2020 Forest Fire Season

Atlas

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Just like the good old days. We plan to fight here if we ever have to. The neighbors and I have plans.
 
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And that was written by someone who wants to spread FUD in the media. We've had decades of failure to clean up the forest undergrowth which is what fuels these fires. Historically, forest fires have swept large areas of forests, but that was before the population exploded. Now, the "green" movement has prevented fires from doing the housecleaning and we have runaway burns and no infrastructure to handle them on this scale.

Remember the fires of last year? Where the area under power lines were prime places for fires to both start and to travel. That is particularly true in California. The lesson was NOT learned.

Controlled burns are a possible solution but that means government/private groups need to start managing the fuel load. I'm not reading about any effort to do that, perhaps because the people who would do it are too busy fighting the current fires.

Then we add the arson sources, which I believe are causing a large part of these fires... Shoot, Shovel and Shut Up.

The MSM reports are, IMO, biased toward helping keep the population scared and uninformed. Beware of what you are being told by your news sources.
 

Dogman

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Take a look at a map of that area...I do not see a lot of heavy forested area's...Maybe they were fighting a fire up off of the 211 road...
 

twp

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@Dogman, not clear on what you're talking about. What is the general area that you're recommending using a map?
 

Atlas

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I think that I am going to totally ignore everything that comes from British Media at this point. They are worse than CNN as a general rule for BS Articles.
 

twp

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Too bad it is Google Maps. I don't want Google to know where I'm looking.
 

Atlas

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Windy.com Is a really good website. I didn't know you could do this with it, but now that I've seen it I am not surprised. Thanks for pointing this out.
 
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Atlas

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PSPS #2 is happening now. Luckily we are not in the zone on this one.
 
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Cross your fingers...
 

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Sure... And Newsom is a great guvnor... Right...
 

twp

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The winds shifted and now Reno has smoke, again. Watching...
 

twp

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Hot here too. I had to turn on the swamp cooler fan next to my computer.
 

Atlas

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The next round of PSPS is scheduled for monday and tuesday. We are getting ready for it, as we will probably be in on this one.
 
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