6 million bucks and counting. When they first noticed the wind picking up 3
guys with shovels could have put it out!It appears the gross
incompetence of the federal government has now overtaken the Forest Service
To all the global warmers out there, you need to refrain from using your
computers and phones to comment, they use electricity. Need to set an example.
Just grateful today for the work of those brave firefighters! Thank you. A few notes: -Welcome to the new normal. This is what global
warming looks like. -This fire again demonstrates how assuming
control of public lands would bankrupt our state.-It will be hard to
blame this on forestry mismanagement. Most of what is burned is scrub and gamble
oak; nothing that more logging would have helped. These lands are also actively
grazed. More active fire breaks could have helped, but you cant put fire breaks
everywhere. There just isn't some magical solution for this, though I am
sure many out there are figuring out how to pin it on 'big
Fire is a necessary thing to keep the wild outdoors healthy. Given this why
don't we be at peace with fire and start building structures that are fire
proof in areas where fire is a threat?
There won't be any need for a forest service after they get through burning
the forest down.
To both end wildfires quicker and cleaner, Utah should allow AirWars Defense lp
to test its Evaporated Nitrogen Gas Cloud method of fire suppressant. This
will not use fresh water, saving it for communities and agriculture. The test
uses 4 cu.ft. of liquid Nitrogen putting it through a perforated trough in the
fire draft. As it falls like rain (cryorain) it evaporates into a cohesive,
inert, starting cryogenically cold, pure N2 Nitrogen gas cloud drawn into the
fire. This cloud is transparent in smoke, displaces all but N2 Nitrogen
including Oxygen ending the flames like it were put out by a light switch, and
cools the fuel reducing re-ignition. The cloud expands to 1,000 cu.ft. at
ambient temperature and increases to 2,800 cu.ft. at inferno temperature. It
rises above the forest canopy and mixes with the air which is 78% N2 Nitrogen
and 21% Oxygen. $15,000 is needed for the test and should be done on a
currently burning wildfire. Hopefully, Utah will allow the test. If
successful, from the data taken during the test we can estimate the liquid
Nitrogen needed to end the entire fire. And from then on, Utah has another
choice of fire suppressant and method to use on fires.
Thank you firefighters and everyone who supports these arduous efforts.
The U.S . Forest Department needs to pay for most of the cost out of their
budget and fire the neglect.
Good going fire crews and their leaders! You are doing a fantastic job!
Hopefully this means better air soon.
Guess we can call the firebreak a road now! Seriously, our fire
management policies are terrible and clash directly with everything forest
and/or wilderness policy dictates.