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(KTLA Los Angeles)   With 835 acres burned, 0% containment, and with a marine layer instead of Santa Anas, maybe this should called the "Harbinger Fire"? That or have a stranger with red paint change the name on the state's "Welcome to" signs   (ktla.com) divider line
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2021-05-16 2:19:30 PM  
Welcome to Santa Carla
 
2021-05-16 2:25:22 PM  
Took this yesterday evening when it was around 100 acres.

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2021-05-16 3:59:37 PM  
What gender will be the baby whose announcement started this fire?
 
2021-05-16 6:04:47 PM  
Someone needs to stop those Jewish space lasers
 
2021-05-16 6:06:57 PM  
California is on fire? Again?

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2021-05-16 6:07:55 PM  
That sucks.  As we head into fire season, if your personal situation permits please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross.
 
2021-05-16 6:15:51 PM  
This this sign you're looking for subby?

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2021-05-16 6:20:21 PM  
Yep, it's that time of year.
 
2021-05-16 6:21:22 PM  
Aaah, the Golden State. Which is golden because the grass dies every year and makes fuel for fires.

Lots of fuel.

/I'm from chaparral terrain. That much gold grass when I went through for my PopPop's funeral was...astounding.
 
2021-05-16 6:22:57 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Yep, it's that time of year.


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/it is
//at least we have an administration willing to support, and not be dicks waiting to be sucked before helping.
 
2021-05-16 6:30:01 PM  
Well, did you vacuum the forest last year?

/That's what I thought
 
2021-05-16 6:33:30 PM  

Sin'sHero: What gender will be the baby whose announcement started this fire?


Internet rumors have it as homeless arsonist who according to some sources was running away while lighting fires that the water drop helicopters were putting out behind him. I think it was first heard on the Citizen app so no clue where those people got the specific details but officials looking for an arsonist seems pretty confirmed from actual news sources at the very least.

/Also someone update the headline, article says 1325 acres now.
 
2021-05-16 6:33:51 PM  
Getting ready for this fire season. I doubt it'll be an easy one unless we get some last-minute downpours (lol).

Looking for a generator that can handle about 2kW (frigde and chest freezer, phone charging) for a couple days. Propane seems to be the way to go for long term storage of fuel. Any recommendations?
 
2021-05-16 6:35:45 PM  
On the KTLA site - You can't make this up:

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2021-05-16 6:46:58 PM  

overzelus: Getting ready for this fire season. I doubt it'll be an easy one unless we get some last-minute downpours (lol).

Looking for a generator that can handle about 2kW (frigde and chest freezer, phone charging) for a couple days. Propane seems to be the way to go for long term storage of fuel. Any recommendations?


A storage space well away from where you live for the gas- those bottles explode quite easily around fires.
Also, consider those giant marine grade coolers , and a small chest freezer. Keep the coolers empty, but the freezer filled with blue ice blocks / packs. Empty the fridge and freezers into the coolers, use the blue ice, and keep the lids shut.
 
2021-05-16 6:49:08 PM  

overzelus: Looking for a generator that can handle about 2kW


I forgot- call these folks :

https://www.leddypower.com/generators​/​gaseous/
 
2021-05-16 6:49:22 PM  

johnny_vegas: That sucks.  As we head into fire season, if your personal situation permits please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross.


And please refrain from setting anything else on fire.
 
2021-05-16 6:49:50 PM  

alienated: overzelus: Looking for a generator that can handle about 2kW

I forgot- call these folks :

https://www.leddypower.com/generators/​gaseous/


Funny, they don't list anything that runs on either Taco Bell or Chipotle.
 
2021-05-16 6:51:35 PM  

It'sMorphin'Time: Aaah, the Golden State. Which is golden because the grass dies every year and makes fuel for fires.

Lots of fuel.

/I'm from chaparral terrain. That much gold grass when I went through for my PopPop's funeral was...astounding.


I tried to make this into a high chaparral/weed joke, but I failed miserably.
 
2021-05-16 7:01:10 PM  

It'sMorphin'Time: Aaah, the Golden State. Which is golden because the grass dies every year and makes fuel for fires.
Lots of fuel.
/I'm from chaparral terrain. That much gold grass when I went through for my PopPop's funeral was...astounding.


Cheatgrass. Also why the desert now catches on fire.

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Bromus tectorum (downy brome, cheatgrass) is an annual grass (family Poaceae). It is the dominant grass on sagebrush (Artemisia species) rangelands on the Modoc Plateau in northeastern California and along the eastern Sierra Nevada to Owens Valley. This weed overcrowds native grasslands and croplands. Replacement of native grasses by cheatgrass increases the frequency and extent of wildfires.
 
2021-05-16 7:39:27 PM  
thats not so big, like 2.5 square miles. itty bitty fire
 
2021-05-16 7:42:10 PM  
My sister just a couple hours ago evacuated the canyon there. I hope she does not lose all her stuff and suddenly become homeless.

Last year she had to evacuate San Francisco... it super sucks.
 
2021-05-16 8:00:33 PM  

cryinoutloud: It'sMorphin'Time: Aaah, the Golden State. Which is golden because the grass dies every year and makes fuel for fires.
Lots of fuel.
/I'm from chaparral terrain. That much gold grass when I went through for my PopPop's funeral was...astounding.

Cheatgrass. Also why the desert now catches on fire.

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Bromus tectorum (downy brome, cheatgrass) is an annual grass (family Poaceae). It is the dominant grass on sagebrush (Artemisia species) rangelands on the Modoc Plateau in northeastern California and along the eastern Sierra Nevada to Owens Valley. This weed overcrowds native grasslands and croplands. Replacement of native grasses by cheatgrass increases the frequency and extent of wildfires.


We have controlled burns, but yeah, out in Nevada we hate cheatgrass with a passion, too.
 
2021-05-16 8:11:48 PM  
Not just California...
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2021-05-16 8:33:20 PM  

Alex_Lee: Not just California...
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The Fall of Babylon the Great (this is America for those that don't know)

Revelation 18 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. 2And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! 3For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury."
4And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. 7In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.' 8Therefore her plagues will come in one day-death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
 
2021-05-16 8:40:22 PM  

mr-b: Alex_Lee: Not just California...
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The Fall of Babylon the Great (this is America for those that don't know)

Revelation 18 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. 2And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! 3For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury."
4And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. 7In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.' 8Therefore her plagues will come in one day-death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.


I always was told "Bablyon the Great" is the Worldwide-present Roman Catholic Church and the sins were well... those have been in the news.
 
2021-05-16 8:41:56 PM  

mr-b: Alex_Lee: Not just California...
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The Fall of Babylon the Great (this is America for those that don't know)

Revelation 18 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. 2And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! 3For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury."
4And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. 7In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.' 8Therefore her plagues will come in one day-death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.


Um, no. Babylon was Rome. Revelations is an acid trip disguising stuff between Rome and Jerusalem so that casual bystanders wouldn't understand the real message.

It's only America to the Puritan type Dominionists who believe that there's a covenant between God and the US, which basically puts them into deeply heretical territory as far as Christianity is concerned. They are Paulites who believe that Jesus was only the Jews and Paul was sent for all the Gentiles. I mean, it's crap theology crafted to justify bigotry, white supremacy and theocratic dictatorship.
 
2021-05-16 8:46:57 PM  

mr-b: And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.


The ways of the Lord are often dark, but never pleasant
 
2021-05-16 8:57:36 PM  

johnny_vegas: mr-b: And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.

The ways of the Lord are often dark, but never pleasant


Fire isn't dark, though.  It's kinda bright.

If America is Bablyon, who's the whore?  I was told that there would be a whore of Babylon.
 
2021-05-16 9:05:59 PM  
I lived in Topanga Canyon for many years, and know this situation personally.
And in the Palisades/East Topanga area, there's a horrible fuel problem.
Some of those tracts haven't burned in 70 years. And now it's dry.
Even with the cool and the humidity, it's going to be a biatch of a fire.
 
2021-05-16 10:31:59 PM  
I'm sure we'll be hearing a plan soon from California, I mean with their $75.7B budget surplus and all.  Or not.
 
2021-05-16 10:51:31 PM  

toraque: johnny_vegas: mr-b: And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.

The ways of the Lord are often dark, but never pleasant

Fire isn't dark, though.  It's kinda bright.

If America is Bablyon, who's the whore?  I was told that there would be a whore of Babylon.


Have you not met subby's mom?
 
2021-05-16 11:18:00 PM  

toraque: johnny_vegas: mr-b: And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.

The ways of the Lord are often dark, but never pleasant

Fire isn't dark, though.  It's kinda bright.

If America is Bablyon, who's the whore?  I was told that there would be a whore of Babylon.


ICED EARTH - Plagues Of Babylon (Lyric Video)
Youtube ap9GGmEkPL0
 
2021-05-16 11:23:48 PM  
Headline said it's in Topanga Canyon so I did a search and it gave me this:


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/ ok, not really
 
2021-05-17 12:51:33 AM  

overzelus: Getting ready for this fire season. I doubt it'll be an easy one unless we get some last-minute downpours (lol).

Looking for a generator that can handle about 2kW (frigde and chest freezer, phone charging) for a couple days. Propane seems to be the way to go for long term storage of fuel. Any recommendations?


I can't say about smaller generators, but I have a 12kW propane/natural gas generator that is on an ATS.  I strongly recommend them.  Mine is about 15 years old and while we do have it serviced annually (new plugs/oil change, etc) we have never had a problem.  Our is setup for natural gas normally, with a propane tank also hooked up nearby.  The switchover is as easy as closing a valve, moving a hose, opening a valve and flipping a switch inside the generator to "propane".  Propane is definitely the way to go for storing fuel as it never needs any maintenance and doesn't go bad.  The whole setup can be had for around $5K including the electrician.  The thing about a 12kW generator at my house is that it runs the whole house, and the A/C as long as we aren't maxing out a bunch of other stuff.

The propane and NG is a bit of overkill as almost nothing interrupts natural gas, but I already had the propane then natural gas became available, so it was less work than having the propane removed.  Also, my shop furnace runs on propane still because I don't want to replace it.
 
2021-05-17 1:40:20 AM  
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Yeah, I got the "harbinger" thing covered, nugget.

 
2021-05-17 2:51:19 AM  
FWIW: In CA, fires are named by the road closest to where it started. The more you know, Shooting Star, & so on.
 
2021-05-17 3:07:02 AM  

Unscratchable_Itch: Headline said it's in Topanga Canyon so I did a search and it gave me this:


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/ ok, not really


Or Teen Topanga.  But don't image search unless you are ready for nudes.

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2021-05-17 4:23:12 PM  

Lurk Who's Talking: FWIW: In CA, fires are named by the road closest to where it started. The more you know, Shooting Star, & so on.


This time, it was an odd coincidence that it started near a road named after the neighborhood.

Last year, a few dozen miles to the east, we had the Karen fire. As you might expect, it made the news for a day or two, and then got shut down pretty quickly and forgotten.
 
2021-05-17 5:31:53 PM  

Lurk Who's Talking: FWIW: In CA, fires are named by the road closest to where it started. The more you know, Shooting Star, & so on.


Yep. The recent fire in San Diego County was near the Great Southern Overland Stage Route (Country Route S2).
They wisely called it the Southern Fire.
 
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