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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 01:40 AM

California governor declares emergency amid fires

Source: AP

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen wildfires in California, some of which destroyed homes, forced evacuations and damaged infrastructure, prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency on Saturday.

The move came as fires in other West Coast states chewed through parched forests, brush and terrain, destroying some homes and threatening many others.

In California, dry lighting, high temperatures and severe drought conditions exacerbated the fire danger.

Brown's emergency proclamation said that the circumstances and magnitude of the wildfires are beyond the control of any single local government and will require the combined forces of regions to combat. To that end, he secured a federal grant on Saturday to cover 75 percent of the cost to fight a wildfire that started in Oregon and crossed into California.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fires-force-evacuations-west-coast-states



The governor of Oregon has also declared a state of emergency.

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alp227 Aug 2014 OP
Cleita Aug 2014 #1
L0oniX Aug 2014 #6
DeSwiss Aug 2014 #2
MrMickeysMom Aug 2014 #7
PasadenaTrudy Aug 2014 #8
SunSeeker Aug 2014 #3
Hekate Aug 2014 #4
TDale313 Aug 2014 #5

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:01 AM

1. Global climate change is natural, dint'cha know?

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 10:38 AM

6. Yep ...nature always moves in cycles.

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:22 AM

2. The western states.....

 

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:16 AM

7. Thanks for the informative map, DeSwiss

Interesting that British Columbia is dry now with fires.

I'm sure it's a coincidence…

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:02 PM

8. Cool map!

Thanks. I bookmarked it. My state of CA seems to be the most active.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:42 AM

3. The Northern California forests are tinder dry. This is a nightmare.

After years of drought, the groundwater is depleted and our gorgeous sequoias and redwoods are stressed. Our pines are infested with beatles and turning yellow. These fires are just adding to an already got devastating situation.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:55 AM

4. KnR

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:04 AM

5. It really is a dangerous situation.

So dry and it's barely August. It's as bad as I can remember.

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