ToDaZeD CA *facepalm* flambé


The Thomas Fire [Ventura CA] only stopped by the sea.

LA basin is surrounded by fires:
Thomas – 90.000 acres / 5% containment
Creek – 12,605 acres / 5% containment
Rye – 7,000 acres / 10% containment
Skirball – 475 acres / 5% containment [in a heavily populated, upscale area near the Getty Museum]

More well-done pix and info here.

Meanwhile, the insurance claims on the Wine Country fires has hit $9 billion. I think any future fire insurance will not be cheap.

Meanwhile, our ancient syphilitic gobernor remains dedicated to stop Global Worms — singlehandedly [with 0.0048% of the world's population] — destroying the 7th largest [and falling] economy in the world. To fund his Bullshitte Train.
…or something

You will be hearing lots of commentary about the “Urban-Wildland Interface” and how people ought not to live there. Or in rural areas. “For your own Saaaafety™.”


  1. Jess
    Posted December 7, 2017 at 9:28 am |

    I don’t remember where, but I once read that Indians called the Los Angeles valley the “Valley of Smoke”, due to the wildfires and the basin that traps the smoke. They were probably wrong, since there’s is absolutely no way allowing brush to grow, extreme dry temperatures, and high winds could affect the area.

  2. bogsidebunny
    Posted December 7, 2017 at 9:54 am |

    Recent news headline (expected, of course)

    “Chelsea Handler Forced To Flee Burning Mansion — Blames President Trump For Wildfires”

  3. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted December 7, 2017 at 10:36 am |

    Again, Nature gets a veto.
    Wildfire, landslide, earthquake, tsunami, volcano, lightning, hail, snow, rain, sleet, gale, hurricane, disease, predator, meteorite, gravity storm, bad gene, bad luck…

    …plus taxes and insurance.

    Claire, your ordeal up north, plus this latest fire in my old late-70s stomping grounds made me re-think this birthday card for Missy.

  4. ANother Jim
    Posted December 7, 2017 at 5:32 pm |

    Fire suppression leads to more fuel and bigger fires. The Indians burned the brush, the Spaniards burned the brush. The greenweenies suppressed fires. California has millions of acres of brush over 50 years old, and ready to burn. Cut it, burn it in a power plant, run CA on the electricity. Or see your cities on world news.