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California Fires   America - all of it

Started 12/5/17 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 36680 views.
Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Oh poor Rupert.

Whatever will he do?


From: Alfi (THIALFI)


Causes unknown at this time.


From: ElDotardo


Global warming, no doubt.



From: ElDotardo


Oh, he'll rebuild if he wants to, but those Hollywood perverts might no longer have that option should they suffer the same misfortune. Having careers in the dumper puts a crimp in their resources, the poor dears.

Image result for rupert murdoch laughing

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Could you imaging the loose change in the sofa cushions that got burnt up?

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


California fires: 200,000 evacuated as hurricane-strength winds threaten to whip up inferno

Wildfires have roared through canyons, hillsides and residential areas in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day, while gusting winds hampered firefighters' efforts to knock down the flames.

Key points:

  • The four major fires have destroyed hundreds of homes
  • There are fears winds of up to 120kph will whip up the fires
  • The fires have reached the wealthy enclave of Bel-Air

Some 200,000 people have evacuated ahead of the fires, which have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced hundreds of Los Angeles-area schools to close.

Authorities fear the four major fires — ranging from Los Angeles up the Pacific coast to Santa Barbara County — could be whipped up by the region's notorious westward Santa Ana winds that could reach hurricane strength.

The winds, which blow in hot and dry from the California desert, could reach 120 kilometres per hour and create "extreme fire danger," according to an alert sent by the countywide emergency system in Los Angeles.

Traffic moves along the 101 Freeway as smoke from a wildfire fills the air in Ventura, California.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Firefighters gain ground on California blazes after 800 buildings destroyed and one dead

Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out.

Key points:

  • A 70-year-old woman has died in a car on an evacuation route, and at least three people have been burned
  • Most residents allowed to return home but authorities calling for new evacuations
  • Retirement community, agricultural regions devastated

But once flames met ferocious winds, fire crews were mostly powerless to stop infernos that destroyed more than 800 buildings and other structures, killed dozens of horses and forced hundreds of thousands of people to run from six out-of-control fires that have burned more than 700 square kilometres over the past week.

"The crews were trying to stay out ahead of this as quickly as they could," said Captain Kendal Bortisser of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention.

"As we know, when a tornado hits the Midwest, there's no stopping it. When a hurricane hits the East Coast, there's no stopping it. When Santa Ana winds come in, there's no stopping them."

Firefighters have gained ground on all the fires and most evacuees have been allowed to return home.

Three firefighters look out over a burning mountain. The sky and scene is completely orange from the flames and smoke.

A firefighter walks down a street with nothing more than rubble and a burned out car on the street.

Dick Marsala stands in a beam of light in the middle of his home with just burned beams and small sections of wall left standing


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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Fireman dies fighting blaze as hundreds of homes burn

A firefighter has been killed while battling a mammoth California bushfire, as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes.

Key points:

  • Authorities have not confirmed how 32-year-old firefighter Cory Iverson died
  • His is the second death linked to the huge Thomas Fire burning in California
  • The blaze covers nearly 1,000 square kilometres and has put thousands of homes at risk

The flag-draped remains of firefighter Cory Iverson, 32, were driven out of the fire zone in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, in a hearse as his comrades saluted from roadsides and overpasses.

Fire officials released little information about the circumstances surrounding Mr Iverson's death, which came while he was fighting the so-called Thomas Fire.

The blaze is now the fourth-largest wildfire on record in California since 1932.

Fire only 35 per cent contained

Mr Pimlott said he was "deeply saddened" by Mr Iverson's death but added that fire crews were continuing to focus on their mission.

"The firefight in front of us continues to go on. The communities we are protecting are depending on us and we will not fail," he said at an afternoon news conference.

Authorities said it now covered 982 square kilometres.

That surpassed a blaze that burned inland Santa Barbara County a decade ago.

Flames spring metres into the air near a road as firefighters attempt to fight the blaze.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Thousands flee as wildfire 'beast' grows to state's third-largest

A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds has grown into the third-largest in the state's history, as forced evacuations turned neighbourhoods into ghost towns and ash fell in some areas like heavy snow.

Key points:

  • The fire has destroyed more than 1,000 structures since December 4
  • Hundreds of thousands have fled their homes
  • The total cost of fighting the fire so far is US$110 million ($144 million)

High winds and dry conditions were expected to remain through the weekend to power the so-called Thomas Fire in Southern California.

It has destroyed more than 1,000 structures and threatened 18,000 more since erupting on December 4.

Nearly 8,500 personnel using nearly 1,000 engines and 32 helicopters were battling the blaze, which was 40 per cent contained on Saturday evening (local time).

Santa Barbara County fire chief Martin Johnson told a news conference crews would eventually contain the fire.

"It is a beast ... but we will kill it," he said.

Flames advance towards a fire break in California. There is a lot of smoke and the fire is burning red inside a green valley.


Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


All Californians please check in!!!

Bushfires in the west of the United States have killed one person and torched hundreds of homes, with new fires sweeping Southern California as the state struggles through a record-setting heatwave.

Key points:

  • Firefighters are battling dozens of fires across the western United States
  • One person has died in a fire in California, but no more deaths were expected
  • Parts of Southern California have been sweltering in 38 degrees Celsius heat

A fire on the California-Oregon border that destroyed 40 buildings and claimed at least one life since Thursday remains virtually out of control, but a National Weather Service warning of extreme fire danger from heat and winds expired Friday.

Farther south, a new wind-driven fire that started on Friday night local time burned at least 20 homes and threatened hundreds more in the hills above Goleta in Santa Barbara County, authorities said.

Thousands were told to evacuate as the fire edged into residential areas, and by late on Friday night it was about 1.6 kilometres from the downtown area, county fire Captain Dave Zaniboni told US media.

The Klamathon Fire burning in Hornbrook. There are many trees on fire.

East of Los Angeles in the San Bernardino National Forest, authorities ordered the evacuation of the community of Forest Falls, which has about 700 homes, as a quick-moving fire swelled to 1,000 acres.

In San Diego County, several fires erupted, including one that burned at least five homes and perhaps many more in Alpine, in foothills not far from San Diego. Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the county.

Another fire on the Camp Pendleton Marine base prompted the evacuation of 750 homes.

The new blazes came as Southern California saw many areas top 38 degrees Celsius on Friday and more than a dozen areas got record-breaking temperatures for the day.

The weather service forecast called for continued hot weather for much of the area on Saturday.