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zBrown

Ice climber
Jul 26, 2018 - 03:30pm PT


A California man has been taken into custody on suspicion of arson, as firefighters have contained just 5 percent of the blaze that started Wednesday in the Idyllwild area in Riverside County.

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/26/632730654/arson-arrest-made-in-fast-moving-southern-california-fire
Nibs

Trad climber
Humboldt, CA
Jul 26, 2018 - 09:11pm PT
T Hocking, stay safe. we are on the Humboldt coast watching live coverage of the Carr fire moving into west Redding right now. scary.

best to you and your family.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 26, 2018 - 09:51pm PT
^^^
Thanks Nibs, our place is safe as we are east of Redding in the Bella Vista area but a good friend in NW Redding could be evac'd any minute. :(

My brother and I have reserved a site at Patricks Point SP beginning Monday.
Hope Hwy. 299 opens by then, need a break from the Redding oven.


Thanks fire crews, stay safe out there.
John M

climber
Jul 26, 2018 - 09:56pm PT
That Carr fire looks like it really took off today. The Cal fire map seems to be way behind. It still shows the fire west of the lake.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 26, 2018 - 10:26pm PT
^^^
Yeah John the map is old, the fire has reached areas of west Redding and my good friend was evac'd 2 hrs. ago, gunna be another long night. :(

Edit; they just gave evac orders to the local TV station KRCR which is located downtown. NOT GOOD!!!
Nibs

Trad climber
Humboldt, CA
Jul 26, 2018 - 10:39pm PT
KRCR left a rooftop camera on. picture speaks for itself. apocalyptic.
our local station is still carrying the video
John M

climber
Jul 26, 2018 - 11:23pm PT
I don't know why people wait for the last minute to get out of the way of these fires. When the wind is blowing, get out.

Edit: there are going to be a lot of burned homes from this fire. The video has been incredible.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 27, 2018 - 06:46am PT
It was a long and hellish night for the western Redding area,
hundreds of homes lost or damaged, power outages and a Redding firefighter and a dozer operator killed. :(
RIP and thanks for your service.


Latest update; 44K acres, 3% containment, they are now evacuating Shasta Lake City to the north.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2164
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 27, 2018 - 07:17am PT
don't know why people wait for the last minute to get out of the way of these fires. When the wind is blowing, get out.

Cause stoopid people value their stuff more than their lives. That’s why over 80 died in Greece this week.
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Jul 27, 2018 - 07:45am PT
^^^this
Tahquitz Peak
Tahquitz Peak
Credit: 10b4me
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 27, 2018 - 12:45pm PT
the fire has reached areas of west Redding and my good friend was evac'd 2 hrs. ago, gunna be another long night. :(

Very sorry to report that my good friends Ted and Deb have lost their brand new home to the Carr Fire, they have only been in it for a year.
So sad, not good,
hang tough Redding!


hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 27, 2018 - 12:52pm PT
that's terrible, i really wish we humans could wrestle these catastrophes to a fare thee well
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 27, 2018 - 03:48pm PT
Hottest part of the day and now the wind is kickin up,
it's grim up here.

Redding Sun 7/27/18
Redding Sun 7/27/18
Credit: T Hocking

Redding Sky from my yard 7/27/18
Redding Sky from my yard 7/27/18
Credit: T Hocking
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 27, 2018 - 04:06pm PT
Good luck, Tad.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 27, 2018 - 04:17pm PT
Thanks, I should be ok, the wife is safe in Maine.
Our place is about 4 mi. east of town, getting major ash fall here now and hoping for no embers. Van is loaded with supplies and vital documents if I have to bail. This ain't my first rodeo here, we've had to evac twice since we've been here.
Props to the crews and 1st responders!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jul 27, 2018 - 04:26pm PT
I'm so very sorry for everyone involved in the many fires around our nation. I too know the evacuation drill. Three times also over the past years in Valley Center, CA. Be ready, be prepared.
zBrown

Ice climber
Jul 27, 2018 - 05:18pm PT
Scary footage here

https://www.newsday.com/news/nation/tv-station-evacuates-from-northern-calif-fire-1.20126809


The Redding fire is not driven by stiff winds, as witnessed in Santa Rosa, the Oakland hills and other fatal California wildfires, he said. Instead, the fire created its own heat source, aided by an afternoon sun that baked the ground with air temperatures to 113 degrees.

As super-hot smoke ascends, it creates a wicked updraft — so strong it begins to rotate.

“It rises, stretches and spins, like a ballerina,” Swain said.


https://i2.wp.com/www.mercurynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/neal-lareau.png?fit=620%2C9999px&ssl=1
WBraun

climber
Jul 27, 2018 - 05:31pm PT
T Hocking

Looks the same here lol

Meh .... just a little smoke :-)

You shouldn't leave.

If those burning embers land on your house or your yard you'll be able to stop a spot fire.
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 27, 2018 - 06:54pm PT
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6036/


If you look at a zoomed in map of the incident, the Eastern Boundary of the fire is butted up against the entire Western Boundary of Redding
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 27, 2018 - 07:16pm PT
hey there say, ... just stepped in, can't read it all now...

Thocking ... good to know you are okay...

prayers for all...

will go back and read more... just a bit later, this eve...

thanks for sharing updates...
been gone, all day...
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