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  1. #11
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    Troy, the fire vortices were from unstable conditions and on that particular burn a spot fire was created. Always makes for a good show, the night burns had some really good ones reach 20-30 ft in the air. Grasses were of the warm season mix and to be honest I really didn't look to see what specific species. Yes the snow had laid all the fields we did down. Primary goal was to restore/invigorate warm season grasses and remove invasives. One field was a newly acquired piece of ground and we burned to see just was would come back and then wildlife division would develop a management plan around what they see or don't see.
    River - 8 months old English Setter
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    Bella - 3 yr old Brittany
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    Ellie - 3 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 11 yr old Chocolate Lab
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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    Yeah, on our last fire, weather boys called for a 34% low on the humidity. It got to 26 and got a little iffy. I sent the new help out in the green wheat to watch for spot overs. He busied himself watching the 25 foot cedar row go up. I finished lighting the last headfire and drove over to him. Asked if he was watching it. He said, Oh yeah! I said look behind you! It had spotted over some 150 yards and was 80 yards behind him. He about exploded. No biggee! I had it disked around and we burned it too! Put BWWMA into youtube and you can see those cedars go up! 3 videos there of my burns. Watch fast, they are about 6 seconds long.
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    Troy Smith

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    yeah those cedar rows go very fast nothing like adding gas to a fire. I don't think people understand just how far and easily fires can spot then you have that much heat trying brands into the air. When our jack pine fires get rolling it is not uncommon for them to spot up to a quarter mile away.

    Our weather people here have been horrible with their predictions. I wish I had a job where my accuracy could be 50%! I don't count on them very much it is just look out the window and see what is going on. I think our fire season is pretty much over with all the moisture we have received and are predicted to receive. This could be one of the shortest season I've had yet.
    River - 8 months old English Setter
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Bella - 3 yr old Brittany
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Ellie - 3 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 11 yr old Chocolate Lab
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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    Wow, 50%! That might triple our best
    Trust the dog!

    Troy Smith

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    I was trying to be kind to them.....
    River - 8 months old English Setter
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Bella - 3 yr old Brittany
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
    Ellie - 3 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 11 yr old Chocolate Lab
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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    Plenty of rain we are up over 4+ inches for this year. There predictions are rarely correct.

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