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« on: June 12, 2015, 09:13:37 pm »

Wildfire in drought-parched Northern California threatens small town
6/12/15
http://news.yahoo.com/wildfire-drought-parched-northern-california-threatens-small-town-194031667.html

By Alex Dobuzinskis

(Reuters) - An out-of-control wildfire raging through a Northern California forest as the state battles a devastating drought has forced authorities to warn about 250 people to evacuate or prepare to leave their homes in a remote town, officials said on Friday.

The fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest follows an outbreak of lightning-sparked blazes in neighboring Oregon that prompted authorities to warn residents that drought and low mountain snowpack could lead to a destructive fire season.

California's so-called Saddle Fire has charred at least 880 acres (360 hectares) since a lightning strike sparked it on Tuesday, officials said.

The flames are tearing through forest land, much of it in areas scorched by a 2004 blaze that has left dead and downed trees on the ground which could provide ample fuel for the latest wildfire, said Shasta-Trinity National Forest spokeswoman Andrea Capps.

Also the area has many damaged trees with limbs at risk of falling, Capps said. Firefighters have not managed to build any solid containment lines against the wildfire.

"It makes it a really dangerous situation for our firefighters out in the field," she said.


Authorities placed a handful of residents on the outskirts of Hyampom, a town about 200 miles (320 km) north of San Francisco, under mandatory evacuation orders on Wednesday and told the rest of the town of about 250 people to prepare to leave if flames get near, said Trinity County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Lynn Ward. Those orders remain in place.

One front of the fire is just a couple miles north of the town, and if it advances to the southeast the blaze could destroy homes, Capps said. So far, the blaze has not destroyed any structures.

Nearly 200 firefighters are battling the fire, setting backfires to clear trees that could be consumed by the blaze and dropping flame retardant by helicopter, she said.

The wildfire is the first major Northern California blaze in an annual fire season that normally runs from June to September in that region, Capps said. It also is the nation's highest-priority wildfire, she said.

Since it began, the fire has advanced in the late afternoon hours when winds and heat increase and moisture levels drop, Capps said.

"We have lots of resources out there, we're feeling good about the people we have on the ground, we feel hopeful about being able to catch this in the next few days," she said.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 05:51:12 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/number-wildfires-california-damage-smaller-073507675.html
Northern California wildfire jumps line, forces evacuations
7/28/15

RESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 200 people were ordered from their homes Tuesday when a wildfire jumped a containment line east of California's Napa Valley wine country in one of several blazes burning across the state.

The week-old fire was given a burst of energy by rising temperatures, wind gusts and low humidity, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

A smoke plume was visible for miles.

The flare-up in the rugged, steep terrain of Solano County quickly consumed 150 acres. The fire has charred more than 10 square miles and firefighters had it mostly contained, despite the additional area that burned.

"With the winds picking up, they're challenging us," Berlant said, adding that firefighters have dug a secondary containment line. "We're hoping those lines will hold it where it's at."

Residents of 136 homes were ordered to leave, said Christine Castillo of the Solano County Sheriff's Office.

In the Central California foothills, helicopters and air tankers were attacking another fire burning near the tiny wooded communities of Bass Lake and Cascadel Woods north of Fresno.

Residents remained under orders to be prepared to evacuate because of the fire, which has charred nearly 3 square miles.

A boy acknowledged starting the fire by playing with a lighter to burn pine needles, Madera County District Attorney David Linn said, noting the boy tried to smother the fire with his clothes and his family fought it with water.

"As dry as the conditions are in the Sierra now ... they couldn't stop it," said Linn, declining to identify the boy, who remains at home because of his cooperation and could be charged next week.

In the Sierra Nevada foothills northeast of Sacramento, 50 homes remained evacuated because of a wildfire that ignited Saturday. As many as 1,800 homes were threatened by shifting winds, Berlant said.

Four firefighters were hurt Sunday while battling the wildfire. One had serious, non-life threatening injuries and remains hospitalized.

The firefighter was identified as Matt Aoki, a captain of the Los Padres Hotshots from Los Padres National Forest. Aoki has severe burns on his hands and face. He remained hospitalized at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

The fire grew overnight to more than 3 square miles.

Temperatures throughout Northern California could hit 108 Wednesday.

California has seen more wildfires this year
, but less acreage has been burned thanks to favorable weather and more firefighters who can quickly be dispatched to corral flames, fire officials say.

Since Jan. 1, about 5,200 fires have burned on state and federal lands, according to the U.S. Forest Service. That's 10 percent more than last year, but the 74,000 acres burned is 6 percent less.

Spurts of unseasonably rainy weather combined with the availability of hundreds of additional firefighters paid for with emergency drought funding have made a big difference, Berlant said.

So far this year, state firefighters have responded to nearly 3,900 blazes — a 41 percent increase from the same period last year, according to Cal Fire. The fires have burned 28 percent less area than last year.

Cal Fire's map of fire activities showed nine blazes across the state.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2015, 10:52:27 am »

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/01/several-wildfires-blackening-dry-california-golden-hills-as-gov-brown-declares/
8/1/15
Firefighter dies after battling 1 of several California wildfires, agency says

A firefighter battling one of several wildfires across California has died, the U.S. Forest Service announced on Friday.

David Ruhl, of Rapid City, South Dakota, lost his life while responding to the Frog Fire in Modoc National Forest in Alturas, California, according to the statement.

Ruhl was found Friday morning after a search was conducted throughout Thursday night. Ruhl was on temporary assignment to the Big Valley Ranger District of Modoc National Forest as an Assistant Fire Management Officer since June 14. His permanent position is Engine Captain on the Mystic Ranger District of the Black Hills National Forest in Rapid City.

“This loss of life is tragic and heartbreaking,” said Forest Supervisor, Amanda McAdams. “Please keep the family and all of our Forest Service employees in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

The Forest Service is investigating the line-of-duty death.

The fire on the Big Valley Ranger District started Thursday and is one of the several fires burning throughout California. By Friday evening, this particular fire grew to more than 800 acres, according to the Sac Bee.

The announcement of Ruhl’s death comes after California Gov. Jerry Brown declaring a state of emergency for all of the state.

"They only need a little wind to allow them to burn at an explosive rate," said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection.

Brown said the declaration would help speed up help for thousands of firefighters working to corral the blazes. As part of the order, he activated the California National Guard to help with disaster recovery.

Brown offered his condolences to the deceased firefighter in a statement late Friday.

"Firefighter Ruhl will be remembered for his service and bravery and we extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues with the U.S. Forest Service," Brown said in a statement.

A fast-spreading wildfire north of San Francisco torched a third home and is threatening more than 450 structures. At least 650 residents have been evacuated from their homes as the blaze raged in hills covered in dense brush and oak trees and dotted with ranch homes. It has charred 23 square miles near Lower Lake, south of Clear Lake, a popular summer recreation spot.

The wildfire in the hills was only 5 percent contained Friday.

Crews are still battling a blaze east of Napa Valley. They held their ground as the fire tried to spread more, more than a week after it started. The blaze has charred more than 12 square miles in Solano County.

The 200-acre fire, about 20 miles from the park's entrance, was partially contained Friday. About two dozen homes are threatened and voluntary evacuations are in place.

Lisa Ann Vilmur was arrested Thursday night for recklessly causing a fire and jailed on $100,000 bail. It was not known Friday if she has an attorney.

In a separate foothills blaze northeast of Sacramento, evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of 50 homes. The fire, which ignited Saturday, burned through more than 3 1/2 square miles and is almost fully contained.

In the central California community of Cascadel Woods, residents of more than 200 homes were ordered to evacuate on Thursday. A wildfire burning near Bass Lake for several days spread to more than 6 square miles and is partially contained.

Authorities say a boy acknowledged starting the fire by playing with a lighter to burn pine needles in the dry Sierra Nevada. They say the boy faces criminal charges but is not in custody because he and his family are cooperating.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2015, 09:17:04 am »

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33757422
California wildfire doubles in size on fifth day
8/3/15

A wildfire raging through northern California more than doubled in size on its fifth day on Sunday, expanding to 84 square miles (220 sq km).
The blaze, in Lake County north of San Francisco, has destroyed 24 homes and displaced about 12,000 residents.
It is just one of 21 fires across the drought-ridden state being battled by about 9,000 firefighters.
California is in the fourth year of a severe drought which has left the state vulnerable to brushfires.
"This is a very fast-moving wildfire," said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, or Cal Fire.
The rapid expansion of the fire over the weekend represented an "unprecedented growth in that short amount of time", Mr Berlant said.


The Lake County blaze now threatens a further 6,300 buildings and has forced the closure of two state highways, according to Cal Fire.
Some 2,700 firefighters - nearly a third of the state's total force - are tackling the fire but officials said only 5% of it had been contained.
"We're certainly stretching our resources," Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott told CNN on Sunday, adding that National Guard troops had been mobilised.
Thousands of lightning strikes in recent days contributed to the huge number of major fires across the state, Mr Pimlott said.
California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday declared a state of emergency across the state of California.
A separate blaze that killed a US forest ranger on Thursday near the Oregon border has also expanded, but remains a fraction of the size of the Lake Country fire.
David Ruhl, 38, died in the Frog Fire raging through Modoc National Forest.
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http://news.yahoo.com/massive-california-wildfire-jumps-containment-line-091324720.html
Massive California wildfire jumps containment line
8/4/15

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wild land blaze threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged to flee their residences were spending what may be just one of many nights in evacuation shelters.

The blaze that has charred nearly 97 square miles of brush and timber, jumped a highway Monday that had served as a containment line. Its rapid growth caught firefighters off guard and shocked residents.

Vicki Estrella, who has lived in the area for 22 years, stayed at a Red Cross shelter at Middletown High School along with her husband and their dog.

"It's amazing the way that thing spread," Estrella said. "There was smoke 300 feet in the air."

Cooler weather had helped crews build a buffer between the wildfire and some of the thousands of homes it threatened as it tore through drought-withered brush in Lake County that hadn't burned in years.

But Monday afternoon erratic wind blew hot embers north of Highway 20 ignited several fires across the highway north of the city of Clear Lake.

"There were too many (spot fires) for us to pick up," Battalion Chief Carl Schwettmann of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection told the San Francisco Chronicle. "With these drought-stricken fuels, it's just moving at an extremely high rate of speed."

At least two dozen homes have been destroyed over the past few days and more than 13,000 people forced from their homes or warned to leave.

The fire — the largest blaze in drought-stricken California — roughly tripled in size over the weekend, generating its own winds that fanned the flames and reduced thousands of acres of manzanita shrubs and other brush to barren land in hours.

"There's a lot of old growth-type vegetation and four years of drought to dry it all out," said Lynne Tolmachoff, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. "It was ready to go."

The fire was burning in the Lower Lake area, about 100 miles north of San Francisco and 10 miles from Clear Lake, the largest freshwater lake entirely within California and a popular spot for boaters and campers. Fire officials said no homes around the lake were threatened.

"I'm overwhelmed," Donna McDonald, of Clear Lake, said at a high school that had been turned into a shelter. "I was very happy at one point when I saw no smoke at all. Then all of a sudden it just flared up real big again."

Layna Rivas, of Clearlake Oaks, evacuated her home over the weekend and wanted to get back to feed her chickens.

"You have to have that let go feeling and know everything is going to be OK," she said. "My place is going to be safe, my animals are going to be safe."

Numerous other wildfires in California, Washington state and Oregon took off as the effects of drought and summer heat turned the West Coast combustible. California blazes killed a firefighter last week and injured four others.

Crews in the Lower Lake area conducted controlled burns, setting fire to shrubs to rob the blaze of fuel and protect some of 5,500 homes threatened. The fire was burning in a rural area of grasslands and steep hills.

The fire destroyed at least 24 homes and 26 outbuildings.

More fire crews were brought in, bringing the number of firefighters to nearly 3,000. Two more National Guard air tankers were being brought in from Colorado to drop retardant, Tolmachoff said.

Crews battled 20 other wildfires in California — some sparked by lightning — though none as big as the Lower Lake blaze. Mandatory evacuations were also in place farther north in a remote rural area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

The Lower Lake fire is well short of historic proportions. One of the largest wildfires in California history was a 2013 blaze that took out 400 square miles of Sierra Nevada wilderness.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2015, 01:50:56 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/california-wildfire-burns-over-1-000-acres-forces-153012211.html
California wildfire burns 1,100 acres, closes 101 highway
12/26/15

(Reuters) - A wildfire in Southern California burned about 1,100 acres of land, forced the closure of parts of a major highway and led to evacuations on Saturday, fire officials said.

More than 500 firefighters were at the scene or en route to battle the blaze in the Solimar Beach area of Ventura County, and parts of the 101 highway had been closed, county fire department spokeswoman Heather Sumagaysay said.

Reopening the highway, a major roadway in the region, is a top priority, she said.

Fire officials had earlier reported that parts of the Pacific Coast highway also were closed, but Sumagaysay said she was not aware of that. Ventura is about 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

No injuries have been reported, but the fire has not been contained, Sumagaysay said. No structures have been damaged by the fire, but nearby Union Pacific rail lines are closed, she said.

The fire started at around 11 pm local time on Friday, and strong winds and dry vegetation caused it to grow rapidly, she said.

At around 2 am local time on Saturday in a video posted on Facebook, Venture County Fire Department Captain Steve Kaufman said the fire was near the beach, "bumping up against the roadway. We're getting a bunch of embers in Solimar east."

The Solimar Beach community is under a mandatory evacuation order, while a voluntary one has been issued for the nearby Faria Beach community, fire officials said.
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2016, 11:56:11 am »

http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/fires-threatening-communities-around-west/ar-AAh7JY2?ocid=spartandhp
Fires threatening communities around West
6/17/16

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Fueled by hot and dry weather, wildfires threatened homes in California and other Western states as crews struggled to corral flames that have scorched miles of brush and timber.

About 140 homes and ranches were considered at risk in California, where a 1,400-acre fire was tearing through coastal canyons west of Santa Barbara, scorching an area that hadn't burned in 60 years.

The chaparral was "very dry, very dead-on-the-ground fuel for the fire," said Gina DePinto, communications manager for Santa Barbara County.

About 800 firefighters struggled to reach the narrow, brush-choked coastal canyons to attack the flames. A fleet of aircraft had better luck Thursday but nightfall brought a rise in gusty, erratic "sundowner" winds that had pushed the blaze Wednesday night.

Fire official said early Friday that the blaze had calmed a bit after surging Thursday night.

For a second night, a freeway, U.S. 101, was closed in the area.
Hundreds of people were forced from campgrounds after the fire erupted Wednesday.

Charlie and Elizabeth Hatten spent the night at a shelter after a park ranger woke them as they camped at El Capitan State Beach.

"The flames looked so close. You couldn't see the moon anymore," Charlie Hatten told the Los Angeles Times.

The campgrounds remained closed but fire officials said nobody remained at the shelters Thursday.

In central New Mexico, a blaze that began Tuesday, spread across 16,000 acres by Thursday night, forcing evacuations and burning 24 homes along the way. The fire also destroyed 21 minor structures.The fire blackened 25 square miles and blanketed Albuquerque, the state's largest city, in a thick haze.

The fire was expected to continue moving east and northeast and posed an imminent threat to the small community of Chilili, the Tajique area, and the Ponderosa Pine residential area, according to U.S. Forest Service officials
.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez took to the air in a National Guard helicopter on Thursday to look over the devastation, according to a report in the Albuquerque Journal.

"This is a serious fire," Martinez said later during a news conference and an Estancia school, where the command center for the firefighters is located. "We want to make sure New Mexicans understand that."

Extremely hot and dry weather was forecast to continue into the weekend, although gusty winds should ease, fire officials said.

In east-central Arizona, progress was made against a 12-square-mile blaze that broke out Wednesday south of Show Low.

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2 big wildfires in LA-area foothills burn toward each other
6/21/16
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two wildfires that together burned 7 square miles and drove several hundred people from their homes in foothill suburbs of Los Angeles were growing fast and surging closer to each other.


Aggravated by triple-digit heat that hastened similar fires from the Pacific Coast to New Mexico, the two blazes erupted Monday near Azusa and Duarte and gave a big scare to homeowners before burning mostly away from the cities and toward the Angeles National Forest.

Charlie Downing, out of breath and with his shirt off because of the heat, said when he first smelled fire and felt heat that he ran outside of his house in Duarte and was astonished by size and nearness of the flames.

"I came running over just to look and it was 15 to 20 feet in the air," Downing told reporters. "By the time I came back and told my grandma and my kids to get in the car, it was right by the car."

He and two neighbors sprayed the flames with their yard hoses until firefighters arrived minutes later.

It was "very fortunate" that the fire then shifted toward the mountains, though it could easily move back during the night, Los Angeles County Fire Department Deputy Chief John B. Tripp said.

"If we get down-canyon winds, it could shift and homes could be in danger again," Tripp said.

The fires were less than 2 miles apart, burning out of control, and could soon merge into one, authorities said.

Two towering columns of smoke visible by day became a single vast glow after night fell.

Elsewhere, crews made progress against a nearly week-old blaze in rugged coastal mountains west of Santa Barbara. Overnight winds pushed flames into previously burned areas, allowing firefighters to boost containment to 54 percent.

Most mandatory evacuations will be lifted Wednesday morning and nearly all by Saturday, authorities said Monday night.

About 270 homes and other buildings were threatened by the blaze, which has charred more than 12 square miles since Wednesday.

Another wildfire was growing near Potrero, a small desert town close to the Mexico border. It surged to nearly 12 square miles and forced the evacuation of about 75 people from the ranching community about 40 miles southeast of San Diego.

Other blazes burned wide swaths across Arizona and New Mexico, where firefighters also faced blistering temperatures.

In central New Mexico, a 28-square-mile fire that erupted last week and destroyed 24 homes in the Manzano Mountains south of Albuquerque showed signs of slowing down. Higher humidity has allowed crews to strengthen lines around the fire, and some evacuees would be allowed to return home on Tuesday.

In eastern Arizona, a fire doubled to nearly 42 square miles and led officials to warn a community of 300 residents to prepare to evacuate. The blaze on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation southwest of Show Low was not moving quickly toward the community of Cedar Creek because of sparse vegetation and shifting winds.
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/los-angeles-area-wildfire-prompts-evacuations-125630918.html?ref=gs
7/24/16

California wildfires burn near Los Angeles and Big Sur

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildfires burned out of control Saturday in mountains north of Los Angeles and near Big Sur on California's scenic Central Coast, posing a threat to 2,000 homes and a sanctuary for exotic animals that was being evacuated, authorities said.

Southern California firefighters toiled in another day of triple-digit heat from a dome of high pressure over the region. While Central Coast temperatures were more moderate, conditions included winds and low humidity.

The fire in northern Los Angeles County grew to 20,000 acres, or more than 31 square miles, spreading smoke across the city and suburbs, reducing the sun to an orange disk at times. Containment was estimated at just 10 percent.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District warned that at times air would reach unhealthy levels. Suburban Pasadena and Glendale closed their municipal pools because of smoke and falling ash.

The fire erupted Friday afternoon in the Sand Canyon area of suburban Santa Clarita near State Route 14 as the region was gripped by high heat and very low humidity. Winds pushed it into the adjacent Angeles National Forest.

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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2016, 09:19:59 pm »

https://www.yahoo.com/news/southern-california-fire-mushrooms-residents-evacuated-115459577.html
Southern California fire mushrooms, residents evacuated
July 24, 2016

Los Angeles (AFP) - A fire burning out of control in Southern California has grown to a massive 20,000 acres, officials said Sunday, as residents in an area north of Los Angeles were forced to evacuate.

The blaze, which has been dubbed the "Sand Fire" after a nearby neighborhood, is only 10 percent contained, according to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

Local media reported that a burned body had been recovered in the city of Santa Clarita, located some 35 miles (55 kilometers) from downtown Los Angeles, although it was unclear if the individual had died in the blaze.

The fire has been burning in California's Santa Clarita Valley since Friday, but has now shifted to threaten more populated areas such as the Sand Canyon neighborhood of Santa Clarita, county fire officials said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

At least 1,500 homes are threatened, the Times reported.

Orange flames could be seen lapping at the night sky early Sunday, as a number of roads remained closed and health officials warned of poor air quality and hazardous smoke.

More than 900 firefighters are battling the blaze and residents have been evacuated, NWCG reported.

It added that structures had been destroyed or damaged although it was unable to confirm specific properties.

Local media reported that ash and smoke could be seen as far away as Pasadena and Malibu.

California is experiencing a record five-year drought and trees and brush are at risk of igniting from the smallest spark.
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https://gma.yahoo.com/california-wildfire-burns-1-500-acres-8-hours-094506128--abc-news-topstories.html
8/8/16
New California Wildfire Burns Through 1,500 Acres in 8 Hours

A wildfire that started just after noon in Southern California on Sunday had already consumed 1,500 acres by nightfall, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.

Known as the Pilot fire, the blaze ripped through dry timber and brush in a mountainous area about 50 miles east of Los Angeles, consuming more than two square miles of forest in just over 8 hours, with 0 percent containment as of the most recent update by firefighters.

Crews worked through the night and into Monday morning to beat back the fast-moving inferno. Officials have deployed 400 firefighters, 36 engines, 5 bulldozers, 8 helicopters and 8 air tankers to help bring the situation under control.

The fire caused the closure of several highways crossing the area, while mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents of nearby Summit Valley.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2016, 01:12:30 pm »

https://www.yahoo.com/news/wildfires-force-evacuations-northern-california-144612379.html
8/15/16
Wildfires force evacuations in Northern California

A rampaging wildfire that descended on a small Northern California town over the weekend destroyed more than 100 homes and businesses, authorities said on Monday, as crews fought to save more dwellings from the flames.

The so-called Clayton fire, which broke out on Saturday evening, was driven by fierce winds into the foothill community of Lower Lake, some 80 miles (129 km) north of San Francisco, burning everything in its path and forcing hundreds of residents to flee.

A damage assessment team was working to determine how many structures were lost, said Daniel Berlant of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. But he added, “we know it’s well over 100,” mostly homes.

The conflagration is one of 24 major wildfires burning across the drought-parched U.S. West which all together have charred nearly 300,000 acres.

The so-called Chimney fire, which erupted on Saturday afternoon in San Luis Obispo County, had scorched more than 4,300 acres in less than 48 hours, destroying 20 structures and threatening some 150 others as hundreds of residents were told to evacuate.

That blaze was only 10 percent contained as of Monday morning.

The Soberanes fire, one of the largest so far this season, has burned through more than 72,000 acres near scenic Big Sur, destroying 57 homes and 11 outbuildings since it broke out on July 22. It was 60 percent contained as of Monday. (Reuters)
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2016, 11:16:28 pm »

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/08/15/california-is-in-flames-right-now-with-fires-fueled-by-historic-drought/?utm_term=.dc3f5acd08de
8/15/16
California is in flames right now, with fires fueled by historic drought

Authorities in California arrested a man in connection with a massive blaze that has consumed more than 175 structures, many of them homes, and burned more than 4,000 acres north of San Francisco.

The suspect, Damin Anthony Pashilk, 40, was charged with multiple counts of arson. Investigators are working to determine whether Pashilk is responsible for setting other fires in an area that has been plagued by wildfire for several years.

Dry conditions and high winds have made the Clayton fire nearly impossible to control. “The winds really kicked up, and the fire crossed over tentative lines in place [to slow its advance] and started impacting a whole new area,” Suzie Blankenship, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said Monday. “Once it creates that momentum, it really moves. They had a good handle on it. We had this fire contained at 5 percent Saturday. But today it’s still 5 percent. It tells you that the fire keeps moving and moving and moving in different directions.”

Flames from the Sand fire near Santa Clarita, Calif., are reflected in a backyard swimming pool. (David McNew/AFP/Getty Images)

The fire has added to a summer of misery in California. The state has nine active wildfires as large as 25 acres or more, including the Clayton fire that forced nearly 1,500 residents to flee their homes after it erupted Saturday in dry conditions created by the state’s extreme drought. On Sunday the blaze doubled in size.

More than 3,800 fires have scorched over 112,900 acres of state land since January. That’s 20 percent more fires than at this point last year, and well above the state’s five-year average of 3,200 fires and 85,900 acres for the same time span. Wildfires are also charring federally owned land in the state. Add those in, and the number of fires shoots to 4,600 with more than 306,000 acres burnt in 2016, according to Cal Fire.

As of Monday, the federal National Interagency Fire Center showed California leading the fire-prone West in the number, size and intensity of wildfires. In June, the U.S. Forest Service estimated that 26 million trees had died in six counties across 760,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains that run along California’s spine — bringing the number of dead trees, which are fuel for fire, to 66 million during four years of drought. The service blames heat, dryness and a greedy little beetle for the devastation.

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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 11:17:33 am »

http://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=92539
8/29/17
Breaking: Mandatory Evacuations Have Just Been Ordered In California!!

A 40-Acre wildfire has soured emergency evacuations in Butte County California.

KCRA Reported: BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) — Evacuation orders have been issued Tuesday for a 40-acre wildfire burning in Butte County, Cal Fire officials said.

Residents on Lumpkin Road from Forbestown Road to the community of Feather Falls are under mandatory evacuation orders.


The grass fire, dubbed the Ponderosa Fire, broke out just before 1:30 p.m. in the Robinson Mill area, near Ponderosa Way, Cal Fire tweeted.

This area is just east of Lake Oroville.

No additional details have been released.
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2017, 07:57:40 pm »

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/05/what-is-causing-the-west-coasts-epidemic-fires/
What Is Causing The West Coast’s Epidemic Of Fires?
9/5/17

As British Columbia reels from the worst fire season in its recorded history, it is easy to look upon this as a local problem. But much of Oregon is wrapped in smoke, there are reports of ash falling like snow in some Washington cities and two days ago a state of emergency was declared in Los Angeles. What is causing the Pacific Coast’s epidemic of fires?

The West Coast’s Epidemic of Fires

Meteorologists are linking the spread of wildfires to a heat wave.

Renee Duff, of AccuWeather, writes, ” … The continued dry, hot weather will feed ongoing wildfires and threaten to trigger new ones. A smoky haze will shroud the sky wherever a fire is burning or downwind of a blaze.”

Only, as the Union of Concerned Scientists points out, “Since 1970, average annual temperatures in the Western U.S. have increased by 1.9° F, about twice the pace of the global average warming.”
Temperatures Also Rising In BC

Environmental Reporting BC says temperatures have also been rising north of the border. The average annual temperature rose more than 1.4 degrees between 1900 and 2013.

“Most of the annual warming trend has occurred in the winter. The average temperature increase in winter across the province is 2.2°C per century. Winter temperatures have increased by 3.0 to 3.8°C per century in the north, 2.6 to 2.9°C per century in the north-central region and 1.5 to 1.7°C per century in central, interior and southeastern B.C.”

As Temperatures Rise

“Over the past 12 years, every state in the Western U.S. has experienced an increase in the average number of large wildfires per year compared to the annual average from 1980 to 2000.”

A recent Harvard study suggests this will continue, ” … by 2050, wildfire seasons will be about three weeks longer, up to twice as smoky, and will burn a wider area in the western states.”
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« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2017, 08:02:46 pm »

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Wildfires rage out west amid scorching temperatures
9/7/17

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There are currently 78 large wildfires burning in eight western states, including Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California.
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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2017, 09:21:32 am »

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BREAKING Emergency Out Of California!!
9/23/17

Fire Crews are reportedly battling a 4-Alarm fire in Vacaville.

KCRA Reported: VACAVILLE, Calif. (KCRA) — Multiple fire departments are working a 4-alarm vegetation fire in Vacaville, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office said.

Residents of several homes on John Wayne and Skyhawk lanes were asked to evacuate as a precautionary measure, officials said.
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2017, 06:19:11 pm »

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Breaking!!! He Just Declared A State Of Emergency!!!
10/9/17

California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency due to numerous wildfires that are raging.

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California Gov. Brown declares state of emergency because of wine country wildfires http://bit.ly/2y6XKO5
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Breaking: California Wild Fire Casualty Count Climbing!!
10/9/17

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BREAKING: California fire officials: 2 more people dead in wildfires, bringing total number of fatalities to 3.
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Wildfires raging in California in October right now. These pics were from the 2003 Cedar Fire here in San Diego.
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