Fires in NorCal

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  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Woke up this morning and smelled smoke. It smelled like burning vegetation so I knew my house wasn't on fire. Checked the back yard, nothing burning there. Went outside in my pajamas and the everything was smokey.
    I thought there must be a fire in the neighborhood. Then I found out there are lots of fires up in Napa and Sonoma county roughly fifty miles northeast of here. Read there have been evacuations.
    I thought "Holy smokes, I have friends up there."
    So far everyone is okay. A few friends have been evacuated but they have a place to stay. When I left for work my wife was still calling and checking on people.
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    What's the deal with your state always catching on fire?
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  3. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Too many hot tempers? :D
    We are pretty dry here in California compared to the EAST Coast. We seldom get summer storms like I experienced in Boston and other places. I remember driving through the Carolina and being amazed that there was green grass in the summer without sprinklers.
    Not sure if that is the reason, just a guess.
  4. Arid climate with lots of fuel.
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  5. I was shocked this morning when I got the text from my dad that my hometown of Santa Rosa was burning away. The videos I've seen are terrifying.
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  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    With all the wineries in Nor Cal how could it possibly be dry? :roflmao:
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  7. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Some of those wineries are on fire. It may be more dry next year.
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  8. crucislancer

    crucislancer Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    I live in Cotati, which is just a few miles south of the Santa Rosa fire. My ex wife sent me a text at 3am telling me that her and my kids were evacuating, and my parents had to evac a few hrs later. My family is safe, thankfully. My parents house should be ok, no word on if my ex and kids still have a home. So many people are homeless now. It's all very tragic.
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  9. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Yikes! Let me know if you need help. I live in San Francisco.
  10. crucislancer

    crucislancer Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Thank you!
  11. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again? Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    Does it smell like Humboldt county is on fire?

    Seriously, I hope everyone is safe.
  12. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Several people I know well lost their homes... my home in Graton is still ok. My partner is packed and ready to go. I'm 1000 miles away at the moment. :-(
  13. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Does your partner have a place to go?
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  14. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Yikes that's too bad, all of these people coming back to no home. As long as they keep safe, rebuilding is feasible when you are still there to do it. And I love my Cabernet from California.
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  15. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Thanks... she's got a place to go in Sebastopol if the need arises.
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  16. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Lots of disasters happening in this country in the last few months. Prayers to all for safety and quick recovery.
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  17. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    From what I've read, because the little fires are extinguished, small combustible stuff builds up, and when it goes, there is just a lot of fuel.

    Prayers to everyone out there.
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  18. My Grandpa lives in the hills of Bennet Valley and I'm really hoping that he's ok. My buddy told me that Maria Carillo high school is ash right now and that's really not all that far away from there. @crucislancer any idea how its looking over there? I can't get a hold of him, thanks.
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