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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:02 pm 
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Air Quality where I am (Sacramento) gets a D from the EPA. Most of the surrounding Counties get an F. Fires all over my State, thinking of packing the car and going somewhere I can breathe easy. Northeastern Nevada or Southern Utah seems okay. My town is surrounded by rivers and canals, so we should not have a major problem, but almost all of our firefighters are off fighting the big ones.

Over 600 homes lost, close to 400,000 acres burned, approximately half the size of Rhode Island is either in flames or in ashes from fires. As you can tell from the numbers, most of the houses lost are in small towns in wooded areas. Redding is a sprawling spread out city where neighborhoods have burned but most of the city is okay, empty, but okay, they've evacuated the town.

I'm worried about friends in the affected areas. The death toll is still fairly low considering the number of homes and acres burned. Word just rolled over the news of four more today. No reports of anyone I know suffering that fate.

Yeah, I'm a little freaked out. I'll check in from time to time to let you folks know I'm okay. Anyone can post on the thread of course.

Please check in if you are affected by the fires and still lurking around.

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Were not having much in the way of fire activity up here in the Northwest. We are however suffering from the smoke from fires in neighboring British Columbia.

Our air quality is awful

I went for a long bike ride (90 miles) up Snoqualmie Pass yesterday, and today, I've pretty much lost my voice.

Same thing happened last year.

I'm ready for some fresh air...


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Being in the sensitive groups that the air is currently unhealthy for, I'm still staying inside where the air is filtered and cooled.

Today it was almost 100F and 106 AQI today. The fires are still burning and few have been controlled. There are still 15 major fires throughout the State. We still have foreign professional fire fighting volunteers coming in.

Every year at New Year's Eve some fools are going on about how next year can't be as bvad as this one. I feel like smiting them with Mjolnir and yelling about not tempting the gods to prove them wrong. Of course Thor would smirk at me if I tried to lift Mjolnir, but that's a another story.

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The moon looks frickin' cool, between coughing fits.


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The fires feeding smoke here are out, the air quality is back to good.

Some firers continue to burn, of those some are very hard to get to and they are letting them burn out.

So California still continues to burn, but the fires are getting fewer and the weather is having some cool spots, which is helping a lot.

Turn your worries towards our the members in the Carolinas. Disaster relief there is going to be ongoing for awhile after Florence, even as downgraded as it became it still caused a lot of damage.

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