HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Whole towns evacuated as ... » Reply #15

Response to Retrograde (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:01 PM

15. I'm near Oakland and the air was very bad yesterday...

It's a little better today, but still smoky.

The word in the local paper this morning is that many of these fires were started by trees and power lines touching and sparking. PG&E was supposed to maintain their lines, cutting back vegetation so fires didn't happen, but apparently whatever they did wasn't enough.

There will probably be more fines etc for PG&E, which roasted a whole neighborhood in San Bruno back in 2012 with a ruptured gas main. But in the end the rate payers will end up paying the cost.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 29 replies Author Time Post
DonViejo Oct 2017 OP
byronius Oct 2017 #1
Marthe48 Oct 2017 #4
marlakay Oct 2017 #24
dhill926 Oct 2017 #2
DK504 Oct 2017 #3
Downtown Hound Oct 2017 #7
questionseverything Oct 2017 #12
Downtown Hound Oct 2017 #13
hardluck Oct 2017 #14
questionseverything Oct 2017 #21
More_Cowbell Oct 2017 #17
questionseverything Oct 2017 #22
LeftyMom Oct 2017 #10
deurbano Oct 2017 #5
Retrograde Oct 2017 #11
LineLineLineReply I'm near Oakland and the air was very bad yesterday...
Rollo Oct 2017 #15
NBachers Oct 2017 #26
Initech Oct 2017 #6
bdamomma Oct 2017 #19
Not Ruth Oct 2017 #8
Lokilooney Oct 2017 #9
Sunlei Oct 2017 #16
More_Cowbell Oct 2017 #18
Sunlei Oct 2017 #20
hardluck Oct 2017 #23
marlakay Oct 2017 #25
spiderpig Oct 2017 #27
xor Oct 2017 #28
haele Oct 2017 #29
Please login to view edit histories.