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State of Emergency Declared for San Diego County, CA

Posted by feww on May 15, 2014


State of Emergency declared as nine wildfires consume 40km² of San Diego County

Gov. Brown has declared a state of emergency for San Diego County as multiple wildfires plague southern California.

The Twin Oaks fire, a wildfire in San Marcos, north of San Diego, prompted the authorities to issue more than 21,000 evacuation notices and a California State University campus with about 10,000 students was evacuated.

The so-called Tomahawk Fire, a massive blaze which broke out on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base north of San Diego, and another smaller blaze, quickly spread consuming more than 6,000 acres by Wednesday evening, and prompting evacuation of military housing and a naval weapons station, according to reports.

Poinsettia fire, another new wildfire in San Diego County, has destroyed at least 30 homes and forced the fire and emergency officials to issue evacuation orders for more than 15,000 residences.

“It’s just unfortunately a recipe for a large fire and that’s what we’re seeing right now,” said a Cal Fire Capt., describing the Poinsettia fire to reporters.

The Poinsettia fire was a “very dynamic situation. Very dangerous situation.”

“It’s right in the middle of the city,” said another fire official, describing the 100 acre fire.

“The Santa Ana winds are expected to continue through this evening and the high temperatures and strong, gusty winds are expected to elevate danger even higher than it has been,” he said.

The Bernardo Fire

Meanwhile, the Bernardo Fire had consumed about 1,600 acres by Wednesday afternoon.

Southern California Edison evacuated 13 employees from the largely shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Power Station some 30km north of Carlsbad as a precaution, Reuters reported.

“Strong Santa Ana winds will continue to impact the mountains, valleys, and coasts today,” warned National Weather Service (NWS) in San Diego. “Strongest gusts will occur along the coastal slopes. The hot, dry and windy conditions will bring a very high risk of rapid wildfire spread today.”

NWS has issued Red Flag Warnings for multiple counties in southwestern and central California.

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Hundreds of Residents, Animals Evacuated as Wildfire Threatens Two Alaskan Communities

Posted by feww on July 8, 2013

Wildfire sparked by Army artillery exercise burning close to two communities of Two Rivers and Pleasant Valley

Evacuation Ordered for Two Rivers & Pleasant Valley From Mile Post 18 to 34 – Alaska Interagency Coordination Center

The Stuart Creek 2 fire, which started on June 19, flared up last week consuming nearly 65,000 acres NW of of Fairbanks.

The blaze was burning mostly on the Army’s Fort Wainwright land and was 5  percent contained as of Monday.

“By Sunday afternoon, 843 residents and 434 structures had been evacuated, along with scores of sled dogs and livestock, Weston said. The Tanana Valley Fairgrounds had taken in dog teams, a horse, chickens, turkeys and a ‘big pig’ as of Sunday night,” said a report.

“Some area residents had already evacuated just weeks ago, when two other wildfires burned in the Chena Hot Springs Road areas, said agency coordination center spokeswoman Weston.”

Alaska Interagency Coordination Center Situation Report [Sunday – 07/07/2013]

  • Preparedness Level 4
  • YTD Fires: 442
  • YTD Acres: 1,002,055.4
  • Some 95 active fires were burning in Alaska, as of posting.

Effective 1:00 pm July 7, the Stuart Creek 2 Incident Commander has issued an evacuation notice for residents of Two Rivers and Pleasant Valley. This notice is for all residents and businesses along Chena Hot Springs Road between Mile posts 18 and 34.  The evacuation route is west on Chena Hot
Springs Road. Once you leave, you may not be able to reenter the evacuation area until the fire danger has passed


Chariot Fire burns 2,500 acres, forcing evacuations in San Diego County

The Chariot Fire has consumed at least 2,500 acres east of San Diego and was 10% contained as of early Sunday. The Horse Heaven, El Prado, & Laguna Campgrounds on the Cleveland National Forest and the Al Bahr Shrine Campground have been evacuated. The Red Cross is setting up an evacuation center at Joan McQueen Middle School in Alpine, Inciweb reported.


Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

At least 51 people were killed, as of posting, in clashes between Egypt army and pro-Morsi protesters at the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo.

The clashes  has left at least 51 civilians dead and 435 others injured, said the ministry of health on Monday.

“In an official statement published by Al-Ahram Arabic news website, the army said an ‘armed terrorist group’ attempted to break into the Republican Guard headquarters in the early hours of Monday and ‘attacked security forces.’ said a report.

“The Muslim Brotherhood’s FJP, however, issued an official statement saying ‘peaceful protesters were performing the Fajjr (dawn) prayers’ when the army ‘fired tear gas and gunshots at them without any consideration for the sanctity of prayers or life.'”

“This is also a violation against people’s right to peaceful protest,” it added.


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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – May 28, 2013

Posted by feww on May 28, 2013

More than 500 people killed in Iraq amid mounting violence

At least 511 people have been killed and more than 1,350 wounded so far this month, making May the deadliest month in a year.

In April, more than 460 people were killed and about 1,300 others wounded.


6,000 evacuated as fast-moving wildfire rips through Santa Barbara County

A fast-moving brush fire continued to consume hillsides in Santa Barbara County, Calif., blackening more than 1,200 acres and threatening 50 structures.

The “White Fire” broke out Monday in Los Padres National Forest near the White Rock Camp Area in Red Rock Canyon, forcing the authorities evacuate 50 families from nearby homes, and about 6,000 campgoers from the Paradise Road area.

No injuries were reported, as of posting, and the fire was only 5 percent contained. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Further south, a large blaze in San Diego County consumed about 1,000 acres, and was about 40 percent contained by late Monday.


1,019 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,019 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Early Halloween

Posted by feww on July 6, 2008

Trick or Treat?

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A home in the path of a fast moving wildfire burns out of control in the northern part of Poway, California October 22, 2007. More than 120,000 residents have been evacuated and numerous homes have been lost due to the multiple fires burning in San Diego county. REUTERS/Fred Greaves (UNITED STATES). Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

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Images of the Day: California Fires

Posted by feww on July 4, 2008

4th of July Red, white and Blue Recipes!

US President George W Bush has declared a state of emergency for the whole of California. BBC/Getty Images. Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!


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