Posted By R.W. Marty on 07/07/2008 6:36 PM
Here in the real "Northern California"
Look on a map, this is the large section of blank space above Sacramento and San francisco before you get to Oregon
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In Shasta and Trinity counties We have about 75,000 acres turned black and still three fire complexes
burning uncontained/uncontrolled. This is all from the lightning strikes 2 weeks ago.
Things were looking pretty good until today, it's about 112 degrees with 20-30 mile an hour winds and about 10% humidity. Supposed to be that way the rest of the week. So far so good, but it can't last, some more **** is bound to break loose.
So far, very lucky. Very little loss of homes and other structures and no loss of life. We have crews in here from as far away as Montana and Mich. They are a great help and are getting an education on remote fires. They just released the Martin Mars "Fire Bomber" to go to the Big Sur fire.
Speaking of remote. Guess why you don't hear much about this on the national news. Reporters would have to actually spend some time to get here and get to the fires and personal involved.
But fear not for us, FEMA showed up last week and opened an office and the Governor has been in town 4 times for photo opps.
Not to smokey this week.
I was going to reply, but it looks like Rick about covered it. It has been less smokey, but the temperatures are shooting way up now. Supposed to be over 110 for a few days this week.