CA Wildfires

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  1. azblackhemi

    azblackhemi Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Here's a picture of all the smoke from the fires in California 350 miles away here in Phoenix. I can only imagine how bad it must be near the fires.
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  2. Newport 66

    Newport 66 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Spoke to a gent near Santa Rosa today. He said the sky is yellow and ash is everywhere. Can't imagine!!
     
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  3. 300rag

    300rag Waiting out the storm FCBO Gold Member

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    This was here last year from all the fires in British Columbia...


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    Compared to what it usually looks like...


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  4. azblackhemi

    azblackhemi Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    This was the sunrise.
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    Newport 66 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Geez, I'd wear a mask for that over the fear of covid...
     
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  6. The Goose

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    We had the same bright orange sunrise here in Santa Clarita. This pic is from the lake fire. It’s been burning strong for weeks now. It’s about 20-30 min north of us. All the smoke Az is getting now is from the gender reveal fire south of Angeles Crest. The lake fire’s smoke touched Nevada in about 4 hours.

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    The Goose Senior Member

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    We got it way better than up north. Up there is a complete disaster. Today due to high winds they started cutting power to the cities. Sucks.
     
  8. azblackhemi

    azblackhemi Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    We have good friends that are just North of you in Castaic. Is that the lake in the Lake fire Goose?
     
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    Castaic was involved but the fire actually burned Lake Hughes. My brother could see the smoke cloud from where he lives down by Disneyland.
     
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    Here’s the view from my front door at 4:30 PM today. Just outside of Sacramento. It’s currently raining pine needle ash. Closest (big) Fire is about 50 miles away.
    AQI was 416 last I checked (hazardous level air quality). Crazy times... And there is no filter on that pic.

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    carrman Well-Known Member

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    Southern Oregon where I live is burning. I'm safe, the Chrysler is safe for now. Some of my techs have lost or will lose their homes tonight.
     
  12. Newport 66

    Newport 66 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Stay safe!!! All I can do is pray that all goes well for you.
     
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    Turboomni Old Man with a Hat

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    Mother Nature is not happy with us I fear.....
     
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    Most of the fires in SoCal were started by an assortment of stupid pricks. Lake Hughes was arson.
     
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    SGT FURY Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Sonoma county fires were started by a severe lighting storm like I have never seen before.
    2500 strikes in a short time period. A heat wave of 105 during day.95 at night, a very sudden drop to 60. We have had record breaking heat wave for the past week.
    It was 111 here yesterday! Rolling PGE blackouts
    Four the past 4 years there has major out of control fires in NorCal.
    I'm keeping a permanent evac kit by the door.
     
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  16. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I’m thinking about all you guys too, stay safe!
     
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  17. azblackhemi

    azblackhemi Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    What a difference a day makes. Wind must have shifted.
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    SGT FURY Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    image.jpeg Dark Orange skies at 9.30 AM. Roosters are confused and crowing at 9.30
     
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    LeBaron1973 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I hope you have some Aussie firefighters helping, plenty of Americans helped in the Aussie fires.
     
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    It's like Mars up north, I've been informed. Pics from a buddy that works on Alcatraz sent me....

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    if you all had just listened to your fearless leader and raked the forest then none of this would have happened. stay safe.
     
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  22. polara71

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    Um, I think 73coupe was mocking.
     
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