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Califirenia — Major wildfires continue destroying homes, businesses

Posted by feww on November 10, 2018

California plagued by most destructive, deadly wildfires

Camp Fire, a fast moving wildfire burning about 140 km north of Sacramento, has destroyed the town of Paradise, razing up to 6,800 homes and businesses, killing at least nine people and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes.

At least 35 people are reported missing and three firefighters have been injured.

Camp Fire
Camp Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: November 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Date/Time Started: November 08, 2018 6:33 am
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE/ Butte County Fire, Butte County Sheriff and Paradise P.D.
County: Butte County
Location: Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap
Acres Burned – Containment: 90,000 acres – 5% contained
Structures Threatened: 15,000
Structures Destroyed: 6,453 residences, 260 commercial
Evacuations: View the latest Incident Update for current information on evacuations and road closures.

Evacuation centers: See

Woolsey Fire

In SoCal, Woolsey Fire, fanned by 80 km/h  Santa Ana winds, threatens 75,000 homes in Los Angeles county, putting about 220,000 people under mandatory evacuation as of Saturday morning. The fire has destroyed at least 150 buildings.

“Fire is now burning out of control and heading into populated areas of Malibu… All residents must evacuate immediately.” the city officials said on their website.

The fire was racing toward  multi-million dollar homes in Malibu, forcing hundreds of thousands people, including 93,000 in Ventura County, to abandon their homes.

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Silver Fire Burns 14,000 Acres, Destroys 26 Homes

Posted by feww on August 9, 2013

Silver Fire: 14,000 Acres Burned; Additional Evacuations Ordered

The Silver fire started at about 2:00pm PDT on Wednesday (UTC -7 hrs.) near Highway 243, south of Banning, and quickly spread, consuming at least 5,000 acres in less than 4 hours.

  • As of 9:30 pm PDT on August 8, 2013 , the fire had grown to 14,000 acres (20% contained), destroying at least 26 residences and one commercial building in Twin Pines, and nearby Poppet Flats.
  • At least 1,500 people were evacuated as of posting.
  • Some 1,450 fire crews have been deployed to contain the fire.



Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the communities of Vista Grande, Mt. Edna, Poppet Flats, Twin Pines, Silent Valley as well as portions of Cabazon – Peach Street, Plum Street, Eucalyptus Street, and Riza Avenue, Ida Avenue, Helen Avenue East to Elm Street. Black Mountain and Boulder Basin Campgrounds as well as Black Mountain Fire lookout have been closed by the Forest Service. Evacuation order in effect in lower Cabazon and Snow Creek Village. [Cal Fire]

UPDATE 3:07 P.M. (August 8, 2013) –  The fire is now estimated at 11,000 acres, still 10% contained.  The fire is actively burning in the San Jacinto wilderness.
here have been a total of four firefighters injured (unknown extent) and one civilian. [Riverside County Fire Department]

  • There have been a total of four firefighters injured (unknown extent) and one civilian.


Incident Statistics (Riverside County Fire Department News)
Statistics for the week of 7/29/2013 to 8/4/2013

  • Fire: 271
  • Medical Emergency: 1,937
  • Haz Mats/FMS: 38
  • Misc: 151
  • 2013 YTD Total: 78,900
  • 2012 YTD Total: 76,511
  • As of August 4, 2013, Riverside County incidents have increased 3.12% from last year.

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California Fire Fleecing Season Begins

Posted by feww on May 6, 2009

Calif wildfire scam is bipartisan

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Some 1,200 homes have been ordered to evacuate amid threat of  a wind-driven wildfire burning in Santa Barbara County.

A helicopter makes a drop [in the ocean] on a fire near Santa Barbara, Calif. Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

The blaze reportedly erupted Tuesday afternoon and is burning about a square mile of brushlands  on the foothills of Santa Barbara. The residents are being told that the  winds are forcing the fire toward their homes.

“Evacuations have been ordered for neighborhoods spanning an area about 2 1/2 miles wide, and part of State Route 192 has been closed.” AP reported.

Meanwhile, ABC News reported that $81 million would be slashed from Cal-Fire’s budget, eliminating more than 600 full-time and 1,100 seasonal firefighting positions,” commenting that no doubt it will slow response time.

Governor Schwarzenegger has signed an executive order for more money to go to the “fire industry.”

“He urged Californians to approve the special election ballot measures that’ll give Cal-Fire, among other state agencies, the money it needs.”

“I don’t like to use scare tactics or anything like this, but fire protection, without any doubt, will suffer if those measures fail on May 19th,” Schwarzennegger said.

[But does that mean the whole of California would go up in smoke, Gov., if the voters didn’t approve?]

Cal-Fire Chief Del Walters took the opportunity to issue a more direct threat:

“We fight fire aggressively, and we get right on the fire. And if we don’t have enough people to do it, in some instances, fires will get larger.”

[And if the whole of California isn’t good for a fire so big that it would scare the LD out of you, the chief would no doubt throw in Oregon and Washington for good measure!]

As for the irresponsible people who are allowed by the criminally negligent authorities to live in or at the age of forestland, it’s high time they came to their senses and stopped destroying our ailing national treasures.

“We are probably going to go back to a volunteer service where we’re going to have to maintain our own water and do more work in order to protect. It’s hitting home,” said Belinda Brunell.  [Belinda Brunelle and Bill Downey have property in the Sequoia National Forest.]

Devil knows why any responsible state would allow its voters to live in a national forest!

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And Now, The Telegraph Fire!

Posted by feww on July 28, 2008

“A Conspiracy Against the Public”: For reasons unknown to Moderators, Google has blocked this post [it only shows up via and]

What Next After The Telegraph Fire?

SOS: The Telegraph Fire

An out-of-control 26,000-acre wildfire, dubbed the Telegraph Fire, about 12 miles west of Yosemite National Park has consumed 12 homes, engulfed 27 other buildings and threatens thousands more.

“There’s no fire history in the past 100 hundred years. That’s one of the reasons this fire’s been able to burn so erratically,” said a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Orange County Firefighters Tyler Johnson, left and Mike Reinhold look at fires burning across the Briceburg mountains along side the Merced River Sunday, July 27, 2008 in Briceburg, Calif. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian). Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

Officials have ordered the evacuations of some 500 homes under immediate threat, most of which were in the town of Midpines. Hot, dry weather is expected to continue into the week.

Meanwhile, the Custer National Forest fire in Montana, had grown to about 3,000 acres by late Sunday and charred five summer homes and an outhouse in the Camp Senia area, reports said.

Jennifer and Harry Strawbridge watch their property go up in flames on the slopes of Mount Bullion. Photo by Michael Maloney / The Chronicle. Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

Statewide – Fire Overview – Issued by Cal Fire

Sunday, July 27, 2008 9:00 a.m.

Current Situation: On June 20, 2008, a thunderstorm system moved over California striking over two thousand lightning sparked fires. Today over 98 percent of those fires have been contained. California’s firefighters have received assistance from firefighting agencies across the state, nation and several foreign countries. Conditions throughout California remain extremely dry and fire danger remains very high.

On Friday afternoon a new fire broke out in Mariposa County. The Telegraph Fire is burning near the community of Midpines and is threatening approximately two thousand homes. Firefighters observed extremely erratic fire behavior due to the dry conditions and the fact that the area has not burned in the past 100 years.


Fires: Peak Fires: 2,093
Contained: 2,067
Acres charred: 1,060,907
Personnel Committed: 11,793
Resources Committed:

  • Engines: 660
  • Crews: 267
  • Dozers: 129
  • Water Tenders: 216
  • Helicopters: 78

Items of Interest:
Highway closures: Firefighters remind everyone to use extreme caution while driving on roads affected by fires. All major roads are now open. There may be some delays on State Highways 70, 299. Travelers are advised to seek current information on secondary road closures from local law enforcement.

Evacuations: Areas of Mariposa and Trinity counties are under evacuation orders at this time. Residents are advised to monitor their local fire situation, check with local law enforcement agencies for information, and be prepared to evacuate when necessary.


  • Threatened: 4,310 residences, 86 commercial, 1,113 outbuildings.
  • Destroyed: 158 residences, 1 commercial, 139 outbuildings.

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