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John M

climber
Dec 7, 2017 - 12:49pm PT
The Thomas fire is still going off. High winds predicted through Friday.

Credit: John M

Thomas fire.. 12/7/17
Thomas fire.. 12/7/17
Credit: John M
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 12, 2017 - 02:00pm PT
Homeless tweakers started the one in Sepulveda Pass.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-skirball-fire-cause-20171212-story.html
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Dec 21, 2017 - 12:59pm PT
link to the Calfire Nuns Fire Report in Sonoma County
http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/Watershed_reports/20171115_NunsWERT.pdf
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 1, 2018 - 12:10pm PT



I found this a pretty compelling performance, maybe a little reminiscent of the song Talk to me of Mendocino. The writer/performer, Karen, lived in Humboldt county when I was there (billions and billions of years ago) and is a right honest human being. She lives outside Boston now.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 1, 2018 - 12:45pm PT
That was sweet, Darwin. Made me cryful. TFPU.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 1, 2018 - 09:52pm PT
hey there say, darwin... yes, thanks...


made me cry too...

my place where i grew up... :(
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Jan 1, 2018 - 10:02pm PT
My opinion: stepping back from the crushing losses born by those in the path of fires, it's of vital importance to understand, every inch of this state is going to burn. It supposed to burn and it must. It must.

We Californians simply must learn to embrace fire, to live with it and even love it. Without fire these fantastic ecosystems would not exist.

The human issue is our collective insistence of living in fire country and fantasizing about lack of consequence; fire prevention. They cannot ultimately be prevented. Cannot.

Don't cry for California. Don't mourn for burnt redwoods nor dead condors. Rather, toughen up, like those enduring species did, and learn to live with and love fire. Because this place can't exist without it.

DMT
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Jan 2, 2018 - 04:08pm PT
Thank you, DMT! Yes. This. The Yos Valley needs a big-ass burn, too. It would be sad, but, yeah, we gotta toughen up. Be careful where you buy/build. It's hard, of course, when the fire directly threatens and/or blackens a place you love. I only got into Domelands Wilderness once before it all burned down. Bummed. What a place. Joshua Tree on steroids with pines and ZERO people. Fire, of course, started by some jackass. So it goes.

BAd

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 4, 2018 - 06:09am PT
The Thomas fire left behind vast swaths of charred landscape such as t...
The Thomas fire left behind vast swaths of charred landscape such as this area in the upper Rincon Canyon.
Credit: LA Times
President Trump on Tuesday declared that a major natural disaster exists in California and ordered federal assistance to help local agencies in recovery efforts in areas affected by the Thomas fire, which started Dec. 4 and is still burning.

The declaration means federal funds will be available to state and local governments for emergency work in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, according to a news release from the White House.

Nonprofit organizations will also be eligible to receive funds for emergency work.

Last year was the most destructive on record for California wildfires, with the Thomas fire topping an 85-year-old list of the state’s largest wildfires. It was also the third year in the last decade that flames burned more than 1 million acres across the state.

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-trump-wildfire-relief-20180102-story.html

http://www.ksby.com/story/37184880/thomas-fire-update

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/02/us/california-thomas-fire-mudslide-threat/index.html

Because this place can't exist without it.

It would exist, DMT, but in a different manner. Nice rant, my friend.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Jan 4, 2018 - 06:22am PT
The cruel irony is that the region is suffering from several years of drought, and officials say they need the rain to regrow the plants and trees that can keep the hillsides together and flood-proof.

There isn't a square inch of those mountains that is flood proof, vegetation or no. The whole of the coast ranges are sloughing off. Land and mudslide are the primary carry mechanisms for the debris shed from mountains that are still rising, quake by quake. The earth heaves them higher then erosion, through punctuated equilibrium, takes them down and transports the debris to the ocean.

We're about to get some more punctuation.... (...)

The fact that silly humans have built their homes on the debris fans at the mouths of pretty near every canyon is incidental. It makes yet another example of the human war ON nature.

When a slide wipes out a house, that piece of property needs to be permanently condemned.

DMT
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jan 4, 2018 - 06:59am PT
Don't cry for California. Don't mourn for burnt redwoods nor dead condors. Rather, toughen up, like those enduring species did, and learn to live with and love fire. Because this place can't exist without it.



Music...
or noise, you be da judge. ;)



Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jan 4, 2018 - 06:20pm PT
When a slide wipes out a house, that piece of property needs to be permanently condemned.

I agree, but I think we should consider extending this to homes wiped out by other natural processes.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Jan 4, 2018 - 07:00pm PT
Yep.

DMT
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jan 4, 2018 - 07:13pm PT
The federal and state/local agencies coupled with those covered by insurance will see that everything gets rebuilt same as it ever was.

The hills are alive,.....with the sound of money.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Jan 4, 2018 - 07:18pm PT
Modesto Bee article posted 4-hours ago, also led the news stack on Sacramento evening news

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

California's top insurance regulator said Thursday that insurers are increasingly refusing to offer homeowner's policies in areas prone to wildfire — a problem that's likely to get worse as companies respond to last year's devastating blazes.

Insurers in 2016 refused to renew more than 10,000 policies in the 24 counties most prone to wildfires, according to a report issued by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. That was up 15 percent from the prior year, when fires in Lake and Calaveras counties destroyed more than 3,000 buildings and became some of the most destructive in state history.

Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/news/business/article193008454.html#storylink=cpy

DMT
zBrown

Ice climber
Jan 4, 2018 - 07:23pm PT

HUH?


https://s24.postimg.org/we7qr5ivp/7799_CA_01_D_LRG.jpg
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jun 10, 2018 - 06:15pm PT
Colorado has a big one goin;
http://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/10/416-fire-north-of-durango-grows-to-nearly-17000-acres-almost-doubling-in-24-hours/

Stay safe crews!
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Jun 11, 2018 - 07:36am PT
^^^hate to see that. It's probably my favorite part of Colorado.
I almost moved to Durango a few years ago.
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Jun 11, 2018 - 11:44am PT
Yeah, that Durango fire is going off. Scary stuff. Cheers to the fire crews.

Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Jun 11, 2018 - 12:55pm PT
Ironically I heard the Thomas was finally declared 'extinguished' just last week.

The largest wildfire in California's modern history is finally out, more than 6 months after it started

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/02/us/thomas-fire-officially-out/index.html

DMT
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