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  1. #406
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    "The Atlas fire in Napa and Solano counties is 87 percent contained after burning 51,624 acres and destroying 445 homes, Cal Fire reported Friday morning.

    The Nuns fire, which has torched 54,382 acres from Santa Rosa to Napa County, stands at 85 percent containment, Cal Fire said.

    The Pocket fire is 82 percent contained after blackening 16,552 acres, Cal Fire said.

    While the fire received the most rain overnight, there are “a couple islands of fire they need to clean up and burn out,” Lowenthal said.

    The deadly Tubbs fire is 93 percent contained after burning thousands of homes and 36,432 acres from Santa Rosa to Mount St. Helena, Cal Fire said.

    “It’ll take two days for the full drying process,” Lowenthal said. “We’re trying to take advantage of the weather and button-up as much as we can.”

    Mendocino County’s fire in Redwood and Potter valleys now is 95 percent contained, having burned 36,523 acres, according to Cal Fire Friday."

    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/75...act?artslide=0

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    (I bet these firefighters are ready for a beer, or two, or ten! )

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    As full containment nears, destructive N. Calif. fires shake up the record books
    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/B...e-12294434.php

    "As full containment nears on a series of deadly wildfires in Northern California, Cal Fire officials assessing damage are finding several of the fires that began during a windstorm on the night of Oct. 8 have tipped the historic scales for devastation."

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    (Article from 5 days ago)

    "Devastating fires charring California have claimed more lives than any fire in the state's history, and the economic toll is predicted to climb to $85 billion.

    "These wildfires, especially in Northern California, are particularly devastating,” said Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather.

    “We estimate the California wildfires will profoundly affect the economy of California. The cost to contain and fight the fire and deal with the aftermath will be in the billions. And, the loss in tax revenue from businesses no longer around, including the vineyards; the workers who have lost their jobs and can no longer pay taxes as well as other impacts will be quite costly. This will create a hole in the California budget, which may necessitate an increase in taxes. If California has to borrow more this might negatively impact its bond ratings and it will have to pay higher interest rates on all borrowings, which can cost upwards of 10s of billions of dollars. At this time, we estimate the economic impact of the fires is already approaching $70 billion dollars. Based on our forecast the total costs from this disaster on the economy would exceed $85 billion and, if the fires are not contained in the next couple of weeks, the total economic impact could even reach $100 billion.”"

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/weath...weeks/70003000

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    Aided By Rain, Bear Fire Containment Reaches 40*Percent
    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...ek-40-percent/

    "The Bear Fire in unincorporated Santa Cruz County has burned 320 acres and is 40 percent contained as of 9 a.m. Friday morning, according to Cal Fire."

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    "Despite the progress on containing the blaze, the rough terrain and heavy timber in the area increases the challenge of full containment, according to Cal Fire."

    (cvaldez, still doing ok? What's the latest near you?)

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    i can't find where the orginal story was linked, but kressa shepherd has died

    she is the one from Mendocino whose brother was killed and she and her parents severely burned trying to escape their home. she initially lost her legs.

    http://www.ktvu.com/news/teen-girl-d...ornia-wildfire

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvaldez1975 View Post
    i can't find where the orginal story was linked, but kressa shepherd has died

    she is the one from Mendocino whose brother was killed and she and her parents severely burned trying to escape their home. she initially lost her legs.

    http://www.ktvu.com/news/teen-girl-d...ornia-wildfire
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    An unanticipated health hazaard

    My landlady is in charge of the emergency room at Ukiah Valley Medical Center. She tells me 14 of the staff have been left homeless, including 4 doctors. Even before the fire, the Ukiah area had less than a 2 percent vacancy rate. Doctors and other medical professionals may end up moving out of the area and leaving UVMC short staffed.

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    RIP Kressa

    A link to Kressa Shepherd's death announcement: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/75...y-girl-17-dies

    The death toll is now 43. Don't be surprised if other remains are found during the cleanup operations.

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    Cat missing for 10 years found after surviving Tubbs Fire

    http://abc7news.com/pets-animals/cat...-fire/2599680/


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    I think about the animals and how helpless they are. Devastating.

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    Qmfr:

    Quote Originally Posted by margarita25 View Post
    California Fires Enter the Heart of Los Angeles
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/u...nia-fires.html

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    Southern California firefighters race against time, winds
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/us/ven...nia/index.html
    It appears there is a thread in progress created yesterday by byo again for the Southern California fires currently in progress:

    CA - Wind-Driven Thomas Fire Explodes to 31,000 Acres; 150 Structures Destroyed
    Fires in Ventura County California Burning Homes and Thousand of Acres of Land
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ures-Destroyed
    Last edited by margarita25; 12-07-2017 at 03:43 AM.

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    This is so sad and scary! Please stay safe everyone. Xoxo


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