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OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: December 04, 2017 11:09PM

One is 45,000 acres and growing. Evacuations happening. Hope corventure Dave is gonna be ok.



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Re: OT: Big fire near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 05, 2017 08:32AM

Oh WoW ! eye popping smiley
What started that?

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Re: OT: Big fire near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: December 05, 2017 11:57AM

My wife's kid just got evacuated from his work location.

In the industrial park behind the north Valencia Wal-Mart.

Right now there are three fires in that general area.

[www.fire.ca.gov]

Thomas Fire in Ventura County
45K acres

Rye Fire in Santa Clarita
200 acres

Creek Fire near Sylmar
4K acres

Plus the Wilson Fire is still actve and two more in the Inland Empire.

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Re: OT: Big fire near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 05, 2017 01:09PM

Sylmar ! ? ! ?

They better get that one under control !

That could be a disaster for the classic auto world.

> The Nethercutt at Sylmar <

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Re: OT: Big fire near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: December 05, 2017 01:16PM

My shop is right next to Sylmar. The winds were blowing the smoke and ash from the fire directly into our building. Hard to breath and see. Closed up at 8:30am and sent people home. I'll post some pics when i can

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Re: OT: Big fire near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 05, 2017 01:18PM

I'm right about in the thick of this thing here in Ventura. My home is safe, east of the fire zone.
This is a shot this morning of the East most end of the fire. It goes North quite a few miles and is burning rapidly to the Left, or West to the coast. It is heading into the north part of the city of Ventura. Slid by Santa Paula that is buried in the smoke you see.
The high winds make fighting this near impossible. Water drops blow sideways.
The hope is it will avoid homes, structures and especially people. However it is heading to the ocean and coast of Ventura. We're hoping it will blow through fast and be done so we can deal with the mess. Tomorrow will tell a lot. There have been a lot of evacuations. Looks like people are being smart and the firefighters are more than amazing.

I'm operating on a temporary generator here in the office. Will try to post more later.

Corventure Dave

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Re: OT: Big fire near Santa Paula Calif.
Date: December 05, 2017 01:55PM

Here is a great Twitter site with maps and photos

WildFire Today

Photos and info on these SoCal fires updated right away.


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Re: OT: Big fire near Santa Paula Calif.
Date: December 05, 2017 02:22PM

Here are some photos of the destruction and situation with the #ThomasCreek wildfire. The winds are really driving the fire West.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 05, 2017 02:34PM

Right now! Just West of Santa Paula and East of Ventura.

Corventure Dave

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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Date: December 05, 2017 02:49PM

The big 747 "SuperTanker" Fire Fighter has again been contracted to California
Should see it soon in action against these fires. Probably Thomas Creek first.




Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468



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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 05, 2017 04:26PM

The reports are that the winds are too strong for fixed wing bombers. I have only seen choppers throughout the day. With. them, the water drops are blowing sideways.
Here at work . Electricity is back on here in Santa Paula, we are still running on a back up generator because we are not trusting the grid at this time.

I hope the people down wind of the fire in Ventura get a break from all the smoke and fire. Tomorrow morning will tell.

Corventure Dave

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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: December 05, 2017 06:03PM

I just seen on the news a burnt up Corvair on a trailer. sad smiley





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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: Reds kid ()
Date: December 05, 2017 06:07PM

Im in Castaic just north of the 2 miles north of Rye fire. Glad when I got home to see Reds ride is safe.

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Castaic CA

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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 06, 2017 08:42AM

no wind this morning. The valley is socked in with smoke. The fire has creaped Eastward over night. Supposed to have some more Westerly wind today. At least we can get more air drops now. Then... there are the other fires in the area.
When the smoke clears here we can get a better evaluation. Many homes lost but not like Napa. Still is a tragedy and lot's of small fires around Santa Paula.

Corventure Dave

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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Date: December 06, 2017 08:55AM

From the WildFire Today feed I mentioned above:



"The red line on the map shows the approximate location of the Thomas Fire at 2:10 a.m. PST December 6, 2017. The yellow line was the approximate location 25 hours earlier. Unofficial map developed from satellite data."
"Beginning at 11 a.m. winds out of the east and south spread the fire across Highway 33, the route from Ventura to Ojai, through oil fields and over a ridge until it reached and in some places crossed, Highway 101 northwest of Ventura."

Wildfire Today Webpage on the Thomas Creek fire.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: December 06, 2017 12:56PM

We're in Saugus right now and we see big smoke plumes in all three directions.

Saw five Super Scooper aircraft on approuch loading up on water in Castaic Lake.

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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 07, 2017 08:37AM

Yesterday, Wed. This is the volcano.... your looking North West from my front door.
It's knocked down this morning and winds are back blowing fire to the coast
This is the Thomas fire in Ventura County.

Corventure Dave

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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: December 09, 2017 05:15AM

It's interesting they are now naming fires, been naming hurricanes for years and now the insurance companies charge a higher deductible if the damage is from a named storm, might be coming for fire damage too. Wish you guys luck, I'd rather have the hurricanes.

Don Marlowe
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64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 09, 2017 12:45PM

This Thomas fire is named for the Saint Thomas Aquinas college near the origin.
Fires out here are named after their place of origin.

Got to see the 747 fly by this morning to bomb the fire North of here! thumbs up

Corventure Dave

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Re: OT: Big fireS near Santa Paula Calif.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 09, 2017 01:16PM







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