"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-15-2015, 01:03 AM   #1
Master Chef
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 6,298
California Fires

I don't want to clog up any of our off topic threads with the catastrophic California fires, so thought I'd post a .gov link below for anyone who is interested in updates. Easier to find more accurate info there than on the news.

The 'more info' link next to the name of the fire has a lot of updated info on current acres burned, containment, structures destroyed, structures threatened, and the mindboggling amount of personnel and equipment involved to fight these fires.

It's amazing that only one person has died, but thousands are homeless and have lost everything.

Current Fire Information

__________________

__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 02:56 AM   #2
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Living with fires is not all it's cracked up to be, that's for sure. Even though I am far away from fires now, I can still smell and breathe them in. We have had smoky haze for a couple of days now.

Here's hoping and praying for rain in the right spots and lots of it.
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 09:57 AM   #3
Senior Cook
 
FoodieFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Portland
Posts: 356
Us, too, in Oregon. The smoke from the wild fires has drifted almost a hundred miles on some days. I so feel for all those that lost their homes. I cannot imagine. It's been the worst drought ever. We are suppose to FINALLY get rain tomorrow. They keep on saying this and we haven't seen a GOOD rain since MARCH! We are praying hard that it does.
__________________
FoodieFanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 06:03 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 6,298
Thanks for the prayers and good thoughts, princess. It's tough to breathe that smoky air.

FF, I've been reading about the Oregon fire as well - something like 18,000 acres burned! It's horrible.

The last I read about the CA fires this morning was that 24,000 people are displaced.
__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2015, 08:30 AM   #5
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
I've had a bunch of disappointed firefighters calling me to find out where I am, they were looking forward to my cooking this year...guess my decision to move didn't just effect Shrek and I.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2015, 02:37 PM   #6
Master Chef
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 6,298
Awww....I bet they ARE disappointed, princess. Nice that they called you, though. Maybe you can cook good eats for the local fire department there in your new little town...?
__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2015, 04:39 PM   #7
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheryl J View Post
Awww....I bet they ARE disappointed, princess. Nice that they called you, though. Maybe you can cook good eats for the local fire department there in your new little town...?
We have a Volunteer department and we have met them all, they did a BBQ fundraiser about a week after we moved in. Not much need for a giant support crew, but they have my number if they need me.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2015, 06:33 PM   #8
Honey Badger
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,284
We were diverted back in the opposite direction yesterday afternoon. Had we not stopped to have a bite to eat we would have been caught on that road.Took the long way home.We have friends that live in this area.I sent my son a txt and a pic of the smoke that we could see from the road.He said it looked like we had been nuked.It's 101 in the shade here today.

It was bad enough that huge passenger planes were being diverted away from it all.Scary seeing one of them flying really low and slow in circles until it was safe for them to land.Actually saw a red sun.

To the Cal Fire Department Men/Women.Thank you!
Keep safe.

Tassajara Fire General Information
__________________
If your with me that's great. If not. Get out of my way.
Chef Munky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2015, 10:50 PM   #9
Head Chef
 
Caslon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Inside the fridge
Posts: 1,705
Do most home owners in fire ravaged areas carry fire insurance? It's bad enough to lose all your possessions.
__________________
Caslon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2015, 11:40 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 6,298
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chef Munky View Post
We were diverted back in the opposite direction yesterday afternoon. Had we not stopped to have a bite to eat we would have been caught on that road.Took the long way home.We have friends that live in this area.I sent my son a txt and a pic of the smoke that we could see from the road.He said it looked like we had been nuked.It's 101 in the shade here today.

It was bad enough that huge passenger planes were being diverted away from it all.Scary seeing one of them flying really low and slow in circles until it was safe for them to land.Actually saw a red sun.

To the Cal Fire Department Men/Women.Thank you!
Keep safe.

Tassajara Fire General Information

Wow, Munky...glad you were able to get away from that! Holy cow, that's one of 2 more fires that are ravaging California. I'll be watching this one, and send a prayer and thanks for our firefighters as well. My son in law is a firefighter, and he has been mighty busy. So sad for all.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caslon View Post
Do most home owners in fire ravaged areas carry fire insurance? It's bad enough to lose all your possessions.
Homeowners insurance covers fire loss and usually will set you up in temporary housing while rebuilding. If you have a mortgage, you have to have homeowners. There are probably many families though who have had a total loss.

I have an extra rider for earthquake coverage on my policy...just in case. There aren't any buildings over 2 stories high out here where I am in the middle of nowhere, but better safe than sorry.
__________________

__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
california

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.