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the West Coast on fire

Are any of you Orgers affected by the fires in California, Oregon etc?

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Air Pollution From California Wildfires in Some Regions 'Unprecedented'
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Air pollution from the California wildfires is spreading across the state, with hazardous levels being recorded in many regions. In several areas the Air Quality Index showed regions where pollution levels had gone above 500. Anything above 200 is considered unhealthy to hazardous. In some parts of California, the AQI was above 700.

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© AirNow AirNow map showing California fires and smoke compared with the dots denoting air quality index. Green represents safe levels, while orange, red and maroon show areas where air pollution is high.

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Reply #2 posted 09/11/20 9:11am

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Been following the news on this pretty closely, looks horrific. The devastation.
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It is about global warming. Another Trump slow murder.

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© BRITTANY HOSEA-SMALL/AFP via Getty Images The San Francisco Bay Bridge on September 9. Wildfires have been burning across California and there has been a huge impact on air pollution. BRITTANY HOSEA-SMALL/AFP via Getty Images

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Cries.

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Utility company falls 16% after unconfirmed reports it sparked wildfires in Oregonm
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© DEBORAH BLOOM/AFP via Getty Images An orange smoke-filled sky is seen above Estacada, Oregon, on September 9, 2020, as fires burn nearby. - Hundreds of homes including entire communities were razed by wildfires in the western United States on September 9 as officials warned of potential mass deaths under apocalyptic orange skies. At least five towns were "substantially destroyed" in Oregon as widespread evacuations took place across the northwestern state, governor Kate Brown said. DEBORAH BLOOM/AFP via Getty Images Portland General Electric, a utility company based in Oregon, fell 16% on Thursday after it acknowledged unconfirmed reports that electrical equipment may have contributed to wildfires in the region.Firefighters reported downed power lines helped expand an already out of control wildfire that is turning the sky orange in Oregon, according to a report from Oregon Public Broadcasting.The Santiam wildfire has spread to 159,000 acres and forced thousands of residents to evacuate their homes, just one hour southeast of Portland.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

A massive wildfire in Oregon that has forced thousands of residents to evacuate and turned the sky orange may have been stoked by downed power lines, according to unconfirmed reports.

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Death toll from Western fires rises as 500,000 evacuate 'war zone'

Duration: 02:26 5 hrs ago

People fleeing the raging fires in the West are describing the scene as a "war zone." Nearly two dozen people are missing, and more than half a million are now forced to evacuate. NBC national correspondent Miguel Almaguer reports for TODAY from Shaver Lake, California.

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Oregon, California and Washington fires: Dozens remain unaccounted for

By Amir Vera and Susannah Cullinane, CNN 1 hr ago
CNN logoOregon, California and Washington fires: Dozens remain unaccounted for

Dozens of wildfires tearing through communities across the West have left at least 33 people dead, and authorities fear dozens more are missing and unaccounted for.

a person standing in front of a building: Search and rescue personnel from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office look for the possible remains of a missing elderly resident in a mobile home park on September 11, 2020 in Ashland, Oregon.© David Ryder/Getty Images Search and rescue personnel from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office look for the possible remains of a missing elderly resident in a mobile home park on September 11, 2020 in Ashland, Oregon.

Of the people killed since some of the fires broke out in mid-August, 22 have been in California, many of them in the past few days. Ten people have been killed in Oregon and one child was killed in Washington state.

Across the West, 97 large fires were burning Saturday, including 12 in Idaho and nine in Montana, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

Smoke from the massive blazes is making the air quality unhealthy, federal air quality monitors warned. That can irritate the lungs and cause inflammation, which can affect the immune system, making people more at risk of lung infections such as coronavirus.

California: Three of the state's five largest wildfires burning now

In California, firefighters are battling more than two dozen major fires across the state, but officials expressed hope that improving weather conditions will boost firefighters' efforts to control the flames.

Three of the five largest wildfires in the state's history are burning now, officials say.

Little rain, high temperatures and strong winds helped set the stage for the flames and fuel them. And it may take a long time for them to stop.

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Death toll in fires raging in West rises to 33, with dozens missing

Phil McCausland and Dennis Romero and The Associated Press 11 hrs ago

NBC News logoDeath toll in fires raging in West rises to 33, with dozens missing

Wildfires raging in the West have killed at least 33 people with dozens of others missing and tens of thousands more in California, Oregon and Washington forced to flee their homes.

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The death toll is likely to climb, with one Oregon official warning of a "mass fatality incident."

"There are going to be a number of fatalities, folks who just couldn't get warning in time and evacuate their homes and get to safety," state Emergency Managemen...told MSNBC late Friday.

Several additional deaths in the Oregon fires brought the total in the state so far to 10.

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Video shows scorched remains of California town

Duration: 00:41 20 hrs ago

An independent fire reporter captured dramatic footage of the devastating aftermath of the massive wildfires that tore through Berry Creek, California.


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Oregon residents assess losses as fires still burn

Duration: 01:25 18 hrs ago

Oregon residents assess losses as fires still burn

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'It burns your chest': Oregon residents struggle to live with relentless smoke
Samantha Schmidt 1 hr ago

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'It burns your chest': Oregon residents struggle to live with relentless smoke

HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. — It's been a week since Deborah Stratton breathed clean air.

The 54-year-old and her friend evacuated their homes in Estacada, Ore., last week as flames approached. They spent days sleeping in their cars in a Walmart parking lot, using their last $12 on showers at a truck stop. Finally, they found their way here, to a shopping mall about 20 miles away from their town, in a parking lot where a Red Cross volunteer began pitching them a tent.

But the smoke followed them, hanging heavy in the air, sticking to the back of Stratton's throat.

"It burns your chest," Stratton said, eating nachos in the Clackamas Town Center parking lot Sunday afternoon. "It's gotten thicker and thicker."

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Reply #13 posted 09/14/20 1:08pm

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October is usually the worst month as it is the tail-end of a dry 6-month dry season and the

Santa Ana winds kick up.

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Twin disasters: How the West Coast fires might impact the COVID-19 pandemic

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As the California wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic rage on in tandem, they may pose a serious double threat.

"Now we're battling two public health crises," Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S., a pulmonologist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and volunteer medical spokesperson for the American Lung Association, told ABC News.And it gets worse: The two forces of nature may interact with each other. "When we have public health concerns from wildfires to hurricanes, we worry about worsening spread of the virus," said Galiatsatos.

Wildfire smoke causes air pollution by creating particulate matter, microscopically small particles that may bypass filters in the nose and throat and penetrate deep into the lungs. These particles can cause airway inflammation, leading to increased susceptibility to respiratory infections, aggravation of underlying respiratory conditions and increased risks for hospitalization and death from pneumonia.

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Fucking smoke in Ohio.

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Jerry Brown on a California Exodus: 'Tell Me: Where Are You Going to Go?'

From his ranch, the former California governor is experiencing the same smoky air wafting through much of the state. "We are causing this," he declared in an interview.


As governor of California, and after his departure, Jerry Brown became an international environmental advocate.Credit...Tanner Curtis/The New York Times

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Sept. 14, 2020

LOS ANGELES — Jerry Brown, the former governor of California, could barely make out the mountains in the distance from his ranch in the city of Williams on Sunday. Every few minutes, he picked up his phone to check the latest air quality reading. "Unhealthy," he said.

Mr. Brown, who served over 45 years in state government and politics, has been warning about this day for years. But he said by telephone from his ranch that he never expected this moment to come so soon. And he never thought the air around his home, which he built in the wilderness of his family ranch, an hour's drive north of Sacramento, would be this shrouded.

But still, for all the fire and the smoke, Mr. Brown presented himself as the resolute chief ambassador for the state that has so long been associated with the Brown family name. He declared he was not going anywhere and dismissed the latest round of talk about people fleeing California.

"You might say, 'We are getting out of here — we are going someplace else,'" Mr. Brown, 82, said. "No. There are going to be problems everywhere in the United States. This is the new normal. It's been predicted and it's happening. This is part of the new long-term experience."

"Tell me: Where are you going to go?" Mr. Brown continued. "What's your alternative? Maybe Canada. You're going to go to places like Iowa, where you have intensifying tornadoes? The fact is, we have a global crisis that has been mounting and the scientists have been telling us about. For the most part, it's been ignored. Now we have a graphic example."


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Why is the fire their fault?

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2freaky4church1 said:

Why is the fire their fault?

I think he is talking about everyone

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Man arrested for starting six brush fires along Portland, Oregon freeway

Theresa Braine 1 day ago

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Man arrested for starting six brush fires along Portland, Oregon freeway

A man was arrested for starting six brush fires along a Portland, Ore., freeway, just hours after being released for setting another fire.

Police in Portland arrested Domingo Lopez, who they found walking along the west side of Interstate 205, police said in a statement, after they discovered a half-dozen more fires.

The 45-year-old had only just been released after his arrest Sunday for setting a brush fire with a Molotov cocktail.

"A suspect arrested last evening for starting a brush fire was arrested again after he started six more small fires," Portland police said in a statement Monday. "On Monday, September 14, 2020 at 3:37 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched with Portland Fire and Rescue to a report of multiple fires burning along the west side of the I-205 freeway. Portland Fire and Rescue extinguished three of them while passing community members put out the other three. All were caught early. No one was injured and no structures were burnt."

Soon after that, officers located Lopez walking along the shoulder and arrested him, seizing a lighter as evidence. He was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation, police said, and issued six citations for Reckless Burning.

During his first arrest, hours earlier, police responded to an assist call for a section of grass burning along the highway. Firefighters put it out, and there were no injuries or damage, police said. An hour later, a witness pointed police toward a tent where Lopez was staying, and he confessed to setting the first fire.

Officers seized a "plastic bottle with a wick" and booked him on second-degree Reckless Burning and Disorderly Conduct. Possible arson charges are pending, police said.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/man-arrested-for-starting-six-brush-fires-along-portland-oregon-freeway/ar-BB19408m?ocid=ientp

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Reply #20 posted 09/16/20 7:13am

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It is about global warming. Another Trump slow murder.

California is the most poorly managed state in the country. Blame the state leadership for not preparing for something that happens every year. There is a reason the state is in the social upheaval that it is currently in.

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Ok it's the state leaderships fault. Now what?

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Ok it's the state leaderships fault. Now what?




No silly, it's the seasons!! The summer is at fault, and we all know it's coming!

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/...ocid=ientp

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Tribune Content Agency How Climate Change is Fueling California Wildfires, Record Temperatures

Duration: 07:06 13 hrs ago

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Jordan Davidson, journalist at Ecowatch, joins Cheddar to discuss how climate change is fueling record-breaking California wildfires and leading to bad air quality.

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Reply #24 posted 09/16/20 9:04am

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It's odd all 3 states have so many fires all at the same time. I think it's a combination of things.

Six of the top 20 largest fires in state history have occurred this year as well.

California is now almost entirely free of Red Flag warnings for critical fire weather, but 14,000 firefighters remain on the lines of 29 major wildfires.

In Southern California, fires burned in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. People in foothill communities east of Los Angeles were warned to be ready to flee, but the region's notorious Santa Ana winds were weaker than predicted.

The U.S. Forest Service, which had taken the unprecedented measure of closing eight national forests in Southern California earlier in the week, ordered all 18 of its forests in the state closed Wednesday.




It's weird to hear of places flooded a few hundred miles away when all these other places are on fire and it always seems to work that way.
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It's weird to hear of places flooded a few hundred miles away when all these other places are on fire and it always seems to work that way.

I was thinking that exact thing this morning watching the morning news neutral Throw a pandemic in the mix and it's even more surreal.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/western-wildfires-to-blame-for-at-least-36-deaths-in-california-oregon-washington-state-22-people-missing/vi-BB194BmV?ocid=ientp

Western wildfires to blame for at least 36 deaths in California, Oregon, Washington state; 22 people missing

Duration: 02:28 15 hrs ago

CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

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Witness California's record blazes through the eyes of frontline firefighters

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In Oregon, some farmers blame wildfires on poor 'forest management'

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It was a comfortable looking home in a high-risk location, on Stringtown Road in the wooded hills south of Lake Oroville—a brown wood house with a stone chimney and big picture windows facing the forest. The pleasantly cluttered garden had tomato plants, a glass flamingo, and an abalone shell. It was here that a Cal Fire task force, including a couple of engines and a dozen firefighters, decided to take a stand. They'd been pushed around by the Bear Fire for 24 hours. They would try to save at least one house.

Before passing through a police roadblock to meet the firefighters, I'd been to the rapidly growing Cal Fire base camp at the fairgrounds in Chico. Like all Cal Fire camps, it now requires passing through a "Mass Fever Screening" tent for COVID-19. Wearing a mask in California today, during a pandemic and a record-shattering fire season, serves a dual purpose. For days parts of this state have been competing with smoke-choked places in Oregon and Washington for the worst air quality in the world.

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Almeda Fire

Talent (United States) (AFP) - A US flag is seen flying amid charred cars and structures which were destroyed in the Almeda Fire at a trailer park in Talent, Oregon.

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Almeda Fire at trailer park in Talent

Talent (United States) (AFP) - A car is seen covered in red fire retardant after the passage of the Almeda Fire at a trailer park in Talent, Oregon.


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Bobcat Fire

Monrovia (United States) (AFP) - Smoke rises from the Bobcat Fire burning in the San Gabriel mountains above Monrovia, California.


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Absolutely Insane. cry sad disbelief I was living in the city when the Oakland hills fire took place. The air quality from that one was bad, but this? I can't see being anywhere near that hell. Honestly, It's a shocking image. I'm in San Diego and the air quality is bad. But not this bad. feeling ill disbelief

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