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  1. #1
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    California fires raging...N California check in.

    The fire in Paradise is about 32 miles north of us. We're in Yuba City (thankfully nothing here to burn), and there's a thread on this in the parking lot, but I know there's quite a few 'valley people' here at WS, and hope you'll check in and tell us you're safe and staying inside out of the smoke.

    The smoke is really bad here. They're telling everyone not to go outside. I'm at work in our record store and I've got the air on but my eyes are still burning.

    Has anyone heard from chicoliving? It's got to be awful where she is.

    Latest article:

    Thousands evacuated as California fires rage on
    3 hours ago
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) — More than 14,000 people have been evacuated from a northern California town as hundreds of out of control wildfires continued to burn across the state, officials said Wednesday.
    Wind-driven flames leapt over fire lines at a rural community near the town of Paradise, 90 miles (144 kilometers) north of Sacramento and destroyed nearly 40 homes in the space of a few hours early Tuesday, emergency services said...

    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5...P_YPa8x_FC32fQ

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    It's smoky and hazy in the air here... and about 108 degrees outside. It's horrid! You can even smell the smoke in the air... I'm here in Sac.

    “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

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    I'm so sorry you guys!!! We had to evacuate once when I was living in San Diego and I can still remember how scared I was.

    Ya'll be safe!!!

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    All CA members be careful.
    I can't even imagine how bad the smoke and smoke smell are.
    Here in SE Va, the Dismal Swamp had been burning for weeks. We smell smoke everyday and every few days it blows up here.
    A huge percentage of the US needs rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philamena View Post
    All CA members be careful.
    I can't even imagine how bad the smoke and smoke smell are.
    Here in SE Va, the Dismal Swamp had been burning for weeks. We smell smoke everyday and every few days it blows up here.
    A huge percentage of the US needs rain.
    We are in Eastern North Carolina, so when it's not blowing on y'all it's blowing on us.

    We used to live on Beale AFB in Sac, CA. I hated the fires there from the rice fields. I cannot imagine how horrible it must be there now. Stay safe, and stay inside. I remember well the "spare the air" days.

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    We are fine here in Orange County ( southern California ). Prayers going out to my neighbors north

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicRose99 View Post
    It's smoky and hazy in the air here... and about 108 degrees outside. It's horrid! You can even smell the smoke in the air... I'm here in Sac.
    Yes, it's horrid outside. They just issued evacuation orders along hwy 70 to lake Oroville and in Shasta co north of hwy 299. The fire in Paradise is the big one closest to us. Lots of timber there.

    My son's MIL is a nurse at the local hospital. She says a lot of people are coming in with breathing problems. The smoke is settling over the valley and the heat's not escaping. We're at 105 degrees and they're predicting 112 for tomorrow. Hope no one in town has a house fire in the next few days as most of our firefighters are in the foothills.

    Here's a link to the local Chico station for anyone who needs updates.

    http://www.khsltv.com/content/topsto...2-3529fe0c0c0d

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    Thank god my daughter is here right now... she goes to Chico State and has an apt up there... it's bad here, but at least I don't have to worry about her.

    “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

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    Here are a couple of pics to show how bad our air is here in the valley:


    “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.



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