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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:36 pm 
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The nor Cal fires sure sound arson-related to me.


As the first reports came in Sunday night of numerous fires that would grow into one of the most destructive wildfire disasters in California history, emergency dispatchers in Sonoma County received multiple calls of power lines falling down and electrical transformers exploding.

In all, according to a review of emergency radio traffic by the Bay Area News Group, Sonoma County dispatchers sent out fire crews to at least 10 different locations across the county over a 90-minute period starting at 9:22 pm to respond to 911 calls and other reports of sparking wires and problems with the county’s electrical system amid high winds.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/10/p ... try-fires/

The winds reversed up here tonight, to burn into new areas from west to east. Its not strong down where I am but the Red Flag warning is up for Wed.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:55 am 
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Same thing that sparked fires down in SD a few years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:25 am 
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There are quite a few videos of Santa Rosa fire; You Tube etc. What I found very interesting to say the least. I was expecting to see massive winds blowing but some of the videos show almost no wind. The fire was just creeping along the ground burning leaves as a runway then igniting larger things. I was expecting fierce winds in the tract home sections to spread things so quickly. Some of the trees had this glowing ember fire just creeping up the trunks so slowly like lava. I guess a little bit of breeze and it all comes to a fierce blaze...
One guy was driving through a burning neighborhood and I was expecting the wind to be howling and all you hear is the snap, crackle from the fires.
I know SkierBob has always commented on not depending on the Fire Dept..so true.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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Arson or maybe a terrorist attack they are not reporting... strange

RIP and Prayer's to all effected

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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Counsin lost her Santa Rosa home. At least she and my 90-year old aunt got out okay. Unreal devastation. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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Sorry to hear that RBS.

The Atlas fire grew overnight apparently. The smoke is very thick over the Bay Area right now because of the wind direction but its not windy here. At night the winds die down somewhat and then in the afternoon they pick up.

Before and After pic
http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/califo ... 23651.html

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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The smoke is just about as bad as it was at my place right under the Station Fire in 2009. Just looking across the street its filtered through smoke. We arent getting big particles but the finer ash falling out, and I am 60 miles away. I cant imagine what its like right near there. The weak sunlight is tinged red, like during the solar eclipse.

The streak going NE is actually clouds, but the huge smoke plume is traveling N to S now and the winds are picking up.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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Calistoga completely evacd. Just cant rain soon enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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Very sorry to hear that, RBS. So glad they made it out unscathed.

The civilian fatalities are so very sad since these were such fast-moving fires that started at night when everyone was sleeping. Over 500 people reported missing! :o :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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Today the Cal Fire released video flying over entire neighborhoods burnt to the ground in Santa Rosa. I know at least 3 people affected. Its like a tornado whipped through, but worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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I don't ever recall seeing so many heartbreaking stories and images coming out of a fire as I have with the ones burning in northern California. So tragic.


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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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Yesterday's smoke pic..click and scroll down. Heavy Golden Gate smoke. :(
http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/ind ... ution=250m

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:54 am 
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This is how long that smoke plume was.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:01 am 
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'Peanuts' creator's home lost to wildfire

The fires have been fast and ruthless, shifting without much notice and destroying thousands of structures.
One of them is the Santa Rosa home of Charles Schulz, the creator of the comic strip "Peanuts." Schulz died in 2000.

His widow, Jean, 78, evacuated from the home Monday, shortly before the flames reduced it to rubble, his son Monte Schulz said. The fire destroyed precious reminders of the life his stepmother and his late father had built together, along with memorabilia, Schulz told CNN.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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Well well well. The PUC has ordered PG&E to preserve documents. Now the last time this happened PG&E was caught by the Feds for obstructing the investigation into the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed a bunch of people.

No arson necessary, just systemic negligence.

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