Squadron of Canadair CL-415 fighting fire in high winds
   
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written by siftbot

I'll have none of that *promote
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written by eric3579

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written by siftbot

Seems like they are almost hovering. Must be a shit ton of wind.
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written by eric3579

Intense.

Some of those drops were maybe 75-100 yards upwind of the target and still drifted past the fire. In America, I think they cancel fire planes in high winds like these.

That long shot of the fire closing in on the radio shack looked like a pyroclastic flow, not a wildfire. Scary stuff.
*quality
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written by newtboy

Boosting this quality contribution up in the Hot Listing - declared quality by newtboy.
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written by siftbot

Thanks newt. Just when I think I know everything, YOU send me googling.
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written by BSR

You know I'm always good for obscure words and things.

Now to continue the volcanology lesson, lahar .
I'll save you the trip to Google, volcanic floods usually caused by glacial melt from the heat of eruptions, which makes a super abrasive slurry flood that's essentially wet concrete made of volcanic dust, pumice, and trees...and often people.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5x5tZAHEoRU
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written by newtboy

Lahar is...people too?!

I thought https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2aH9tu4s30
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written by BSR

The breeding program was so successful they have enough people to put it in everything!

Nice reference too, but I prefer soylent blue.
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written by newtboy


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