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2021 wildfires thread
« on: March 15, 2021, 12:10:09 AM »

https://abc7ny.com/nj-forest-fire-consumes-162-acres;-homes-and-businesses-damaged/10417259/
In this case there is a reported forest fire in Ocean County, NJ.
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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 06:32:01 PM »

The onshore flow is sparing western WA and OR from the smoke:

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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2021, 12:42:36 PM »

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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2021, 02:05:55 PM »

I hope fires don't impact any of the places I'll be going in a couple of weeks, but I just wonder how smoky Montana will be.
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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2021, 05:27:26 PM »

AQI values in Montana re mostly above 100 (aka hazardous).

The Cascades is the dividing line between good and extremely bad air quality right now, thanks to onshore winds keeping the smoke heading east.



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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2021, 05:45:51 PM »

Actually have AQI values approaching 200 today in central Mass up to Quebec.

It's been hazy my way all day, but got much worse in the afternoon. Smelling it (from 3,000 miles away) on a bike ride today is a new and saddening experience for me.
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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2021, 06:57:11 PM »

Now that the East Coast is finally feeling what we've had for the past few summers, there'd be some support for federal firefighting aid. We need year-round crews to thin forests between the fire seasons.

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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2021, 09:37:24 PM »

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/caldor-fire-evacuations-lake-tahoe-basin-california/#app
Here is the Caldor fire in the Gold Country area of California it's affecting El Dorado county
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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2021, 10:03:28 AM »

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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2021, 09:23:05 PM »

Fallout from the Caldor fire.

First Quake (which you've reported several of in the past), then Fallout, what's next? I hope it's not Doom.
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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2021, 09:37:17 PM »

https://whdh.com/news/national-weather-service-issues-air-quality-alert-for-much-of-mass-amid-smoky-haze-from-wildfires/

Thanks climate change

So you've determined it wouldn't have happened without climate change?

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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2021, 09:42:58 PM »

Fallout from the Caldor fire.

First Quake (which you've reported several of in the past), then Fallout, what's next? I hope it's not Doom.

The demonic consumption of Earth as depicted in the Doom games certainly would start several wildfires.  That is until the Icon of Sin sucks the entire dimensional plane into a black hole.
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Re: 2021 wildfires thread
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2021, 03:40:00 AM »

A fire in Colorado has destroyed potentially 500+ homes.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/12/30/colorado-grass-fire/

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BOULDER, Colo. — A wind-fueled grass fire in Colorado burned hundreds of homes in a matter of hours and forced thousands to evacuate Thursday, officials said, as flames rapidly spread through a region that has seen an unusually dry December.

Whole neighborhoods were engulfed in flames as the fire advanced through Superior and Louisville, two towns about eight miles outside Boulder. In the Sagamore subdivision, 370 homes were believed lost, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said, while another 210 were feared destroyed in another part of Superior. Several businesses in a Target shopping complex were also burned. Authorities also ordered citizens in Meadow View, a community in between Denver and Boulder, to evacuate.

“We’re potentially talking about over 500 homes,” Pelle said. That is likely to make it the most destructive fire in state history, according to local tallies.

Earlier in the day, the National Weather Service warned the situation was “life-threatening” — urging residents of Superior and Louisville to immediately leave. The towns have a combined population of over 34,000, and the evacuations triggered frantic escapes and long traffic lines during the height of the holiday season. Later in the day, Gov. Jared Polis (D) told people observing the fires to stop clogging roads and make way for first responders.

There were no immediate reports of deaths, but officials warned that it would take time before the full toll of the damage is known.

The Marshall Fire and a second, smaller blaze further north — the Middle Fork Fire — are believed to have been sparked by downed power lines, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Meteorologists recorded 100 mph wind gusts, pushing the flames in the direction of urban areas and increasing the fire’s size to over 1,600 acres.
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