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California Wild Fires

Fire danger up as California is blowing more air

September 22nd, 2009

250 square miles of forest above LA northeastern suburbs

Huge Blaze in the Angeles National Forest has scorched 160,557 acres destroying 89 homes and caused 2 deaths, as reported.

More info: http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_13389251?nclick_check=1

Latest Speculation (SUNDAY) - Power tool may have sparked Santa Barbara wildfire

May 11th, 2009

NOW, THE INVESTIGATORS ARE CLAIMING THAT THE WILD FIRES SPARKING 13 SQ MILES OF SANTA BARBARA california wild fires WERE SPARKED BY A POWER TOOL.

SURPRISINGLY, THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE BLAIMING THE FIRE TO BE CAUSED, WHEN IN REALITY, THIS DOESN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE.

THERE’S SOMETHING BIGGER THAN THIS.

Is This Little Girl “freaked out”. What effect do the fires have on Children?

May 9th, 2009

Previously…More than 30,500 were placed under evacuation orders. Some are staying with friends while others sleep on cots at the UC campus.

May 9th, 2009

Previously…people in warnings, how can the California Wildfires go out of control and people have to face this in such a posh area.  Santa Barbara’s fires were fires that burned through homes of the wealthy.

Oprah Winfrey’s home was close to the fire.

30% of Santa Barbara Fire Contained - Some evacuees return home

May 9th, 2009

Relayed Information:

By Dan Hart & Brian K. Sullivan

May 9 (Bloomberg) — The California state and county officials reported the 8,700-acre (3,480 hectare) wildfire threatening multiple parts of Santa Barbara was 30 percent contained and that some evacuees were returning home today.

A 64-degree range temperature, helped by calmer winds, aided firefighters battling the Jesusita blaze. Eighty homes have been destroyed or damaged and more than 30,500 people evacuated, CalFire said on the Web site.

Some homeowners are told as well as being allowed into neighborhoods south of the fire, said William Boyer, a spokesman with the Santa Barbara County Emergency Operations Center, in a telephone interview. He didn’t have an estimate of how many returned.

The blaze has cost more than $4.3 million to fight towards a resolution since it began on the afternoon of May 5, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said on its Web site.

During the past week, winds gusted to more than 78+ miles per hour (126 kph) at times, worsening conditions caused by a drought that is in its third year. Earlier, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency.

The Santa Barbara california wildfires blaze had been fanned by so-called sundowner winds that form when there is a large difference in air pressure between the mountains and the Pacific. Those conditions are lessening, said meteorologist Mike Pigott with AccuWeather.com in State College, Pennsylvania, today.

Shrubs in the fire area have collected decades’ worth of dried twigs in their canopies, which has fueled the blaze, said Max Moritz, co-director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Fire Research and Outreach, in a May 7 telephone interviews.

More than 32,000 fires have burned about 1.1 million acres in the U.S. this year, the third-biggest area at the start of a fire season in the past 10 years, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.

Last year at this time, 20,473 wildfires had burned about 1.3 million acres.

To contact the reporters on this story: Brian K. Sullivan in Boston at bsullivan10@bloomberg.net; Dan Hart in Washington at dahart@bloomberg.net.

Last Update: May 09, 2009 15:49 EDT

Wildfire scorches 8,600 acres in Southern California

May 9th, 2009

Is this for real????

Perfect Picture Pose of example of putting out fire

May 8th, 2009

Are they posing or are they really putting out a fire? - where…. a bit confused here….?

May 8th, 2009

Burning areas where water is/isn’t required ? not sure about this picture

May 8th, 2009

Water Choppers

May 8th, 2009