American Wildfires

Funkentelechy

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I went to visit my son who was house sitting in a neighboring community(Indian Falls) when we were sent evacuation orders and told to leave the area immediately. I rushed over to my best friend's house who also lives in Indian Falls and helped pack as much as we could into his vehicles, then went back over grabbed my son and the dog that he was watching.
I drove home which is about 15 miles away and figured I would keep the dog at my house until things calmed down. I got home and immediately got an evacuation notice for my house. My wife rushed home and we grabbed my daughter my two dogs, six chickens, and everything we could fit in our cars. We then drove to a town about twenty minutes in a different direction from where the fire was headed, to a family friend's house who let us set up camp in his yard, dogs, chickens, and all.
I set up camp and was just smoking a joint when we got an alert that the town we were in was being evacuated because of a separate fire(Fly fire). I'm in a good spot for now, and it could have been so much worse. My best friend lost everything in Indian falls, it's beyond heartbreaking. He built the house with his own hands and he raised two kids there, both of his kids were born inside the house. There is no monetary value that can be equated to losing something that has had so much of yourself invested in it.
He and I were also building a tiny home there to sell, it was beautiful, with hand-milled cedar siding from local trees, been working on it in our spare time since October, it's toast.

The Dixie fire was started by PG&E in the same spot that they had started the Paradise fire from that killed 85 people. It's still under investigation but it looks like they also started the Fly fire that eventually merged with the Dixie fire and took out the town of Indian Falls.
I have a hard time understanding why they(PG&E) are still allowed to operate in our state, at what point do their actions become acknowledged as a threat to public safety. I'm pretty sure that if I committed negligence that resulted in 85 people losing their lives that I wouldn't be walking around free let alone allowed to keep doing the same job that I was proven to have been negligent at.
The victims of the Paradise fire sued PG&E but they simply passed the cost of the suit on to the customers by increasing the cost of their services. And here we are again, deja vu, they weren't held accountable for their actions because they are a rich corporation, and they did the same thing again, in the same area! It's hard to understand.
 

hanimmal

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I went to visit my son who was house sitting in a neighboring community(Indian Falls) when we were sent evacuation orders and told to leave the area immediately. I rushed over to my best friend's house who also lives in Indian Falls and helped pack as much as we could into his vehicles, then went back over grabbed my son and the dog that he was watching.
I drove home which is about 15 miles away and figured I would keep the dog at my house until things calmed down. I got home and immediately got an evacuation notice for my house. My wife rushed home and we grabbed my daughter my two dogs, six chickens, and everything we could fit in our cars. We then drove to a town about twenty minutes in a different direction from where the fire was headed, to a family friend's house who let us set up camp in his yard, dogs, chickens, and all.
I set up camp and was just smoking a joint when we got an alert that the town we were in was being evacuated because of a separate fire(Fly fire). I'm in a good spot for now, and it could have been so much worse. My best friend lost everything in Indian falls, it's beyond heartbreaking. He built the house with his own hands and he raised two kids there, both of his kids were born inside the house. There is no monetary value that can be equated to losing something that has had so much of yourself invested in it.
He and I were also building a tiny home there to sell, it was beautiful, with hand-milled cedar siding from local trees, been working on it in our spare time since October, it's toast.

The Dixie fire was started by PG&E in the same spot that they had started the Paradise fire from that killed 85 people. It's still under investigation but it looks like they also started the Fly fire that eventually merged with the Dixie fire and took out the town of Indian Falls.
I have a hard time understanding why they(PG&E) are still allowed to operate in our state, at what point do their actions become acknowledged as a threat to public safety. I'm pretty sure that if I committed negligence that resulted in 85 people losing their lives that I wouldn't be walking around free let alone allowed to keep doing the same job that I was proven to have been negligent at.
The victims of the Paradise fire sued PG&E but they simply passed the cost of the suit on to the customers by increasing the cost of their services. And here we are again, deja vu, they weren't held accountable for their actions because they are a rich corporation, and they did the same thing again, in the same area! It's hard to understand.
That is horrifying man, I am happy you are safe.
 

topcat

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I went to visit my son who was house sitting in a neighboring community(Indian Falls) when we were sent evacuation orders and told to leave the area immediately. I rushed over to my best friend's house who also lives in Indian Falls and helped pack as much as we could into his vehicles, then went back over grabbed my son and the dog that he was watching.
I drove home which is about 15 miles away and figured I would keep the dog at my house until things calmed down. I got home and immediately got an evacuation notice for my house. My wife rushed home and we grabbed my daughter my two dogs, six chickens, and everything we could fit in our cars. We then drove to a town about twenty minutes in a different direction from where the fire was headed, to a family friend's house who let us set up camp in his yard, dogs, chickens, and all.
I set up camp and was just smoking a joint when we got an alert that the town we were in was being evacuated because of a separate fire(Fly fire). I'm in a good spot for now, and it could have been so much worse. My best friend lost everything in Indian falls, it's beyond heartbreaking. He built the house with his own hands and he raised two kids there, both of his kids were born inside the house. There is no monetary value that can be equated to losing something that has had so much of yourself invested in it.
He and I were also building a tiny home there to sell, it was beautiful, with hand-milled cedar siding from local trees, been working on it in our spare time since October, it's toast.

The Dixie fire was started by PG&E in the same spot that they had started the Paradise fire from that killed 85 people. It's still under investigation but it looks like they also started the Fly fire that eventually merged with the Dixie fire and took out the town of Indian Falls.
I have a hard time understanding why they(PG&E) are still allowed to operate in our state, at what point do their actions become acknowledged as a threat to public safety. I'm pretty sure that if I committed negligence that resulted in 85 people losing their lives that I wouldn't be walking around free let alone allowed to keep doing the same job that I was proven to have been negligent at.
The victims of the Paradise fire sued PG&E but they simply passed the cost of the suit on to the customers by increasing the cost of their services. And here we are again, deja vu, they weren't held accountable for their actions because they are a rich corporation, and they did the same thing again, in the same area! It's hard to understand.
PG&E are only now considering putting power lines underground. Oh, but it's gonna cost so much and we must think of our shareholders, so the cost will be passed on to the customers. I've escaped the destruction the last 3 years, but it was very close, 15 miles away. I wish you, your family and friends the best, brother. I'm crying.
 

Aeroknow

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That is horrifying man, I am happy you are safe.
One of our brothers here lost their home in this Dixie Fire. I’ll let him come on here himself and tell you guys when he feels like it. It’s one of our bros from right here in the politics section :-(.

i’m still waiting for the pg&e lawsuit to be settled on my behalf. Or rather, paid out by the trustee. I wanna sell my property up in Paradise but am advised not to until after. Prob won’t be much but the money could def help me finish my new house i’m building. Fuckin PG&E.
 

MAGpie81

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It's disgusting to see people on social media saying "oooo they're all liberals that wanna loot, riot and destroy our country! Let em burn"
What have we come to as people?! Instead of feeling sympathy and compassion, we hate each other so much!
You know, disasters usually bring people together, help your neighbors out right???
It's just very sad to see the state our society Is in!
I've always wondered if the worlds always been shitty and I'm just now realizing, or it really is getting worse! Lol
Stay safe everyone! Much love! :peace:
We have the ability to share information extremely quick (like wildfire- sorry…) but to me it seems like those who are prone to fear and looking for a “savior” figure are the most likely to promote ideas that harm people (un-like them), because they are listening to the loudest, angriest voices that tend to come from a political end that knows “faith in a higher power” often lowers people’s guard to “faith in provable facts”, and use this to promote an agenda.
I believe there are many things we’ll never understand until we experience them.
But letting a “class” of people that has typically perpetuated fear and hatred of other people that are not like them (wealthy; Caucasian; descendants of genocidal colonists (I’m part-that), act like they are somehow victims and having their “rights” taken is just some pure baby-crying bullshit, to use a nonmenclature of our times.
But we still have to baby them or get rid of them.

It fits within the idea of “Evolve or Die” model.

I used to say, “Live and Let Live”, but when niceties fail- the predators take over.

May not be much greatness if self-centered ignoramuses inherit the Earth.
 

hanimmal

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One of our brothers here lost their home in this Dixie Fire. I’ll let him come on here himself and tell you guys when he feels like it. It’s one of our bros from right here in the politics section :-(.

i’m still waiting for the pg&e lawsuit to be settled on my behalf. Or rather, paid out by the trustee. I wanna sell my property up in Paradise but am advised not to until after. Prob won’t be much but the money could def help me finish my new house i’m building. Fuckin PG&E.
That is horrifying, I am so sorry man.

I accidentally burnt my house down as a kid, and can't imagine how bad it is out there.
 

schuylaar

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We have the ability to share information extremely quick (like wildfire- sorry…) but to me it seems like those who are prone to fear and looking for a “savior” figure are the most likely to promote ideas that harm people (un-like them), because they are listening to the loudest, angriest voices that tend to come from a political end that knows “faith in a higher power” often lowers people’s guard to “faith in provable facts”, and use this to promote an agenda.
I believe there are many things we’ll never understand until we experience them.
But letting a “class” of people that has typically perpetuated fear and hatred of other people that are not like them (wealthy; Caucasian; descendants of genocidal colonists (I’m part-that), act like they are somehow victims and having their “rights” taken is just some pure baby-crying bullshit, to use a nonmenclature of our times.
But we still have to baby them or get rid of them.

It fits within the idea of “Evolve or Die” model.

I used to say, “Live and Let Live”, but when niceties fail- the predators take over.

May not be much greatness if self-centered ignoramuses inherit the Earth.
the 30% have been against popular vote since The Revolutionary War when they sided with monarchy and have been this way ever since.

every century has to deal with them and their particular brand of crazy depending on how tech advanced we are..every single century since inception.
 
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