Fire in Paradise, CA

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  1. BDF6

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    Another fire has broken out. Started seeing smoke a couple of hours ago & now it looks like this (fire is 90 miles away from me!) I know 2 families that have lost their homes/everything already. I think the hospital has evacuated. Please pray for them! Thanks
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    It's another bad one, VERY windy here.
     
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    • 69roadr

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      Sorry to hear that I remember those Santa Ana winds in California I'm in Arizona now and it's windy as hell here too
       
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      • Dennis H

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        Windy in San Jose too.
         
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        • super-bee_ski

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          The Pyro maniacs with the news, when they say "high Winds" or Santa Anna winds, they light the fires
          So Cal area has captured at least 5 Arsonists in the past 8 years....always in a location very hard to get to.
           
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          • Cranky

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            Oh man.....
             
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            • Budnicks

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              I just saw that

              crazy, 5,000 acres

              I was just up there a few weeks ago with my dad
              I have family close to there too

              I hope they are all safe

              schools being evacuated right now

              it's being called the Camp Fire,
              originated on Camp Rd. or something like that,
              not because of a campfire


              my bet is yet another fire started by a PG&E transformer kaboom
              you'll never hear it on TV
               
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            • Budnicks

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              no wind at all here in Sonora

              but we had some decent winds last night

              Paradise is a hundred+ miles north (east) of here

              up to 8,000 acres already
               
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            • steve from staten island

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              Be safe and thinking of residents in that area
               
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              • 69a100

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                Please, when's it is going to rain to stop this crap?
                 
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                • 65RoadRacer

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                  Do they get Santa Ana winds north of Sacramento?
                   
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                  Now, 2:20pm
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                  Yes.
                   
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                  • 65RoadRacer

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                    interesting... I lived in the bay area decades ago... I know we had severe storms, couldn't remember getting Santa Ana winds... (maybe they didn't call it that back in the 1980s - I dunno).
                     
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                    Today the winds are straight out of the North. This fire is appx 75 mi north of me in Sacramento. It started at 6:30 this morning and by 8am the sky was very brown here and the fire had expanded to 5000 acres!
                     
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                    no but the marine layer comes in the bay coast
                    & draws the winds down from the north & east
                    thru the valley, thru Sacramento, Vacaville, Fairfield,
                    down to the bay
                    Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, San Pablo, Santa Rosa etc.
                    about a 100-150 mile wide 50-75 miles either way
                    off the I-80 corridor
                    that area & the winds, affects a shitload of the
                    weather & our winds, here in NorCal

                    I'm a bit south & east of that area
                    we don't get them types of winds as much
                    we get more of the cooler winds from the eastern Sierras
                    that go down into the Yosemite & Central valley
                    Oakdale, Modesto, Mariposa, Bakersfield, Fresno etc.

                    we are almost a slack wind right now

                    if that answers your question

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                    I just heard it's upto 15,000 acres already
                    going thru the trees & grasslands 'fast'

                    My neighbor works for Cal-Fire
                    he's a flight dispatch, water or men
                    & plane org. guy, he was loading up today
                    he'll be up there for the duration probably

                    I hope they stay safe
                    thank god for the fire fighters

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                    we need better timber (logging) & fire suppression management
                    them clearing out the snags, slag, underbrush
                    when the harvest logs
                    it's been ran by eco-Nazi's/activist, tree huggers,
                    were preservationists, not conservationists
                    they didn't want to touch anything
                    we see what that has done now,
                    it's out of control fuel for the fires
                    the ol' protestors or former 60's-70's activists (our gov.)
                    are now the ones in charge or in office here
                    (sorry not trying to turn it political, just stating the facts)
                    for decades no, it needs better management/maintenance

                    we never had the issues
                    when it was managed well/better anyway
                    it's out of control, over grown now

                    my $1.25
                     
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                  • Lee Robinson

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                    I live a little East of Sacramento. Had one good rain storm, probably
                    5-6 weeks ago that dumped a couple inches of rain. Since then nothing.
                    It has been unseasonably warm and very dry. When these fires start
                    with a wind they get out of control. I have 5 acres in a rural area. I
                    have a full size pick up and have hauled 22 truck loads of weed debris,
                    pine needles, brush and tree trimmings, etc. this year. I have a recycling
                    center that takes green waste for free. When I weed eat, I rake it up
                    and haul it off. If one doesn't, the debris is still there and even drier than
                    before it was cut. The fire in Santa Rosa was in a sub division where it destroyed all those homes. When that happened there were hundreds of fires that were wind driven. Nothing can be done with 70 MPH winds.
                     
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                      • Pete Bell68

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                        Wow hope everyone is safe . We had a very dry past summer here and they actually caught someone trying to light the Forrest . Don't understand why someone feels a need to do all that damage .
                         
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