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Old 11-09-2018, 05:20 AM
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Winds are blowing really hard, local news feed shows fire dept overwhelmed. 75,000 evacuated, thousand of homes threaten, more than thirty homes burned to the ground.
Bad couple of days for Thousand Oaks.
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If it weren't for the earthquakes, fires, floods, mudslides and people, I bet California would be a nice place to live.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
If it weren't for the earthquakes, fires, floods, mudslides and people, I bet California would be a nice place to live.
It is a wonderful place place to live, despite all the above mention stuff, have not had a shaker since '94 and for the most part the people are wonderful.
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Maybe it's just me. In live in MA because of my family and friends, school system for my daughter, my job, access to healthcare and the coast, all in spite of the people.
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...000-acres.html

Town of Paradise...burning...
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Paradise lost. Its gone pretty much.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
If it weren't for the earthquakes, fires, floods, mudslides and people, I bet California would be a nice place to live.
You forgot to mention drought and its impact on the availability of water.
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For some reason God must be mighty angry at them Californians.

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Cali is one of the most beautiful States in the country. Outside the major cities.
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It's sad - but aren't the fires in northern California? North of Sacramento?

Our son lives in Pleasanton, works in Livermore, so this is not that far away from him.
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Originally Posted by Uncas View Post
For some reason God must be mighty angry at them Californians.
Which god? Allah, Budda, Jesus, Zues, Hephaestus... There are a lot of gods...

Maybe it's just where we live and dealing with the fate of Mother Nature. Which god controls hurricanes?

It's really smokey today in SF, I wish all the people dealing with these fires the best!!
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
It's sad - but aren't the fires in northern California? North of Sacramento?

Our son lives in Pleasanton, works in Livermore, so this is not that far away from him.
They are in northern and southern Cali... It's about a 180 miles from Pleasanton give or take to the CAMP fire by Chico....
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We have some good friends in Thousand Oaks - hoping for the best for them..
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
If it weren't for the earthquakes, fires, floods, mudslides, poop on the sidewalks, liberals, government, taxes and people, I bet California would be a nice place to live.
FIFY Maybe you covered the poop thing with mudslides, wasn't sure. Seriously though I do feel for the people that are losing their homes, I could not imagine. I spoke with someone I know out there this A.M. They were evacuated last night, they went to son 1's house last night, shortly after were evacuated again went to son 2's house, a couple of hours later they were evacuated a 3rd time and went to son 3's house. So far they are safe at son 3's place but have no idea if the other 2 homes are still standing. They have heard there are homes in the neighborhood burning but no word on their place yet.

Update on this. He was able to return to his home and it was still standing unfortunately his next door neighbor was not so fortunate. Here he is spraying water on what remains of his neighbors home.

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Old 11-09-2018, 09:57 AM
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Camp is insane. News is currently saying 70,000 acres. That's in just 24 hours!!
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
It's sad - but aren't the fires in northern California? North of Sacramento?

Our son lives in Pleasanton, works in Livermore, so this is not that far away from him.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/09/us/ca...nia/index.html
3 major fires.


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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...000-acres.html

There are three major fires now ongoing..above is just one..

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Old 11-09-2018, 10:19 AM
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Apparently the entire Malibu is being evacuated.
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Originally Posted by SilverGraphite View Post
Camp is insane. News is currently saying 70,000 acres. That's in just 24 hours!!
70,000 acres is roughly an area of about 10 miles by 10 miles.
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
70,000 acres is roughly an area of about 10 miles by 10 miles.
OK. Well, maybe I'm wrong, or maybe they grow fires quicker over in your neck of the woods. I just don't remember one in Northern California doing that much damage that quick.
For comparison, the Mendocino Complex fire earlier this year (which is currently the largest fire on record in California at 459k+ acres) took over 4 days to get to 80k acres.
The Carr fire near Redding (which burned 229k+ acres, also earlier this year) took 3 days to get to a bit shy of 30k acres
70k in the first 24 hours is more like something I'd expect from a SoCal fire with the Santa Ana's pushing it hard.
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Originally Posted by SilverGraphite View Post
OK. Well, maybe I'm wrong, or maybe they grow fires quicker over in your neck of the woods. I just don't remember one in Northern California doing that much damage that quick.
For comparison, the Mendocino Complex fire earlier this year (which is currently the largest fire on record in California at 459k+ acres) took over 4 days to get to 80k acres.
The Carr fire near Redding (which burned 229k+ acres, also earlier this year) took 3 days to get to a bit shy of 30k acres
70k in the first 24 hours is more like something I'd expect from a SoCal fire with the Santa Ana's pushing it hard.
That did seem like a lot to burn in that short of time..but according to the news it did.

https://www.sfgate.com/california-wi...e-13377845.php




The massive Camp Fire that exploded near Chico in Butte County “grew substantially” overnight, officials said, prompting new evacuations Friday as it continued to threaten thousands of structures as people ran for their lives. Officials have confirmed five fatalities.
The blaze reached 70,000 acres by Friday morning — more than twice the size of San Francisco — and was 5 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.



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