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July 11, 2013, 11:38 AM
...Nevada is burning...

2 HUGE fires and lots of little ones. :(

Please send your prayers and thoughts to the firefighters and residents both here in Las Vegas and the Carson City/Reno areas, including suburbs.

The Southern NV fire, just outside of Las Vegas, (Carpenter 1), has burned almost 29,000 acres (40 SQ miles) and the Northern NV fire, just outside Carson City (near Reno and being called the Bison fire), has burned nearly 26,000 acres.

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July 11, 2013  11:40 AM ET

Oh, wow. Praying for their safety and that they can get those fires under control.

July 11, 2013  11:41 AM ET

When I saw the title I thought you were writing about YOU! Yes, given what we've already seen with deadly fires this season, prayers are needed for all the responders.

July 11, 2013  11:48 AM ET

I always wonder whether the natural disasters are really increasing in numbers or whether it's the same as always and just the information age immediately bringing to us things we might not otherwise be aware of. Sure seems like it's a flood one day, a hurricane the next, a fire, an earthquake, more flooding . . .

July 11, 2013  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I always wonder whether the natural disasters are really increasing in numbers or whether it's the same as always and just the information age immediately bringing to us things we might not otherwise be aware of. Sure seems like it's a flood one day, a hurricane the next, a fire, an earthquake, more flooding . . .

I saw an interview recently with someone who has been with the forest service for many years and he said there have been more fires in the past ten years, and they burn hotter than they ever did. He stated that the drier weather has had a lot to do with it, as well as government cutbacks in the forest service, in that they don't have the personnel to remove the excess brush which many times leads to the fires in the first place and increases their intensity because of the drier conditions.

July 11, 2013  12:33 PM ET

As sad as these fires can be with loss of life, property, etc., they are important to the environment for reforesting, etc.

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July 11, 2013  01:09 PM ET
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As sad as these fires can be with loss of life, property, etc., they are important to the environment for reforesting, etc.

Friday once said that Mother needs some reforesting. LOL!

July 11, 2013  02:06 PM ET

I hate the fact Charleston is burning, but it is a natural thing in nature and some good does come from it.
As far as praying some of us are free thinking Atheists.

July 11, 2013  02:33 PM ET
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I hate the fact Charleston is burning, but it is a natural thing in nature and some good does come from it.As far as praying some of us are free thinking Atheists.

Didn't mean to offend with the prayer statement Hammered.

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July 11, 2013  03:46 PM ET
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I hate the fact Charleston is burning, but it is a natural thing in nature and some good does come from it. As far as praying some of us are free thinking Atheists.

Many of us aren't atheists and believe in the power of prayer.

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July 12, 2013  06:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

~{+}~

Mornin' Mudder!! Happy Friday.

July 12, 2013  11:30 AM ET

Who knew there was anything in Nevada to burn...

July 12, 2013  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Who knew there was anything in Nevada to burn...

Obviously you are geographically ignorant.

July 12, 2013  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Obviously you are geographically ignorant.

That didn't take long! LMAO. hey Sweets.

July 12, 2013  12:22 PM ET
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Who knew there was anything in Nevada to burn...

I thought it was mostly desert land.

 
July 12, 2013  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I thought it was mostly desert land.

But I've only been to Las Vegas.

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