A few days ago, someone at work mentioned that there are a few large fires burning in North Carolina. I thought the neighboring residents were simply burning their Fireplaces but the thick outside, smoky air should have told me something was wrong somewhere.
I'm not a Firefighter but "putting out large-scale fires" seemed to be my "puzzle for the Day" for the last few days. Tonight, something 'clicked" when a few ideas formed on this subject.
So let's think about this…
- We're taught that "water" extinguishes "fire". This seems to be true. We can all prove this.
- When dealing with a large-scale fire, however, I'm beginning to think that there are different "variables" or even a "Natural" physics that comes into Play.
- Think about it… Let's say there's a very large forest fire with flames 10-to 30-feet high or more. That huge water-container under a helicopter is going to seem like a "thimble" in size compared to that fire.
- Dropping (by helicopter) or spraying (by firehose) water on a large forest fire, to "me", looks as though the water is "partially" or "mostly" turned into Steam before it hits those flames. The result is a lot of effort for very little results. ("IF" that's true, then that's the Cabal's "fire lie" making us believe "water" will do the job.)
- I'm sure there are chemicals that can be used in those situations but they can be costly and dangerous for the Firefighters and the environment.
- Once I realized all of this, I began thinking about the idea of a "Fire Break". Even in a large forest fire, when given the opportunity, the Firefighters will create a "Fire Break". This is usually a dirt line between the fire and where it's heading. The ground where the Fire Break is created is cleared of trees, leaves, grass and anything that might burn quickly. The idea is to put enough raw "dirt" between the fire and where you want it to stop.
- So if that idea is to use "dirt" to stop the fire, why aren't Firefighters dropping and spraying raw, moist "dirt" on those fires?
- In "my" mind, when a helicopter drops a container-full of "dirt" onto a fire, it will not lose its effectiveness before reaching the flames. Plus, "dirt" is fairly dense and will smother the fire more-easily than water.
Just some thoughts.
Here's a link to a 3-minute video on "Fire Break" basics:
Here's a 2-minute video of a helicopter trying to put out a fire with a large water container:
(Wow. I can't believe I "read" and "viewed" lots of information tonight but ended-up with nothing to include. It's rare for me to not include outside (of me) pieces of information but it happens. I wrote the above information before beginning tonight's research.)