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As CNN pointed out, the Thomas Fire, which presently covers 230,000 acres, is now the fifth largest blaze in modern California history. The fire slipped from 15% containment to 10% early Monday as it surged into the foothills of Santa Barbara county.
But perhaps even more staggering, the SoCal fires are presently covering an area larger than New York City and Boston combined.
As firefighters struggle to overcome the difficulties posed by the windy conditions, low humidity, and bone-dry vegetation, the fact that there’s no rain in the forecast for at least 10 days means the flames could continue to spread, uncontained, for another week or so before meaningful containment can be achieved.
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While many people would argue that driving on LA roads is “like hell” on a good day, today is a very bad day as wildfires and shut the shockingly busy 405 Freeway in both directions…
— Rick Montanez (@RickNBCLA) December 6, 2017
This is what drivers are facing…
Ventura, California — A massive fire is plaguing Ventura County, California, and due to strong winds, remains uncontained as of Tuesday. The fire has burned over 45,000 acres and prompted 27,000 evacuations.
The Thomas fire started Monday evening near California Highway 150 in Santa Paula and then spread to Ventura. At one point, in the span of an hour the fire grew from 50 acres to 500. On Tuesday morning, the fire grew from 26,000 acres to its current size.
The blaze has been moving east, aided by winds between 35 mph and 45 mph. This “red flag wind advisory” also has gusts up to 70 mph, though Chad Cook, Ventura County Fire Department division chief, said he hopes they will die down Tuesday afternoon.
For now, however, the Los Angeles Times reports that “fire officials said the intensity of the fire, coupled with the high winds, made it pretty much unstoppable.”
Source: Jim Stone
Something is seriously amiss with the recent California fires
UPDATE: Many people have messaged me saying this happened on 911 also. I was skeptical, until now. If the engines and rims were melted on 911, it was obviously the same thing happening.
Some people have seen this type of report elsewhere already. However, I have discovered something new, and also proven the melted cars are unique to the recent fires.
It was not just this year. The same anomalies happened in 2015
What anomalies? Let me show you something.