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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #550 on: August 05, 2018, 10:33:42 PM »
Over 1,600 structures have burned to the ground. Fire started from a flat tire.

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« Reply #551 on: August 06, 2018, 02:02:33 AM »
... Fire started from a flat tire.

Which puzzled me, until I read that the flat tire caused the metal tire rim to scrape the pavement, creating sparks....
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« Reply #552 on: August 06, 2018, 02:06:45 AM »
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Mendocino Complex fire keeps growing; 68 homes lost and more evacuations ordered
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The Mendocino Complex fire continued to grow at an alarming rate, burning 254,000 acres by Sunday morning and becoming fifth largest in California history.

The massive blaze, the most serious of 17 major brush fires burning in California this weekend, was raging across wilderness on both sides of Clear Lake, forcing more evacuations in rural areas of three Northern California counties.

Officials said 15,000 structures are threatened, 68 homes have burned another 12 damaged.

The Mendocino Complex is two fires, the Ranch and River, which have burned in separate directions for days. ...
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-mendocino-fire-20180805-story.html

“The #RanchFire is now more than 207,000 acres and still just 23% contained. At this rate, in the next several days, it will become the largest wildfire in California history.”
https://mobile.twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/1026255326201434112

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #553 on: August 06, 2018, 03:57:47 PM »
“Hard to find a photo that better tells the story of the California wildfires than a tree burning from the inside (AP/Josh Edelson) #RanchFire”
https://mobile.twitter.com/sean_breslin/status/1026448487079182336
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« Reply #554 on: August 06, 2018, 07:26:56 PM »
“By later today, the #MendocinoComplex will likely become the largest wildfire incident in California history.
It's still just 33% contained, with the peak of wildfire season still to come.”
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/1026514200955432960

“Of course this isn't just happening in California.
There are, right now, 62 large wildfires burning throughout the West.”
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/1026515216165687299
Map below.

Brief thread updating the larger fires:
https://twitter.com/emmaruthoneill/status/1026504054308917248
Map of Mendocino Complex fires below.
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #555 on: August 07, 2018, 03:48:32 PM »
California Fires: 14,000 firefighters now battling 16 major blazes across state
The Mendocino Complex Fire has become the largest wildfire in recorded California history
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/08/06/california-fires-14000-firefighters-now-battling-16-major-blazes-across-state/

Heat and winds are returning.  And a Yosemite resort was destroyed.
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #556 on: August 08, 2018, 05:56:24 PM »
Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus)
8/8/18, 10:07 AM
As of this morning, the #MendocinoComplex is the first wildfire incident in California state history to surpass 300,000 acres.

That's the same size as the land area of the entire city of Los Angeles.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/1027194633724542976
CAL FIRE info and map at the link.
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #557 on: August 08, 2018, 09:17:40 PM »
Numb to it all now. It seems California is toast. Makes my fire-prone British Columbia look tame in comparison.

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« Reply #558 on: August 08, 2018, 10:06:53 PM »
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #559 on: August 08, 2018, 10:12:48 PM »
Are you sure that 3th pic is not fake ? Anyway, it looks impressive. Looks like hell on earth.

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« Reply #560 on: August 09, 2018, 06:00:59 PM »
"Smoke from western wildfires has now reached every state in the contiguous United States.”
https://mobile.twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/1027272610936172544
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #561 on: August 10, 2018, 08:51:51 PM »
Are you sure that 3th pic is not fake ? Anyway, it looks impressive. Looks like hell on earth.

the third picture is looking at the fire with the setting sun behind it.
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #562 on: August 11, 2018, 05:38:59 PM »
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8/11/18, 10:33 AM
#NelsonFire [update] near Nelson Rd and Cherry Glen Rd, Vacaville (Solano County) is now 1000 acres and 70% contained. Unified Command: CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, Solano County Fire
https://twitter.com/cal_fire/status/1028288312954384385
40-second video from tanker plane at the link.
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #563 on: August 12, 2018, 10:25:28 PM »
Permafrost thaw from wildfires: originally posted by CDN_dude at

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1053.msg166992.html#msg166992

" ... we showed that wildfire in boreal peatlands within the discontinuous permafrost zone cause permafrost thaw through active layer deepening and talik expansion on peat plateaus, but also through accelerated thermokarst bog development along peat plateau edges."

" ... permafrost thaw at the edges of peat plateaus (i.e. thermokarst bog development) is considered irreversible given that these ecosystems undergo a complete successional shift to a new vegetation community that also includes strongly altered soil thermal and hydrological regimes."

"We estimated the total peat plateau loss to 9800 ± 4100 km^2 (95% CI), of which 2200 ± 1500 km^2 , or ~23%, was directly attributed to the increased rate of thermokarst bog development that occurs following wildfire."

Caveat: "It is not clear from this study whether the role of wildfire as a driver of thermokarst bog expansion has become relatively more important ..."

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05457-1

open access, read all about it.

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #564 on: August 14, 2018, 12:02:19 AM »
U.S.:
Eric Holthaus on Twitter: "This weekend, Glacier National Park recorded the hottest temperature in its history: 100°F [37.8°C]. Now, it's on fire and being partially evacuated. Glacier -- National -- Park”
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/1028998735924285440
Photos at the link.

Multiple Structures Lost to Glacier Park Wildfire - Flathead Beacon
https://flatheadbeacon.com/2018/08/13/multiple-structures-lost-glacier-park-wildfire/

Glacier National Park is on fire — and yes, warming is making things worse | Grist
https://grist.org/article/glacier-national-park-is-on-fire-and-yes-warming-is-making-things-worse/
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #565 on: August 14, 2018, 12:57:04 AM »
Yeah we need a new name for Glacier national park. Also for the Sierra Nevada. Death valley will probably be fine.
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #566 on: August 14, 2018, 01:14:59 AM »
Yeah we need a new name for Glacier national park. Also for the Sierra Nevada. Death valley will probably be fine.

“In 1850, there were 150 glaciers in the area now known as Glacier National Park. Today there are 26. They’ve been there for 7,000 years — but in just a few decades, the glaciers of Glacier National Park will almost surely be gone. By then the park will need a new name. Glacier Memorial Park doesn’t have the same ring to it.”

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« Reply #567 on: August 15, 2018, 01:07:10 AM »
Heavy smoke from wildfires drifts across northwest U.S.

NWS Seattle on Twitter: "Satellite imagery on a clear day (July 14) compared to a smoke-filled day (Aug 13) across the state. #WAwx”
https://mobile.twitter.com/nwsseattle/status/1029414498413604864
Image below; GIF at the link.

Bonnie Norman on Twitter: "Smoke from Canada & Montana has arrived here at the Gorge. Air quality is so bad that everyone is told to stay inside, windows closed. If you don't think #ClimateChange is real, please unfollow. And get off my feed.”
https://mobile.twitter.com/bonnienorman/status/1029470537590796288
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« Reply #568 on: August 15, 2018, 04:58:31 PM »
The Australian 2018/2019 Bushfire season is underway before the end of Winter!

The entire state of NSW is officially Drought Declared with a total fire ban in place.

News Video
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-15/two-fires-burn-out-of-control-on-nsws-south-coast/10122906


 
Scientists are "gobsmacked" that out-of-control bushfires are burning on the NSW south coast during winter, leading to a total fire ban across much of the state.

Equally troubling, one expert says, is global warming means the northern and southern hemisphere fire seasons are overlapping, which is stretching global firefighting resources.

"We're seeing something which is unusual in the extreme," environmental change academic David Bowman told AAP on Wednesday. "It's worrying, it's mind-bending."

"We've got the largest fire complex burning in San Francisco and fires burning in the Glacier National Park on the Canadian border, which we've just sent crews to, and now we have this extreme weather fanning NSW fires in winter."

At least 30 fires were burning out of control in NSW on Wednesday, with homes and lives threatened by the most serious blazes at Mount Kingiman and North Nowra.

"Unfortunately, people are going to have to stop thinking of these as rogue events and start thinking of them as the new normal."

https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/experts-gobsmacked-by-nsw-winter-fires/news-story/fcf8f5c629c11232e5165ada91677f16

NSW bushfires: Bega, Ulladulla and Nowra fires downgraded but still out of control

NSW RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers said the fires at both Bega and Ulladulla were "quite big" and would stay uncontained for "some time".

"It'll be days and days to try and get containment of both of those fires," he said.

"We're still expecting difficult conditions right into tomorrow, and then we're concerned about a return to gusty conditions on Saturday when most of these fires will still be burning."

The RFS said 33 waterbombers were flying overhead to help the 870 firefighters with 270 fire trucks on the ground at the blazes across the state.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-15/bushfire-out-of-control-fire-near-ulladulla/10122034

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #569 on: August 16, 2018, 03:10:08 PM »
Smoke from California and Canada wildfires now extends all the way to Europe.

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2237.msg167620.html#msg167620
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« Reply #570 on: August 16, 2018, 08:36:21 PM »
Couple suspected of accidentally starting the Carr Fire — which was fueled by hot & dry conditions — receives outpouring of support

Letters Pour In Supporting Couple Whose Trailer May Have Sparked Carr Fire
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/letters-support-carr-fire-couple_us_5b7422e5e4b0182d49af4491
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« Reply #571 on: August 19, 2018, 02:11:41 AM »
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It is curious that we both know who was responsible for the fire and the cause is still unknown!
It's official:  the prescribed burn in the East Point, Florida area caused the devastating fire in East Point. The intentional fire smoldered for 'several days' before strong winds re-ignited it, to disastrous effect.

Didn't Smokey the Bear teach us to leave fires out cold?
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« Reply #572 on: August 19, 2018, 10:40:52 AM »
On the other side of the world in Winter things are still heating up - but not in crisis. Water bombing helicopter pilot dead in a crash. (RIP) Update on NSW bushfires:

'Fire season is here'
Mr Rogers said while it was not unheard of to have bushfires in August, the severe nature of the current blazes was concerning. He blamed the drought.

"It just makes these fires burn so much hotter, so it is concerning and the thing that really worries us if if we don't get the spring rain which traditionally we would get … you add heat into this," he said.

    "At the moment, the days are still quite cool, but if we start getting 35 or 40 degrees and these winds and low humidity in these very dry landscapes, we simply won't be able to stop some of these fires."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-18/nsw-bushfires:-strong-winds-cause-blazes-to-flare-up/10135858

The new normal I assume. I saw that about 100 different fires had arose in the last week in the state of NSW alone. Most are under control and cover small areas. Several have been severe, but it's still reasonably cool and not super hot like in Greece CA and Sweden etc.
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« Reply #573 on: August 19, 2018, 08:59:30 PM »
Crazy fire year here (again) in BC. The smoke is insufferable as well. Here's a pic from the bridge across Lake Okanagan, in my neck of the woods. On a normal clear day vs. yesterday. (today looks even worse, from my window)


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« Reply #574 on: August 20, 2018, 01:01:33 PM »
Wildfire moves closer to Glacier National Park's scenic road
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire in Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. ...
https://apnews.com/868e5119be484b7aaaf58f75997bf53f

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A father and son made a mad dash "through hell" in the middle of a blazing forest fire while driving down a winding mountain road in Glacier National Park in Montana -- and have it all caught on a harrowing video.

The pair emerged with their lives, but not the car -- they ended up abandoning it to the flames
Video shows father, son driving through raging forest fire
https://abcnews.go.com/US/video-shows-father-son-driving-forest-fire-escape/story?id=57267808
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« Reply #575 on: August 21, 2018, 04:12:00 AM »
8/20/18, 9:51 PM
The #MendocinoComplex is now the first 400,000+ acre [162,900+ hectares] wildfire incident in California history.
A few days ago, it became the first 300,000+ acre wildfire incident in California history.
There's simply never been a fire like this as long as we've been keeping track.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/1031720413007622144
More info at the link.

8/20/18, 10:04 PM
First Yosemite, then Glacier, now Olympic National Forest -- a wildfire is burning in a rainforest right now -- one of the rainiest places in the continental United States.
It is expected to burn until the wintertime rains arrive.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/1031723622459756546
More info at the link.
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« Reply #576 on: August 21, 2018, 09:12:03 PM »
Wildfires are another example of climate change that seems to affect “other areas, not where I live” — until it hits home.

Seattle’s air quality is as bad as smoking 7 cigarettes. Blame wildfires.
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Ash and smoke are choking Seattle’s air for the second week in a row, as wildfires smolder in the Cascades and in British Columbia.

As of Tuesday morning, the Air Quality Index in Seattle was at 181, a rating classified as “unhealthy.” In parts of the city, the index rose as high as 220, which is “very unhealthy.” To put it in perspective, an AQI of 150 is roughly equal to smoking seven cigarettes in a day. That means residents should avoid being outside and exerting themselves, particularly people with heart and lung problems, the elderly, and children.

On August 15, many noted that air quality in Seattle was worse than in Beijing, one of the world’s most notoriously polluted cities.

The flames from some of the massive wildfires that have raged from Alaska to New Mexico have destroyed homes and taken lives, but the smoke and ash in the air are one of the most insidious threats to health. Since nearly 2 million acres have burned in the United States this year from 109 fires in 12 states ranging from Alaska to New Mexico, many regions are affected.

Wildfires have ignited in the Pacific Northwest before, but usually Seattle’s weather quenches flames and clears smoke pretty quickly.

That the region has remained so hot and dry this year, allowing smoke to linger, is highly unusual, Andrew Wineke, a spokesperson for the state Ecology Department’s air quality program, told Q13 Fox. But it also happened last year.

“The trend is clear. You see the number of forest fires increasing, and so there’s going to be wildfires,” Wineke said. “There’s going to be smoke. It’s going to be somewhere.” ...
https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/energy-and-environment/2018/8/21/17761908/seattle-air-quality-haze-smoke-wildfire-health
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« Reply #577 on: August 22, 2018, 04:50:28 PM »
Nearly 600 Fires Rage Across B.C. as Alberta Researcher Points to Climate Connection
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With nearly 600 fires raging across British Columbia, communities are on evacuation alert, many are choking on smoke, and especially northern ones are saying the province’s recently-announced state of emergency comes very late in the day.

Since the Horgan government declared a province-wide state of emergency last week, nearly 40 new blazes have erupted, “mostly sparked by lightning,” CBC reports.

Another CBC update notes that many B.C. communities are on evacuation alert, including the East Kootenays town of Kimberley, population 4,500. “Officials are also watching the Shovel Lake fire, a blaze seven times the size of the city of Vancouver, which has prompted evacuation orders or alerts from Fraser Lake all the way north to Fort St. James in north-central B.C.” ...
http://www.theenergymix.com/2018/08/19/nearly-600-fires-rage-across-b-c-as-alberta-researcher-points-to-climate-connection/
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« Reply #578 on: September 05, 2018, 10:03:42 PM »
Canada:
2018 now worst fire season on record as B.C. extends state of emergency
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/state-emergency-bc-wildfires-1.4803546
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« Reply #579 on: September 07, 2018, 12:20:47 AM »
Big rigs abandoned as wildfire scorches California freeway

https://apnews.com/c6df1fe03b91418b881f48a490863c49

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Truckers abandoned big-rigs and motorists screamed in fear as they came dangerously close to an explosive wildfire that shut down about 45 miles of a major California interstate near the Oregon border that authorities were desperately trying to reopen.

In a video, a passenger in a vehicle screams: “Oh my God, I want to go!” as nearby trees burst into flames.

“I can’t breathe,” the woman says, sobbing. “Please, guys, come put it out.”



Wildfire near Redding nearly triples in size, triggers evacuations


https://abc7news.com/wildfire-near-redding-nearly-triples-in-size-triggers-closure-of-i-5/4162362/


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Interstate 5 remains closed in Shasta County because of a fast-moving wildfire. The Delta Fire is burning about ten miles north of Redding. So far, the fire has grown to 23 square miles and has zero percent containment. It was 8 square miles on Wednesday.

Caltrans says there are no plans to reopen I-5 north of Redding on Thursday night and will re-evaluate on Friday morning.
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #580 on: September 09, 2018, 08:43:26 PM »
Probably not wildfires. But it's pretty clear that the rainforest are burning.

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« Reply #581 on: October 18, 2018, 08:56:25 PM »
A grass fire near a California natural gas pipeline has forced 4,000 to evacuate
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...the company was purging the pipeline of natural gas and would inject it with nitrogen to extinguish the fire in the vault.

There is presently not a risk of an explosion, officials said, but residents were evacuated for their safety.

"Until that fire is extinguished, we're not comfortable that truly there is no chance that there could be a catastrophic failure" of the pipe, Carey said. "So in the abundance of caution four our citizens and our personnel, we've chosen to keep the evacuation order in effect until that is truly mitigated."
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/18/us/california-bay-point-grass-fire-evacuation/index.html
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #582 on: November 08, 2018, 07:40:35 PM »
Very dry and warmer-than-average conditions likely to persist across California (and much of the West Coast) for the next 10+ days. Wildfire risk will be elevated in CA, especially during occasional periods of strong offshore wind (#SantaAna/#DiabloWind). #CAwx #ORwx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/z8bJFT4Rtd
https://twitter.com/weather_west/status/1060312024129798146
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Rob Elvington (@RobElvington)
11/7/18, 8:11 PM
Don't even look at the grasses tomorrow. I can't recall seeing this much extreme on the Fire Danger Map. #CAfire #CAwx
https://twitter.com/robelvington/status/1060339020063010816
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Daniel Swain (@Weather_West)
11/8/18, 11:36 AM
Unfortunately, looks like yet another dangerous, extremely fast-moving California fire in wildland/urban interface amidst record-dry vegetation conditions. This time, it's #CampFire east of #Chico and already burning structures in #Paradise. Strong winds blowing. #CAwx #CAfire
https://twitter.com/weather_west/status/1060571894963830784

YubaNet Fire News (@YubaNetFire)
11/8/18, 11:07 AM
Mandatory evacuation for the entire Town of Paradise. Leave now! #CampFire bit.ly/2D8aU1Y pic.twitter.com/dDZWSo0fGc
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #583 on: November 08, 2018, 07:48:41 PM »
Daniel Swain (@Weather_West)
11/8/18, 12:17 PM
True emergency situation in #Paradise now due to #CampFire. Similar urgency to situation during #CarrFire near Redding earlier this summer. Folks trying to leave are trapped and stuck on roads with fire in all directions. Sobering, yet again. #CAwx #CAfire twitter.com/engineco16/sta…
https://twitter.com/weather_west/status/1060582063391223808

Dave Toussaint (@engineco16)
11/8/18, 12:12 PM
#CampFire black out conditions, vehicles can't move. Many trapped. Fire is at Pentz Rd, Skyway, Forest Glen, If you're anywhere in front of the fire GET OUT NOW before it's too late!

Daniel Swain (@Weather_West)
11/8/18, 12:42 PM
This is purportedly a photo from 10 minutes ago at 9:30am local time in #Paradise, CA. Gridlocked traffic in evacuation zone amid total blackout conditions under #CampFire smoke plume. Wow. #CAwx #CAfire twitter.com/glenncanon/sta…
https://twitter.com/weather_west/status/1060588493762523136
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11/8/18, 12:38 PM
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Neil Lareau (@nplareau)
11/8/18, 1:15 PM
Not looking good for #Paradise. Images show (1) location of town/structures, (2) location of radar derived fire perimeter showing head fire moving into town. #Campfire #CAwx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/1r5VR9Xq1x
https://twitter.com/nplareau/status/1060596724685623301
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« Reply #584 on: November 08, 2018, 07:51:58 PM »
Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus)
11/8/18, 1:41 PM
#CampFire is growing at an estimated rate of 80 football fields PER MINUTE.

Conditions are nearly ideal for explosive fire growth in Northern California today, at the peak of fall wildfire season. Record or near-record dry vegetation + strong and dry offshore winds. A nightmare.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/1060603106566713344

J Pierson (@jdpiersoniv)
11/8/18, 1:00 PM
My mother is trapped with other drivers on Pearson Rd in Paradise with houses burning nearby. People leaving vehicles and running with children and pets.
@CALFIRE_ButteCo #CampFire
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« Reply #585 on: November 08, 2018, 08:01:01 PM »
Laura Eng (@LauraEngNews)
11/8/18, 1:06 PM
Check out the view from the Skyway. Smoke covering the sky from the #CampFire and traffic heading down both lanes. pic.twitter.com/7oHhhfawDG
https://twitter.com/lauraengnews/status/1060594450517250048
10-second vid at the link.

Scarlett (@nkaylynn)
11/8/18, 12:02 PM
I was standing outside looking at the smoke in the sky with the #campfire near my office and this fell out of the sky. pic.twitter.com/ZQME56awS7
https://twitter.com/nkaylynn/status/1060578284222599168
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NICO (@nicohenson)
11/8/18, 1:19 PM
Clark road in paradise 10:00 AM. Stay safe everyone  #campfire pic.twitter.com/TOGElPBw0n
https://twitter.com/nicohenson/status/1060597787207725056
30-sec video at the link: fire just behind houses on residential street.  Caution: language.
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« Reply #586 on: November 08, 2018, 08:21:09 PM »
More on the CAMP fire, Northern California

Paradise evacuated as 5,000-acre wildfire explodes in Butte County, 2 CHP officers escape on foot
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Evacuations are underway as firefighters work to contain a 1,000-acre blaze in Butte County, Cal Fire’s Butte Unit said Thursday morning.

Fueled by winds of up to 50 mph, a 5,000-acre fire threatened the town of Paradise in Butte County Thursday morning, prompting the mandatory evacuation of large sections of the town of about 26,000 people.

At least two California Highway Patrol units had their vehicles disabled and surrounded by fire, having to escape on foot, according to live dispatch radio traffic available on Broadcastify.com. The dispatcher can be heard sending fire crews to assist the officers at about 9:45 a.m.

The fire and evacuations led to gridlock traffic on Skyway in Paradise, with dispatch radio traffic indicating multiple civilians had also abandoned their vehicles. Several fire officials reported flames were about 15 yards from major roadways about 9:45 a.m.
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Butte is one of eight counties in which Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has announced a potential planned power shutoff event that could begin Thursday.

PG&E announced the possible shutoff earlier this week in light of forecasts for high winds and dry conditions creating high fire risk in a large portion of Northern California. National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning, in place Wednesday night through the end of the week.
http://amp.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article221349345.html

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NWS Bay Area on Twitter: "1-minute satellite imagery from GOES-East of #CampFire smoke plume from 10:32 to 10:51 am PST. Note the southwestward progression of the plume as a result of the northeast winds aloft. #CAwx #RedFlagWarning https://t.co/WHvo9kyyBX"
https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea/status/1060606517228003330
GIF at the link shows startlingly fast advancement of the smoke plume.

Dave Toussaint (@engineco16)
11/8/18, 2:17 PM
#CampFire dozers given permission to move cars off the roadway if they're blocking it.
https://twitter.com/engineco16/status/1060612173188100096
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« Reply #587 on: November 08, 2018, 10:22:44 PM »
A post 10 minutes ago said they were trying to get a bus in to evacuate 70 people (Around 1 pm PST)

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
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #588 on: November 08, 2018, 10:45:46 PM »
Daniel Swain (@Weather_West)
11/8/18, 4:21 PM
Fire now up to 17,000+ acres [6,900 hectares] (per @CALFIRE_PIO) in 5-6 hours since it was reported. That is a truly astonishing rate of spread. #CAwx #CAfire #CampFire #Paradise #Chico #Magalia twitter.com/Weather_West/s…
https://twitter.com/weather_west/status/1060643479393468416

Daniel Swain (@Weather_West)
11/8/18, 12:41 PM
Incredible #GOES16 satellite imagery of extremely dangerous, fast-moving wildfire in wildland-urban interface currently burning through #Paradise, California at an estimated 80 acres *per minute.* Strong, dry east winds. Really bad feeling about this one. #CampFire #CAwx #CAfire
https://twitter.com/weather_west/status/1060588082578124800
GIF at the link.
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« Reply #589 on: November 08, 2018, 10:51:17 PM »
Twitter has many messages from people with disabled family members in the fire area whom they have not been able to contact.  Power is out in the area (NOT due to preventative utility cuts).  People who were at work in nearby Chico are unable to get home to rescue family or pets....
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« Reply #590 on: November 08, 2018, 11:00:03 PM »
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J Pierson (@jdpiersoniv)
11/8/18, 1:00 PM
My mother is trapped with other drivers on Pearson Rd in Paradise with houses burning nearby. People leaving vehicles and running with children and pets.
@CALFIRE_ButteCo #CampFire

Update:
J Pierson (@jdpiersoniv)
11/8/18, 3:17 PM
She's made it to Neal Rd. Fire still everywhere. People running down the hill are saying all of Paradise is burning. @CALFIRE_ButteCo #CampFire
https://twitter.com/jdpiersoniv/status/1060627293221998592

Paradise, California is a town of 27,000 people.  Evacuations have been ordered stretching almost to Oroville.
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #591 on: November 09, 2018, 12:51:13 AM »
Other fires have broken out farther south in California, closer to the coast in Ventura County.  Fire has jumped the 101 freeway.  Evacuations underway. 

VCFD PIO on Twitter: "#HillInc Fire is 8- 10,000 acres with mandatory evacs in Cam Springs and a hard closure of US 101 North and South. @VCFD @VCAirUnit @VCSOVentura”
https://twitter.com/VCFD_PIO/status/1060675906132500482

Alex Lamers on Twitter: "Holy moly. 8000+ acres in an hour and a half. #HillFire https://t.co/TZQtKyO8bd"
https://twitter.com/AlexJLamers/status/1060679240541261826

CA Fire Scanner on Twitter: "#HillFire (Ventura Co) - 3,500-4,000 structures threatened along w/ immediate life threat."
https://twitter.com/CAFireScanner/status/1060678382260613120


CA Fire Scanner on Twitter: "#WoolseyFire (Simi Valley) - IC reports fire is now 600 acres."
https://twitter.com/CAFireScanner/status/1060678511520698368


CA Fire Scanner on Twitter: "South Ops advising no more air tankers are available.. #HillFire #WoolseyFire"
https://twitter.com/CAFireScanner/status/1060678793373741056


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« Reply #592 on: November 09, 2018, 01:19:11 AM »
VCscanner on Twitter: "#HillFire = Newbury Park, Cam Springs, CSUCI
#WoolseyFire = Simi Valley spreading towards Oak Park."
https://twitter.com/VCscanner/status/1060678935980077056

NWS Los Angeles on Twitter: "Current conditions near #HillFire: Temp 78, Relative humidity 10%, Wind NE 15G25 MPH. #SantaAnaWinds will increase this evening and overnight. #cawx"
https://twitter.com/NWSLosAngeles/status/1060677570197442561

Elizabeth Garrett on Twitter: "#hillfire from Mission Oaks area.”
https://twitter.com/liztomaniaaa/status/1060681153311428608
Image below.

Demi on Twitter: "Watch what happened at 0:05 in @RC_FirePhoto's broadcast: #hillfire “
https://twitter.com/DemiSann/status/1060683708607344641
Video of fast-spreading fire along Highway 101.

Dave Toussaint (@engineco16)
11/8/18, 6:45 PM
#hillfire VLAT dropping on fire in Newbury Park near Wendy
https://twitter.com/engineco16/status/1060679737981394944
Video of air tanker dropping fire retardant.
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« Reply #593 on: November 09, 2018, 01:33:57 AM »
Dave Toussaint (@engineco16)
11/8/18, 5:12 PM
#CampFire if we go off of the heat signature, know fire locations it's probably close to 40K acres. PIO just now said 17K acres, so this map may not be far off. [ Image below.]
https://twitter.com/engineco16/status/1060656301158522880
- #CampFire Clark x/Skyway units advising they're running out of water, need water tenders. They have 150 people in a building with several buildings and a gas station on fire next to it.
- #CampFire sending strike teams of engines to help, 10 engines. Clark x/Skyway.
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« Reply #594 on: November 09, 2018, 02:33:50 AM »
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« Reply #595 on: November 09, 2018, 03:43:16 AM »
'Mass devastation' as fire destroys at least 1,000 structures in Northern California town of Paradise - Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-camp-fire-20181108-story.html

Butte County Sheriff on Twitter: "UPDATE: An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the following areas:
-Hwy 32 at Nople Avenue down to the Chico City Limits.
-Skyway from Lower Paradise down the Skyway to the Chico City Limits
This evacuation warning does not include the City of Chico #ButteSheriff #CampFire"
https://twitter.com/ButteSheriff/status/1060718816244559872

NWS Bay Area on Twitter: "Record dry airmass over our region today. The 00Z Oakland Sounding from this afternoon reported a precipitable water value of only 0.12". This is well below the record for the date of 0.24" and one of the all-time driest soundings at Oakland in more than 60 years. #CAwx
https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea/status/1060716203994464256
Data/graph at the link.
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« Reply #596 on: November 09, 2018, 03:49:29 AM »
Camp Fire: Paradise evacuated as wildfire rages, no containment
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UPDATE, 6:35 p.m.

The evacuation warning up to Chico city limits has now been upgraded to an order.

People who live from Highway 32 at Nople Avenue to Chico city limits and on Skyway from lower Paradise to Chico city limits need to leave. The order doesn't include the city itself yet.

UPDATE, 6:29 p.m.

A police officer who helped residents escape the Camp Fire says the town of Paradise has been devastated, The Associated Press reported Thursday night.

Chico police officer Mark Bass said he returned to the town and found offices, large stores and restaurants leveled or burning.

Another police officer in Chico, John Barker, said many elderly people live in Paradise and some are immobile, The AP said. People posted photos on Twitter of missing seniors.

Barker said he was briefly trapped by fire while trying to get people out, with flames across the road in front of him and behind him.
https://www.redding.com/story/news/2018/11/08/evacuations-underway-paradise-camp-fire-rages/1930719002/

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« Reply #597 on: November 09, 2018, 01:52:04 PM »
CAMP fire:
Firefighters worked Thursday night to prevent the Camp Fire from burning into Chico, although flames destroyed homes on the outskirts.  Evacuations extended to the north (Magalia).  15,000 structures threatened.  20,000 acres.
https://www.redding.com/story/news/2018/11/08/evacuations-underway-paradise-camp-fire-rages/1930719002/

CALFIRE page:
http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2277



VCFD PIO on Twitter: "#Woolseyfire update - 30,000 homes threatened. Multiple structures damaged/ destroyed. No fatalities or severe injuries. Fire threatening to cross Highway 101 at Westlake Blvd. Unified Command: @VCFD @LAFD @LACoFDPIO @lacountysheriff @LAPDHQ @VENTURASHERIFF”
https://twitter.com/VCFD_PIO/status/1060842581137883136

LACounty Fire PIO on Twitter: "#Woolseyfire *UPDATE* Fire is at approx. 8000 acres. 0% Containment. New Mandatory evacuation orders south of 101 fwy north of Potrero rd. between Westlake bl. & Wendy dr. Evacs. in Hidden Hills area of LA County and @LAFD operational area have been down graded to voluntary.“
https://twitter.com/LACoFDPIO/status/1060847403266277376

VCFD PIO on Twitter: "#WoolseyFire Multiple structures reported burning Erbes Rd. and Moorpark Rd.”
https://twitter.com/VCFD_PIO/status/1060845736231763968

VCFD PIO on Twitter: "#Woolseyfire incident fact sheet [at the link]
https://twitter.com/VCFD_PIO/status/1060835661475852289
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« Reply #598 on: November 09, 2018, 05:49:28 PM »
Southern California fires force evacuation of Malibu - Woolsey Fire
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The entire city of Malibu [California] was ordered evacuated early Friday as a ferocious Southern California's wildfire roared toward the beachside community that is home for many Hollywood celebrities.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire raging through the Santa Monica Mountains was headed to the ocean. Malibu has about 13,000 residents and lies along 21 miles (34 kilometers) of coast at the southern foot of the mountain range.

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« Reply #599 on: November 09, 2018, 06:25:16 PM »
I'm 100 miles, as the crow flies, southwest of the Camp Fire. Smoke is so bad here schools have closed for the day. While we're in no danger from the fire, we had ours in October 2017 that burned many places in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Napa counties to the ground. Nerves are frayed. Best to those in danger, evacuating and fighting this monster.