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early mornin' smokin'
04-09-2012, 04:39 PM
A MASSIVE brush fire is closing in on the site of the battle of the BBQ brethren. Multiple houses in the area are already on fire. Keep everyone in your prayers, mods move as necessary.

boogiesnap
04-09-2012, 05:22 PM
Wow, that's terrible news.

I hope everyone stays safe.

MikeR
04-09-2012, 05:26 PM
Saying prayers for all in harms way. Stay safe.

Rookie'48
04-09-2012, 05:26 PM
What ^^^^^ boogie said.

timzcardz
04-09-2012, 05:27 PM
Thanks for the news.

Yes, this is very serious.

I spoke to my wife at work and one of her co-workers left just a little while ago because her son called to tell her that they were being evacuated.

Also spoke to a firend whose son is a firefighter who is now on site and supposedly a truck has been lost to the fire and they were not sure where the men were.

This is so much bigger than The Maples and a BBQ comp.

May God bless and protect them all.

landarc
04-09-2012, 05:59 PM
Having watched it happen in Oakland, I hope the men are safe and everyone can get out of the way. Those flames can travel so fast.

BBQchef33
04-09-2012, 06:46 PM
I called Bob to make sure they were safe and not in harms way. Fire is a little over 1/4 mile away.. which isnt far.... I can see the smoke plumes from my yard and im 15 miles away.

The Maples is being used as 1 - A staging area for the fire fighhters, and 2 - residents in the area are bringing their horses(in trailers) there for safe haven. Bobs home is right next door, and thats alot more than a bbq contest site. prayers out that his home and family remain safe.



http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=315521&position=1&news_type=news

early mornin' smokin'
04-09-2012, 06:54 PM
I have a friend who's already lost his house and he's a half mile from the maples, Bob's a great guy and is doing everything he can to help out! Hat's off to bob!

BBQchef33
04-09-2012, 07:18 PM
sawdustguy is out there also, has anyone heard from him?

MikeR
04-09-2012, 07:19 PM
He started thread in woodpile- was doing ok last I heard."Farking Pinebarrens".

BBQchef33
04-09-2012, 07:37 PM
The maples is on channel 12 news. looks like they are setting up a control point in the parking lot across the street and in the post office next door. County exec is talking about calling the air national guard.

dmprantz
04-09-2012, 08:04 PM
Did this start as a brush fire?

Westexbbq
04-09-2012, 08:45 PM
sawdustguy is out there also, has anyone heard from him?

Noted on FB that Michelle was seeing it all from their upstairs windows but it was not in their immediate area, that was an hour or so ago.

Glad to hear the Maples is ok at this point too.

BBQchef33
04-09-2012, 09:27 PM
Did this start as a brush fire?


Yes, its in the 'pine barrens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Island_Central_Pine_Barrens)'.. News reports say it started as a brush fire.

nthole
04-09-2012, 09:43 PM
God bless and protect everyone near it and fighting it. Terrible to hear.

Bunny
04-09-2012, 10:09 PM
We're praying for your safety!

early mornin' smokin'
04-09-2012, 10:20 PM
Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm under a mile away from it, stinks over here but it's not headed my way.


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