posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:05 PM
Hey, deny! Thanks for the info.
Yeah, I read this morning that 75-95 mph winds were blowing at the time. If a utility pole blows down in an urban/suburban area, it will usually not
cause major fire. But in a rural area in the dry West, the same type of incident causes wildfires. And in these "tinder dry" drought years, one
spark can easily start a wildfire.
And even if you allow for a defensible space around your structure(s), with winds like these sparks fly and land inside the defensible space, looking
for anything to feed off. As much as I love wood shingles, when we re-roofed we went with composite.
I feel so badly for all those who lost their homes. My thoughts and prayers for your community.