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I hope our SoCal Fogbowsers are staying safe. :(

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Wildfire near Santa Barbara threatens thousands of homes, rages out of control

The Cave fire burning Tuesday on mountains in Southern California had forced as many as 6,300 from their homes. Most have since been allowed to return.


GOLETA, Calif. — A wildfire burning Tuesday on Southern California mountains north of Santa Barbara forced as many as 6,300 people from their homes, but an approaching storm offered hope that the flames would be doused, authorities said.

The so-called Cave fire was a threat to an estimated 2,400 structures, Santa Barbara County fire spokesman Mike Eliason told KEYT-TV.

By Tuesday evening, most of the evacuated were allowed to return to their homes. About 4,000 of the evacuees were given permission when authorities reduced the size of the evacuation zone.

The National Weather Service said rain was expected to reach the area by midnight.

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A chemical plant blast has injured 3 and caused extensive damage to a Texas city as fire continues to burn

(CNN)An explosion rocked a chemical plant early Wednesday in Texas, causing extensive damage across the small city of Port Neches and leaving at least three employees injured.

A chemical fire continues to burn at the site, and a mandatory evacuation order has been issued within a half mile of the TPC Group plant, about 90 miles east of Houston, the Nederland Volunteer Fire Department said.

"There's extensive damage throughout the City," Port Neches Police Department said in a statement. "Please stay off the roads anywhere near the refineries. Obey all the barricades that are in place. We are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe and informed."

Personnel have been evacuated from the plant, which makes products for chemical and petroleum companies, said TPC Group, which runs the Port Neches Operations site. About 13,000 people live in Port Neches, and some said their home windows were blown out by the blast.

The fire is burning a chemical called butadiene, police said. A colorless gas, butadiene is considered a health hazard, according to the US National Library of Medicine. It is made from processing petroleum and is used to make synthetic rubber and plastics.

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Australia bushfires north of Sydney 'too big to put out'

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australi ... ow_twitter
A "mega blaze" raging across a 60km (37 mile) front north of the Australian city of Sydney cannot currently be put out, fire officials have warned.

The blaze across 300,000 hectares (1,150 sq m) is just an hour's drive from the nation's most-populous city.

People who cannot defend their property from approaching fires have been told they should leave immediately.

Since October, bushfires have killed six people and destroyed more than 700 homes across Australia.
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Australia is not having a good year with fire.
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Australia's most populous state declares wildfire state of emergency

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/aust ... d_nn_tw_ma
As around 100 wildfires continued to rage across New South Wales (NSW), a seven-day state of emergency was declared in Australia’s most populous state.

U.S. and Canadian backup teams, along with personnel from the Australian Defence Force, have been drafted in to support around 2,000 firefighters to battle the blazes, half of which remain uncontrolled, officials told the Associated Press.

Three firefighters, two of whom had to be airlifted to hospital with major burns, have been injured, NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told a news conference in Sydney on Thursday.

“It’s a very difficult and dangerous set of circumstances,” he said.
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Fireman and koala watch their forest burn

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Saw a different post, so hot the Cockatoos are dropping dead and falling out of the trees.

Just awful
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By state:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... each-state

New South Wales
The total area burned in NSW is 3.41m hectares, according to the Rural Fire Service.

NSW total area is 80.9444 million ha (200.018 million acres)

i.e. 4.2 % of the state is
the grey area - is the bits still smoldering or out and out burning
https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-informa ... es-near-me

Other states are not doing well either (see article link above).

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I looked up my home in Byron Bay from so many years ago. I saw many fires near when I lived there back then. Some came close, but now it's worse. It's closing into the village.

I was there in the 90's and everyone was recycling. Everyone took reusable shopping bags to the stores instead of using paper or plastic bags. Everyone was concerned about climate change.

It was a shocker to return to the US and see how how far we are from reality.

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Dozens of homes damaged by wildfire in hills above the Chilean port city of Valparaiso. https://abcn.ws/393Nfx4
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Historic Mansion Destroyed in Huge Blaze Was Concord’s ‘Mount Vernon’

The home belonged to a descendant of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, according to the Massachusetts Historical Commission

The stately mansion that went up in flames Friday in Concord, Massachusetts, was built by a man who served as secretary of the U.S. Navy and was descended from two U.S. presidents, according to historical documents.

Charles Francis Adams III built the classical revival home at 240 Fairhaven Hill Road that on Friday was consumed by a massive fire that firefighters struggled to put out.

According to a Massachusetts Historical Commission document, Adams called the estate "Mt. Vernon," the name of President George Washington's famed Virginia estate. Adams himself was a descendant of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and served as secretary of the Navy under President Herbert Hoover.

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That portico was filled with flames Friday as the fire worked its way through the building. In the aftermath, the roof was almost completely destroyed, most of the walls blackened, most windows blown out and the building gutted.

Concord's fire chief said the neighborhood is served by a nearly 100-year-old water service, so fire crews — over a dozen local departments responded to the blaze — had to call in several fire tankers and lay a fire hydrant supply line from a nearby road.
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Thing getting worse down under. :(

Thousands trapped on Australian beaches by dangerous bushfires

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-aust ... SKBN1YY1I3
Authorities said the main firefront was moving up the coast and warned those in its path to seek shelter close to the beach.

About 4,000 people in the town of Mallacoota in Victoria headed to the waterfront after the main road was cut off. Those who could not make it there scrambled for shelter in a gymnasium and other public buildings, as emergency sirens wailed.

Some of those trapped in the town posted images of blood-red, smoke-filled skies on social media. One beachfront photograph showed people lying shoulder-to-shoulder on the sand, some wearing gas masks.

It looked “a lot like Armageddon,” said David Jeffrey, the owner of the Wave Oasis guesthouse, adding, “It’s terrifying.”
I cannot copy image addresses from the article but the pictures are scary. Some of the people trapped have run out of food.
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Video report on fires.
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https: //twitter.com/LukeAFoley/status/1211874564558356481
This is fucken insane. Impossible to even comprehend what they’re going though right now. Unbelievable. #Mallacoota #VictoriaFires
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Kendra wrote:
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https: //twitter.com/LukeAFoley/status/1211874564558356481
This is fucken insane. Impossible to even comprehend what they’re going though right now. Unbelievable. #Mallacoota #VictoriaFires
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Wait, I thought I fixed Fox videos. :confused:
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The Fire and Rescue team from New South Wales survived an astonishing drive through the middle of an inferno as they sought to battle the record-breaking bush fires sweeping the Australian state. https://abcn.ws/37pbRib
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Please get this some attention. 13 people dead and many more uncountable. And half a billion animals dead. It’s only now starting to get recognition. My country is on fire and we’re not getting the recognition it deserves. Disgraceful #AustralianFires
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Thousands of Australians flee to beaches as wildfires rage
Thousands of Australians fled their homes on New Year’s Eve, taking refuge on beaches from raging wildfires that turned the sky red and full of smoke.


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/thou ... d_nn_tw_ma

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Trying to fight an inferno with what looks like a garden hose. :( Those firefighters have been on duty for weeks. I can not imagine what shape they are in by now.
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This is Mad Max level stuff ... horrifying.
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The newer fire trucks have external sprinklers to aidin survival when caught by a fire.

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Malua Bay fire: survivors tell how 1,000 people lived through a night of flames on NSW beach

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... 1577868067
The beach at Malua Bay is shadowed at both ends by headlands. As bushfire spread to the precipice of the cliffs on Tuesday, more than 1,000 people stood on the beach, hemmed in by a ring of fire and the Pacific Ocean.

:snippity:

Phone reception and power were cut from the area early on Tuesday morning, as the fire came through. Local Facebook pages show repeated panicked messages attempting to find out about Malua Bay and its surrounding communities, as they could not contact loved ones.

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“There were a couple of horses on the beach, dogs, cats, budgies, prize chooks, and a whole menagerie of animals.

“There was a strange calmness. People were as close to the water’s edge as they could [be]. People were literally just lying on the beach trying to keep out of the smoke and ash.
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Not especially interesting but the town where I grew up doesn't have many 5 alarm fires.

Woman rescued, 20-plus displaced after 5-alarm Rockland fire

https://www.enterprisenews.com/news/202 ... cgj0rBY440
A woman was rescued from a burning building early Thursday morning in a five-alarm fire that displaced more than 20 people.

The Rockland Fire Department responded to 20 East Water St. about 12:20 a.m. for a report of a building fire.

Police also responded to the scene and arrived first, reporting there was heavy smoke coming from the third floor at the rear of the building.

:snippity:

Firefighters from about a dozen other communities, including Abington, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Norwell, Weymouth and Whitman, either responded to the fire scene or provided mutual aid by covering a fire station in Rockland during the incident or a station in another town that sent apparatus to Rockland.
This building is across the street from the old RR station that is now a liquor store.
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‎Bill Cormier‎ to Supporters Of The Rockland Police Department
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Last night Sgt. Simpson and Officer Byers went above and beyond at the East Water St Fire. They went into a burning building without any protective gear or other any other means of protection. After assisting with a rescue and alerting other residents of fire. Sgt Simpson made sure the residents had immediate shelter and also made sure Red Cross got notified immediately. This is not in their job description but yet their performance was flawless. Rockland is lucky to have such dedicated members that continually go above and beyond.
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Found a good photo. This shows the front half of the building. This kind of three story apartment house is quite common there. I lived in one a few streets over when I was 5 years old.

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