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Old 10-11-2017, 08:55 PM
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His home and shop is in the middle of wine country about where the wildfires are raging.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:32 AM
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i've got friends over in cali, i know the fires are pretty bad, i hope he and his family are ok
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:35 AM
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The latest fire map doesn't show anything that side of Cloverdale. That said the fires have been popping up all over. Stopped about a mile from my house, destruction is horrible.

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Old 10-12-2017, 11:42 AM
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Default Howard Booster, Santa Rosa fire

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His home and shop is in the middle of wine country about where the wildfires are raging.
I called John and his area in Cloverdale is far enough across the Alexander Valley to be safe, so far.

On the other hand, over north of Santa Rosa, Howard Booster lost it all.
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50 - 70 mph winds, 5% humidity, and huge leaf drop from the oaks with high dry vegetation from last winter's double-normal rainfall - after 5 years of drought..... leapfrogging fires hundreds of yards apart.
Rain gutters full of dry leaves with more leaves piled by the winds around the homes ... puff, crackle, fa-whoom.
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And our new"global" building codes will make it double-expensive to replace older, established estate homes and buildings ....
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:01 PM
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OMG that is heart breaking. My prayers go out to Howard. I remember him from the old MetalShapers Association days.

That fire looked like it got really hot, the cast iron bandsaw frame got hot enough that it sagged.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:11 PM
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That is a sad, sad sight. It's been a very tough year for a lot of people.
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That’s a terrible sight, not sure how you’d ever get started again after an event like that. I know they’re only pieces of metal at the end of the day but it must be devastating to suffer a loss like that - house, car, possessions, workshop - all gone. Horrible.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:16 PM
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Man that is awful to look at .I felt sick in the stomach just looking .I hope that him and his family are ok
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:46 PM
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Devestating to loose everything, thoughts go out all there
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:12 AM
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It happens here in OZ to sometime.... we know what it can be like
I hope that our metalshaping friend ore all OK in those effected areas
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