Marcha 21, 2018

Why they start and how they can be stopped — Wildfires

13 Octubre 2017, 08:02 | Dolorita Barahona

An aerial view of the Coffey Park neighborhood detroyed by wildfire in Santa Rosa

An aerial view of the Coffey Park neighborhood detroyed by wildfire in Santa Rosa

This marks the greatest loss of life from a California wildfire since 25 people perished in a firestorm that swept the Oakland Hills in October 1991.

A couple married for 75 years are among those killed in their homes as a state of emergency is declared in California. I'm not a cat person. he comes and pets you.

Calistoga Mayor Chris Canning said anyone refusing to heed the mandatory evacuation would be left to fend for themselves if fire approached, warning on Thursday: "You are on your own".

They awoke to good news, however.

Remember the heat in the fire triangle?

A few residents left behind cookies for fire crews with signs reading, "Please save our home!"

Washington state officials offered California assistance earlier this week when the fast-moving fires broke out, scorching 265 square miles, killing at least 28 people and destroying at least 3,500 homes and businesses. As of September, the Forest Service and Interior Department had spent more than $2 billion fighting fires this year-making 2017 the most expensive wildfire season on record.

"We are literally looking at explosive vegetation", Pimlott said. He said the state had "several days of fire weather conditions to come". Hundreds more were injured or missing. "Climate change is definitely driving the increase". "Identification is going to be hard".

This involves picking less flammable trees, planting them in places where they're less likely to set on fire and harvesting them regularly. Poor water quality has also become an issue in Napa County.

Since their start on the night of Oct. 8, the wildfires in California's wine country have caused 23 deaths and forced more than 20,000 to evacuate, including the entire city of Calistoga.

Napa Police Chief Steve Potter didn't sugarcoat it.

"It's acrid now", said Wayne Petersen in Sonoma. Brown will visit some of the fire sites, which have ravaged parts of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Yuba counties, "when the time is right", he said. Tubbs Fire in Napa County has now burned 34,770 acres and is 25 percent contained, that's up from 10 percent on Thursday.

But optimism is beginning to creep into the reports of fire officials.

Michael Kaiser, vice president of Wine America, a national wine trade organization, says it's too early to say how badly the wildfires will impact the wine crop. When Hurricane Irma slammed Florida last month Gov. Rick Scott was a fixture on TV, providing updates on damage and the government's response.

As it gets even hotter those "fuels" can ignite and that's why wildfires tend to rage in the afternoon, when temperatures are at their highest. "They were shivering and freezing".

Firefighters managed to stop the fire's growth.

Most of the firefighters being reassigned have no idea what they'll be facing up north. They've been too busy with the Canyon Fire to pay attention to what's happening in other regions.

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