Default Re: Fires in California

Quote:
Originally Posted by V8COOPMAN View Post
God bless the firefighters....God bless ALL of 'em. DD


Malibu Lake area. Don't know if the car is "real" or not. They pushed it
over about 50 feet away from the house, past the right side of garage......
1948F-1Pickup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018, 11:10 PM   #22
Jay in Mass
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mass.
Posts: 352
Default Re: Fires in California

WOW! As busy as they are, those kind fire fighters took the time to save that Mustang and get it away from the fire. They are hard workers. Some of them have already lost their own homes and they are still working and helping others.. God bless all of them.
Jay in Mass is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 11-19-2018, 06:40 AM   #23
mercman from oz
Senior Member
 
mercman from oz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 5,926
Default Re: Fires in California


1951 Ford School Bus and other collector vehicles destroyed in California fires.
mercman from oz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:08 PM.