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Friday, June 27, 2008

CA Fires

If you all recall, there was a photo posted that showed how dry CA was. Well, thanks to weekend lightening storms that provided very little rain, some 1000 fires were started in CA with more expected this weekend.

The Central Valley is filled with smoke as the fires are all around the valley and the breezes are blowing the smoke into the valley where it sits. People are advised to stay indoors and avoid strenuous work. I can smell smoke this morning that is probably coming from the Big Sur fires. The expectation is that the Los Padres fire and the Basin fire will unite into a blze to beat all.

Here is a map showing the fires and their status if you are interested.

It is a perfect demonstration of how two relatively routine problems, a drought and heat wave can lead to another, fires.


Raised By Republicans said...

I'm glad to see that most of the fires are far from major cities this year. But geez! It looks like everything that didn't burn last year is burning this year! Unfortunately for those people who are effected by these fires, there will be little news coverage because no major cities are threatened anymore Once they got that fire near Oakland contained, the news found other things to cover. It is frustrating!

And of course California's state government has been calling for federal aid to deal with the bark beetles and the dead trees which are also contributing to this. But with little timely response.

History Buff said...

We have wild fires here in Texas but I can't remember a time when a major city was threatened. I wonder why that is??