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Wildfires in Northern California
« on: October 09, 2017, 11:47:35 AM »

http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article177823806.html#storylink=mainstage

For now the affected counties are Napa, Sonoma, Butte and Yuba counties on fire alerts.
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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 11:05:34 PM »

There was some huge fires north of Oakhurst along the CA 41 corridor north to Yosemite.  Seems like the summer was extra dry after all those heavy rains this past winter and the fires have been cropping up just now because the terrain has been drying out.  Surprisingly the Caltrans Quickmap is actually pretty useful for spotting fire locations throughout the state.

http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 05:43:22 PM »

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/10/us/california-fires-napa/index.html

Update 15 people declared dead from the wildfires in Northern California.
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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 09:26:47 PM »

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article178160656.html

Now Nevada and El Dorado counties are on Fire watch.
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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 09:31:21 PM »

My prayers are for the people caught up in the wildfires in Northern CA, but there is another big blaze in CA - this one in the southern half in Anaheim Hills. CA had a wet winter, lots of vegetation growth as a result...and all the grasses die in the summer.
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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 10:15:51 AM »

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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 08:34:17 PM »


Update apparently a downed power line is mentioned as a possible cause of the wildfires in Santa Rosa.
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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 08:32:38 PM »

http://kzyx.org/post/united-pomo-nations-council-launches-mendocino-lake-fire-relief-fund#stream/0

http://kzyx.org/post/pge-visit-homes-and-rvs#stream/0

http://kzyx.org/post/cannabis-farmers-hit-hard-fire#stream/0

KZYX Radio out of Mendocino County is filing reports on how the Pot industry is affected by the Wildfires in Ukiah area though and how the Pomo Tribe is dealing with the effects of the Mendocino Fires.
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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 08:33:49 AM »

http://kzyx.org/post/united-pomo-nations-council-launches-mendocino-lake-fire-relief-fund#stream/0

http://kzyx.org/post/pge-visit-homes-and-rvs#stream/0

http://kzyx.org/post/cannabis-farmers-hit-hard-fire#stream/0

KZYX Radio out of Mendocino County is filing reports on how the Pot industry is affected by the Wildfires in Ukiah area though and how the Pomo Tribe is dealing with the effects of the Mendocino Fires.

I was listening to the radio reports, sounds like many of these startup pot farms may go under because the insurance companies won't help due to federal regulations still calling pot "illegal"
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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 01:39:09 PM »

I've found this article on the news:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/us/california-fires-cleanup.html


This catastrophe is truly very tragic, and there could be many long-term effects and developing risks.

As of this article, these "California Fires have killed at least 41 people. They have burned about 5,700 structures and over 213,000 acres since they exploded in force on October 8 and 9 - record totals for a state that is used to wildfires. 40,000 people are still evacuated from their homes."

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“Just think of all the hazardous materials in your house,” she said in an interview. “Your chemicals, your pesticides, propane, gasoline, plastic and paint — it all burns down into the ash. It concentrates in the ash, and it’s toxic,” said Dr. Relucio, who declared a public emergency over the hazardous waste from the fires, as have at least two other counties.

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The sheer number of communities affected and properties destroyed creates a greater challenge than any the state has faced in recent history.

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But even as the smell of smoke still wafts through this area north of San Francisco, public health officials and environmental cleanup experts are starting to think about the next chapter of the disaster: the huge amount of debris and ash that will be left behind.

In whole neighborhoods here, a thick layer of ash paints the landscape a ghastly white. Wind can whip the ash into the air; rain, when it comes, could wash it into watersheds and streams or onto nearby properties that were not ravaged by fire.

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"In modern times this has got be an unprecedented event, and a major hazard for the public and for property owners,” said Dr. Alan Lockwood, a retired neurologist who has written widely about public health. He said an apt comparison might be the environmental cleanup after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, as debris and dust swirled through Lower Manhattan.


I truly hope that the people affected by this will be able to recover quickly, and RIP to everyone who died.  :-(

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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 03:41:18 PM »

My best wishes to everybody going through these horrible fires. I've seen nasty fires growing up in southern California but these ones in Santa Rosa are certainly the worst I've ever seen.
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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 08:25:01 PM »

My best wishes to everybody going through these horrible fires. I've seen nasty fires growing up in southern California but these ones in Santa Rosa are certainly the worst I've ever seen.

On the first week of the wildfire in Northern California people from Sacramento to San Francisco can see Smokey air due to Napa, Yuba, Sonoma, Butte, Mendocino and Solano burning.
Note the national and Bay Area media mainly focused on Santa Rosa and Napa due to being the largest city hit by the fires. In the Sacramento news outlets you seen similar reactions in Butte, Nevada and Solano Counties going through similar uncertainties over where people are going to evacuate though.
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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2017, 02:50:14 PM »

The writer of peanuts house he lived in before he died was destroyed.
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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2017, 04:10:58 PM »

The writer of peanuts house he lived in before he died was destroyed.

Good grief!
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Re: Wildfires in Northern California
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2017, 11:23:11 PM »

On Oct. 11, I tried to fly from Medford to SFO to connect to another flight to Chicago.  Because the fires surrounding Napa and Sonoma counties are right between Medford and San Francisco, our flight got delayed 5 hours.  Since this ruined our ability to connect to a flight to Chicago, we got trapped in Medford overnight, leading to a whole big fiasco.  Easily the worst travel experience of my life.  We connected instead via Denver the following morning.  As infuriated as I was, at least I have to be thankful my house wasn't taken from me, like some unfortunate families in California.
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