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Post by Volkonski » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:58 pm

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LIVE: Brush fire erupts along Route 118 highway near Simi Valley, California. https://nbcnews.to/2DhzkWX


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Post by kate520 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:07 pm

This is near where the Woolsey fire started. The Reagan Library and the less-crowded route to Santa Barbara are along the 118.


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Post by Volkonski » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:14 pm

They are now evacuating parts of Bell Canyon south of 118. Part of 118 is closed in both directions east of Simi Valley.


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Post by Volkonski » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:42 pm

Two new fires break out in Ventura County

http://www.latimes.com/local/california ... story.html
Aerial video by NBC Los Angeles showed flames licking the edges of the 118 near Simi Valley as the Peak fire forced drivers to turn their cars around and drive the wrong way on the freeway.

The Ventura County Fire Department sent strike teams and aircraft to the Peak fire as Metrolink traffic was stopped in the area, said Capt. Stan Ziegler. Officials closed the 118 in both directions between Yosemite and Topanga.
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IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER: Areas of Box Canyon and Lake Manor, Unincorporated Los Angeles. South of the 118 Freeway. Fast moving brush fire.

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Post by Volkonski » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:56 pm

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/11 ... mi-valley/
Amid powerful Santa Ana winds, a new 105-acre brush fire erupted Monday off the 118 Freeway on the eastern end of Simi Valley, northwest of Chatsworth.

The Peak Fire broke out in the Corriganville area sometime before 10 a.m., just south of the 118 Freeway. The blaze was threatening structures in the area of Smith Road, officials said at an 11 a.m. news conference.

An immediate evacuation was ordered in the unincorporated L.A. County areas of Box Canyon and Lake Manor, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department reported.

The 118 Freeway was initially shut down in both directions in Simi Valley, California Highway Patrol reported. However, the westbound side reopened at around 12:30 p.m. The eastbound side remained closed at Yosemite Avenue. Drivers should avoid the area and instead use the 126 or the 101 freeways.


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Post by NMgirl » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:36 pm

Update and good news on the Peak Fire from the article Volkonski cited above:
Los Angeles County, city and Ventura County fire departments responded with an air and ground attack. At around 12:40 p.m., VCFD reported that forward progress had been stopped at 105 acres and crews were working to mop-up and monitor for hot spots.

There were no reports of any damage or injuries. The cause is under investigation.



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Post by Kendra » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:26 pm

Love him, or hate him, at least he steps up to the plate when there's a need.




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Post by NMgirl » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:26 pm

If anybody has updated info about :sterngard: (kate520?), passing on the bare bones would be appreciated by so many of his Fogbow friends.



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Post by Lani » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:07 am



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Here's the crazy story of just one of the many heroes in Paradise, the town destroyed by California's deadliest fire ever. His name is Allyn Pierce, and he's the badass nurse who drove this truck through the flames.

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Read the thread. Pierce and 2 others in the truck had helped evacuate patients at the Paradise hospital, but the 3 men were trapped by fire when they fled. After being rescued, they turned the truck around and returned to the hospital to find that injured people had gathered there.


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:39 am

California Wildfires Updates: 42 Deaths Make Camp Fire Deadliest in State History

By Jack Nicas and Thomas Fuller
Nov. 12, 2018

PARADISE, Calif. — The inferno that ravaged the wooded town of Paradise in northern California became the deadliest wildfire in the state’s modern history on Monday when officials said they had discovered the remains of 13 more people, bringing the death toll to 42.

The Butte County sheriff, Kory L. Honea, has said more than 200 people remain missing in and around the town, which sits in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and was popular with retirees.

“My sincere hope is that I don’t have to come here each night and report a higher and higher number,” Sheriff Honea said at a news conference Monday night.

The fire, which continues to rage in the hills and ravines east of the city of Chico, is also the most destructive fire in California history, with more than 7,100 structures destroyed, most of them homes.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/c ... -fire.html
Camp Fire death toll climbs to 42 with many still missing
Butte County blaze, 30% contained, now the deadliest in California history


By EMILY DERUY , DYLAN BOUSCHER and DAVID DEBOLT | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: November 12, 2018 at 6:42 am | UPDATED: November 13, 2018 at 6:20 am


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Post by Volkonski » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:41 am

:( :( :( :(


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:55 am

reader letters / opinions to the editor...
Trump couldn't just express empathy for California fire victims. What's the matter with him?

NOV 12, 2018 | 12:05 PM

To the editor: President Trump’s first tweet about the California fires should have been: “We are saddened by the loss of life and property caused by California’s fires. Our thanks and admiration to the firefighters and others on the front lines of this tragedy. Your government will do everything it can to assist.”

Instead, it was: “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now or no more Fed payments!”

As a UCLA Extension instructor on crisis management, I know that support and appreciation are imperative during a crisis; critiques and recommended improvements belong in after-action reports. Threats are never acceptable.

How sad that our president doesn’t know when to support and when to criticize. People and animals are dying; homes are going up in flames, and thousands of responders are working around the clock. Yet the president did not mention that at first.

Martin Cooper, Encino



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Post by arock » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:51 pm

Woolsey Fire, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.




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Increased fire activity in the Carlisle Canyon, Lake Sherwood, Boney Mountain area. Residents in the area and downwind should be prepared to evacuate. #WhoolseyFire
https://twitter.com/CHPMoorpark/ status/1062397201173766146
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#WoolseyFire Air attack says fire will not be a threat to Newbury Park, all of the fire is still above the ridge and they say it should hit rock soon, should moderate quickly. Next area they are working is putting retardant line above Sycamore Canyon.

9:52 AM - Nov 13, 2018
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Post by ObjectiveDoubter » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:48 pm

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Phew! We just packed up everyone and they're all gone, as the evacuation of Calabasas and most of Agoura is over, per the Calabasas City website.

We had three adults, seven (yes, seven) dogs, two cats and a parrot with us since Saturday. It was kind of like moving the dog park home. Which was good in a way, as the real dog park in Calabasas, our destination every Sunday morning, was caught in the path of the fire. What vegetation there was is gone, some of the benches are charred skeletons and all the plastic chairs for the human beings that weren't burned, melted into scary looking white silhouettes on the grassless ground.

My friends affected can count themselves among the lucky. No houses burned down, no loss of life. All safe. This time, anyhow. (But there's no climate change, don't forget!)



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Post by Volkonski » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:14 pm

Death toll from both big fires now at 50. :(


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Post by NMgirl » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:54 pm

ObjectiveDoubter wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:48 pm
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Phew! We just packed up everyone and they're all gone, as the evacuation of Calabasas and most of Agoura is over, per the Calabasas City website.

We had three adults, seven (yes, seven) dogs, two cats and a parrot with us since Saturday. It was kind of like moving the dog park home. Which was good in a way, as the real dog park in Calabasas, our destination every Sunday morning, was caught in the path of the fire. What vegetation there was is gone, some of the benches are charred skeletons and all the plastic chairs for the human beings that weren't burned, melted into scary looking white silhouettes on the grassless ground.

My friends affected can count themselves among the lucky. No houses burned down, no loss of life. All safe. This time, anyhow. (But there's no climate change, don't forget!)
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Post by TollandRCR » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:20 am

Do we know if both Stern and his ranch are OK?


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Post by WriteItDown » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:54 am

We in the "safe areas" of the country are thinking of you. :| Please be safe.


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Post by Addie » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:05 am

It seems so. Kate has been updating on :geezertowel: in this thread.
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Do we know if both Stern and his ranch are OK?



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Post by NMgirl » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:15 am

Addie wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:05 am
It seems so. Kate has been updating on :geezertowel: in this thread.
TollandRCR wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:20 am
Do we know if both Stern and his ranch are OK?
All was well a couple of days ago, according to Kate. Horses were evacuated and Stern (plus dogs) was staying with friends, his house still standing. Can't help worrying, though, since the fire seems to be all over the damned place now.



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Post by tek » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:12 pm

Had a call with my colleagues in Camarillo this afternoon..
Noted that the winds sometimes calm down to 20MPH or so, and sometimes are 60-70MPH.
Saturday the winds shifted to off the ocean, which they were worried about because it can cause the fire to blow back and spread.. but enough had been burned to keep that from happening.
Their office is near the Camarillo airport, the firefighting helicopter traffic has been constant..

I mentioned that the *resident says that this is their own damned fault.. to which one said "Yes, it is truly amazing. Right here in Camarillo we have a dense 500-year-old forest growing out of the desert. Right next to the outlet mall. It is truly a miracle!" (heavy sarcasm)


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Post by kate520 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:14 pm

It’s hard. The question is typed, it sits in my messages waiting for me to hit send. But I don’t wanna. I’m terribly afraid of the answer.

‘Stern, still ok?’

If he’s dealing with things, he doesn’t need the distraction. If he’s not ok, he doesn’t need to explain yet again that he’s devastated. And if he IS ok, it can wait.

One more day.


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Post by TollandRCR » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:20 pm

Thanks for being considerate, Kate. Stern is a treasure that we do not want to lose.


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Post by MN-Skeptic » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:24 pm

You could try: "Stern, just want you to know that we're thinking of you."

Nothing more.


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Post by Kendra » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:18 pm


Was just briefed by @FEMA_Brock and @SecretaryZinke, who are in California. Thank you to the great Firefighters, First Responders and @FEMA for the incredible job they are doing w/ the California Wildfires. Our Nation appreciates your heroism, courage & genius. God Bless you all!
Is it too much for me to hope that CA gets really, really hot for Zinke? :daydream:



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