FIRE HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE IT SEEMS. Live From Tucson AZ

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FIRE HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE IT SEEMS.

Things are usually bigger in Texas, or so they say, and since I lived there for 20 years (Houston) I can safely say that’s usually a pretty true statement.

But when it comes to the size of current fires, sadly, we here in Arizona win. And that’s not something to brag about, for sure.

Our three biggest fires around here in Southeast and Eastern Arizona are as follows…

The Wallow fire has consumed nearly 800 square miles of forest.

The Horseshoe 2 Fire burning near Portal has grown to 213,511 acres since the last update.

The Monument Fire has grown to 26,980 acres, kinda’ small.

And that’s just in my part of the state. And what’s next? Why, the 4th Of July and plenty of drunken idiots with fireworks. OK, drunken idiots is no doubt an oxymoron.

Ah, well…

If I can provide more information about Tucson AZ real estate and surrounding areas, the housing market, or otherwise assist you, friends or family in a home search, please contact me by phone or text at (520) 850-5995, call me toll free at (800) 557-9798 or email me at TucsonAgent@msn.com

Website is www.TucsonBuyersAgent.com

Jon Quist is Tucson’s Buyers Only Agent

Serving Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Vail, Sahuarita, Saddlebrooke, La Reserve, The Catalina Foothills, The Sabino Canyon area, and Eastern Pima County

 

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  1. C. Lloyd McKenzie 06/21/2011 04:42 PM
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Jon,

We have fires right here in Central Florida, and this  is not fun. Remind of the fires in 1998, when the  whole Flagler County had to be evacuated. Had two days of rain, and hope it would  help a lot, but now again hot, and no rain in sight

Jun 20, 2011 04:51 PM #1
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Wayne Johnson
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Jon,

AZ is hot enough without all the fires. I guess it will take a while to get them under control. Wishing some rain to help get them under control.

Jun 20, 2011 04:57 PM #2
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Simon Webster
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We did just have a lot of fires here in Texas too.  We all need some rain and less people throwing out cigarette butts.  Hopefully the drunked idiots pass out before they get to the fireworks.

Jun 20, 2011 04:59 PM #3
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Good Evening, Jon.

  I lived in Arizona in the 70's, and I have close family in Scottsdale today.

  This is so tragic - I remember camping and catching trout in the White Mountains.  I remember shooting fireworks off of Papago Peak..  But we were careful - unlike the Drunken Idiots that are out and about today.

Jun 20, 2011 05:02 PM #4
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Steve Stenros
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Sorry to hear about all those acres burning- especially the forests. Good luck on July 4th with the drunken idiots!

Jun 20, 2011 05:55 PM #5
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Patty Clark
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In Colorado we also have had numerous wild fires.  It's heartbreaking to see acres of old trees being burned to the ground. What in the world starts all the fires? Probably camp fires, cigarettes and maybe even a piece of glass when the sun hits it just right.

Jun 20, 2011 06:33 PM #6
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It is the fire season. Guess we can't control all the people out there, so stay safe Jon.

Jun 20, 2011 07:32 PM #7
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Jon Quist
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Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

A fire of about 2400 acres was started by...firefighters cutting a clear area fire break, with a bull dozer! Blade hit a rock, made a spark, you get fire! Now they have another firefighter walk along next to the bulldozers with a portable water hose sprayer to put out the little fires caused by sparks.

You just can't win.

Jun 20, 2011 08:05 PM #8
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Jon,

I've been hearing about the wild fires in AZ. We're having lots of wild fires here in TX too. The wildfires started in June. More than 14,000 homes were burned in East Texas, 20 homes burned in Possom Kingdom; then last night Possom Kingdom had another tornado. I contacted friends of mine who said, "We could see clouds trying to form into a tornado from our front porch. About the same time our emergency weather radio sent out a tornado warning for PK State Park, which is about 8 miles away, the winds started whipping up and blowing really hard and pouring rain. Now everything is calm; however, some fires started by lightening. We are hoping all the severe weather will be over soon."

Here in Flower Mound the ground is so dry the leaves are starting to fall off the trees. I saw what looked like fresh fall leaves begin to fall. It's eerie Jon... I'm sorry about AZ, I know you all are having it rough there too.

Stay safe!

Patricia

Jun 20, 2011 08:28 PM #9
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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My goodness.... not good... three big fires?!?!  Be safe...

Jun 20, 2011 08:31 PM #10
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Leslie Ebersole
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We see bits and pieces on the news but not that much. My kids wondered what started the fires....just natural, like lightening?

Jun 21, 2011 03:01 AM #11
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Jon Quist
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These recent fires were all caused by careless, stupid humans. No rain, no storms, just brainless dolts with matches, lighting something.

Jun 21, 2011 02:49 PM #12
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Judith Parker
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Hi Jon, stay safe and I hope you get lots of rain to help stop these fires.

Jun 21, 2011 04:17 PM #13
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C. Lloyd McKenzie
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Hi Jon, 

Did I hear correctly that the WALLOW FIRE is now contained?  That's great news!  Hopefully theHorse Shoe Fire will also get contained before July 4th

It's high time the Government starts flooding the airways with PSA about Fire Dangers. If you educate the masses, then such irresponsible actions will be minimized  

Jun 21, 2011 04:30 PM #14
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Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
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Yikes, Jon, those fires are so devastating!  The interior of BC, where much of my family lives (having relocated from the coast) seem to constantly be under fire watch during the summers - but have a bit of a reprieve so far this year because of the wet spring.  Hopefully none of your friends and family are at risk...and that everyone will take care as they celebrate July 4th!

Jun 21, 2011 09:40 PM #15
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Funny how I seem to hear more about the CA fires... And yes, drunken idiots is oxymoronic! LOL

Jun 22, 2011 04:56 PM #16
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Jon Quist
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RE the Wallow fire...The Wallow Fire burning in Eastern Arizona is now 58 percent contained by a crew of 3,389.

Though the fire is now at 529,825 acres, only one of the fire's three "zones" is actively burning outside the perimeter. The other two zones are creeping and smoldering through unburned interior islands, according to incident officials.

Jun 22, 2011 08:03 PM #17
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Jon ... Let's continue to hope and pray that the Tucson and AZ fires don't take any human lives and that the pros can get them under control soon.

Jun 23, 2011 05:27 AM #18
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Jon--How awful.  Sounds so ridiculous, but I really do wish we could send you some of our rain.  It would be so nice to even things out across the country.  Be safe!

Jun 28, 2011 04:40 PM #19
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