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Wildfires rage across U.S. Northwest, California governor blames climate change
Reuters, Sep 11, 2020

Sacramento, Calif. (Reuters) - Wildfires that have already destroyed at least half a dozen small towns in the northwestern United States raged largely uncontrolled on Friday as California’s governor called the fire season evidence of a climate emergency.

As of Friday afternoon about 500,000 people in Oregon were on notice to be ready to flee advancing flames, and crews picked through the smoldering rubble of destroyed homes in search of fatalities.

“This is a climate damn emergency. This is real and it’s happening. This is the perfect storm,” California Governor Gavin Newsom told reporters from a charred mountainside near Oroville, California.

In southern Oregon, an apocalyptic scene of burned residential subdivisions and trailer parks stretched for miles along Highway 99 south of Medford through Phoenix and Talent, one of the most devastated areas.

Beatriz Gomez Bolanos, 41, told her four children to close their eyes as fires burned on both sides of their car as they made their escape from the Bear Creek Mobile Home south of Medford as sparks began to rain down on their house.

“Everything is gone. We have to start again from nothing, but we are alive,” said Gomez Bolanos.

Molalla, a community about 25 miles (40 km) south of downtown Portland, was an ash-covered ghost town after its more than 9,000 residents were told to evacuate, with only 30 refusing to leave, the city’s fire department said.


More:  https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-wildfires-idUKKBN262230
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On GMA this morning they were trying to blame it on climate change.  Then at the end of the story they mentioned that several fires were started by arsonists.  They are FRIGGEN IDIOTS!
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“This is a climate damn emergency. This is real and it’s happening. This is the perfect storm,” California Governor Gavin Newsom told reporters from a charred mountainside near Oroville, California.

Clear the damn kindling from your state, Gov.  FFS just do it!



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Pelosi: ‘Mother Earth Is Angry — She’s Telling Us with Hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, Fires in the West’
Breitbart, Sep 11, 2020

“Now, we’re, again, breaking records. Mother Earth is angry,” she continued. “She’s telling us — whether – she’s telling us with hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, fires in the West, whatever it is, that climate crisis is real and has an impact. [...] "

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/09/10/pelosi-mother-earth-is-angry-shes-telling-us-with-hurricanes-on-the-gulf-coast-fires-in-the-west/
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Joshua Caplan 11 Sep 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), without evidence, declared Friday that the ongoing wildfires in his state prove the science surrounding global warming is now officially settled.

“The debate is over around climate change. Just come to the state of California, observe it with your own eyes,” a grinning Newsom told reporters while touring the fire-ravaged North Complex near Oroville. “It’s not an intellectual debate, it’s not even debatable.”

“We’re in the midst of a climate emergency, we’re in the midst of a climate crisis,” he continued. “We’re experiences weather conditions the likes of which we’ve never experienced in our lifetime. We’re experiencing what so many people predicted decades and decades ago. All of that now is reality.”

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Oregon braces for a "mass fatality incident" as wildfires approach Portland
CBS, Sep 11, 2020

This week's death toll from fires in Oregon, Washington and California now stands at 18, as at least 100 major fires burn in 11 western states. As flames push closer to the city of Portland, the mayor has declared a state of emergency — and state officials say they're now preparing for a "mass fatality incident."

More than half a million people — 12% of the state's population — have fled from their homes in Oregon and mass evacuations are underway across the region. Oregon's governor said Thursday that dozens may be missing in her state.

The monstrous fires are moving so quickly that they're overwhelming fire crews. The fires are also creating choking smoke from Los Angeles to Seattle. Portland and San Francisco now have the worst air quality in the world — and officials are urging people to stay indoors.

In Berry Creek, California, what used to be a lakeside community full of homes is now incinerated. One fire has claimed at least 10 lives, including that of 16-year-old Josiah Williams, who was found last night near his home.

In Washington, Jamie and Jake Hyland lost their 1-year-old son Uriel and their unborn child after they couldn't escape the flames. The couple suffered severe burns.

"In my worst dreams, I couldn't imagine what my sister and brother-in law had to go through and to do everything they could to fight for their lives and to protect their child," said Dawnmarie Baxter. "And so to lose him and her baby, it's, there's no words and nothing will ever make it right."

There is some hopeful news: Calm winds are predicted for this weekend, and the Pacific Northwest could see some much needed rain next week.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/oregon-wildfires-state-braces-for-a-mass-fatality-incident-as-fires-approach-portland/

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Absolutely idiotic forestry practices aren't the fault of the climate, but the fault of the idiots who implemented them, most of who really want to blame some outside force rather than take the heat for the fuel loads they have demanded be built up.
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Fire Season has been a thing in California longer than humans have been around to call it that. What has made it worse in the past decade or two is Enviros obstructing land management and driving businesses out of California that managed lands as part of their normal operations. The spotted owls "saved" in the 80s and 90s that weren't chopped up by windmills or fried by solar panels got incinerated by Enviro-obstructed forest manglement.
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Absolutely idiotic forestry practices aren't the fault of the climate, but the fault of the idiots who implemented them, most of who really want to blame some outside force rather than take the heat for the fuel loads they have demanded be built up.

This self important fop Newsom is such an insufferable pr*ck. Hundreds of thousands of Californians continue to suffer under his political lockdown and he's out using he and his party's failures as a reason to pimp for the Green New Deal.
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I just had a thought. This goober had it right,but backwards. The large number of large fires burning for so long is going to cause climate changes.

I ain't no gynometorcolologinist or nutting,but all those clouds and all that heat,with the winds it generates,HAS to have some effect on the weather this winter.

Maybe even next spring?
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Own it, Liberals.

Absolutely idiotic forestry practices aren't the fault of the climate, but the fault of the idiots who implemented them, most of who really want to blame some outside force rather than take the heat for the fuel loads they have demanded be built up.

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Man arrested, charged with arson in connection with southern Oregon fire
The Oregonian, Sep 11, 2020

A Southern Oregon man is accused of arson in connection with a fire that has caused major damage to several towns in Jackson County.

Michael Jarrod Bakkela, 41, has arrested on two counts of arson, 15 counts of criminal mischief and 14 counts of reckless endangerment.

The fire Bakkela set is considered to be one of two origins of the Almeda fire, said Oregon State Fire Marshal’s office spokesman Rich Tyler. The two fires quickly merged, Tyler said.

More:  https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/09/man-arrested-charged-with-arson-in-connection-with-southern-oregon-fire.html

Damn climate change.
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El Dorado Fire, Caused by Gender Reveal Party, Burns 13,592 Acres
NBC, Sep 11, 2020

The El Dorado Fire burning in the Yucaipa area has charred 13,592 acres and was 31% contained as of Thursday night.

The blaze was caused by a smoke device that ignited brush during a gender-reveal family photo shoot Saturday morning at Yucaipa's El Dorado Ranch Park, according to Cal Fire investigators.

The fire has forced evacuations, road closures and a forest closure as it chars the region.

Evacuation orders and warnings were lifted Thursday afternoon for the following areas, according to authorities:


More:  https://www.nbclosangeles.com/local-2/el-dorado-fire-caused-by-gender-reveal-party-burns-12610-acres/2426368/

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Has anyone seen Newsom look so happy?  He's talking about climate change as the cause of the fires.






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Four people arrested for arson for deliberately starting blazes along West Coast as death toll from devastating wildfires climbs to 29 and Oregon officials prepare for a 'mass fatality event'
Daily Mail/UK, Sep 11, 2020

•Two men in Washington state, one man in Oregon and one woman in California are facing arson charges

•Michael Bakkela, 41, was arrested Friday over a blaze in southern Oregon that merged with the Almeda Fire - that has so far killed at least two

•In California, Anita Esquivel, 37, was arrested Friday for fires on Highway 101 near Boronda Road


More: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8721359/Evacuate-Wildfires-grow-Oregon-500K-flee.html


The California arsonist is in addition to the gender reveal party hosts.

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THANK YOU to the 28,000+ Firefighters and other First Responders who are battling wildfires across California, Oregon, and Washington. I have approved 37 Stafford Act Declarations, including Fire Management Grants to support their brave work. We are with them all the way!

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Four people arrested for arson for deliberately starting blazes along West Coast as death toll from devastating wildfires climbs to 29 and Oregon officials prepare for a 'mass fatality event'
Daily Mail/UK, Sep 11, 2020

•Two men in Washington state, one man in Oregon and one woman in California are facing arson charges

•Michael Bakkela, 41, was arrested Friday over a blaze in southern Oregon that merged with the Almeda Fire - that has so far killed at least two

•In California, Anita Esquivel, 37, was arrested Friday for fires on Highway 101 near Boronda Road


More: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8721359/Evacuate-Wildfires-grow-Oregon-500K-flee.html


The California arsonist is in addition to the gender reveal party hosts.

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The location indicated for the fire(s) started by Anita Esquivel, Highway 101 near Boronda Road, is in or near Salinas, not near any fire reported by CAL FIRE. Of the 6 largest fires in CA at present, 5 were started by a weekend series of thunderstorms (mid-August), including the two near me.
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The California arsonist is in addition to the gender reveal party hosts.

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The location indicated for the fire(s) started by Anita Esquivel, Highway 101 near Boronda Road, is in or near Salinas, not near any fire reported by CAL FIRE. Of the 6 largest fires in CA at present, 5 were started by a weekend series of thunderstorms (mid-August), including the two near me.

The Big Sur fire has been reported as arson with the person who did it apprehended.

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Used to be able to burn off your property/woods with a controlled fire yearly here. Made walking through the woods easier (less underbrush) and made big uncontrollable fire rare. Now they gripe about it here and we are doomed to eventually become a California match too one day.
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Used to be able to burn off your property/woods with a controlled fire yearly here. Made walking through the woods easier (less underbrush) and made big uncontrollable fire rare. Now they gripe about it here and we are doomed to eventually become a California match too one day.

And the irony is they demand it under the guise of preventing air pollution and environmentalism...

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Has anyone seen Newsom look so happy?  He's talking about climate change as the cause of the fires.



And very outdoorsy in his Patagonia blazer, open and popped at the collar. I trust him with the environment, don’t you?

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Has anyone seen Newsom look so happy?  He's talking about climate change as the cause of the fires.



That's creepy as all get-out.
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The Big Sur fire has been reported as arson with the person who did it apprehended.

That fire, https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/Big-Sur-s-Dolan-Fire-may-have-arson-cannabis-15522801.php , is about 45 miles from where the female I was commenting on was setting her fire(s). From the article:

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A large wildfire burning along the Monterey County coast near Big Sur may be the result of arson somehow related to an illegal cannabis grow.
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Ivan Geronimo Gomez, 31, of Fresno was arrested and booked into Monterey County Jail on Aug. 19 after state park rangers detained him near the fire’s origin point, the Sheriff’s Office said.

It's currently at 30% containment, https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7018/
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