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Old Jul 2nd 2012, 5:40 pm
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Been following this on the news, I note nothing on UK news, but the USA fires, yes.

So sorry for the devastation looks absolutely horrendous, heartfelt sympathies to those that have lost homes or property of any sort
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Old Jul 2nd 2012, 6:02 pm
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Much worse than I first thought,
They seem to have spread a huge distance from the more remote areas where they first started.

Some photos of my neighbouring villages on fire.

http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2012/06/...788_1341241397

Shall have to get in touch with my local pals, see if they are OK and if my place is still there.
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Old Jul 2nd 2012, 6:20 pm
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Originally Posted by pwwm View Post
Been following this on the news, I note nothing on UK news, but the USA fires, yes.

So sorry for the devastation looks absolutely horrendous, heartfelt sympathies to those that have lost homes or property of any sort
Been on the mail site all day, with photos



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-control.html
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Originally Posted by jackytoo View Post
Been on the mail site all day, with photos
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-control.html
Ah, you've spoilt it now! Plus until this afternoon nobody had lost a life in the Valencia fire, and whilst it is serious, in the States 17 had been killed, slightly more newsworthy I'd have thought.
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Old Jul 2nd 2012, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly View Post
Much worse than I first thought,
They seem to have spread a huge distance from the more remote areas where they first started.

Some photos of my neighbouring villages on fire.

http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2012/06/...788_1341241397

Shall have to get in touch with my local pals, see if they are OK and if my place is still there.
Terrifying pictures, I hope you and your neighbours are OK. Can't you phone them?
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Old Jul 2nd 2012, 7:09 pm
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A second helicopter has crashed now.This is a massive scale operation and there are not enough resources here to cope. The embers are catching light again near and gathering speed with swirling winds. Lots of plane activity nearby.

The fire I am talking about is the north valencia fire in the camp de turia...the other side of the city things are much the same with the added disasters of the crashes.
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Satty posted a stunning picture on FB yesterday, I will let him post it if he wants as its not mine to do but it really showed the intensity.... oh and it has been on the news here.
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Old Jul 3rd 2012, 10:03 am
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Terrifying pictures, I hope you and your neighbours are OK. Can't you phone them?
They are ok and very relieved the situation has improved having experienced clouds of choking smoke and huge amounts of ash raining down on them from a very dark sky.

Terrible shame, some beautiful areas absolutely devastated, wildlife almost wiped out, as well as loss of farm livestock.

I dread going back to see it all, having previously enjoyed lots of time all around the lovely countryside in the affected areas.

Have to say the Spanish know what they are about with the typical all masonry,no timber houses in the area mostly coming through it ok.

There're has been a big sales push for many years with regard to Scandinavian timber houses which are much cheaper than the traditional builds.
Most Spanish have avoided them like the plague and looking at the remaining ashes of the few that were built mainly for N.Europeans,it's not hard to see why.
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Old Jul 3rd 2012, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly View Post
Have to say the Spanish know what they are about with the typical all masonry,no timber houses in the area mostly coming through it ok.
One of the first question on an insurance policy application form is "Is there any wood in the construction of the house".

For good reason!
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Old Jul 3rd 2012, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly View Post
They are ok and very relieved the situation has improved having experienced clouds of choking smoke and huge amounts of ash raining down on them from a very dark sky.

Terrible shame, some beautiful areas absolutely devastated, wildlife almost wiped out, as well as loss of farm livestock.

I dread going back to see it all, having previously enjoyed lots of time all around the lovely countryside in the affected areas.

Have to say the Spanish know what they are about with the typical all masonry,no timber houses in the area mostly coming through it ok.

There're has been a big sales push for many years with regard to Scandinavian timber houses which are much cheaper than the traditional builds.
Most Spanish have avoided them like the plague and looking at the remaining ashes of the few that were built mainly for N.Europeans,it's not hard to see why.
It does look as if things are improving according to people that I know in the campo...our mountain views today are very hazy...but like you say the damage is done...talking of 100 years to recover to what it was like just a few days ago..Its heartbreaking.
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