Northern California On Fire, Again

BIV

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Like a body fighting an infection
 

ysr50

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It's burning through neighborhoods. I suppose anyone that lives here is susceptible but normally it doesn't get into areas outside of forest or wild land.
 
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I'm gonna guess that CA wasn't supposed to have that many people living together so closely...
 

whiskeyguy

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I'm gonna guess that CA wasn't supposed to have that many people living together so closely...
It's one of the most rural areas of California. There's Redding and not much else around it. The problem isn't exactly the number of people, it's the type of people. They buy houses on the edge of forests, like the way the trees look, so support legislation banning logging and thinning. Then a forest fire rips through their neighborhood, and they look around for someone to blame. They want the area to look like it did 1000 years ago (minus their 3200 square foot home), but 1000 years ago fires regularly decimated these forests, because no one managed them.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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It's one of the most rural areas of California. There's Redding and not much else around it. The problem isn't exactly the number of people, it's the type of people. They buy houses on the edge of forests, like the way the trees look, so support legislation banning logging and thinning. Then a forest fire rips through their neighborhood, and they look around for someone to blame. They want the area to look like it did 1000 years ago (minus their 3200 square foot home), but 1000 years ago fires regularly decimated these forests, because no one managed them.
Aaaahhhh yep, “fighting” those fires is probably the dumbest thing to do. What should happen is the homes should be “fire proofed” or just not built at all, I saw a show one time on how a guy that lived in a fire prone area built his home in such a way that it was fire resistant, the first thing he did was cut the trees back
 

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The problem is too much land management. They don't allow small brush fires to burn off old growth and debris, they get put it out immediately. Then it all accumulates until a really dry season and then you have an uncontrolled wildfire that burns three weeks. They actually need to spend more money, if they don't allow natural brush fires. They need to remove all the dead wood and brush and do some thinning and controlled burns when it isn't as dry. The Green assholes don't want any logging, though this would be a healthier solution to thin forest.
 

Cunt Smasher

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The problem is too much land management. They don't allow small brush fires to burn off old growth and debris, they get put it out immediately. Then it all accumulates until a really dry season and then you have an uncontrolled wildfire that burns three weeks. They actually need to spend more money, if they don't allow natural brush fires. They need to remove all the dead wood and brush and do some thinning and controlled burns when it isn't as dry. The Green assholes don't want any logging, though this would be a healthier solution to thin forest.
Can't remove obscure animal habitat either. A few years ago they quit letting go people burn underbrush, didn't take long before the whole neighborhood burned down. Win!
 

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Southern California is burning pretty mightily now too. Last few days there's been all kinds of smoke in the air from one fire or another.
 

whiskeyguy

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Evacuated Fairfield and Vacaville (east of San Fransisco) due to fire last night.
 

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Hopefully only Trump supporters’ homes are getting torched. We all know they deserve it.
 

ysr50

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Redding, CA has lost over 1000 homes and you somehow derive pleasure from that fact. You are an idiot, I hope your home is destroyed completely post haste. Then I'll post a laughing emoji. I don't necessarily believe in karma, but if there was ever a situation that I'd like an example you've certainly provided one.
 

Floyd1977

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Hopefully only Trump supporters’ homes are getting torched. We all know they deserve it.
A few months back when one of the other fires was raging l was taking to a guy at my office who I'm for the most part politically aligned with. He had a friend in CA who was sending pics of the fires, as he lived in the area where it was happening. He was reporting back that a lot of the liberal leaning towns were getting destroyed while the more conservative towns were escaping the major damage. Of course, it was a simple explanation, the people in the more conservative places were working to protect their land and were fighting whichever fires they could while the libs were sitting on their asses waiting for the fire fighters to save them.
 

Bobobie

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Northern California could just throw water on the ... Oh, right. It's all being piped south so 30 million people can live in a Desert.