California wildfires leave at least 6 dead, cause 'unbelievable' destruction


Mowich
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Five people were found dead in their burned-out vehicles after a Northern California wildfire incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday.

A sixth death was reported later in the day, as crews battled multiple fires in the state.

The problems weren't limited to the north end of the sprawling state — crews in Southern California were also dealing with two major fires that sparked evacuations in areas like Malibu.

The problems weren't limited to the north end of the sprawling state — crews in Southern California were also dealing with two major fires that sparked evacuations in areas like Malibu.

Only a day after it began, the blaze near the Northern California town of Paradise had grown to nearly 285 square kilometres and was burning completely out of control.

There was really no firefight involved," Capt. Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said, explaining that crews gave up attacking the flames and instead helped people get out alive.

"These firefighters were in the rescue mode all day yesterday."

"The magnitude of the destruction we're seeing is unbelievable," Mark Ghilarducci, of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, said earlier Friday.

More than 6,000 firefighters were on firelines across the state on Friday morning, a top Cal Fire official said. There were six major fires burning Friday, but the three major fires officials were most concerned about were:
  • Camp Fire, in Butte County.
  • Hill Fire, in Ventura County.
  • Woolsey Fire, in Ventura County.
More:https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/califo...ding-1.4898621

www.sfgate.com/news/article/Camp-Fire-Before-and-after-images-show-blaze-s-13379357.php
 
B00Mer
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God's wrath for voting Democrat..

Liberals beware..
 
Hoid
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death toll now at 23.

President Bone Spurs is in France, avoiding the rain, and tweeting about California's disgraceful forestry practices, like the true leader he isn't.
 
Christian
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Five people were found dead in their burned-out vehicles after a Northern California wildfire incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday.
A sixth death was reported later in the day, as crews battled multiple fires in the state.

Thus death isn't right of all thus human race.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

God's wrath for voting Democrat..
Liberals beware..

No wildfires back in the Reagan years, no siree.
 
MHz
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It will be interesting to what kind of deity will step out of the stew you two fuks are cooking up.
 
DaSleeper
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Californians don't learn from their mistakes.....they still plant too many trees around residences
 
MHz
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How does that turn the back country into a wildfire hazard??


https://www.motherjones.com/environm...-is-in-flames/


For more than a century, people have been snuffing out fire across the West. As a result, forests, grasslands and shrub lands like those in the Bouverie reserve are overgrown. That means that, when fire escapes suppression, it’s more destructive. It kills more trees, torches more homes and sends far more carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change.
The devastating fires that hit Bouverie and a large swath of Northern California’s wine country in October killed 42 people and destroyed nearly 7,000 buildings. In California’s Sierra Nevada in recent years, megafires have burned at much greater severity than those forests ever saw in the past, killing trees across large landscapes and unleashing enormous quantities of carbon. The remedy, Berleman and many other scientists say, is to reintroduce fire to the landscape by allowing more natural fires to burn and setting controlled burns when weather conditions minimize the risk of a catastrophic blaze.
“We have 100 years of fire suppression that has led to this huge accumulation of fuel loads, just dead and downed debris from trees and plant material in our forests, and in our woodlands,” says Berleman. “As a result of that, our forests and woodlands are not healthy, and we’re getting more catastrophic fire behavior than we would otherwise.”
Addressing the problem will require a revolution in land management and in people’s relationship with fire — and there are signs both may be beginning.
As a child in Southern California, Berleman was deeply afraid of wildfire. But at community college, she learned that Native Americans used fire for thousands of years to manage forests and grasslands and protect their villages. Tribes regularly burned California’s oak woodlands, for instance, to remove underbrush and fight pests. It helped them spot prey more easily, keep weevils out of the acorns they gathered for food, and safeguard their homes from wildfire. In 2009, Berleman transferred to the University of California, Berkeley to study fire ecology. There, she worked on her first prescribed burn. “I instantly fell in love with the ability to use fire in a positive way to accomplish objectives,” she says. She trained as a firefighter so she could put fire to use as a land-management tool.
 
bill barilko
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Poor old Neil Young lost his house-no matter though since he has his millions and won't be camping in a Motel 6 anytime soon.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

Poor old Neil Young lost his house-no matter though since he has his millions and won't be camping in a Motel 6 anytime soon.

You like he fact that someone was burned out of their house?

What a sick little fukc, you are.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You like he fact that someone was burned out of their house.What a sick little fukc, you are.

How big of you to sympathise with a flaky millionaire-maybe he'll send you a signed postcard from St Tropez.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Californians don't learn from their mistakes.....they still plant too many trees around residences


I sure don't know of any quick fix to the fiasco, but I think if I was to do something, it would be an ambitious program of fuel removal to be put through the shredder and create lots of buffer corridors. (If I had the money)
 
Hoid
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these fires are largely taking place brush land.

and they have crossed an 8 lane highway - about 140 yards
 
Hoid
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death toll now at 42.

Trump calls them "losers"
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

death toll now at 42.

Trump calls them "losers"

Aren’t they ? Sad but true fact , they lost their very lives. Wonderful , let’s makeit about Trump .
 
Hoid
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Actually I just made that up.
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Aren’t they ? Sad but true fact , they lost their very lives. Wonderful , let’s makeit about Trump .

but thanks for taking the bait.

I knew one of you morons would jump in to defend him - regardless of what he said or did.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

these fires are largely taking place brush land.




Should you decide you want to speak English, don't hesitate!
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Should you decide you want to speak English, don't hesitate!

Sorry, its missing the word "in"

I understand that would be somewhat of a rubic's cube for you to solve.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Trump calls them "losers"

Fake news..
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You like he fact that someone was burned out of their house?

What a sick little fukc, you are.

Why not some of the other ones, like the relatives of the ones where 5 died in a car?
 
Bar Sinister
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Do you want to know why Paradise burned? It is simple enough. Most of California is a Mediterranean climate, which means it gets summer drought and winter rain. The dry season usually runs from May to September and then the rains begin. This year in the Paradise area that did not happen. Normally Paradise gets about 79 mm of precipitation in October and 179 mm in November. This year it got only 3 mm in October and zero for the first 20 days of November. As a result the area was bone dry, a perfect condition for a deadly forest fire that may have killed as many as a thousand Americans.



Now, I am not saying this has anything to do with climate change, but it is an usual event, given that the fire burned in what is usually one of the wetter months of the year.






October rainfall 2018, Paradise California
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/paradise-ca/95969/november-weather/337193?monyr=11/1/2018&view=table

 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Sorry, its missing the word "in"

I understand that would be somewhat of a rubic's cube for you to solve.


Yeah, we rubes can be like that in our doddering years.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Aren’t they ? Sad but true fact , they lost their very lives. Wonderful , let’s makeit about Trump .

There are "losers" and there are "losers".

Some losers burn to deaths in their cars because they forgot to rake up the forest and other losers live in Surrey.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

Do you want to know why Paradise burned? It is simple enough. Most of California is a Mediterranean climate, which means it gets summer drought and winter rain. The dry season usually runs from May to September and then the rains begin. This year in the Paradise area that did not happen. Normally Paradise gets about 79 mm of precipitation in October and 179 mm in November. This year it got only 3 mm in October and zero for the first 20 days of November. As a result the area was bone dry, a perfect condition for a deadly forest fire that may have killed as many as a thousand Americans.

Calif also has another factor that cause problem in fire season.
https://la.curbed.com/2018/10/15/179...-ana-fire-risk
Extreme warm and dry winds are blowing across parts of Los Angeles this morning in what forecasters are calling one of the most powerful Santa Ana wind events in decades.
The biggest gusts are barreling through Malibu and the Hollywood Hills and were expected to peak after daybreak and into the late morning before weakening tonight.
Earlier this morning, the National Weather Service recorded wind gusts of 56 mph in Chatsworth, 48 mph in Burbank, and 62 mph in Malibu. In the Santa Monica Mountains, gusts have already hit 66 mph and could get as high as 75 mph, according to the Weather Service.
“This is one of the strongest wind events we’ve seen in years,” said NBC4 forecaster Shanna Mendiola.
(in part)

Baja might be a preview of what Calif would look like if the climate changed for the drier even went the mountains get lots of snow.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

There are "losers" and there are "losers".

Some losers burn to deaths in their cars because they forgot to rake up the forest and other losers live in Surrey.

Might be a good time to invest in a safe room that is under the grass.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Might be a good time to invest in a safe room that is under the grass.

... just where I'm posting from now ...
 
Danbones
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He said under GR ass...

A little different from where you are.

I suppose if people hate their children they should take fire prevention lessons form you.
 
Cliffy
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Danbones
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So that's why you and your fellow trumphaters are so mizerable.
 

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