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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:38 PM

 

Pole-Top Fires on the Increase...

Utility poles are catching on fire when it rains..? Impossible.

It's been raining on and off for years..... and utility poles have not caught fire?

Let's see.. what about if Aluminum particles were falling from the sky and collecting on the pole tops.. casusing the electricity to arch?
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http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/20278672/utility-pole-fire-shuts-down-i-30

The small fire burning toward the top of the wooden pole, located outside a Valero gas station, had virtually eaten through the pole.

Officials feared the top of the pole would fall off and bring power lines with it.

Just before 11 a.m., the power supply was cut and a utility truck raised an Oncor worker to the top of the pole, where he used a fire extinguisher to snuff out the flames.

The charred pole wobbled precariously and the danger remained as fire crews



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lib2DaBone Dec 2012 OP
tosh Dec 2012 #1
lib2DaBone Dec 2012 #4
mn9driver Dec 2012 #2
AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #3
lib2DaBone Dec 2012 #5
AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #7
NickB79 Dec 2012 #6

Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:44 PM

1. These are alarmingly common...

in coastal areas due to the corrosive nature of the salt air environment.

We call them "pole fires". Very scary during these drought years.

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Response to tosh (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:46 PM

4. Florida has an extreme salt air environment...

 

Florida has a humid, salt air environment...No pole fires so far?

Must be Texas salt... more combustable... (just being snark)

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:49 PM

2. This was common when I lived in South Texas years ago

Utility crews came around when it hadn't rained for a while and would wash dust and salt off the insulators to keep this from happening. On the big towers they would sometimes do it with a helicopter.

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:11 PM

3. Why would you suspect Aluminium falling from the sky?

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:48 PM

5. Suspect aluminum...

 

Google... "Barium salts and aluminimum Oxide"...

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Response to lib2DaBone (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:59 PM

7. Looooooooooooooool

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:05 PM

6. Oh fun, another chemtrails thread

I have a sneaking suspicion that "Aluminum particles falling from the sky" is another way of claiming Teh Gubment is spraying various chemical compounds into the atmosphere for unspecified nefarious purposes.

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