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California Wildfires & A Dent (sad)



This picture was in the Detroit Free Press on Sunday the 11th.
 
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I saw that last night. It looks like the truck was partially disassembled before the fire. I also saw a pic of a 1st gen Bronco which had burnt to the ground.
 
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:49 AM
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Just cars though. Let's not forgot the lives lost
 
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This picture was in the Detroit Free Press on Sunday the 11th.
What is sad is that two people have died, trapped in their car in their driveway, nearly 400 homes and 93,000 acres have burned.

And...the fire is still burning, FD says they don't expect full containment to occur until this Sunday.

This is the Woolsey fire that began last Thursday afternoon above the Santa Susana Pass on the east end of Simi Valley.

This fire has burned through Bell Canyon, West Hills, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Malibu.

Here in Simi, we dodged a bullet as the gusting winds blew the fire south and west. Friday night, there was a flareup in the hills about a mile away, but prompt action by the FD put it out.

Nothing like sitting in your patio watching it burn. I watched the Bel Air fire burn in 1961, this fire is much worse.

Meanwhile another fire began just before the Woolsey fire and is burning in the Camarillo Springs area to the west, south of the 101 (Ventura) Freeway. Damage has been slight.
 
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What is sad is that two people have died, trapped in their car in their driveway, nearly 400 homes and 93,000 acres have burned.
Actually more than 40 people have perished in the hell that are the fires in California.

Since this is a Ford truck site I thought I'd focus on the burned-out shell of a Dent and let other forums focus on the terrible tragedy that is happening out West. And since we have a forum here for members who want to discuss such horrible news I figured it would be better discussed there. Maybe I figured wrong.

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It looks like the truck was partially disassembled before the fire.
I think the aluminum wheels melted and maybe the front fuel door blew off in an explosion. Guessing of course.

 
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Actually more than 40 people have perished in the hell that are the fires in California.
Yes, but I was talking about the fires burning here in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Two people died in the Woolsey Fire, none have died in the Hill fire.

Most of the people that have died lived in Paradise, a small rural community in NorCal.
 
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Holy cow! You stay safe out there NumberDummy!!

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I think the aluminum wheels melted and maybe the front fuel door blew off in an explosion. Guessing of course.
Yeah, I did later notice some of the front wheel left on the hub.

I can't help but wonder how that headlight could still be intact. It does look like the extremest heat was at the rear of the truck, judging from the race track moldings. I'm guessing the trim popped loose from the truck as the plastic clips melted, causing it to hang away from the truck's body and its heat-sinking properties, and melt.
I'm assuming that they're melted, but am wondering about the molten metal in the foreground. Was some of the trim off of the truck, and laying on the ground before the fire?
Is that white paint on the truck? Still on there? Was there a darker color inside the racetrack? I guess the flames might never have reached the truck, but the intense extreme heat sure did.
Also it's either a '77 with a later bumper, or someone put an earlier grill on a '78-'79...

Whoever lost that truck (which could still be repaired using a donor) probably lost a lot more than that in the fire.
 
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Paint can turn weird colors in a fire. Hard to say.
 
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A guy on another board I frequent lost his home, his NAPCO GMC, and a '30s GMC hotrod project in Paradise. Thankfully he and his family got out to relatives in Oregon, but they almost didn't. The loss of property is unfortunate, but replaceable.

All the stories that have been making their way out about helping others are amazing. From the lady who lost everything but her horse and the officers that managed to get that horse to safety when she had to leave it, to the guy who made multiple trips through the fire to help evacuate the hospital that melted his truck only to have Toyota step up to replace it.

All the emergency crews and firefighters could do in that blowtorch was get as many out as possible.
 
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I can feel the effects all the way down in the Bay Area. Air quality is the worst I can remember. Took this picture from the parking lot this morning. Those aren't clouds or fog, all smoke and I'm 200 miles away from the Camp Fire in Northern California.


 
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The stories are sad, people perished in their cars trying to evacuate Paradise while stuck in traffic. I seen this pic on the web yesterday, it looks to be from southern California. The people in Paradise had to just run for their lives, was no saving material items....


 
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The stories are sad, people perished in their cars trying to evacuate Paradise while stuck in traffic.

I seen this pic on the web yesterday, it looks to be from southern California. The people in Paradise had to just run for their lives, was no saving material items....

Pic looks like it was taken in the Malibu area.

I doubt you'll see any pseudo Mediterranean mega-mansions and palm trees in Paradise, because its a small rural NorCal town in a forest surrounded with old growth pine trees.
 
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:17 PM
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Pic looks like it was taken in the Malibu area.

I doubt you'll see any pseudo Mediterranean mega-mansions and palm trees in Paradise, because its a small rural NorCal town in a forest surrounded with old growth pine trees.
WAS.........
 
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:13 PM
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An awful tragedy in all aspects indeed. On a side, Just browsing google images, it looks like a most/many of the burned out vehicles were "classics" 50s-90s. Maybe these were second vehicles or work trucks that got left behind.
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