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    National news gave good coverage tonight. Over 2000 homes and businesses destroyed. Wind likely to keep blowing the fires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    Im living it right now, Ive missing family members, cant go outside and holed up because if I have to leave...I want to make sure Ive got my pets. You cant go outside due to smoke. Got a call at 5:30 this morning from a family friend screaming "Santa Rosa is on fire" (a city of 175,000) Ive hundreds of friends and family evacuated at this point. My biggest concern is my (ex) mother and father in law who are at this point ... missing...(they live in an evacuated zone) we now have 10 dead and it hasnt been 24 hours yet, and they expext that to rise. Its mother fucking Armageddon out here right now. I couldnt work today, and most likely cant work tomorrow. Devastated neighborhoods....landmarks Ive know all my life,,,,burned to the fucking ground.....


    I dont think Ill sleep tonight when the winds kick up again.
    OMG Michele, I am so sorry... many, many prayers your way

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    In Orange County - this is what Disneyland looks like from the nearby fires




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    Was thinking you lived on or near the Russian River?

    Is that where all this is happening....?

    We moved almost two years ago off the river (still work there though) Id give you the name of the town, or rather village, but I dont trust the freaks on PH. But Im still in the redwood about 10 miles as the crow flies from Coffee Park (I actually lived there with it was farmland!). The chances of it getting this way were slim (but I would never have quessed Coffee Park and that area either), even though the winds were pushing it this way (now the winds are going easterly) I was ready to go. Everything for miles is covered in ash right now, and smoke is horrible. Im trying to decide if I have a cold or its just smoke irritation . Today the winds are still easterly but they expect the winds to pick up tonight.

    I went into work today, no internet, phones, cable (yet I have my comcast at home but no cell service) so we all left early. The three gas stations are out of gas, no water is on the shelves, the local vacation home industry is trying to get people into homes out here, (least they can do since they are also causing a severe housing crisis here).

    But MORE evacuation happening tonight, and more intense then Ive seen so far. Ive heard the burned area is equal to 87000 football fields. They havent even begun to account for the dead and missing. Its still a save lives situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    We moved almost two years ago off the river (still work there though) Id give you the name of the town, or rather village, but I dont trust the freaks on PH. But Im still in the redwood about 10 miles as the crow flies from Coffee Park (I actually lived there with it was farmland!). The chances of it getting this way were slim (but I would never have quessed Coffee Park and that area either), even though the winds were pushing it this way (now the winds are going easterly) I was ready to go. Everything for miles is covered in ash right now, and smoke is horrible. Im trying to decide if I have a cold or its just smoke irritation . Today the winds are still easterly but they expect the winds to pick up tonight.

    I went into work today, no internet, phones, cable (yet I have my comcast at home but no cell service) so we all left early. The three gas stations are out of gas, no water is on the shelves, the local vacation home industry is trying to get people into homes out here, (least they can do since they are also causing a severe housing crisis here).

    But MORE evacuation happening tonight, and more intense then Ive seen so far. Ive heard the burned area is equal to 87000 football fields. They havent even begun to account for the dead and missing. Its still a save lives situation.
    And sometimes we get caught up in the impact on people and lose focus on all the wild animals and habitat that are lost/destroyed.

    Hard to even imagine the terror/pain experienced by the wildlife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    And sometimes we get caught up in the impact on people and lose focus on all the wild animals and habitat that are lost/destroyed.

    Hard to even imagine the terror/pain experienced by the wildlife.

    Ive been avoiding...actually Id like to forget, a man describing fleeing his neighborhood and the sounds that the pets made howling stuck in houses on fire. Breaks my heart and I just want to forget.

    And the loss of wildlife A lot of plea's on facebook yesterday for help with the larger animals. Trucks trailers...I recall a picture from the lake county fire where someone had a cow in their car.
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    "Wildfires devour the size of a football field every three seconds"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    We moved almost two years ago off the river (still work there though) Id give you the name of the town, or rather village, but I dont trust the freaks on PH. But Im still in the redwood about 10 miles as the crow flies from Coffee Park (I actually lived there with it was farmland!). The chances of it getting this way were slim (but I would never have quessed Coffee Park and that area either), even though the winds were pushing it this way (now the winds are going easterly) I was ready to go. Everything for miles is covered in ash right now, and smoke is horrible. Im trying to decide if I have a cold or its just smoke irritation . Today the winds are still easterly but they expect the winds to pick up tonight.

    I went into work today, no internet, phones, cable (yet I have my comcast at home but no cell service) so we all left early. The three gas stations are out of gas, no water is on the shelves, the local vacation home industry is trying to get people into homes out here, (least they can do since they are also causing a severe housing crisis here).

    But MORE evacuation happening tonight, and more intense then Ive seen so far. Ive heard the burned area is equal to 87000 football fields. They havent even begun to account for the dead and missing. Its still a save lives situation.
    Heard the number missing was quite high so far. Some number of dead confirmed. This fire hasn't even slowed down.
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    15 dead and 180 missing so far. 2000 buildings / homes destroyed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    California has always had seasonal wild fires, most seemed to be in rural areas. This one is getting into high population areas and scorching everything in sight.
    I don't ever recall a fire anything like this in the area.

    I live 200 miles away, and my car was covered with ash this morning.
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