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Old 11-09-2018, 12:33 AM   #1
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Please say a prayer. The Camp fire started at 6:30am today and is growing 80 football fields per minute. The town of Paradise, population 28,000 was wiped out in 1 day according to the news.

Absolutely devastating. I saw a picture of both highway lanes one way evacuating cars, and a guy walking against traffic to Paradise to find his missing wife and daughter.

The air here is getting worse hundreds of miles south.




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Old 11-09-2018, 12:52 AM   #2
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Man looks bad for Paradise and Chico! Just got off the phone with a friend who lives in Los Molinas. He is out of town and missing it. Sounds like it’s right there in his backyard!
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:19 AM   #3
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:46 AM   #4
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1,000 structures lost including the hospital. Iím tearing up because Iíd be doing the same thing in that situation as this guy.




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Old 11-09-2018, 09:25 AM   #5
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:31 AM   #6
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Prayers for everyone that is effected.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:57 AM   #7
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Iím 3+ hours southwest of the fire (I drove it a hundred times when our lived in Chico), the smoke and smell of fire is strong this morning. I canít help thinking Iím smelling somebodyís burnt home.




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Old 11-09-2018, 10:19 AM   #8
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Bill, what are local reports on Chico? Is it still threatening?
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:39 PM   #9
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Incredibly sad situation


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Old 11-09-2018, 05:58 PM   #10
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Heartbreaking.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:58 PM   #11
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On the news- evacuating the eastern side of Chico and they cancelled classes at Chico State.

Evacuation locations are further away from Chico.

5 known fatalities I read.

Air in the bay area has reached Ďredí air quality level. I went to a customer meeting and it was uncomfortable breathing.




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Old 11-09-2018, 07:29 PM   #12
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:43 PM   #13
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:41 PM   #14
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Bill, what are local reports on Chico? Is it still threatening?


Hereís the latest CalFire report. If you have a people there youíre worried about, and need for updates, thereís a tinyurl link.

http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/pub/cdf/i...e2277_4158.pdf




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Old 11-09-2018, 09:28 PM   #15
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Very sad to see prayers up
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:36 PM   #17
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Prayers for all affected.
Wow, that's a crazy picture. Prayers sent for all involved.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:39 PM   #18
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Prayers for all affected.
Hope things get better before they get any worse.

That Photo is 18 years old and from Montana I believe
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:10 AM   #19
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Prayers up! Hopefully they will eventually adopt proactive methods to help out with these type of fires in the near future.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:50 AM   #20
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Hereís the latest CalFire report. If you have a people there youíre worried about, and need for updates, thereís a tinyurl link.

http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/pub/cdf/i...e2277_4158.pdf




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Thank you. My friend lives just up the road from there in Los Molinas. He has a service HVAC business with lots of customers in Paradise (or he had). I was closely following because I know the area well. Totally horrible situation up there!
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:05 AM   #21
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My buddy has a 4 gun blind in a rice field in Richvale- evacuated. West of Hwy 99 which looks like where theyíre stopping it. It was evacuated when they thought the Oroville Dam might fail last year.


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Old 11-10-2018, 06:56 PM   #22
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We are about 20miles east of Oroville and close to evacuation warning areas. Have our stuff packed and buttoning down the matches. Keep praying!
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:34 PM   #23
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Iím 3 hours under normal circumstances from Chico. PM me if thereís sonething I can do.

I assume you get the incident report updates by email? Iím getting them all day long. Most evacuation centers are full.




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Old 11-10-2018, 10:37 PM   #24
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hope all of ya'll will be o.k.
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:27 PM   #25
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Iím 3 hours under normal circumstances from Chico. PM me if thereís sonething I can do.

I assume you get the incident report updates by email? Iím getting them all day long. Most evacuation centers are full.




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We are getting all Cal Fire updates and have a line to the Fire Chief for updates since we have lots guests typically on our camp property. Will PM you for sure if we need anything, thank you! High likelihood of the fire spotting over Lake Oroville this evening with Red Flag warning winds. Winds are the biggest threat for this fire getting even worse so pray against those!
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:48 PM   #26
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Prayers up. Last I had heard was 23 dead
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:36 AM   #27
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The death toll iis raising and the Deputies are going house to house. Anthropology and DNA teams are there- itís not good.

I met a guy yesterday whoís friend evacuated Paradise towing his boat. In traffic an ember went into boat and it caught fire. He had to disconnect the hitch on the shoulder with the boat on fire and leave it. He got out.

My barberís niece lost 4 houses- 3 investment properties plus hers.


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Old 11-11-2018, 09:02 PM   #28
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For anyone interested, this link a much more informative than calfire website for fire updates. https://yubanet.com/Fires/camp/
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:14 PM   #29
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Thoughts and prayers to those who are caught in it and those who are trying to fight it.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:11 AM   #30
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Praying for all affected and involved.Amen
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:16 AM   #31
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I saw a video on Liveleak that was unbelievable. Guy somehow made it out in his jeep by jumping in a creek. Driving the jeep around looking for his friends with all the plastic melting off it. He found them in their cars burned to death and the only thing left was their skeletons. I couldn't imagine. The video is unreal. RIP for those so far found and hundreds missing. Prayers up
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:31 AM   #32
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Reports are theyíre controlling it and protecting structures and lives. The death toll is rising.

This article, if true, says the power company sent her an email they needed to come on her property to check out sparks.

If itís true, thereís the cause.

https://nypost.com/2018/11/13/woman-...adly-wildfire/



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Old 11-13-2018, 10:30 AM   #33
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I have three friends that live in Paradise and all three lost everything but they are OK.
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:42 AM   #34
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Hell on earth. Law enforcement and firefighterís homes destroyed while they were saving other peopleís lives.

Iíve asked a local friend whoís a Sheriff what is being done to help families short term.


https://ktla.com/2018/11/12/dozens-o...ting-for-duty/



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Old 11-13-2018, 05:34 PM   #35
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I have three friends that live in Paradise and all three lost everything but they are OK.

Thatís rough to read. I invested in Kuiu clothing for this elk hunt. I need to go through my older hunting camo and thin out the rack in my garage. If any wears size L and can shoot an older PSE compound let me know.

Any pets needing a temp foster home?


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Old 11-13-2018, 05:42 PM   #36
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Terrible situation.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:48 PM   #37
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My daughter sent a picture from Sacramento in the direction of Camp Fire (north). Thereís mountains somewhere in the distance. And a sun somewhere to the west.

From road sign near the I80/ I5 intersection.




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Old 11-13-2018, 06:30 PM   #38
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I saw a video on Liveleak that was unbelievable. Guy somehow made it out in his jeep by jumping in a creek. Driving the jeep around looking for his friends with all the plastic melting off it. He found them in their cars burned to death and the only thing left was their skeletons. I couldn't imagine. The video is unreal. RIP for those so far found and hundreds missing. Prayers up
Oh man that is horrible. I watched it. He mentioned that the lady was more concerned about putting her makeup on first before she and her disabled husband could leave. They both were burned alive in their car.
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Thereís a story on the web about a retired carpenter who stayed to fight the fire with his elderly mother inside. He succeeded. God bless him.

Butte County is rural and conservative. I wouldnít wish a looter to try to steal whatís his and meet his friend ĎRemmyí. He scared them off his neighborís smoldering property.


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