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CALIFORNIA FIRES

Postby panhard » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:41 am

Hi Folks,

Down Under we are getting a great amount of TV coverage on the fires in California that have resulted in the loss of many lives and devastated a great number of communities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims particularly any club members and also the courageous emergency services who risk their lives to save others.

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Postby K MANIAC » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:05 pm

Greetings from Concord, Contra Costa County, California, about 50 miles south of the fire storm area. All is fine here in the San Francisco Bay Area south of the Golden Gate. Not so for places north of here. I was just discussing with Oldschool1 our concerns for club members and users north of SF.

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Re: CALIFORNIA FIRES

Postby oldschool1 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:13 pm

John and Chris,
Thank you.
I've been in contact with many Club Members in effected areas. I want to say thank you thank you thank you for listening to officials when they announced mandatory evacuations from known effected areas such as
Calistoga, CA
Napa County, CA
San Jose, CA
Sanoma County, CA
Santa Rosa, CA
Solana, CA
Keeping our Families safe is paramount.
The rest is just stuff.

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Re: CALIFORNIA FIRES

Postby WHITEOXLSC » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:49 am

We live on the western edge of Santa Rosa and just a few minutes from the total destruction that I'm sure you have seen on the news. Family members have lost everything. We our now a shelter for three extra people, four dogs, and a cat. Were in the middle of a remodel/addition and our small house is a construction zone, but we are all ok. We are still not out of the woods yet, as the fires are still burning. Who knows we may be asked to leave, but for now all is ok here.....
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Postby oldschool1 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:18 pm

Thank you Bruce!
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Postby CDW6212R » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:48 pm

Good to hear Bruce, take care and we pray for everyone to be safe.
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Postby WHITEOXLSC » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:20 pm

Just want to give a big shout out of appreciation to all the men and woman of Cal Fire, PG&E, Red Cross, and all law enforcement agencies working non stop to help fight this disastrous fire. You are ALL hero's in my book! As of today we are looking a lot better than last week at this time, still we won't be sleeping much, till this is over.........
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Re: CALIFORNIA FIRES

Postby robertbweltzien » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:51 pm

My thoughts are with you, west coast brethren. That includes my brother and his family in SF.

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Postby WHITEOXLSC » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:59 pm

Well we finally made back to the fire zone. Mom's home (the home I grew up in) survived. Homes all around her are burned to the ground. The pictures you see on the news are nothing to what it is in real life. Hundreds and hundreds of homes burned to the ground, only fireplaces and foundations to mark the area that was once some families home. My storage shed that I had on the back of my parents property didn't survive. I lost a large collection of Lionel trains that my dad and I collected years ago. Vintage electronics and my first computer, a tandy 1000 with all accessories in mint condition. Nos car parts never to be installed. Many things I forgot about, but knew I had. I know it's just stuff but it was very sad to see it reduced to ash. My heart goes out to all those that have lost everything, including my brother. Coffey park was only part of the total distruction that this firestorm burned. Fountain grove, a high end community with beautiful homes, journeys end trailer park for the simple older folk. It took out our Kmart, and restaurants arbys, mountain mikes pizza, apple bees and McDonalds. Starbucks and chevron gas station to name a few. This is just in the coffey park area. Napa's wine country suffered damage as well. The scope of these fires have never been seen before in this area.... it's all so sad, very sad to see:(
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Postby WHITEOXLSC » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:37 pm

A very touching drone video of the neighborhood we once called Coffey park. This was a working class neighborhood where people took pride in their homes and people talked to one and other. Families were raised as well as older generations lived. The fires pretty much took out the whole neighborhood. So many lives changed in the few hours this fire swept through, many escaped with just the clothes on their backs, the fire came so quickly due to the high winds we had. Moms house somehow survived @ 4:03 upper right turquoise color home, my brother's however did not. Like so many others, he lived in Coffey park and now is left with nothing except memories. he just had time enough to grab the wife, dog and the cat and not much else. It's going to be a long time for this section of Santa Rosa to get back to where it was. And remember this is only one section that was affected. It will never be the same........ :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckocIzWo4pg
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Postby oldschool1 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:23 pm

Devastating.
I'm glad to read that there was no loss of life.
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Postby WHITEOXLSC » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:36 am

oldschool1 wrote:Devastating.
I'm glad to read that there was no loss of life.


Oh but there was, I think there was around 40 lives that didn't make it in Sonoma/Napa counties. This whole thing happened so quickly and now the aftermath is everywhere, so devastating. But we will bounce back, it will take time, but will be back...... ;)
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Re: CALIFORNIA FIRES

Postby oldschool1 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:12 am

I read about the loss of life and I feel for the Families.

My statement was directed at you and Nick and Jeremy and the other Club Members that I've been in touch with.
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Postby WHITEOXLSC » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:14 am

oldschool1 wrote:I read about the loss of life and I feel for the Families.

My statement was directed at you and Nick and Jeremy and the other Club Members that I've been in touch with.


Oh I got ya. Thanks and I really appreciated the personal phone call, it was nice to hear from you..... Take care my friend. 8-)
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Re: CALIFORNIA FIRES

Postby CDW6212R » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:56 pm

That is a devastating scene to see, and fire is nothing to mess around with. I hope things recover well for everyone.
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Postby oldschool1 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:48 pm

Thanks for letting us all know that you and your Families were ok.
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Postby WHITEOXLSC » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:13 pm

Just an update, Google earth updated their satellite images of our area. Over 5000+ homes/structures were destroyed from about 10pm that night to the next day. I have yet to drive out to the Larkfield, Mark West Springs Rd, Bennet Ridge, Kenwood and Fountain Grove areas, but the outcome is pretty much shown from the images. To think every one of the grey spots on the map was once a home/building. The overall scale is overwhelming and to think it all happened in just a few hours, it is still hard to comprehend. I'm am so surprised that there was so few lives lost compared to the vast area and time that these fires hit. If anyone is interested go to Google earth and fly over the Santa Rosa area of California. If the fire area doesn't show, click on the timeline button (lil clock) in the menu for a screen refresh..
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