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Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: hal
Date: November 08, 2018 03:34PM
I dojn't like the looks of this one - it JUST started and it started raging out of control in a hurry. They are racing to evacuate everyone in danger, but it's windy as hell out there today and there hasn't been any rain in most of the state since spring (as usual).

This one could be bad - cross your fingers and toes.
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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: artie67
Date: November 08, 2018 03:53PM
Northern Ca in Butte County. Pulga Road -Camp Creek near
Jarbo Gap has burned 8000 acres with no containment.
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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 08, 2018 04:06PM
Good luck.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 08, 2018 04:46PM
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artie67
Northern Ca in Butte County. Pulga Road -Camp Creek near
Jarbo Gap has burned 8000 acres with no containment.

Really the middle of nowhere, beautiful country. Really cool red lava rock soil, and canyons filled with lava rock. Streams have worn the rock down souper smooth in may places.

My wife grew up in Paradise, and her mom is still there. THey are in the "warning" zone which seems to be surrounded by "evacuation" zones. Im not sure where the fire is spreading, since it started a long way from them -- but the wind is wild. Im sure a spark could be caried for miles.





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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: November 08, 2018 06:20PM
There’s also one, 8-10k acres in Ventura County. We woke up to the news of the shooting, now this.

The fire was reported only two hours ago. Only one other fire documented in CA history has seen that sort of rapid growth in the first few hours, and that was the Thomas Fire.

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https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/11/08/crews-mobilize-battle-brush-fire-santa-rosa-valley/1935359002/
The fire was reported at 2:03 p.m. at Hill Canyon and Santa Rosa roads. By just before 2:30 p.m., the Ventura County Fire Department reported that it had grown to 100 acres with 20-25 mph winds. Within 30 more minutes, it had grown to 3,000 to 5,000 acres and it had reached 8,000 to 10,000 acres within an hour and a half after it broke out... Crews reported that several vehicles were trapped by the fire, including on Highway 101, and they were working to rescue the drivers. There were some reports of sheriff's deputies trapped by the blaze who were sheltering in place.

Some amazing photos, videos, and accounts at twitter [twitter.com]



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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: hal
Date: November 08, 2018 06:33PM
yeah, I remember that one - another really scary fire
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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 08, 2018 07:31PM
Well all of the city has evacuated, and sounds like it might be all gone... wifes high school is gone. burned right down the middle of town. MIL is safe 45 minutes south.

Its bad -- sadly, Im gonna guess theres going to be a big loss of life with this one... lots of old folks without cell phones or transportation. All trapped.



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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: hal
Date: November 08, 2018 07:33PM
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artie67
Northern Ca in Butte County. Pulga Road -Camp Creek near
Jarbo Gap has burned 8000 acres with no containment.

it was 5000 when I posted... geez, this thing exploded
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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 08, 2018 07:38PM
20000 now



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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: bfd
Date: November 08, 2018 07:45PM
With the next full week's forecast calling for more of the same dry, windy weather across the state, this may not be the last firestorm of the season, unfortunately.
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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: Drew
Date: November 08, 2018 10:57PM
Just found out that's my co-worker's home town. Last he heard, his father was hunkering down in his car in a parking lot with several others in the same location, but couldn't get out because surrounded by the fires. Co-worker lives in Japan and is frustrated (of course) trying to get information.
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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: wave rider
Date: November 08, 2018 11:27PM
Not sunset…



"Drift smoke" from the Butte fire and I am on the coast. Kinda late for this. sad smiley



=wr=
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Re: Another dangerous california wildfire is on the loose
Posted by: hal
Date: November 09, 2018 12:32AM
Part of Chico being evacuated now...

Chico Police Department
1 hr ·
Evacuation Warning
All areas in the City of Chico SOUTH of HWY 32 and EAST of Bruce Rd

stolen from twitter:

Imagine being stuck in traffic, flames leaping through your hometown, and a firefighter knocks on your car window says "get out, we have to go right now" and pulls you into a Walgreens as your best hope of surviving

YIKES!
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