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"wildfire risk" extremely high..

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:42 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
Those of you who have seen the news will have seen the high fire risks and associated wild fires more notably locally ish in Ilkley moor (relative was up there fighting it....

Got me thinking about last summer where the fire service attended the wasteland behind our house due to arson / disposal of a cigarette resulting in a small fire in the open.....

During / immediately after that I used one of the prep flood pumps and pumped about 2000l of water over the fence (kids big paddling pool) and we had a little green oasis of weeds / brambles but less risk of immediate fire getting to the outbuildings due to the hedge and weeds been "green"

Re: "wildfire risk" extremely high..

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:35 am
by jansman
You make a VERY good point there Andy.I have a bramble ' jungle ' next to me.If that went up ( never came onto my radar!),we could potentially lose my workshop and the Summer house,tunnel and greenhouse,not to mention the animals.

Re: "wildfire risk" extremely high..

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:18 am
by izzy_mack
Here in the Highlands wildfires happen every year so we have to be thoughtful about it. I have a pile of garden waste needing burnt, mostly shrub trimming from over the winter, did try to burn it earlier but it was too wet. Thought about it a few days ago when it had been dry but decided it was too risky in the heat and there was a breeze. over the fence of my back garden is thousands of acres of trees, heather, scrub. I dread to think how much damage I could do, mind you it would put paid to my tick problem ! :twisted:

Re: "wildfire risk" extremely high..

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:34 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
jansman wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:35 am
You make a VERY good point there Andy.I have a bramble ' jungle ' next to me.If that went up ( never came onto my radar!),we could potentially lose my workshop and the Summer house,tunnel and greenhouse,not to mention the animals.
We are on water rates so like last night after dark I sat the sprinkler on the shed roof and left it a good 40 minutes it's one of the below so it's reasonablly directional
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Re: "wildfire risk" extremely high..

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:06 pm
by diamond lil
Couple of big fires on now up in Moray and Lochaber.

Re: "wildfire risk" extremely high..

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:12 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
Local fire service website listed about 10 different fires on grass land yesterday alone! and that isn't moorland
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Re: "wildfire risk" extremely high..

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 8:12 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
Well finally got a reel for the allotment I've now got another hose which will reach the house incase of fire be it in or out our allotment is 80m from home and the allotment standpipe is less than 20m away from our garden hop a few / go through a fence and I'm at the back of the house...

Re: "wildfire risk" extremely high..

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:15 am
by diamond lil
Bought a safe for under the floorboards. The pile under the mattress was making the bed too high.
Aye. Right :lol: