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Post by arock » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:03 pm

A thread for updates on long-running fires and other non-breaking news about fires of all kinds.



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Post by arock » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:05 pm

Carr Fire (Redding)
214,527 acres - 69%. Currently 8th largest.
Keeps growing and the containment % goes up and down.

Holy Fire (Orange, Riverside counties)
22,986 Acres. 78%

Over the weekend, fire managers mentioned that the proximity of Lake Elsinore to the fire helped them keep ahead of the fire. Estimated containment date has moved from the 15th to the 17th to the 21st. All evacuations lifted.

Mendocino Complex

River Fire. 48, 920 acres. 100%.
Ranch Fire. 315,225 acres. 67%. Grew by 10,000 acres Tuesday night. On its own, this is the largest fire in CA history. Combined, of course, still the largest.

Donnell Fire (Tuolumne County). (8 a.m. 8/15): 29,756 acres. 26%.

Ferguson Fire (Sierra National Forest, Yosemite). (7 a.m. 8/15): 96,810 acres. 87%.



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Post by arock » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:18 pm

Two more fatalities related to CA wildfires, one each Carr and Mendocino Complex (Ranch).
The death of Matthew Burchett — a 42-year-old battalion chief with the Draper Fire Department, just south of Salt Lake City — was felt deeply by Lake Pillsbury residents and homeowners, whose homes are being threatened by the Ranch fire, the largest wildfire in California history.

:snippity:

Almost 800 miles away, in the city of Draper, fire officials and residents mourned Burchett’s death. Burchett, who came to California on Aug. 2., was one of five firefighters the agency sent to battle the Northern California blazes, Draper Mayor Troy Walker said during a news conference posted online by the Salt Lake City-based news station KUTV.

:snippity:

Burchett was battling flames downstream of Lake Pillsbury’s Scott Dam when he was hit by a falling tree, said Todd Derum, Cal Fire Division Chief for Sonoma County. Three others from Kings County, near Fresno, also were injured, he said. The Lake Pillsbury section of the fire includes some of the toughest current firefights.

Cal Fire officials would not release any information about the accident.

Burchett and a Utah crew were working alongside a Cal Fire strike team of firefighters from Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties, who rushed to cut away the tree and render medical aid, Derum said. Burchett was hired to oversee the agency’s wildland program in May after 20 years with the Unified Fire Authority, the state’s largest fire agency. He was regarded as an expert in wildland firefighting, Vawdrey said.
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8634 ... =0&sba=AAS
A Cal Fire heavy equipment mechanic from Cal Fire’s Butte County unit, who had been assigned to the Carr Fire, was killed early Thursday morning in a traffic accident on Highway 99 in Tehama County, the agency said in a news release.

The man was identified by the Tehama County Coroner’s Office as Andrew Brake, a 40-year-old from Chico.

Brake was headed north on 99, just south of Tehama Vina Road in Tehama, when the road made a slight curve to the left, California Highway Patrol officer Ken Reineman said. Brake “failed to maintain his path,” drifted off the road to the right and hit a tree.
https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/arti ... 77810.html



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Post by arock » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:40 pm

‘Mayday!’ New details explain how Carr Fire killed two on front lines of fire tornado

Pinned down by a vicious “fire tornado,” Redding fire inspector Jeremy Stoke radioed “Mayday” and called for helicopters to drop water on the neighborhood where he was trapped.

:snippity:

A “Green Sheet” preliminary investigative report released Wednesday by Cal Fire provides dramatic details of how the Carr Fire in Redding claimed its first two victims: Stoke, 37, and private bulldozer operator Don Ray Smith, 81, who was helping to dig trenches in an effort to contain the blaze. A total of eight deaths have been blamed on the fire, which burned 214,527 acres and was 71 percent contained Thursday.

Stoke and Smith died the evening of July 26, three days after the fire started. That night, Cal Fire officials noticed a phenomenon known as a fire tornado was bearing down on Redding. A perfect storm of heat (a city record 113 degrees) and wind turned a portion of the fire into its own weather system, “a large rotating fire plume that was roughly 1,000 feet in diameter at its base,” according to the Cal Fire report.

Winds inside the tornado got as high as 165 mph and temperatures likely topped 2,700 degrees, Cal Fire said.

:snippity:

The Cal Fire report provides details on the chaos and danger firefighters encountered as the tornado whipped through the west side of Redding, lifting vehicles and even power transmission towers off the ground.

:snippity:
https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/calif ... 02075.html



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Post by arock » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:49 pm

British Columbia declares state of emergency as over 500 wildfires burn

The Canadian province of British Columbia has declared a state of emergency as thousands of firefighters battle more than 500 wildfires with little relief in sight.

“We’re going to throw everything we’ve got at these fires, but in a lot of cases, Mother Nature is going to be in the driver’s seat,” Kevin Skrepnek, the province’s chief fire information officer, told reporters.

:snippity:

About 566 wildfires are currently burning across the west coast province, prompting the evacuation of some 3,000 people. Another 18,000 residents have been warned that they may have to flee their homes at a moment’s notice.

So far this year more than 1,800 fires have charred some 380,000 hectares (939,000 acres), making it the province’s fourth worst fire season since it began keeping track in 1950.

:snippity:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... y-declared



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Post by arock » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:03 am

Cal Fire video of fire tornado in Carr Fire.


https://www.redding.com/videos/news/loc ... 005854002/



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Post by arock » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:20 pm

Mendocino Complex
Ranch Fire. 330,800 acres - 76% contained. Full containment estimated September 1.

Fire has spread into Glenn County (NE front of fire, western edge of Sacramento Valley). Fire is burning through Snow Mountain Wilderness.

River Fire. 48,920 acres - 100% contained

Current, detailed map of both fires, showing which parts of the perimeter are uncontrolled. http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/pub/cdf/imag ... 5_4049.pdf

Carr Fire (Redding). 223,610 acres - 77% contained. No estimated date for full containment.

Ferguson Fire (Sierra National Forest, Yosemite National Park). 96,824 acres – 87% contained. Full containment estimated August 22.

Donnell Fire (Tuolumne County, Stanislaus National Forest, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness). 31,369 Acres – 42%. Estimated containment September 1.

Holy Fire (Cleveland National Forest, Orange and Riverside counties). 22,986 Acres – 85%. Estimated containment August 21.

Most of the above info from http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/?page=1

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The Cranston Fire burned 13,000+ acres in the San Bernardino Mountains (Idylwild to Hemet area) in late July and early August. Monsoonal rains are now falling; numerous alerts for flash flooding were issued today.



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Post by arock » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:22 pm

Last week, in the Fire! thread, there was some discussion about fires in Lake County. I guesstimated that over 50% of the county has burned in the last 98 years (based on a fire map for 1920-2008). The LA Times did the hard work and came up with 53% since 2012.
More than 50% of this California county has burned since 2012. Some residents say they've had enough

:snippity:

But the blaze [Mendocino Complex] has been a grim reminder for Lake County residents of how their area is now an epicenter for fires.

A Los Angeles Times analysis found that more than 50% of the county’s land has been burned since 2012. And it has sparked debate for some residents about whether living in this rural enclave about 120 miles north of San Francisco is worth it.

:snippity:

In the last five to 10 years, the Lake County region has become one of the most active in the state in terms of fires, said Lynne Tolmachoff, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Twenty years ago, it was Southern California — in areas such as Orange and Riverside counties — that experienced the most fires, officials said. Now Lake County competes for the top spot, along with Mariposa County.

Lake County’s topography, specifically its canyons, mean winds travel quickly there, Tolmachoff said. But what has made the area more prone to fire recently is the growing popularity of Napa and Sonoma valleys’ wine country spilling into Lake County, she said. More people means more opportunities for fires to start.

:snippity:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... iarynavbar



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Post by arock » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:29 pm

A feel good story about someone offering to help many replace some photos.
Old Tyme Photos at Sonoma County Fair offers to help fire survivors recover photos lost in the October wildfires

The Old Tyme Photo Booth has rented space at the Sonoma County Fair since 1974, attracting a number of repeat customers, including Sonoma County families that have returned for years to take light-hearted portraits.

After the October firestorm devastated large swaths of Sonoma County in 2017, booth owner Amber Alexander-Greene realized she was sitting on a trove of photographs that could belong to customers who lost their homes in the flames.

Now, Alexander-Greene wants to give back to the customers who’ve supported her for so long.

From her small western-themed trailer, Alexander- Greene, 35, saved more than a decade of photographs from her business on a hard drive, amassing 50,000 photos from Sonoma County alone. A dozen or so line the outside of her booth, showcasing smiling faces underneath wide-brimmed cowboy hats.

:snippity:

Alexander-Greene said she’d like to ultimately make the photos open-source and provide them for free to fire victims. To do this, she said, she needs to connect with an attorney who can advise her on the legality of such a move, and an internet-savvy assistant to engineer the technical side of making the photos open-source.

:snippity:
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8615 ... ma?sba=AAS



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Post by arock » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:22 pm

Mendocino Complex
Ranch Fire. 334,770 acres - 76% contained.
River Fire. 48,920 acres - 100% contained.

Carr Fire. 227,085 acres - 81% contained.
Currently 6th most destructive (ranked by structures destroyed), and should move up to 7th largest at current size.
http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/d ... _Acres.pdf
http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/d ... uction.pdf

Ferguson Fire. (7 a.m.) 96,824 acres - 87%

Donnell Fire. (7 a.m.) 31,743 Acres - 42%.

Holy Fire. (12:30 p.m.) 22,885 Acres - 91%.

Hirz Fire (Shasta County, 18 m NE Redding). 31,743 Acres - 11%. Started 8/9, near McCloud Arm of Lake Shasta. Estimated containment date: 9/1.



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Post by arock » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:34 pm

This is a longer article about the Carr Fire. It's the most detailed one I've seen about what happened July 26, describing how the fire changed quickly from a typical fire to one that generated at least one fire tornado, jumping the Sacramento River and quickly leveling neighborhoods.
Without warning: Redding fire moved faster than evacuation orders, leaving a deadly toll

The Carr fire swept into the edge of this city without mercy, leveling two neighborhoods on either side of the Sacramento River.

On the western side of the river, authorities began issuing warnings door to door in Keswick at least 30 minutes before homes started burning and up to 12 hours early for homes farther south.

On the other side, residents in areas such as Land Park and River Ridge were told to leave with no time to spare, if they got any warning at all. It was in this area of Redding where a great-grandmother and two young children died when they simply could not get out of town.

The difference in how evacuations were issued — and the deaths that followed — shows the huge challenge California is facing as fires get bigger, faster and increasingly destructive.

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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... iarynavbar



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Post by arock » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:27 pm

Ferguson Fire. 100% contained.

Mendocino Complex.
Ranch Fire. 341,047 acres - 76% contained.
River Fire. 48,920 acres - 100% contained.

Carr Fire (Shasta and Trinity counties). 227,098 acres - 85% contained.

Hirz Fire (Shasta County). (11 a.m.) 14,014 Acres - 11%.

Donnell Fire. (12 p.m.) 31,743 - 49%.

Holy Fire. No update yet today.

Front Fire (Santa Barbara County, Los Padres National Forest, off CA 166 between Arroyo Grande and New Cuyama). Started early this afternoon, quickly went to 300 acres, then 700, 0%. Several air tankers responding. Tweet from @ai6yrham “#FrontFire Not messing around, even using tanker T944” which is a 747.

Howe Ridge Fire. (Glacier National Park).
7,835 acres. Estimated containment 11/1 (fire is being managed, not suppressed). Started by lightning 8/11. Evacuations ordered today.

Primarily burning in heavy lodgepole regeneration from the 2003 Robert Fire and 2001 Moose Fire. Heavy fuel loading of dead/downed logs and a substantial amount of large standing dead timber.

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Post by NMgirl » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:50 am

Thanks for the updates, arock. :thumbs:


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Post by arock » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:52 pm

:bighug: I've seen you around :-D thanks for all your updates and :?: s.



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Post by Kendra » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:38 pm

Has this video been posted here? Yikes!




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Post by arock » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:06 pm

Mendocino Complex.
Ranch Fire.
Aug 20 p.m.: 351,557 acres - 74% contained.
Aug 20 a.m.: 349,942 acres - 74% contained.
Aug 19 p.m.: 341,047 acres - 76% contained.

River Fire. 48,920 acres - 100% contained.

Carr Fire (Shasta and Trinity counties).
Aug 20: 229,651 acres - 88% contained.
Aug 19: 227,098 acres - 85% contained.

Hirz Fire (Shasta County). (9 a.m.) 14,709 Acres - 11%.

Donnell Fire. (12 p.m.) 31,743 acres - 51%.

Holy Fire. (7:30 a.m.) 22,887 acres - 92% contained .

Front Fire (Santa Barbara County, Los Padres National Forest, off CA 166 between Santa Maria and New Cuyama). (5 p.m.) 875 acres - 30%. 600 personnel, several air resources.


Howe Ridge Fire. (Glacier National Park).
7,835 acres on Aug 19; no update yet today.



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Post by arock » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:23 pm

A preliminary report on the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) fatality.
SUMMARY
On August 13, 2018 at approximately 5:25 PM a Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) completed a retardant drop along Division C of the Mendocino Complex Fire in Mendocino County, California. Following the drop, three firefighters suffered minor injuries and one firefighter suffered fatal injuries after being struck by falling tree debris.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMMEDIATE CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
Fire Line personnel must remain clear from areas being impacted by aircraft retardant/water drops with overhead hazards.
https://www.wildfirelessons.net/HigherL ... ceDialog=0


Edit: Edited to remove person's name, as purpose of document is safety.



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Post by Whatever4 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:13 am

arock wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:49 pm
British Columbia declares state of emergency as over 500 wildfires burn

The Canadian province of British Columbia has declared a state of emergency as thousands of firefighters battle more than 500 wildfires with little relief in sight.

“We’re going to throw everything we’ve got at these fires, but in a lot of cases, Mother Nature is going to be in the driver’s seat,” Kevin Skrepnek, the province’s chief fire information officer, told reporters.

:snippity:

About 566 wildfires are currently burning across the west coast province, prompting the evacuation of some 3,000 people. Another 18,000 residents have been warned that they may have to flee their homes at a moment’s notice.

So far this year more than 1,800 fires have charred some 380,000 hectares (939,000 acres), making it the province’s fourth worst fire season since it began keeping track in 1950.

:snippity:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... y-declared
So much for the Twitler claim that American policies are causing the rise in fires.


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Post by arock » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:06 pm

Mendocino Complex.
Ranch Fire.
Aug 21 p.m.: 357,612 acres - 67% contained.
Aug 21 a.m.: 355,612 acres – 67%.
Aug 20 p.m.: 351,557 acres - 74%.
Aug 20 a.m.: 349,942 acres - 74%.
Aug 19 p.m.: 341,047 acres - 76%.

River Fire. 48,920 acres - 100% contained.

Carr Fire (Shasta and Trinity counties).
Aug 21 p.m.: 229,651 acres - 91%.
Aug 21 a.m.: 229,651 acres - 90%.
Aug 20: 229,651 acres - 88%.
Aug 19: 227,098 acres - 85%.

Hirz Fire (Shasta County). Estimated containment Sept 1.
Aug 21 (7 a.m.): 17,467 Acres - 17%.
Aug 20 (9 a.m.): 14,709 Acres - 11%.

Donnell Fire.
No update yet today.
Aug 20 (12 p.m.) 31,743 acres - 51%.

Holy Fire. Estimated containment Aug 26.
Aug 21 (11 a.m.): 22,885 Acres - 91%.
Aug 20 (7:30 a.m.): 22,887 acres - 92%.
(If you’re wondering how the acres number can be smaller, probably a clerical error; or, as the reports sometimes say, “better mapping,” although the difference is usually much larger than 2 acres.)

Front Fire (Santa Barbara County, Los Padres National Forest, off CA 166 between Santa Maria and New Cuyama).
Aug 21 (12:45 p.m.): 900 Acres - 29%.
Aug 20 (5 p.m.): 875 acres - 30%.


Howe Ridge Fire. (Glacier National Park).
7,835 acres on Aug 19; no update yet today.



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Post by arock » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:50 pm

Mendocino Complex.
Ranch Fire.
Aug 22 p.m.: 361,562 acres - 67% contained.
Aug 22 a.m.: 361,562 acres - 67%.
Aug 21 p.m.: 357,612 acres - 67%.
Aug 21 a.m.: 355,612 acres – 67%.
Aug 20 p.m.: 351,557 acres - 74%.
Aug 20 a.m.: 349,942 acres - 74%.
Aug 19 p.m.: 341,047 acres - 76%.

River Fire. 48,920 acres - 100% contained.

Carr Fire (Shasta and Trinity counties).
Firefighters continue to mop and improve the containment lines while smoke from the nearby Hirz Fire continues to linger over the Carr Fire.

Aug 22 p.m.: 229,651 acres - 93% contained.
Aug 22 a.m.: 229,651 acres - 93%.
Aug 21 p.m.: 229,651 acres - 91%.
Aug 21 a.m.: 229,651 acres - 90%.
Aug 20: 229,651 acres - 88%.
Aug 19: 227,098 acres - 85%.

Hirz Fire (Shasta County). Estimated containment Sept 1.
Aug 22 a.m.: 18,814 acres - 17%.
Aug 21 (7 a.m.): 17,467 acres - 17%.
Aug 20 (9 a.m.): 14,709 acres - 11%.

Donnell Fire.
Aug 22: 35,288 acres - 62%.
Aug 21: 35,000 acres - 51%.
Aug 20 (12 p.m.): 31,743 acres - 51%.

Holy Fire. Estimated containment Aug 26.
Aug 21 (11 a.m.): 22,885 acres - 91%.
Aug 20 (7:30 a.m.): 22,887 acres - 92%.
(If you’re wondering how the acres number can be smaller, probably a clerical error; or, as the reports sometimes say, “better mapping,” although the difference is usually much larger than 2 acres.)

Front Fire (Santa Barbara County, Los Padres National Forest, off CA 166 between Santa Maria and New Cuyama).
Aug 22 (a.m.): 936 acres - 61%.
Aug 21 (12:45 p.m.): 900 acres - 29%.
Aug 20 (5 p.m.): 875 acres - 30%.

Stone Fire. Modoc National Forest (10 miles west-southwest Canby, CA. Modoc County). Aug 15 lightning.
Aug 22 (p.m.): 29,504 acres - 20%.


Howe Ridge Fire. (Glacier National Park).
Aug 21 (8 p.m.): 9,672 acres
Aug 19: 7,835 acres



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Post by arock » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:46 pm

Carr Fire (Redding) and fire tornado articles.

Man survives California "firenado" by hiding under bulldozer

"The next thing I know the window is being broke open. There's like embers and ash coming into the cab of the pickup truck and I look in the back of the truck and all I could see is that everything back there is on fire already."

:snippity:

Steve is a retired police officer. He is trained to think quickly. At the time, he said he was being pelted with burning pieces, flying through the broken window. He said he dropped the phone, but couldn't look for it because his seat was starting to catch fire. From Carrie's end, the line went dead.

:snippity:

"The truck is moving and I've got both feet planted on the brake pedal and the truck is literally starting to lift itself up off the ground."

Steve said he went into survival mode. Once the truck stopped moving, he got out and found a bulldozer. He checked to see if there was anyone in it and discovered it was abandoned.

"I moved in-between the blade and the tracks, in the back and started putting bags up around me and started bringing some loose dirt up around me and I kind of just waited it out there, until it all stopped."



https://krcrtv.com/news/shasta-county/m ... -bulldozer

All of the important documents and items in the truck were destroyed; although houses around his burned, his home was ok.

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A long account of one incident on July 26. Text, photos, annotated photos.

Burn Over Fatalities

On July 26, 2018, a private dozer operator (Dozer 1) and Marin County Engine Company (ENG1) were assigned to the Carr Fire in Shasta County, California. At approximately 5:30p.m., the fire transitioned from a fuel dominated fire to a wind-driven fire, resulting in a combination of increased fire behavior and extraordinary fire weather conditions. During the progression of the fire’s rapid spread through Old Shasta, Keswick, and into the City of Redding, firefighters were engaged in rescues, evacuations, structure defense, and suppression operations. As the wildland fire advanced into the City of Redding, Redding Fire Department personnel and apparatus responded, including a Fire Prevention Inspector (FPI1). Within a timeframe of approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, covering a 3-mile expanse, the following events transpired: Dozer 1 was burned over while improving dozer line; ENG1 firefighters suffered minor burn injuries while engaged in structure defense; and FPI1 was caught in a fire tornado while engaged in community protection. Dozer 1 and FPI1 suffered fatal injuries.
https://www.wildfirelessons.net/HigherL ... ceDialog=0



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Post by arock » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:57 pm

Battery backups for garage doors closer to becoming law

A bill to ensure new garage doors operate during power outages passed the California Assembly last week and appears headed for the governor’s signature.

Sen. Bill Dodd’s bill requiring battery backups in new automatic garage door openers is in response to the October wildfires, which killed 44 people in Northern California, several of whom appeared to have become trapped in their garages.

“Obviously, we saw a lot of horror stories about people dying in their garages,” Dodd, D-Napa, said Sunday. “Whether it’s a fire or an earthquake, people in these types of situations tend to panic. This will just make it a lot easier and a lot safer for people.”

Senate Bill 969 passed the senate unanimously in May and the Assembly Thursday on a 53-6 vote. It now heads back to the Senate for what’s expected to be an easy confirmation vote before heading to the governor’s desk. The bill will require all newly sold or installed electric garage door openers to be equipped with backup batteries that’ll power the motors during outages.
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8651 ... rs?sba=AAS



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Post by arock » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:12 pm

Group looks to Ventura County for help to improve California wildfire warnings, evacuations

Despite a hurricane hurling toward Florida and evacuation orders, people were less likely to leave home if they had pets and were worried about finding housing.

If they had evacuated before, they were less likely to leave again.

Those were a few of the preliminary findings from a California-based team trying to pin down what happens when evacuations and emergency notifications go out. They hope what they learn will help agencies improve their systems.
. . .
In the meantime, he [Stephen Wong, a doctoral candidate from UC Berkeley] is leading an effort to find out more about two potentially vulnerable groups in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

He plans to hold two focus groups this week. One will include people with household incomes under $40,000, and a second will have participants who speak Spanish at home.
The research group started its work in California following the October 2017 fires in Northern California, then sent surveys to residents in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties after the Thomas Fire. The group also plans to survey residents in areas affected by the Carr Fire and the Mendocino Complex.

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