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www.wmfd.com - Dozens of major wildfires are burning in the western part of the country, and Idaho seems to be getting hit the worst, prompting one resident to use basic chemistry in the hope of saving his own home. }}" />

   
 
 
Man In Idaho Sprays Home With Water To Try And Save It

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 8/20/2013Dozens of major wildfires are burning in the western part of the country. And Idaho, seems to be getting hit the worst. Right now, the Beaver Creek Fire, east of Boise, has burned more than 100,000 acres and has forced thousands from their homes. Jacqulyn Powell shows us how one resident is using basic chemistry in hopes of saving his home. Mike Nathan has a front row seat for this fire, his house is right on the edge of the burning mountains. His neighborhood is a pre-evacuation area right now, so neighbors don't have to leave unless they want to. "Some have left and i saw some up the street," says Nathan. Nathan has decided to stay, for now, and do everything he can to protect his home. "It may be dry and smoky in Hailey, but here at Mike Nathan's house, it looks like a rainstorm just rolled through, because he's trying to keep his house safe with sprinklers,' says KBOI reporter Jacqulyn Powell. "Water puts out fire, basic chemistry, right?" asks Nathan. "I put together a sprinkler system that would totally saturate the roof. I had pipe, a sprinkler on each end, and a hose connected to three different hose bibs." He's also sprayed the sides of his house, all in hopes that if an ember flies near his home, it will be put out. He says he doesn't feel threatened by the fire just yet, but will be careful. "If I felt the fire was closer, I would abandon ship," he says. He's already removed all of his valuables and has a full tank of gas, in case he needs to go, and he's staying very optimistic. "If it burns and after I've done everything, I have house insurance and I get a brand new house."
   
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