By Fire sucks. - 17/01/2014 03:42 - United States
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So there was a town on a forest? I'm pretty sure there are boundaries between the forest and the town.
Exactly! This is not an fml as it focuses too much on going to school. Op is so lucky they went to school. I've heard that in America the attitude or maybe it's a fact, that you can escape fires/ "run away." But in Australia, which is where I am from, it's way different, bush fires can be deadly and you cannot escape a lot of the time. So reading this, I'm thinking of like Australian fires but I still consider this as a very lucky moment.
#25, you really can't build out of the way of a natural disaster if that's what you're implying. Anywhere you go in the world there's different types of unpredictable, yet possible disaster. Like living in a cold, close to the ocean climate, I expect blizzards, floods, and possibly hurricanes, but get the security of not having tornados, earthquakes, or droughts (on a realistically common basis). It is not his parents fault, it's the 4 idiots that forgot to put out their campfire and are now being prosecuted, as well as nature to an extent.
#44: Nobody says you should avoid all risk, that's a strawman. Some places are safer than others. If you build a house in an unprotected floodplane, on an active volcano, or in the middle of the woods, you're asking for trouble. Especially if it's a wooden house. And if you think you can prevent forest fires by listening to Smokey Bear, you're a bigger idiot than whoever started the fire. Ever heard of lightning? All that fuel is going to burn sooner or later.
The houses don't have to be in the middle of the woods. Typically, in a lot of suburban areas, even the former farm land areas, some trees are preserved, or replanted, to attract various wildlife. forest fire sparks can travel airborne from spot to spot and can spread from the forest to these areas.
#25- you do realize that everywhere, EVERYWHERE, was in a natural state before people started building and paving over it. No matter where you live, you are vulnerable to natural or man made disasters. Now there are cities such as New York for example, that are mostly pavement and large buildings, there's nothing wrong with living there but I personally love that my back yard is connected to woods. Can you tell me someplace that's immune to them? Homes in the desert are at risk for drought and dust storms( plus many more), people near wooded areas are at risk for fires and tornados( again many more), people by the ocean are at risk for hurricanes. I guess we could all live underground. But even then we'd have to worry about our roof caving in. Your statement was probably one of the dumbest things I've ever read.
Hey just be lucky you were at school rather than still in your house.. That burns OP.
Well, Look on the bright side.. If you were in the house you would have burned down with it..