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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:04 PM

My grandparents lived in Paradise for many years, and I spent a lot of summers there growing up.

I don't have a link for this yet, but I just heard on the radio news that Paradise is pretty much wiped out. Apparently more than a thousand structures burned.

I'll try to find a link.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:10 PM

1. Lived a few years as a kid in Quincy, up the Feather River Canyon a piece from Paradise

Freaky that HWY70 is closed through the whole canyon.

Sorry about your ... town/memories

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:17 PM

3. Then you know how difficult that terrain can be.

I can imagine the wind in that canyon.

We used to camp around Quincy.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:12 PM

2. Sadly, that is what they were reperting on local news in NorCal.

They also said the fire moved so fast a lot of people were trapped. There's going to be more deaths in this fire than other recent ones, I fear.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:17 PM

4. omg. too much tragedy today

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:19 PM

5. There's another bad one starting up down in Ventura County as well.

Year-round fire season.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:17 AM

15. The Santa Ana winds must be terrible up there.

I live in Huntington Beach, close enough to the beach to smell the salt in the air. Not tonight. I just took a walk and it's all Santa Ana's blowing out there. Hot, dry and strong.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:21 PM

6. Adsos, I am so awfully sorry, and cannot imagine what it is to live in Paradise today

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-camp-fire-20181108-story.html

This fire and the later one in Ventura County have been trending all day on twitter

So awful

Oh, here is an earlier thread

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=11397713

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:25 PM

7. Thanks for the link.

I should have done a more thorough search before posting.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:44 PM

11. No worries, A - I am just now checking the population of Paradise, I figured there were maybe a

couple thousand people living there, WRONG - 26,000+ souls, many now homeless

DAMN

One tweet on the CampFire thread said the fire looks to be headed to Chico now, where 93,000 people live...I hope the tweeter was wrong

Whew, really bad deal here...I fear many have died in Paradise today, but maybe everyone got out



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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:47 PM

13. The terrain around Paradise is difficult, with lots of manzanita and buckbrush.

Lots of fuel, as I remember it. And I understand the wind really drove it.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:57 PM

14. Yes, high winds, apparently, plus there are canyons, right? Which are tough to get out of

when there’s a conflagration moving so FAST- -

This guy is a writer for the SF Chronicle, so I would consider him a good source:


Latest: the #CampFire is just 2 miles from the Chico
city limits. Neighboring communities to the southeast
being evacuated.




Boy this is grim, A, seriously

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:30 PM

8. Sac Bee article with fire map in it

https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article221378080.html#navlink=SecList

Scroll down a bit, if I read it right it's interactive and shows where hot spots are seen by satellite. Too dangerous for on the ground reporting

And KHSL has live stream, link on their website, going with nonstop coverage last I looked

https://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/CAL-FIRE-Butte-County--500045591.html

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:38 PM

9. I live in Lake County

I think at least 100 miles from this fire. The air quality with all the smoke here is far, far worse than when the Mendocino Complex fire was about two miles from my doorstep. The sun was a faint orange dot in the sky today. I had lights on in my living room today like it was evening.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:44 PM

12. I'm down by Fairfield, and we were getting hammered earlier.

Not sure how bad it is now, but no stars and you can sure smell it.

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:42 PM

10. Thank you!

We're clear down in Fairfield, and we're still getting a lot of the smoke.

Got a bad one going down in Ventura County as well.

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