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#1 Fetch

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:49 AM

My brother and I grew up north of the city of Napa up in the Soda Canyon area in the '60's and early '70's. We saw a couple of fires burn through the area right up to our property back then.

My brother still lives in Napa and got evacuated Sunday but was able to return last night after the winds died down.

 

It can be tough, my thoughts are with those affected by the fires North and in SoCal. Stay safe.



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:46 AM

Supposedly 11 dead. Hoping for more people to get evacuated safely. This is horrible.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

These fires are some of the worst I have ever seen and I was in the '03 Cedar Creek Fire down here in San Diego! 

 

Hope more folks don't loose their lives on these fires. 


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:16 AM

Terrible fire year for sure :(

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:51 AM

The fires being closer to dwellings has made this an exponentially more memorable fire year. 


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:03 PM

Just got off the phone with my mom, we have family in the fire area that have been evacuated, rumor has it that this could be the handy work of an arsonist....oh I hope that if is they catch him/her and torch the mother fucker!

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:00 PM

Just got off the phone with my mom, we have family in the fire area that have been evacuated, rumor has it that this could be the handy work of an arsonist....oh I hope that if is they catch him/her and torch the mother fucker!

if it is burn them slow 

the death toll is up to 15 and 200 or so missing or un accounted for yet 

hoping the weather cooperates and blows the fire back into the already burned zone as this will slow it down 

to all in the fire zone our thoughts and prayers are with you 



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:08 PM

I am praying for everyone safety, I hope that they will be able to evacuate the affected areas immediately. 



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:25 AM

Well this is the result of building in these areas. Like building in a earthquake, tsunami, lowland flood or avalanche prone area. How could they not know that history has shown that fires blow through here every year. Why the surprise? This is shitty but totally to be expected. 


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:59 AM

Just got off the phone with my mom, we have family in the fire area that have been evacuated, rumor has it that this could be the handy work of an arsonist....oh I hope that if is they catch him/her and torch the mother fucker!

I don't know about the other fires, the one that is burning Napa / Santa Rosa was started by high winds and arcing power lines.

My brother stated the winds have come back and driving the flames east toward Fairfield. He is ready to bug out again.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:30 AM

I did a service call for a truck that was down in Napa on Monday morning. You couldn’t see for more than a mile, my nose was burning from the smoke and ash was falling from the sky. I thought it was just a brush fire then I seen the news and the neighborhoods. Crazy stuff I wish the best for those effected.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:31 AM

Wind is blowing pretty good from the Northeast now.... ugh

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:37 PM

I don't know about the other fires, the one that is burning Napa / Santa Rosa was started by high winds and arcing power lines.
My brother stated the winds have come back and driving the flames east toward Fairfield. He is ready to bug out again.


Sounds like the utility company's insurance is liable to me

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:54 PM

California is never liable, ever!

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:11 PM

Well this is the result of building in these areas. Like building in a earthquake, tsunami, lowland flood or avalanche prone area. How could they not know that history has shown that fires blow through here every year. Why the surprise? This is shitty but totally to be expected. 

 

Of course it is the result of building here, but these area's like the Oakland hills fire in 1991 rarely burn at this level.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:37 PM

Big difference between rarely and never. If a history of seasonal dry weather and seasonal wind that's all you need. In 'light years' the fire dept probably puts them out fast enough and there's complacency with home owners.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:15 PM

Big difference between rarely and never. If a history of seasonal dry weather and seasonal wind that's all you need. In 'light years' the fire dept probably puts them out fast enough and there's complacency with home owners.

Mike, your 'it's their fault for living there' argument is some seriously stunted shit. If we only build were "never" happened we'd still be living in caves. The oak and redwood trees in those neighborhoods that burned were hundreds of years old. Dry weather and seasonal wind has happened many times during the life of those trees without a fatal fire incident. Honestly pal you need to start thinking before you open your mouth. 


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:34 PM

I believe this year was kind of unusual, because northern California got a lot more rain that average.  Remember hearing about Oreville dam last winter?

Lots of rain means lots of vegetation growth.  In summer, the vegetation dries out, and becomes fuel for fires.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:26 AM

I believe this year was kind of unusual, because northern California got a lot more rain that average.  Remember hearing about Oreville dam last winter?

Lots of rain means lots of vegetation growth.  In summer, the vegetation dries out, and becomes fuel for fires.

 

Agreed, kind of a perfect storm scenario. Friends homes, places I've partied and slept in are ash now. So fucked up. 


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:23 AM

Trees often survive these fires.