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SoCal Fires Scorch An Area The Size Of Atlanta
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LOS ANGELES — As firefighters head into the third night of battling multiple wildfires across the state, official numbers indicate they have burned territory roughly the size of Atlanta. The Thomas Fire in Ventura County alone, the largest so far this week, has scorched 65,000 acres of land, or roughly 82 square miles, and is inching closer into Santa Barbara County. Combined with the Creek Fire in Sylmar, which is currently at 11,377 acres, the Rye Fire’s 7,000 acres in Santa Clarita, and the 475 acres burned by the Skirball Fire near the Getty Center, the toll stands at just under 84,000 acres, or 130 square miles. Evacuations were lifted for the area around the Little Mountain Fire near California State University, San Bernardino Tuesday evening, but not before it had burned 100 acres. At a press conference Wednesday, L.A. Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas warned the public of possibly dire fire conditions continuing through the week. He said the Brush Burning Index, the threat measure used by fire authorities, for Thursday was at 296.


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Can't believe Trump is burning down California


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Fires Scorch


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Atlanta



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TOO SOON!
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Scorch


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Atlanta


too soon


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Hot Carl



Thanks for the Whitesplainin'


Hot Carl
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Thanks for the Whitesplainin'


What? My post was completely independent of yours. Great minds and all.


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cajunangelle
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re: SoCal Fires Scorch An Area The Size Of Atlanta
When is the last time stout, L.A. and HHM posted?
Any others from Cally that post at TD?


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re: SoCal Fires Scorch An Area The Size Of Atlanta
We can thank US forestry service for it's policy for 80 years of preventing any natural forest fires from occurring.

Then preventing any logging or management of the forests in order to lower the risk of uncontrolled mega fires.

Yay government!


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Stout posted this morning. I think he was on the way to the airport. Fires not currently a threat where he stays.


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If only it could have actually scorched Atlanta.


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We can thank US forestry service for it's policy for 80 years of preventing any natural forest fires from occurring. Then preventing any logging or management of the forests in order to lower the risk of uncontrolled mega fires. Yay government!


Yep. Law of unintended consequences. We aren't too bright sometimes.


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alphaandomega
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We can thank US forestry service for it's policy for 80 years of preventing any natural forest fires from occurring.

Then preventing any logging or management of the forests in order to lower the risk of uncontrolled mega fires.

Yay government!




You should add something about the dumbasses built all that stuff in what historically was a desert.



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I can see the smoke cloud from my office its crazy


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You should add something about the dumbasses built all that stuff in what historically was a desert.


The overplanting of trees is absurd in Cali. Majority of where these fires are occuring are places where you could see from the ocean to the mountains and not a tree in sight upon the Spanish first settling Alta California.

But then came the great tree planting of the early 20th century.

And now there's no water. The U.S. Forest Service said last month that 102 million trees have died across the state since 2010.

So it's unnatural planted non-native trees and dry brush and desert and no water. Just all these dead dry trees and brush. California fires are basically man-made...by trying to change the natural environment in an environment that can't support it.
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re: SoCal Fires Scorch An Area The Size Of Atlanta
The fire started in the hills. There is entirely too much area in California to clear brush effectively. The hills are sparsely populated in Santa Paula with part of the area hiking trails.

Yes, parts of California is a dessert, but the coast is a Mediterranean climate. Ventura county is known for lemon and strawberry production. Santa Paula is covered in orange trees.

The hills in Ventura haven't had a fire in over a decade. The El Niño last year dumped a large amount of water allowing for large amounts of growth in the spring which dried out over summer. The Santa Ana's that are present is bad timing and are the main driver of spreading the fire so fast.



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good. what about L.A. and HHM?


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