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Crash on the Dragon starts fire...

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/ap...-fire-smokies/

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Those pics are awesome

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Those pics are awesome
Yeah kinda creepy cool isn't it?


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Yeah kinda creepy cool isn't it?
Definitely. At first I was expecting it to say "artist's rendition."

Luckily the guy walked away and it looks like they'll be able to get it put out without it burning up anybody's property.

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Wow.
Sooooooooooo not cool.

I remember the spots with the powerlines in the photos.
Looks like the northern end by the scenic turnout.
Looks like more than 75 acres ta me....

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Yeah, that is the first right after the only intersection on the gap on the way to the overlook. Mile marker 10.

The FD was there just to keep it under control. They just let it go, not a lot to burn, and they didn't let it get out of control.

It was an awesome sight. Not as bad as the pix make it look. I rode through it the next morning, and it wasn't bad at all. Just small leaf burning piles everywhere.

From what I gathered, this burn happens every year, the only difference is this year they actually had someone they could point a finger at.

All the locals didn't even blink an eye at it.

Makes for great photo's though!

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Here's a pic of the bike that started the whole thing. I'm sure that will buff right out.



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Poor lil gixxer. Silly squids, twisties are for men.

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it looks like the swing arm melted right off!

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