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Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:49 AM

Very recently I made a tree farm and when they finally grew I did the easy thing, I burnt the leaves and that somehow caught on outside and for about 2 ingame days I have had a forest fire here are some pictures during my firefighting.At the end I'll show you a finished version but I doubt it will ever end.
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Has this happened to you before? Discuss and tell me any tips for fighting fires, currently I'm going from one end of the fire to the other so it doesn't spread out again. Then I also stop the possibility of spreading as well.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:55 AM

I am yet to make a tinderbox to start a fire. I habnt had one since you spawn with it in InDev
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Menen said:

Thats my Signature now.

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And its not, "OMG THIS AM SO AWZUM" worth. Pigs fall down and die. Big deal

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Build something out of blocks.

#3

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:59 AM

yeah .. you tend to forget about it  after a while.  just keep some saplings  if you want to repair your tree view

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:09 AM

Tend to forget about what? Fire burning? I didn't see it happening for 5 minutes. By that time it spread so bad it forces me to spend 3 days firefighting.
Quite ironic it happened on a Saturday, BUT not funny.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:30 AM

I've never tried putting out a forest fire, but I imagine some of the techniques used in real forest fires will help a lot.
Namely, creating gaps between the trees to stop the fire spreading.  When you have cut it off, you can concentrate on fighting it.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:38 AM

Why not just leave it and make a house out of dirt/stone? That would be much easier. Just make sure you have saplings on you.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:41 PM

Unlike some I actually like the trees and anyway I had to fight it off my big tree before(by big I mean stacked on each other). Plus it's fun fighting it off and it should be too long before it ends.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:16 AM

Make a system of stone walkways around the general area, so you can easily navigate the fire.
Man, I can't wait for water physics in InfDev. Then you could make an underwater tree orchard, and if a tree caught fire, just flood the room. Thats what I do on InDev.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:42 AM

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:51 AM

Hack in an infinite water block?
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 05:03 PM

It happened to me last week... It was the first time I had built a "Flint and Steel" tool, and I tried it on the nearest tree. The whole forest caught fire, I fought during several hours, and eventually a 150x100 area of forest was destroyed. But it could have been worse, there were several cliffs that helped containing the fire.

I tried a few methods. Clearing leaves is the best way to stem the fire, however the cleared area have to be quite wide. It seems to me that 4 blocks is the minimum. Thus, it is very difficult to proceed in stiff forests, especially in infdev, where trees can be huge.
I also tried to fight the fire itself: In other words, I climbed on the top of the trees and deleted the burning leaves and trunks. But it's insanely dangerous, and if I wasn't playing in "peaceful" mode, I would've died dozens of times... I once was in a fairly high tree, stopped the fire only on the top, then got trapped by flames coming from the lower half. Yet, it's actually efficient in trees that aren't very high, if you proceed from on side of the fire to another.

Forest fires in Minecraft are quite realistic, they spread at amazing speeds, and fighting them is very stressful.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 05:08 PM

If it was me, I'd just let them burn and then plant saplings to regrow the forest.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 05:19 PM

I'm planning to turn my half-floating island into a castle, so I'll purge the trees there. Will be fun :D

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 05:36 PM

I just take my massive amount of uncheated tnt and seround the fire then....BOOOOOM, fire contaioned
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 02:51 AM

God I love starting these. :P

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 12:24 PM

Yup. Forest fires. I have a HUGE area dedicated to those. SO. MUCH. FUN.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 01:05 PM

It's easier to just hack at the lower wood peices and let the fire go on.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:49 PM

This happened to me and accidentally destroyed all the vegetation on my island except one tree :?
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:34 PM

couldn't you just take whatever material you have in abundance and wall around the fire? it strikes me as easy and efficient.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 11:13 PM

or you could just use dynamite to destroy the surrounding trees and cut off the fire.
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