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Old 12-05-2017, 10:33 PM   #31
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As before, stay safe our California friends!
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:01 AM   #32
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This "Thomas" fire has hit way too close to home for us.
We saw it start early last night from our front yard up on the north mountain ridge here in Santa Paula. We live up next to the south mountain in this small valley town, and so far we haven't been ordered to evacuate. Only 24 hrs. since it began, and driven by the intense east wind, it has burned a path of destruction the 15 miles to the ocean in Ventura. I was raised in my beautiful Ventura and to have 27,000 people under mandatory evacuation boggles the mind when that's 25% of the population. Hundreds of homes have burned to the ground and as long as we have these predicted Devil winds, it's far from over. I'm heart sick for all my home town folk.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:01 PM   #33
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new fire early this morning, closer to L.A.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:19 PM   #34
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How much is fire insurance in that area per year? It must be a regretful hindsight bummer for those who opted not to carry it.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:24 PM   #35
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The Creek Fire came really close to a good friend's house yesterday. He could see the flames from his backyard. That ranch that lost 29 horses is about 1.3 miles from his home, according to Google Maps. Most of his neighbors have horses.

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Old 12-06-2017, 06:32 PM   #36
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How much is fire insurance in that area per year? It's such a bummer some opted not to carry it.
I'm sure it's pretty high if you live in a designated high fire area.
I'm not in a fire zone. My basic homeowners' policy used to run close to $3,000/year but since paying off my house about 10 years ago I opted to go without insurance. I now keep a few fire extinguishers handy....
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:48 PM   #37
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new fire early this morning, closer to L.A.
https://www.facebook.com/urbanleakdo...OvEJ2u-G8j6V2M
and people just drive past that??? Wow!
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:55 PM   #38
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and people just drive past that??? Wow!
I think that was shot right after the fires broke out early this morning before dawn. The freeway was immediately shut down in both directions a bit later.
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I'm sure it's pretty high if you live in a designated high fire area.
I'm not in a fire zone. My basic homeowners' policy used to run close to $3,000/year but since paying off my house about 10 years ago I opted to go without insurance. I now keep a few fire extinguishers handy....
I sure hope you are just kidding. I have a hard time with people who choose not to have insurance, unless they have enough money tucked away to be self-insured.

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I'm sure it's pretty high if you live in a designated high fire area.
I'm not in a fire zone. My basic homeowners' policy used to run close to $3,000/year but since paying off my house about 10 years ago I opted to go without insurance. I now keep a few fire extinguishers handy....
Ykies RF!! I've just found out that we're all in a fire zone.
It turns out that half the population of Ventura was under mandatory evacuation and most on the flat lands so not in a fire zone. There's no way I'd go without fire insurance, and our house is paid off too. Our entire home owners insurance, including fire runs about $500 a year.
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