Ventura, California Wildfire

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:41 am

Scanner feed sounds very bad. Hearing reports of the fire actually entering the city of Ventura, with multiple structures engulfed and "no resources." NWS forecasting 60 mph Santa Anna winds until Thursday.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/05/us/ventu ... index.html
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:17 pm

Sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this insane wildfire :(

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Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:21 pm

From what I've heard, this fire is now 230,000 acres, 10% contained, 750+ structures destroyed, 15,000+ structures threatened, and grew 50,000 acres yesterday alone. Only 1 death known about so far, however I have a bad feeling that count will go up as soon as they can get people in to go through the charred remains. Sounds like another Santa Ana event is coming next weekend as well, this fire was so powerful yesterday it had a pyrocumulus cloud which is usually only seen above erupting volcanoes and causes extremely erratic winds when collapsing.
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:45 pm

I just tweeted a CNN headline about the California wildfires now bigger than New York City and Boston combined.
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:49 pm

It's crazy and probably only going to get bigger, very dry and very dense fuels for miles ahead of this thing.
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:03 pm

Also worth noting, the pyrocumulus cloud is still there and is capable of creating it's own weather, including sudden, strong wind gusts and wind shifts and dry lightning. Number of structures destroyed is now 798 and acreage is 230,500.
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:11 pm

234,200 acres now, 889 structures destroyed. 1 fatality known of so far
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Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:19 pm

237,500 acres, 25% contained
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:00 pm

252,700 acres, 35% contained, new Santa Ana event kicking up tonight. Southeastern flank of the fire was picking up last night, threatening Fillmore yet again, they were talking about evacuating Fillmore last night but I haven't heard anything since then, yesterday was the first day in awhile that they could get planes up to help with the fight, they couldn't on previous days due to a very thick layer of smoke. Expect erratic fire behavior and continuous Santa Ana events through at least Christmas. Not going to be a good situation, and this could very well become the biggest fire in modern Californian history.
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:20 am

Sending prayers to everyone affected by this insane wildfire
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