California Wildfires 2019

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  1. KALI

    KALI Well-Known Member

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    Well, the Power Company, says they can fix their power lines in about 10 years.
    Let that sink in.
    First of all, they are bankrupt.
    The State of California has been bragging the last 4 years that they have a very healthy war chest amassed for emergencies.
    Time to start focusing those dollars on fixing California's grid all you politcians.
    Personally, after 30 years of living here, we are done.
     
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  2. Dawookie

    Dawookie Well-Known Member

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    You know they won't, the electric companies will just continue to pass on the cost to us consumers here in California. They're making it hard for the middle class here
     
  3. margarita25

    margarita25 Hmmmm...sounds hinky, moo.

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    California Fires Live Updates: New Blaze Threatens Reagan Library

    “Dangerous Santa Ana winds were whipping Southern California as a new wildfire broke out near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.”



    How big are the California fires? See size, shape of the blazes with our map
    Watch live: Aerials of California wildfires
    The Kincade fire in wine country north of San Francisco has burned through more than 76,000 acres and was 30 percent contained as of Wednesday morning.

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    Worst winds of the season batter California, bringing prospect of more blackouts, fires and evacuations


    ““The magnitude of the wind gusts really are going to be a concern,” said Daniel Swain, climate scientist with UCLA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. “The actual winds that people experience really will be quite extreme in a lot of places, really everywhere except for the wind-sheltered parts of downtown L.A. and central L.A.””

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    The Hopelessness of Wildfire Season
    No one knows what to do about PG&E’s role in the fires—and California’s governor isn’t helping

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    A wind-driven fire burns a structure on a farm during the Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, on Sunday.
    Philip Pacheco/AFP/Getty Images



    Map: Easy Fire latest evacuations, perimeter


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    New California Fire Threatens Reagan Library as Winds Make Containment Harder
    Easy Fire in Simi Valley quickly grows to 1,300 acres, as firefighters gain ground on Sonoma’s large Kincade Fire



    What Causes California Wildfires? | California Fires Explained


    Why Are There So Many Fires In California?
    A perfect storm of conditions have created an environment ripe for fire.

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    Firefighters battle to save Reagan Library as Easy fire reaches its doorstep

    “Firefighters were at the facility prepared to provide structure protection. The flames were being held back by an aggressive ground and aerial attack on the ridges beyond Simi’s modern residential estates.

    Helicopters repeatedly dropped loads of water behind the library in 60-mph winds, turning the flames on the ridge 300 feet below into smoke. Amid wind gusts strong enough to knock a person off balance, two super-scooper planes dipped down behind the library before unleashing such a volume of water it created its own rainbow.”



    Kincade Fire now 30 percent contained, grows to 76,825 acres overnight



    Fast-moving Easy fire expands to 1,300 acres, forces thousands to flee in Simi Valley near Reagan Library



    Easy Fire: 6,500 Homes Threatened in Simi Valley Area as 1,300-Acre Blaze Burns Near Reagan Library



    Getty Fire: 405 ramp closures, mandatory evacuations amid strongest Santa Ana winds of season
    Thousands of people in the Getty Fire burn area remained evacuated Wednesday as another Santa Ana wind event was expected to bring gusts up to 80 mph.
     
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  4. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    How safe right now is an area like Santa Monica Boulevard?
     
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  5. Dawookie

    Dawookie Well-Known Member

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    Should be pretty safe, Getty fire is just North so there might be a bit of smoke
     
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  6. Dawookie

    Dawookie Well-Known Member

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    The winds are going to be the biggest factor in how quick they can get a handle on the Simi fire. Lots of fuel in the area mixed in with the ranches and houses that are in the area. And the news just reported another fire a few miles east in Calabasas
     
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  7. margarita25

    margarita25 Hmmmm...sounds hinky, moo.

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    Extreme fire weather could be the worst 'in recent memory'

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    Winds gust near 80 mph as 'extreme red flag' conditions fuel Southern California fires

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    The Easy fire burns Wednesday morning in Simi Valley.
    (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    “Fires were breaking out across Southern California on Wednesday, fueled by intense winds.

    By midday, the region was facing peak extreme fire weather, with winds of up to 78 mph at Boney Peak in the Santa Monica Mountains in Ventura County, while relative humidity fell to rock bottom, clocking at zero at Mt. Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains and peaks in the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Los Padres National Forest, National Weather Service meteorologist Lisa Phillips said.”

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    Here’s what you need to know:
    California Fires Live Updates: Blaze Threatens Reagan Library

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    Getty Fire roars as Easy Fire threatens Reagan Library in Simi Valley
    Reagan Library 'safe' as flames race nearby; Getty, Kincade blazes continue assault on California

    “Winds gusting up to near 80 mph around the state were conspiring with the dry conditions to put residents on high alert while awaiting the next waves of evacuation orders and preemptive power outages.”
     
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  8. Dawookie

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    There's two more that have started as well. The Hill fire out in Jurupa Valley and there's another one in Brea that have both shutdown freeways
     
  9. margarita25

    margarita25 Hmmmm...sounds hinky, moo.

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    Portions of the 57 and 60 freeways are closed as fires burn across Southern California

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    An aerial tanker makes a retardant drop on the Hill fill in Riverside County’s Jurupa Valley.
    (KTLA)

    “Portions of the 60 and 57 freeways were closed Wednesday afternoon by separate brush fires, one in Jurupa Valley and the other in Brea Canyon.”

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    “The Jurupa Valley fire, named the Hill fire, in Riverside County has prompted mandatory evacuations and closed the 60 Freeway in both directions.

    The Hill fire broke out about 10 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Granite Hill Drive and Pyrite Street and quickly grew to 100 acres, driven by 20 mph winds. At noon it was 0% contained. About 200 firefighters are on the scene.”

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    Fire in Diamond Bar and Brea shuts down 57 Freeway – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    ETA:
    Brea Fire That Threatened 57 Freeway Near Diamond Bar Is Under Control at 16 Acres: Officials




    California wildfires: Climate change connected to bigger, more destructive fires - CBS News
    "This will only get worse in the future": Experts see direct line between California wildfires and climate change

    “California is likely to continue to experience larger and more destructive wildfires as the nation's most populated state gets hotter and drier.”

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    Dexter fire in Santa Ana River bottom in Riverside forces evacuations – Press Enterprise


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    “The efforts of 800 firefighters, eight air tankers and nine helicopters trying to get control of the fast-moving blaze were stymied through the morning by extreme wind conditions.”

    Fast-moving Easy fire expands to 1,300 acres, forces thousands to flee in Simi Valley
     
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  10. Dawookie

    Dawookie Well-Known Member

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    Crazy day so far. Now one in downtown Riverside and a small one has been reported in the same area as the Tick Fire on the south side of the 14 freeway

    Edit: now calling it The Soledad Fire
     
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  11. margarita25

    margarita25 Hmmmm...sounds hinky, moo.

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  12. margarita25

    margarita25 Hmmmm...sounds hinky, moo.

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    (O:T, You guys...Um, I think I found something suspicious...see the photos at the above link. I zoomed in on the patients and noticed some things I thought didn’t look good at all. So I googled the facility and noticed they have may have a potentially troubling history...not sure how or where to discuss it, reporting my post.
    @KayElJay )

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    Moving on:

    https://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/scv-emergency/santa-clarita-fire/soledad-fire-in-canyon-country-breaks-out-near-14-freeway-2-
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    “The brush fire, dubbed the Soledad Fire, was reported at about 3:40 p.m. near the northbound 14 Freeway, north of Soledad Canyon Road, according to Franklin Lopez, spokesperson with the Los Angeles County FireDepartment.”

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    Civilian Fatality Structure Fire 10/30/2019 INC#0992
    Civilian Fatality Structure Fire; INC#0992; 3:16PM; 7821 N Bakman Av; خرائط ‪Google‬‏‏; Sun Valley; PRELIM: Fire to rear of a 1,569 square-foot one-story home extended into the structure, and was extinguished by the first arriving 20 LAFD firefighters in just 21 minutes. Discovered within the structure was an (adult female?) beyond medical help, who was determined to be dead, and remains at the scene. Though Santa Ana wind conditions were present at the time of the blaze, the role of the winds, if any, have yet to be determined for a fire that is formally categorized as "under active investigation". LAFD Public Information Officer Cody Weireter is en route ; FS 89; Batt 14; Valley Bureau; Council District 6; LAFD Units Assigned: AR2 BC10 E481 E77 EM14 PI3 RA60 RA889 RA89 T89; Radio Channels: 9; 15; - Brian Humphrey

    Civilian Fatality Structure Fire 10/30/2019 INC#0992

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    #GettyFire - Evacuee Access Update - 10/30/2019 INC#0074

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    For Immediate Release:
    October 30, 2019
    Smoke Advisory:Unhealthy Air Quality Declared due to Smoke from the Getty Fire
    LISTING OF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRESS RELEASES

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    Wind gusts reach hurricane force as wildfires torch Southern California
    Updated 4:40 PM EDT, Wed October 30, 2019
    https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/10/30/us/california-fires-wednesday/index.html?r=https://www.google.com/

    (CNN) — The race to stop an inferno torching the Los Angeles area has gotten more dangerous as furious winds -- some as strong as in a hurricane -- stoke the flames.
    Gusts of up to 70 mph will fuel the Getty Fire through Thursday, threatening more than 7,000 homes, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
    And that's just one of at least 10 wildfires burning across California.
     
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    whitelilac Well-Known Member

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  14. margarita25

    margarita25 Hmmmm...sounds hinky, moo.

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    All The Major Fires Burning In Southern California Right Now

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    Strong winds drive the Easy Fire on Oct. 30, 2019 near Simi Valley. (David McNew/Getty Images)

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    Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) on Twitter

    6:22 pm Oct. 30: multiple fire trucks & agencies staged for redeployment at the Easy Fire Unified Command Center in Thousand Oaks. #easyfire #thousandoaks
    @CaltransDist7
    @CaltransHQ
    @CityofTO
    @VCFD_PIO
    @VCFD
    @CountyVentura




    LAFD (@LAFD) on Twitter

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    Wildfires burn across California
    7:42 p.m. ET, October 30, 2019

    Firefighters make progress on Hill Fire in Riverside County

    “Firefighters are gaining the upper hand on the Hill Fire, which has scorched 250 acres in Riverside County.

    They have stopped forward progress of the fire burning in Jurupa Valley, the Riverside County Fire Department said. The fire is 5% contained.”

    Live updates: California fires burn across the state - CNN

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    Link to basement thread:
    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...scanner-alerts-8.400672/page-54#post-15533965
     
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    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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  16. margarita25

    margarita25 Hmmmm...sounds hinky, moo.

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    Alice253 Live Every Moment

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    Being discussed in this thread, hoping it is Will.
    CA - CA - William Cierzan, 58, Santa Clarita Valley, 26 Jan 2017 #3
     
  18. Dawookie

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    California fires: San Bernardino homes are burning, and strong winds threaten to stoke other blazes - CNN

    Two more have broken out overnight. The Hillside Fire in San Bernardino and the 46 Fire in Jurupa Valley.

    News just reported the 46 fire was started after a suspect drive into a field after a police chase early this morning and caught the field on fire. Also saying it isn't terrain driven but wind driven as it's in a heavily populated area and is being driven by embers being blown around.
     
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  20. margarita25

    margarita25 Hmmmm...sounds hinky, moo.

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    California Fires Live Updates: Homes Burn in San Bernardino

    “A new blaze known as the Hillside fire broke out in the middle of the night, forcing residents to flee as strong winds drove the flames.”

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    “Evacuations were ordered in the middle of the night in San Bernardino.
    Multiple homes were consumed by flames in the San Bernardino area after a brush fire ignited early on Thursday and quickly grew to engulf 200 acres, the latest eruption of wildfire in California.“

    Hillside Fire | Welcome to CAL FIRE

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    California fires live updates: Ferocious winds ignite multiple new blazes

    Ferocious winds are hitting Southern California, fueling the already dangerous flames and igniting two new fires early Thursday.

    “With wind gusts reaching 60 or 70 mph, the winds can easily shoot embers and sparks into the air and send them one or two miles away.”

    GMA video:
    Santa Ana winds spark new California wildfires
     
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