Saving Painted Cave

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Saving Painted Cave
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By John Wiley

Air tankers like this jumbo were working hard trying to save the Painted Cave community from the fire roaring up the slope at about 11:50 am Tuesday.

Helo drop at Painted Cave. Below the jets is a swarm of helicopters.

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Longing2bhome Nov 27, 2019 06:35 PM
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Awesome Firefighters! Thank you and God bless you!

Luvaduck Nov 27, 2019 10:03 AM
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Exceedingly grateful! While I wonder what's in the fire-retardants and if it ends up in the water/food supply chain, being cremated before I'm dead is a worse fate as far as I'm concerned.

Lina24 Nov 27, 2019 10:21 AM
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Luvaduck, It's mostly water, about 85%, with phosphates (fertilizer), and a small amount of non toxic chemicals.

Flicka Nov 27, 2019 09:48 AM
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some Painted Cave residents didn't evacuate, stayed to protect their homes. I still don't understand how the (aledged)criminal who headed their volunteer fire department could also have the money from selling all their equipment to pay his lawyer fees. Apparently the fire truck and other equipment was bought by money from donations, and some from FEMA. Why does this not belong to the community?

Z Nov 27, 2019 03:00 PM
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Not likely that the volunteers could have "knocked it down at the source." Forest Service didn't have much luck, they were closer, crewed up, have better equipment, and much better leadership.

Lucky 777 Nov 27, 2019 01:22 PM
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Precisely FLICKA, if only the Painted Cave Fire Department still had their equipment they were on the spot to have knocked it down at the source.

a-1593865275 Nov 26, 2019 10:06 PM
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AMAZING firefighting last night and today. Thank you.

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