Dozens of buildings burn as gusty winds fan California wildfire

  

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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  2 weeks ago  •  93 comments

By:   Tim Stelloh and Todd Miyazawa

Dozens of buildings burn as gusty winds fan California wildfire
Dozens of buildings burned and a major interstate was closed as gusty winds fanned a large wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada mountains and ignited another

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Dozens of buildings burned and a major interstate was closed as gusty winds fanned a large wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada mountains and ignited another blaze nearby, authorities said Tuesday.

The Mosquito Fire tore through 51 buildings, destroying 46 of them, in the small community of Michigan Bluff, west of South Lake Tahoe, Placer County Sheriff's Lt. Josh Barnhart said in a statement.

The sheriff's office issued new evacuation orders for the region Tuesday, bringing the number of people who have fled the fire to more than 11,000, according to NBC affiliate KCRA of Sacramento.

There have been no reports of injuries or deaths in the fire, which ignited Sept. 6 in a record heat wave that left a region already parched by a historic drought primed for dangerous fire weather.

Several people have died in California wildfires in recent weeks, including two in a blaze that sparked southeast of Los Angeles and two more near the Oregon border.

The Mosquito Fire had swelled to nearly 50,000 acres by Tuesday afternoon, and it was 18% contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire.

220913-WesternWildfires-MOSQUITO-FIRE-ac-831p-8878d7.jpg Firefighter Davis Sommer lights a backfire to burn off vegetation while battling the Mosquito Fire in the Volcanoville community of El Dorado County, Calif., on Sept. 9, 2022.Noah Berger / AP

Dramatic aerial video from KCRA showed air tankers dumping payloads of brightly colored retardant over giant smoke columns as the fire appeared to make a run toward the community of Foresthill, said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist and wildfire expert at UCLA.

Swain said large pyrocumulonimbus clouds — which can generate thunder, lightning and tornado-force winds — appeared to be building on the fire's flanks in the breezy, record-dry conditions.

Roughly 20 miles west, a second blaze erupted Tuesday near the community of Dutch Flat, just off Interstate 80, the Placer County Sheriff's Office said.

Several roads in the area were under mandatory evacuation orders. The fire, which the sheriff's office described as a vegetation fire, was at 25 acres with no containment Tuesday afternoon.

The causes of both blazes remained under investigation, Cal Fire said.


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SteevieGee
Masters Silent
1  SteevieGee    2 weeks ago

I drove up into El Dorado County yesterday and could see the pyrocumulus cloud above the fire.  It was pretty amazing.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Masters Silent
2  SteevieGee    2 weeks ago

Word is that they've saved the town of Foresthill.  Go firefighters!!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  SteevieGee @2    2 weeks ago

Most folks here probably don’t realize that Foresthill is a small, largely white and Repub community.  Once they understand that, there will be regret that it didn’t burn.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
2.1.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1    2 weeks ago

“there will be regret that it didn’t burn.”

Do you really believe that? 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.2  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1    2 weeks ago

You have an unfair opinion of your fellows...

Forgive my saying that is malignant thinking.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

I have a year of observation here.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
2.1.4  pat wilson  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1    2 weeks ago

Foresthill is only moderately republican...52%. Not exactly noteworthy.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.6  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

Exactly, you never read here that climate deniers get what they deserve.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.7  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.3    2 weeks ago

So, are you self aware enough to understand what you are showing of your own feelings?

Do you chub up when minority homes burn?

When poor black and brown people suffer?

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Masters Silent
2.1.8  SteevieGee  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1    2 weeks ago
Most folks here probably don’t realize that Foresthill is a small, largely white and Repub community.  Once they understand that, there will be regret that it didn’t burn.

Most folks here don't realize that most of the rural areas of California are largely white and Repub areas. California isn't really as liberal as a lot of people think.  Our redistricting has been done using a bipartisan commission for the last 2 censuses now so there's much less gerrymandering than in many states now.  We've also increased access to voting.  The end result is what makes California blue.  That being said, I have friends who live in Foresthill and I think it's a really nice little town.  It would be a real shame if it burned.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
2.1.9  pat wilson  replied to  SteevieGee @2.1.8    2 weeks ago
Most folks here don't realize that most of the rural areas of California are largely white and Repub areas. C

I don't know about that, we had a member here who reminded us on a regular basis how conservative/repub northern California is.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.10  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  SteevieGee @2.1.8    2 weeks ago
Most folks here don't realize that most of the rural areas of California are largely white and Repub areas.

I've lived in California and understand that like most places, it's really not a red-blue divide, it's a rural-urban divide.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.11  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @2.1.7    2 weeks ago
So, are you self aware enough to understand what you are showing of your own feelings?

No, can you post any previous comments of mine that lead you to believe that?

Do you chub up when minority homes burn?

Not at all, that would be sick.

When poor black and brown people suffer?

No unlike some here, I don't like to see humans suffer.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.12  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.11    2 weeks ago

I would say to tell yourself whatever it takes so you can sleep at night, except that you do not!

If you portray as an angry bitter MAGA hater but you do not want others to perceive you that way, then some self reflection is in order.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.14  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @2.1.12    2 weeks ago
I would say to tell yourself whatever it takes so you can sleep at night, except that you do not!

It doesn't matter what I tell myself as my enlarged prostate will still wake me up.

If you portray as an angry bitter MAGA hater

Portray, that's just your blind bias running away with you again

but you do not want others to perceive you that way, then some self reflection is in order.

I welcome any of my comments that you can cite that supports your position.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.15  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1    2 weeks ago

Oh, please STFU with that bullshit for ONCE. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.16  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.14    2 weeks ago

I sincerely call em the way I actually read em.

My perception of you is based on your words.

Words that come off as genuine as a $3 bill...

So, go tell it to the tourists, to total strangers. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.17  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.10    2 weeks ago

What you must have missed it that a lot of those rural areas thrive because of the urban tourists. Rural dwellers count on tourism to pay their bills. Small towns all over CA count on 'weekend warriors' from the liberal urban areas to come and fill their bars, restaurants, campgrounds and B&B/s. I was one of them, I know. I've been to some of the most bumb-fuck places in CA, fishing and camping, stepping over hounddogs to get some ice and worms and NEVER had any issue with rural Californians. They know where their fucking bread is buttered and WHO butters it. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.18  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1    2 weeks ago

BTFW, some of my longtime friends live in that area.

So, FUCK OFF too. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.19  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @2.1.16    2 weeks ago
Isincerlycall em the way I actually see em... My perception of you is based on your words.

Please cite what've seen.  let's not discuss this in generalities.

To total strangers. 

Was that meant to be a sentence, what does it mean?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.20  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dulay @2.1.18    2 weeks ago
BTFW, some of my longtime friends live in that area.

Good deal.

So, FUCK OFF too. 

Maybe you enjoy that, I like to fuck on.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.21  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.19    2 weeks ago

Your comment history is available to everyone.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.22  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dulay @2.1.17    2 weeks ago
What you must have missed it that a lot of those rural areas thrive because of the urban tourists.

That's certainly true in a few areas.

They know where their fucking bread is buttered and WHO butters it. 

That's good that they are coping with the vast income income inequality in that state.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.23  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @2.1.21    2 weeks ago

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Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.24  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.22    2 weeks ago
That's good that they are coping with the vast income income inequality in that state.

Isn't that how the RW trickle down bullshit is supposed to work? 

BTFW, are you claiming the CA is unique in income inequality? 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.25  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.23    2 weeks ago

Got that bookmarked. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.26  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.23    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.27  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dulay @2.1.24    2 weeks ago
Isn't that how the RW trickle down bullshit is supposed to work? 

I don't know how it's supposed to work in CA, I haven't lived there for 35 years.

BTFW, are you claiming the CA is unique in income inequality? 

No, I think CA follows NY and LA.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.28  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dulay @2.1.25    2 weeks ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.29  Texan1211  replied to  Dulay @2.1.24    2 weeks ago
BTFW, are you claiming the CA is unique in income inequality? 

BTFW, did YOU read anywhere where he stated that?

You seem to misunderstand a whole lot of comments here just going by the inane shit you ask.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.30  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @2.1.26    2 weeks ago

I see that you couldn't identify one or more.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.31  Texan1211  replied to  Dulay @2.1.24    2 weeks ago
Isn't that how the RW trickle down bullshit is supposed to work? 

Is that how things work in California----RW trickle down, and a majority Democratic state is simply powerless to change?

That is funny!

And BTFW, California is one of the states with the highest income inequality.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.32  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.30    2 weeks ago

I think you have managed to twist some panties up here.

Awww.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.33  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.32    2 weeks ago

Panties, jockeys, commando, whatever makes him comfortable. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.34  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.27    2 weeks ago
I don't know how it's supposed to work in CA, I haven't lived there for 35 years.

So you think economics alters at state lines? 

No, I think CA follows NY and LA.

Um, first of all, you know that LA is IN California, right? 

Secondly, Florida and Texas are up there in income inequality but that doesn't fit into your agenda. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.35  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.27    2 weeks ago
I don't know how it's supposed to work in CA, I haven't lived there for 35 years.

Seems like a stupid question when you consider California has been blue for quite a while now and we have had numerous Democratic Presidents and Congresses!

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.36  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.28    2 weeks ago

It's not a waste of time when used to prove hypocrisy. I intend to do so. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.37  Texan1211  replied to  Dulay @2.1.34    2 weeks ago
Um, first of all, you know that LA is IN California, right? 

Um, you DO know that LA is the abbreviation for the state of Louisiana, right?

Helpful hint---it is that boot-shaped state east of Texas.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.38  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.33    2 weeks ago

Him who?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.39  Texan1211  replied to  Dulay @2.1.34    2 weeks ago

Your two questions are exactly what I was talking about a few minutes ago.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.40  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dulay @2.1.34    2 weeks ago
So you think economics alters at state lines?

There are obviously some differences as many here brag about blue or red state economics. 

Um, first of all, you know that LA is IN California, right? 

No, Louisiana is in the central south, on the Gulf of Mexico.

Secondly, Florida and Texas are up there in income inequality but that doesn't fit into your agenda.

I don't have an income inequality agenda, do you?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.41  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.19    2 weeks ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.42  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.40    2 weeks ago
No, Louisiana is in the central south, on the Gulf of Mexico.

Damn shame you have to give geography lessons to adults.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.43  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dulay @2.1.38    2 weeks ago

I wasn't talking to you in 2.1.33.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.44  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.43    2 weeks ago

Are you incapable of answering a simple question?

Him who? 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.45  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.43    2 weeks ago
I wasn't talking to you in 2.1.33.

Expect to be badgered for at least 10 posts now.

I'll keep count.

4

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.46  Texan1211  replied to  Dulay @2.1.36    2 weeks ago
It's not a waste of time when used to prove hypocrisy. I intend to do so.

It may well be your intent, but that simply doesn't translate into action.

You have proven nothing.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.47  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dulay @2.1.44    2 weeks ago

I don't feel required to respond to your simple questions when you weren't part of the conversation.  But I will if you you explain who "him" is.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.48  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.41    2 weeks ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.49  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.48    2 weeks ago

[Deleted

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.50  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.48    2 weeks ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.51  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.50    2 weeks ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.52  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.51    2 weeks ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.53  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.47    2 weeks ago

That was my question. Answer?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.54  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dulay @2.1.53    2 weeks ago

Did you explain who him, is?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2.1.55  Sean Treacy  replied to  JBB @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

Forgive my saying that is malignant thinking.

so the people who rooted for Covid to kill Americans and mocked those who died for partisan reasons are now above that sort of thing?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
3  Drinker of the Wry    2 weeks ago

Of what Party are their elected representatives?

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Masters Silent
3.1  SteevieGee  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3    2 weeks ago

They have Tom McClintock as their rep.  He's a Republican.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
3.2  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3    2 weeks ago

Who gives a fuck? Do you think the firefighters are asking for party affiliation? Just STOP!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
3.2.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dulay @3.2    2 weeks ago
Do you think the firefighters are asking for party affiliation?

No, I was speaking of some NTs, not firefighters.

Who gives a fuck?

I don't know or care as I already have one.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
3.2.2  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.2.1    2 weeks ago
No, I was speaking of some NTs,

BULLSHIT. 

not firefighters.

You were talking about the residents of the area, a couple of whom I have known since the 80's. Just STOP. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
3.2.28  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.2.1    2 weeks ago

The rest of this thread was removed for no value and a slap fight. Get back on topic. Only warning.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
4  pat wilson    2 weeks ago

I was referring to the population.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
4.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  pat wilson @4    2 weeks ago

I was referring to who they voted for.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
4.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.1    2 weeks ago

Does that nullify my postulation ?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
4.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  pat wilson @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

Does it nullify mine?

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
4.1.3  pat wilson  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.1.2    2 weeks ago
 Foresthill is a small, largely white and Repub community

It is largely white, it is not largely republican so, yes, part of your post is incorrect... or maybe just an exaggeration.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
4.1.4  Dulay  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.1    2 weeks ago

Right, because how they voted should be the standard for whether their homes are protected and whether they are wothy of empathy. /s

 
 

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