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    Re: Nor Cal, So Cal, Fire and smoke!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Noel View Post
    And yet there is only one copter on the huge Redwood complex fire just north of Ukiah.
    Yeah -- our fire was the day before all hell broke loose in the south. Priority might be given to areas with homes in danger.
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    Re: Nor Cal, So Cal, Fire and smoke!

    Some of those homes in Green Valley were multi-million dollar. Even the cars some of those people drove were worth more than my house. And there were some really interesting architectural things, as I recall. It's hard to tell at this point how much is left. I One major winery is gone, but most vineyards per se survived.

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    Re: Nor Cal, So Cal, Fire and smoke!

    Drove thru Santa Rosa on Hwy 101 this morning. Not many homes in sight of the freeway, but many commercial buildings on both sides of Hwy 101 burnt to the ground. Trader Joes appears to be okay. I had to pay attention to driving so did not get a good look.
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    Re: Nor Cal, So Cal, Fire and smoke!

    Horrible air quality here today. I'm getting itchy to get out hiking with the 8x10; but that's unrealistic now. Strong wind expected to return tomorrow; and they're hoping it will turn the flames reverse, back toward already burned areas. If not, more trouble.

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    Re: Nor Cal, So Cal, Fire and smoke!

    Work in the south bay, canít seethe hills due to the smoke


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    Re: Nor Cal, So Cal, Fire and smoke!

    The poor air quality in the bay area is starting to go through the roof and is forecast to remain that was for the next 72 hours: http://50.57.200.217/about-air-quali...arameterId=316

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    Re: Nor Cal, So Cal, Fire and smoke!

    Bad air quality down here in Fresno, too---we can smell the smoke and visibility isn't good. The schools even cancelled outdoor activities. I just saw a couple outside Barnes & Nobles wearing face masks.
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    Re: Type 665, Smoke em if you got em...

    In looking at the photos of burned places I see a lot of trees, shrubs and the like right up to the homes and buildings. I have lived in areas prone to forest fires and we always kept the growth trimmed way back from the buildings for fire safety. Even had Forest Service fire specialists come in and help with it as well as recommend better ways to prepare. Water barrels, etc were part of it.

    Is having all the plant growth so close one of the reasons so many places have burned?

    It is sad to see and I think it would be worse for folks knowing they 'should have' kept plant growth down near the homes and buildings. I hope rains come in and help put out the fires.

    What happens when the fires are out and the winter rains start up? Will these areas be mudslide prone?
    I tend to procrastinate on stuff. One of these days I'll do something about it.

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    Re: Nor Cal, So Cal, Fire and smoke!

    This is a Historic fire for Calif.
    The destruction in the aftermath needs to be visually documented after the fires are out.
    So far I gather that quite a few historic structures may have been lost.
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    Re: Type 665, Smoke em if you got em...

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post

    What happens when the fires are out and the winter rains start up? Will these areas be mudslide prone?
    The hillsides definitely will be. The rivers will be a mess a well.
    The tragic loss of life is sobering
    I wonder what the property loss will do to the tax base and how many hits the insurance industry can take with all the natural disasters this year?
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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