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    Do farm fires make your local news ?

    Around here we have had

    Field fires, hay barn fires
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    grain bin fires http://wfie.images.worldnow.com/images/26666617_BG2.jpg

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    Of course they do, but this is Kansas so any news outside of the latest Wichita shooting is news.
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    They do here.

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    Nope...

    Almost never......and neither do 99% of the Freight Rail Derailments that don't involve dead bodies.
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    Not so much. There isn't much of the traditional row crop farming here.
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    Nope. Between the daily shootings, robberies, sexual assaults, festivals, political drama, sports drama, and the always-changing weather, there's not a whole lot of room for much else. I actually saw 6-8 squad cars and a SWAT vehicle go south on the major road by my work as I was leaving yesterday, and have still not heard a word about what happened yet. I feel like anywhere else, whatever happened (even if it was a false alarm) would have made the news. But not here.
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    In Buffalo, they do, but that's mainly because of the region's very strong "fire culture". There's lots of volunteer firemen, and VFDs are practically a "third place" in the region's more working class, blue collar, and exurban suburbs.
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    Yes, depending on what else is going on... especially if they are major fires.

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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    Nope. Between the daily shootings, robberies, sexual assaults, festivals, political drama, sports drama, and the always-changing weather, there's not a whole lot of room for much else. I actually saw 6-8 squad cars and a SWAT vehicle go south on the major road by my work as I was leaving yesterday, and have still not heard a word about what happened yet. I feel like anywhere else, whatever happened (even if it was a false alarm) would have made the news. But not here.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    In Buffalo, they do, but that's mainly because of the region's very strong "fire culture". There's lots of volunteer firemen, and VFDs are practically a "third place" in the region's more working class, blue collar, and exurban suburbs.
    I've found fire culture to be pretty common across NY state. I swear there are villages and hamlets where 75% of the population is in the fire department. They seem to do nothing but fundraise for the FD booster organization. The only fires are the ones in the grills at the bi-weekly chicken BBQ fundraiser.

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