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Forum topic by KnotWright posted 09-05-2011 11:57 AM 1274 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2011 11:57 AM

No matter your beliefs please take a moment to say a little prayer or hope for some good Karma for the Fire fighters and Home Owners in Central Texas.

Forgive me I’m writing this while I’m winding down from a full day of fire fighting, I personally started with my local VFD around noon today in Lavaca County and then got a call to help out in La Grange TX for a HUGE fire and I just got home at 3 am.

Also today in Bastrop they lost 14,000 acres, and in Travis County, and Hays County they all had HUGE fires today. Our wind gusts were in excess of 30 mph for most of the day.

Can only hope that when I wake up, the wind might give us a little break.

Thanks in advance your fire fighters really appreciate your support and prayers.


-- James

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 12:37 PM

Bring on the rain… hope all is well.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 09-05-2011 12:53 PM

prayer for you all down that way
had some here in new mexico last night

will send it your way
we lost many acres this year here too

please be safe

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 01:55 PM

We are 30 miles south of the Leon County fire, and have been watching apparatus go by all day and all night. Our prayers are there for you guys!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 09-05-2011 02:18 PM

I believe a little irreverence is called for here. GET OFF YOUR KNEES AND SEND SOME MONEY.

Flatonia Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 95
Flatonia, TX 78941

Guys like James give up time with families and loved ones to be of service to others. Send a few bucks, it will be put to good use. My check is in the mail …, really. -Jack

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#5 posted 09-05-2011 02:22 PM

James, my family is praying for you and yours today.

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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#6 posted 09-05-2011 03:19 PM

You have my prayers. I only wish I could send you some of the 20” of rain I’ve had in the last 3 days.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 09-05-2011 03:23 PM

I surely hope and pray that Texas is blessed with some rain. We haven’t hardly had a drop in six or more weeks. We got a little bit last night but not much.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 09-05-2011 03:34 PM

My thoughts are with you my friend.
I was hoping that the storm in the gulf would steer right over the lone star state and drench the heck out of it.
I have several close friends who live there and many are in bad shape because of this drought.

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#9 posted 09-05-2011 03:37 PM

My prayers are with you bud . I will pray for you and all who are fighting the fires and for rain to come your way.
Be careful out there my friend!

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 09-05-2011 04:15 PM

James, as a retired volunteer myself I’ve been in your shoes and know exactly how tired, hot and cold we could get when fighting fires. My baptism into fire fighting was a four alarm bus terminal, this came about 3 weeks after graduating from the fire academy. Please remember that you VOLUNTEER, in the heat of the moment its hard to use your brain for anything else but your family needs you. Buildings and things can be replaced but you are not replaceable. Get some rest and continue to care for your fellow Texans.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#11 posted 09-05-2011 04:31 PM

You got it, James!

Wish I could send you some of “Lee’s” rain.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 09-05-2011 04:49 PM

Just read about Sunday’s terrible fires there. My thoughts and prayers go out to you in the great state of Texas.


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#13 posted 09-05-2011 05:04 PM

My prayers are with you and all the brave souls who put themselves in harms way! Hats off to you bud! hang in there.

-- Prairie Woodworks, Poynette WI,

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#14 posted 09-05-2011 11:58 PM

This is SMOKE not rain clouds to the west of town. Sorry don’t have any fire line photos, we are just a little busy, but about to head out to Bastrop tonight for another round of night time duty. THanks so much for the words of encouragement and prayers. Weather man says the winds might subside sometime tomorrow. Still no signs of rain.

-- James

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#15 posted 09-06-2011 12:16 AM

Texas has lost 3.5 million square miles to wild fires this year.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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