Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

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Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby ted heaton » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:19 am

Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura California area.

Was sent his photo of recent Southern California fire damage. No more details than that.
Anyone know the roadster and Z.?

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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby tig » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:44 am

Painful. Wishing all those in the LA area well.

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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby fj20spl311 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:05 am

So sad, Looks like someone's project. Missing a few wheels.
Be safe guys.
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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby RCMike » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:31 am

2 roadsters?

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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby RCMike » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:31 am

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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby fj20spl311 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:56 am

Let us hope it's not more that 2
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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby Linda » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:57 am

I can just about make out the license plate.
Thought there was an owner in Ojai, near Santa Paula.
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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby notoptoy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:04 am

That hard top held up amazingly well. What a sad event. Thoughts to all out there.
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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby 2mAn » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:14 am

Looks like it was on Jack stands too.. sad
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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby theunz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:17 am

Here in Oklahoma we worry much more about tornados (now earthquakes?) than fires. I have always thought that a house burned to the ground would be the worst of the natural disasters, such total devastation. There seems to have been so many homes lost to fire in California and the rest of the west coast this year. So many affected by the fires, even those whose homes did not burn. So much beautiful landscape lost that will take many many years to regenerate. Friendships lost when neighbors have to move, jobs lost, along with all the ensuing difficulties that will cause, and of course, most importantly the lives lost. My heart really goes out to all affected. Fires are inevitable, but most are man made. Come on people, step up to the plate and become more aware of your actions when you throw that cigarette out the window, burn brush or trash on windy days, leave that campfire smoldering, ect. Do your part to keep everyone safe!
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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby Linda » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:18 am

The problem is the wind. It starts the fire frequently by downing power lines as a result of tree branches rubbing and falling. But it can start in the forest as well. Then once started the wind fans it and shoots embers. Firemen are helpless, planes often can't fly.
Someone should come up with a home fire system.
The Getty museum has extensive fire prevention systems, it is somewhat near one of the fires.
Sad to see the destruction.
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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby GeoffM » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:51 pm

Really sad to see.
What's the third car? 3rd gen Camaro? 914? Alfa?
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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby JT68 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:03 pm

280z
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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby redroadster » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:34 pm

A S130
the far right another Z ?
Z31. ...

cant grow any low ground cover there huh?

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Re: Fire damaged roadster in the Ventura area

Postby Ralph » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:48 pm

Linda wrote:The problem is the wind. It starts the fire frequently by downing power lines as a result of tree branches rubbing and falling. Bt it can start in the first as well. Then once started the wind fans it and shoots embers. Firemen are helpless, planes often can't fly.
Someone should come up with a home fire system.
The Getty museum has extensive fire prevention systems, it is somewhat near one of the fires.
Sad to see the destruction.
Linda

I am no fire expert but here’s my 2 cents worth
We’ve had a terrible fire season here in BC as well. Unfortunately, decades of really great fire suppression has left lots and lots and lots of fuel. No matter how it starts ... there is more fuel than Mother Nature is used to.
Controlled burns need to be revisited, especially in interface areas. Reduce fuel load available and severity drops. Pretty sure the indigenous caretakers figured that out a few hundred years ago.
On the building protection side, I have seen what amounts to really big lawn sprinklers mounted on roofs for homes. Saved a number of homes in BC
Our local ski hill has a dozens of condo developments and I had a chance to speak with the area fire chief. They are testing units that hook into their fire lines and when operating, effectively create a water fall around the building...and when there are enough going, they raise the humidity enough that a high humidity bubble is created over a good sized area which will actually extinguish some of the flying embers before they hit the ground or a building.
My heart goes out to the evacuees and to people who lost stuff ... or lost family or friends. I hope the powers that be here and in other areas choose to do the right thing....increase prevention awareness AND decrease fuel load.
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