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BART clears fire prone brush the old fashioned way

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BART clears fire prone brush the old fashioned way
Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, July 10, 2021 3:49 AM

Maybe Amtrak needs this on their ROW on the NEC?

BART’s B-a-a-a-a-a-a-h-d Brush Fire Blitz - Railway Age

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, July 10, 2021 7:34 AM

blue streak 1
Maybe Amtrak needs this on their ROW on the NEC?

BART’s B-a-a-a-a-a-a-h-d Brush Fire Blitz - Railway Age

So - is the West's fire hazard solution (beyond consistent rain) more goats?

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Saturday, July 10, 2021 9:58 AM

There is a petroleum products terminal on the Sanitary & Ship Canal that has a similar arrangement.

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Posted by Erik_Mag on Saturday, July 10, 2021 11:58 AM

Using goats seems to be a reasoanble way to create firebreaks. While clearing the ROW of brush may not stop the advance of a major fire, it will reduce the damage to track ad structures.

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