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As CNN pointed out, the Thomas Fire, which presently covers 230,000 acres, is now the fifth largest blaze in modern California history. The fire slipped from 15% containment to 10% early Monday as it surged into the foothills of Santa Barbara county.
But perhaps even more staggering, the SoCal fires are presently covering an area larger than New York City and Boston combined.
As firefighters struggle to overcome the difficulties posed by the windy conditions, low humidity, and bone-dry vegetation, the fact that there’s no rain in the forecast for at least 10 days means the flames could continue to spread, uncontained, for another week or so before meaningful containment can be achieved.
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While many people would argue that driving on LA roads is “like hell” on a good day, today is a very bad day as wildfires and shut the shockingly busy 405 Freeway in both directions…
— Rick Montanez (@RickNBCLA) December 6, 2017
This is what drivers are facing…
Ventura, California — A massive fire is plaguing Ventura County, California, and due to strong winds, remains uncontained as of Tuesday. The fire has burned over 45,000 acres and prompted 27,000 evacuations.
The Thomas fire started Monday evening near California Highway 150 in Santa Paula and then spread to Ventura. At one point, in the span of an hour the fire grew from 50 acres to 500. On Tuesday morning, the fire grew from 26,000 acres to its current size.
The blaze has been moving east, aided by winds between 35 mph and 45 mph. This “red flag wind advisory” also has gusts up to 70 mph, though Chad Cook, Ventura County Fire Department division chief, said he hopes they will die down Tuesday afternoon.
For now, however, the Los Angeles Times reports that “fire officials said the intensity of the fire, coupled with the high winds, made it pretty much unstoppable.”
Source: Jim Stone
Something is seriously amiss with the recent California fires
UPDATE: Many people have messaged me saying this happened on 911 also. I was skeptical, until now. If the engines and rims were melted on 911, it was obviously the same thing happening.
Some people have seen this type of report elsewhere already. However, I have discovered something new, and also proven the melted cars are unique to the recent fires.
It was not just this year. The same anomalies happened in 2015
What anomalies? Let me show you something.
The video above is a VERY important video with eyewitness testimony proving HAARP EMP weapons being used to start California fires. Some witnesses saw blue sparks and flashes in the sky that were NOT lightning! Some felt a weird energy in the air that made their heart palpitate! Some felt an “energy vortex” move through their homes!
A firefighter known by one of the guests on Scott Bennett’s radio show on the Rense Radio Network told some shocking details on the air! He said a cop went and knocked on the door of a house and told them they had to be out of there in one hour. The fire was nowhere around the home at that point and that’s why they had an hour. The policemen came back to that same house in 5 minutes and the house was fully engulfed in flames! No way the fire would have moved from nowhere around there to fully engulfing the house in 5 minutes! Sorry that just cannot happen!
I think they might be turning up the HAARP toys to a high level that can cause spontaneous combustion of trees or structures. All trees and structures are now covered with nano particles of aluminum. What happens when you put aluminum foil in a microwave? You get massive heat, sparks and things combust spontaneously! I think this is what’s happening! They are starting and intensifying these wildfires with microwave energy from their HAARP toys. That’s why so many fires are starting at one time and this means not enough firefighters to fight the fires.
The Northern California wildfires are fast-moving, unpredictable, and for some, unsurvivable. The videos below will show you what it’s really like, trying to survive an ever-changing inferno…and why you shouldn’t wait for the official evacuation order.
A lot of folks have been critical, saying blithely, “They knew there was a fire. They should have evacuated.” It’s important to understand that it doesn’t always work like that with wildfires. Armchair quarterbacking is easy. Fleeing when the car your driving literally catches on fire and the smoke is blinding you is not easy.
First of all, fires move rapidly. You can be in no danger whatsoever and just see a fire on the distant horizon, and then minutes later, it’s at your back door. Secondly, they change courses. Many times, the fire gets ahold of some new fuel – like a home, tall grass, or trees, and the course veers in that direction. Finally, high winds have propelled these fires rapidly and fanned them to new heights. Every fall, California has something called the “Diablo Winds.” These are seasonal gusts that can reach as high as 80 mph and cause extremely high fire danger. When coupled with existing fires, it’s nothing less than the perfect storm.
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After slackening earlier in the week, the dry, nearly hurricane-force winds that have been fanning the flames in Northern California picked up again overnight, revitalizing what some are already describing as the most devastating wildfires in the state’s modern history.
As of Thursday morning, 23 people have been confirmed dead in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Yuba counties. Another 200 are missing. Fires have swallowed more than 3,500 homes and businesses over more than 170,000 acres. And the state’s emergency shelters are rapidly approaching their limits as more than 25,000 people have fled with more than 4,000 staying in the shelters, according to the Washington Post.
The death toll is expected to rise significantly as officers reenter the “hot zones” that were totally destroyed by the fires.
“We can’t even get into most of the areas,” Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano said. “When we start doing searches, I expect that number to go up.”
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Update (8 pm ET): California state fire authorities are reporting that 10 people have been confirmed dead because of the wildfires that are raging in eight Northern California counties. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office reported seven fire-related deaths late Monday. In addition, two died because of the Atlas fire in Napa County and one in Mendocino County, according to a CalFire spokesperson. The fires, which were enabled by dry conditions and a powerful, dry wind blowing west from the desert, spread quickly and reportedly left many area residents scrambling to flee their path.
The Sheriff’s Office confirms seven fire-related deaths from the Sonoma Co. fires. Our condolences to their friends and families.
— Sonoma Sheriff (@sonomasheriff) October 9, 2017
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Wine country is burning.
Thousands of residents of Napa Valley, Sonoma and six other counties have been forced from their homes – and thousands more are preparing to flee – as 14 wildfires tear through Northern California, resisting fire fighters’ efforts to contain them.
California’s fire chief says at least 1,500 homes and commercial buildings have been destroyed – and officials said that estimate was probably conservative. While no deaths have been confirmed, fire officials say numerous residents have been injured and a number of people are also missing. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott say an estimated 20,000 people have been evacuated.
Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for Sonoma, Napa and Yuba counties, revealing that FEMA had approved emergency grants to help the state combat the fires. More than 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate, state officials said.
Wildfires spread from southern Georgia’s Okefenokee National wildlife refuge into Florida forcing evacuations of 100,000+ people and burning 400,000 acres. Visible from space it looks like a volcanic eruption.
Wildfires started within the last week are threatening homes across California, sending more than 80,000 residents fleeing under mandatory evacuation orders and warnings. Several blazes are nowhere close to being contained. At least one person has died.
With California coping with the fifth year of the worst drought in over a century, the dying trees and dry underbrush have turned the state into a tinderbox. Firefighters are battling several massive blazes throughout the Golden State. The wildfires have caused millions of dollars of damage so far, and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings.
— Cal OES (@Cal_OES) August 17, 2016
The Blue Cut Fire near Devore in San Bernardino County began in the late morning hours on Tuesday. Within an hour, it had spread to 1,000 acres; by Wednesday afternoon, the inferno had engulfed 65,000 acres with 0 percent containment.