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    Lightning-sparked fires rage across Northern California

    Lightning-sparked wildfires swept across Northern California on Wednesday, scorching huge swaths of sun-parched land and leading to orders for thousands of people to evacuate, officials said.


    Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that firefighters were battling 367 known wildfires statewide 23 of them major fires or complexes and that there had been more than 10,800 lightning strikes over the previous 72 hours.


    Wednesday morning, the pilot of a Bell UH-1H helicopter was killed in a crash while on a water-dropping mission at the Hills Fire around 9 miles south of Coalinga in the San Joaquin Valley, said the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. The pilot worked for a private company contracted by the agency.


    Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area, Wednesday night ordered all non-essential personnel to leave due a large fire called the LNU Lightning Complex Fire, which has burned more than 124,000 acres and destroyed 105 structures.

    MORE Lightning-sparked fires rage across Northern California as thousands are ordered to evacuate

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    My brother is up there now. Santa Rosa CA. Was on WhatsApp with him this morning. Mountains all around Sonoma county on fire could be seen from his back porch.

    Gonna get worse before it gets better unless temp drops a bunch and some moisture sets in from the coast.
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    That is just terrible this is fire season is on. Sadly up here in the north as well.

    Inslee Declares State Of Emergency Over Washington Wildfires | Seattle, WA Patch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Gonna get worse before it gets better
    And to think - people used to want to live forever.

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    They say that "insanity is doing the same thing over ans over again and expecting different results" .
    Every year we read about the fires in California , I think it's about time they realized that if they went to temple once in a while and slaughtered a goat or two Zeus will not be hurling lightening bolts at them all the time.
    I sacrifice a goat every year and my house has not being hit by lightning not even once . One time I had locust , a couple of goats later ....... No more locust!!!
    Need I say more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    lightening bolts
    They do love those blonde highlights in California though, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    They do love those blonde highlights in California though, eh?
    Laugh it up. I have lost family members fighting these wildfires.

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    2 minutes silence please for bsnub.

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