PARADISE, California – Fires joked by strong winds rushed through thousands of acres of woods and chaparral in both northern and southern California on Monday, which has already dried out a city in Sierra Nevada and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents west of Los Angeles.
The inferno that burned the northern city of Paradise killed at least 29 people and is already the most destructive firefighter in California history raging a dizzying 6,453 homes. The Sheriff who led to the search for those missing in paradise gave a gloomy and annoying warning: “It’s very early in our efforts,” said sheriff Kory L. Honea in Butte County on Sunday night. “We have a lot of work to do.” Officials strengthen the death penalty significantly.
• Camp Fire who killed 29 people in Paradise has already burned more than 110,000 hectares and contains only about 25 percent.
• Sheriff Honea said last Sunday that 228 people were still unaccounted for in northern California.
• Firemen who fought against Woolsey Fire in southern California prepared to get worse in the next few days. Two people have died in the fire, which contains 20 percent and has charred more than 90,000 hectares in communities such as Malibu and Thousand Oaks.
• Another flame that has been torn by 4,500 hectares in Ventura County, Hill Fire contained 75 percent.
• Traffic weakened the problems of those who tried to fly. Learn more here.
• See where the fire has burned in the graph below.
Heroism’s actions at a paradise hospital as the city burned
Allyn Pierce came in his pickup truck and tried to race out of town when the fire swept through paradise on Thursday. But he hit a flaming wall and had to turn around. Dozens of people are grateful that he did. Mr. Pierce helped lead what is described by many as a heroic effort to treat the wounded in paradise.
Captivated in traffic as flames licked next to his truck saw Mr. Pierce others cars on fire and thought he was Next. He held his coat against the window – an insignificant guard from the intense heat – and put on Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” to calm down. He registered a farewell message to his family. “If it does not work out, I want you to know I really tried to do it,” he recalled.
“Suddenly, this bulldozer comes out of nowhere and kills this burning truck out of the way,” he said. Suddenly there was some room to maneuver. But instead of moving on to safety, he turned and went back into paradise’s heart, where the fire came from.
Mr. Pierce ended up at Paradise’s Main Hospital, Adventist Health Feather River, where he manages the Intensive Care Unit. There he found other colleagues, who were also back by the fire, as well as injured paradise inhabitants who sought medical help.
Adventist Health consultants and nurses, along with paramedics, firemen and other emergency workers, formed a triage center in the hospital parking lot. They broke into the hospital for gurneys, oxygen reservoirs, intravenous bags and other gear and quickly went to work and treated about two dozen people while the fire broke around them. “We all worked together – no egos,” said Pierce. “It was nice and happy to look at all the work.”
Then the hospital was started next to the triage center. As firefighters fought the flames, the rest of the staff moved the patients and the equipment about 100 meters to the hospital helicopter, the only other area of asphalt that was slightly safe from the fire. Eventually, patrol policemen said they had made a way to safety, so the team loaded the victims into vehicles and drove into a caravan out of paradise. Everyone made it safe.
“This is what we do,” said Pierce. “I’m not trying to be brave, but any nurse, any healthcare staff, any police, they were there and they did all their jobs and they did well.”
After a mass photography and furious fires, Hope for a residence in the thousand Oaks
Black Hills surrounded the 101 highway and surrounded the city of Thousand Oaks on Monday morning, the first time since shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill that the city approached something similar to normality. The wind had stayed calm throughout the weekend, giving firemen the chance to make progress – officials said that it was about 20 percent that contained Monday mornings after burning through more than 91,000 hectares. But the Santa Ana winds are expected to pick up again on Monday, which could easily cause more hassles to blow through the canyons.
Several residents had stopped at a gas station in Calabasas on their way home, said Rashid Stevens, who said he saw cars packed to the verge arrives yesterday early Monday morning.
“We hope everyone is calm down here, at last,” he said. “They deserve it at least.”
A lifting cart navigates in the paradise’s black moon.
Within the evacuation zone, paradise is a black night moonscape.
Abandoned homes along the way, lonely horses waiting their tails. White smoke is like a thick spell over it all.
The fire had come from the eastern part of paradise, flating some buildings but not others. Still standing was Butte County Library. Gone was every old town Plaza. On the main street stood a tall, friendly nice bear bear with a sign: Welcome to Bearadise. The buildings behind it were gone, now nothing but metal and ash.
On Wagstaff Road, the streets were a bramble of decayed power lines, and the destruction was a sign of the lush nature of the fire.
“Betsy” read a small cardboard sign with an arrow pointing to several homes. To the left of the Betsy arrow, the fire had blasted through the home and left a black-and-white scaffolding of bricks. To the right, the house was so untouched that its yellow flowers stood tall in their pots ready for their next watering.
Dick Waugh, 65, pulled up in a black lantern on Sunday afternoon. He carried khakis and around glasses and said he had helped a friend remove bodies from the neighborhood.
Mr. Waugh rolled down the window. He had no mask to protect himself from the smoke. “Everyone here is used to ruin,” he said, noting that society had seen natural disasters before. “Never see anything like this.”
He was not sure how this would affect him, he said. He had not had time to think about it.
Anyway, he said he must go.
Paul Doherty, a spokesman for PG & E, said that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
PG & E is not the only investment-based tool in California investigated for liability related to state fires. Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric Company have also been subject to firefighting investigations.
Edison advised its investors last month that its equipment might have been a source of Thomas Fire last year in Ventura and Santa Barbara County. 19659005] In September, California legislators passed a measure aimed at protecting against future fires. Legislation, Senate Proposition 901, also protects PG & E from liability for such fires by allowing the tool to transfer costs to payees.
Consumer advocates called the bill a rescue campaign and criticized legislators not to make sure that the energy company fulfilled its responsibility to maintain its equipment.
After the bill passed, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the values of the three power companies because they were concerned about the user’s responsibility in the event of fires.
Why does California have so many fires?
The first factor is its climate.
California, like much of the West, gets the most of its moisture in the fall and winter. Its vegetation then spends much of the summer slowly dehydration due to lack of precipitation and warmer temperatures. That vegetation then serves as a fire extinguisher.
But while California’s climate has always been exposed to fire, the link between climate change and larger fires is inextricable. “Behind the scenes of all this, you have temperatures that are about two to three degrees Fahrenheit warmer now than they would have been without global warming,” said Park Williams, a bioclimatologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. It dries out the vegetation even more, which makes it more likely to burn.
But there are also other factors, including the strong Santa Ana winds and human actions in the spark and oppression of them. Learn more here.
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