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It's really smokey outside.

And that's down here in the south San Francisco Bay area. All the fires are way up north on the other end of the bay.


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That doesn't sound fun at all.


I noticed the smoke in Oakland this morning.

Those winds some days ago really whipped things up, I heard trees were being blown across highway 101 and igniting on power lines as they blew by.  



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It's a little disturbing, like, I am some 65-80 miles south from the fires, and everything around here looked hazy all day and smelled like a fireplace, so it's like "Jesus! Just how big are those fires!?"


I'mway down near San Jose and we were seeing it here


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Andrea!! i was just watching drone footage of the fires and the destruction. it looks unbelievably awful!!

are they super especially bad this year? are you safe? How is max?


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it's been hazy in the East Bay since the second day after it started.  It's a LOT of things burning, have you seen any of the footage?  Bright orange glowing stuff on both sides of the road in a video I saw on the news today.

I've never seen anything like it.

At a glance, today the death toll up to 23 from 17 yesterday


2000 homes look like this.  So far, and the fires rage on.


those fires aren't getting to her "over my dead body", literally.  I'm between her and them and it's never been like this since I've been around.

Quite a bit of the bay is between the fires and both of us so we'll be fine most likely.  Lots of other people nearby are not so lucky though.


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…yeesh. is… the situation getting better, at least?


The fire would have to swing all the way around the bay to get to us, so we will be fine. But the smoke is unreal. As far as I recall, this is one of the worst fires I've yet to see.

Yes, but only in the sense that the fire has fewer places to burn down. No fuel, no fire. The last time I checked, no fires were contained.



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that's honestly, honestly horrifying. to just have like, a huge doomfire that cannot be stopped.

It seems like this sort of thing gets worse every year, too!



I experienced similar smoke in Lake County when I was a little kid in the 70s one year.  The sun was a dark orange and the sky was a bit dark.  I was much closer to it then.

That was a much less populated area and I've never seen anything like it here.



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wow that is SO MUCH CLOSER than i thought!!!! The distance from that and San Francisco is like going from Nassau County to Newark! you could see the fire rising in the sky from where i live, if it was that distance!


Close to SF, close to easy bay, but lucky for us, the fire probably wont have enough bridge fare to make it over the bay. But, the devastation in north bay is real bad. And it is unheard of seeing so many dead so soon. Very sad.


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Welcome to our side of the island, Moony!

that's a pretty good fire map.

I have a friend whose house is in Forestville, just west of Santa Rosa there and they packed up their cats and beehives yesterday but didn't have to evacuate.

well you know that bridge fare does burn up your commute dollars.


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…i would be so uncomfortable at home if i could see a giant fire in the not too far off distance, and the smell of wood smoke permeated every breath of air.

i would be twitchy.


If only we still had a president capable of diplomacy…


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Perhaps he should just threaten it with fire and fury.

We all appreciate your concern and love you Moony.  You are a wonderful person.

I gotta run, good night all!


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goodnight lp! stay safe out there!!


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I mean, fighting fire with fire is a legitimate strategy sometimes with forest fires.


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I've been through that more times than I would like to, and it's rough and disconcerting

>Hugs and kajis <3

Stay safe, Andrea!


Parts of my town have evacuated and we are on high alert. So far it's only in the hills near us and not actually in the major part of town, but the small town near us basically burned to the ground.

To make it worse, the winds shifted earlier and aren't in our favor anymore.
>Watching drone footage

Our police agency warned us not to do that because it interferes with their work. I can't remember exactly what it was, but they mentioned something about having to ground something of their own if their was anything in the air.

I don't know, communication has been sucky, and the radios barely report anything. There for a few days we had absolutely no communication.


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>Our police agency warned us not to do that because it interferes with their work.

This could just be an excuse they use so people won't record footage of the damage and stuff but at the same time if they are using planes or helicopters to deal with the fires and there are random civilian drones flying about they could easily crash into one. I mean it wouldn't probably bring down a plane but it could do damage depending on how the collision occurred. If it hit propellers or something it could cause a crash.

But then again I do not believe drones even come close to reaching the same altitude that aircraft normally fly at, so that seems like a stretch.


Can't fight fires from high altitude. A lot of planes and heli are dropping fire retardants close to the ground, not just doing recon.

I don't know if that is the actual reason they say not to use drones, but it could be.


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Yesterday's death toll was up to 29 and there is no particular hope of establishing any kind of control.

At this point a lot of good people are exhausting themselves to save what they can and in the big picture probably only the rains that hopefully will come soon may save us.

I have some friends who are watching their towns burn and it makes my all-eclipsing "major" problems seem pathetically meaningless and quibbly.


Probably so dumb kids don't see one cool pic online and start piling onto the meme in ways that make everything retarded hard.


Everyone's got problems. Other people have bigger problems than you, true. But, your problems are still valid and you still endure hardship and it is still okay to feel overwhelmed in times like these.


"It isn't a contest"



I heard the Charles Schulz archive got burned down.

there's always one step further down.  

I wish I were on the fireline doing something to help.  Instead of pulling weeds and neglecting doing laundry.


Peanuts are very inflammable.

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