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  1. Oh yeah, the “traditional” start of our fire season is today.

    • Reuters:

      California’s wildfires are burning through state cash at an alarming rate, with the government spending more than half its annual firefighting budget just two months into the fiscal year — even before the traditional fire season began on Tuesday.

      • I remember burning mountain sides… our property and lives threatened.

        When I was a child, I was sent to the coast when the fires bust out via lightning storms – but these fires now, these are nasty. Northern CA has had some hella blazes too, but jeez, these SoCal fires keep coming.

        Studying Geology, I learned we lived in a ‘dry, Mediterranean type climate’. IOW dry as a bone. (And then there are the faults. Particularly in Southern Ca that no one pays attention to, and not major, like the San Andreas). Bone dry… and then electric storms and then fires… too much going on there! I remember out-of-state residents always spoke of getting away from the fires and earthquakes someday.

    • so, I’m assuming whatever didn’t burn will slide off the hills next spring when it rains?

  2. myiq2xu
    last night I left a link to the California fire dept website. It has info on all the fires in California and shelters for people and pets
    Do you want me to post it again?.

    The cottonwood fire near where I live in Hemet is 100% contained but the Yuiciapa fires are still burning.

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  3. http://calfire.blogspot.com/

    I hope this helps provide needed information.

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    • OT helen but I saw the article you posted on prior thread about Obama’s speech to our children. Thanks for posting. Truly creepy.

      Do you think we will all receive in the mail our personal copy of “Obama’s Little Red Book”?

      • i can’t help but feel that its snark. it’s just too ridiculous.

        • and yet its also on the US department of education’s website
          http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/academic/bts.html

          this is insane.

          • Yea, but his kids are in an elite private school right? His entire approach to the presidency is apparently based on his “gift” as he told Reid (ie: giving speeches and being the Salesman in Chief). That seems to be the extent of his range for the role. He grossly overestimates his powers of persuasion–see his latest poll results. People are already sick and tired of hearing him talk. Don’t they get this? He is losing credibility by the day. Someone needs to tell him not to believe his own press.

          • With all the crazies out there a private school is the only place a sitting president can send their children.

          • Actually the President (any President) should probably be required to send his kids to the most dangerous public school in DC. No way is anything going to be allowed to happen to any Presidential kid, thus creating a safe environment for all the other kids as well.

      • I have never had a president that I thought was a danger to our country before.
        This bunch reminds me of everything I was taught to be wary of in high school. We were taught that if we were not careful and informed we could lose democracy. I know to a lot of people that sounds far fetched but I am not so sure.
        I went to high school in the 1950s and we had just come through a world war and Korea and were going through the cold war. We were taught that it was up to the people of America to care for the country and protect the country. That was our job.

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        • and in MY high school, apparently, i am being taught that Obama is teh greatest president EVAH.

          quite a contrast.

  4. I have two close friends in LA and I emailed them to check on them today. One friend, from Pasadena, says she’s in a safe spot, but it’s been raining ash in her yard, and the air is awful–burning eyes, difficulty breathing etc. The other is also ok, and her neighboring area burned a couple of years ago, so they are safe from evacuation so far this time. Scary stuff.

  5. fid
    I hope your friends are ok.

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  6. This is interesting, a cloud that formed from the fire, and there is probably a lot of water released when all of the flora burns.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bigpicturefire,0,5985825.htmlstory

    That is a BIG fire. wow.

  7. If I remember correctly California used to respond as if each fire was major but that was too expensive for the mouth breathing segment of the populace.
    Gummit waste!!!
    So they cut down on the number of units going on the initial response.
    Between that and building in every nook and cranny of the landscape it’s a wonder there aren’t more catastrophes.

  8. http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2009/09/02/a-tale-of-two-fires/#more-31628

    in the middle of horror a reminder of hope

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