July 12, 2024

California Wildfires

It’s not global warming, what it is, is total mismanagement by the state and city of California open lands, forest, parks and canyons that are allowed to build up decades of dead brush!

California state and city mismanagement of our open lands not only cost every California citizen a fortune in firefighting cost, property damage and even the lives of many of our fellow citizens.

California Wildfire Law

California Wildfire Law 

In my opinion, we don’t need an investigation or new government board set up, what we need to do is elect more common sense legislators.

California Wildfires

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We need to set up an aggressive program (during the winter months) of controlled open land fires designed to clear out all the dead brush and trees.

Instead of charging our citizens a fee to gather firewood from dead trees in our open spaces we should encourage it during certain months at absolutely no charge to California citizens.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

A direct contributor to the 2018 California wildfires was an increase in dead tree fuel. By December 2017, there were a record 129 million dead trees in California

The 2018 wildfire season is the most destructive wildfire season on record in California, with a total of 7,579 fires burning an area of 1,667,855 acres (674,957 ha), the largest amount of burned acreage recorded in a fire season, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), as of November 11. The fires have caused more than $2.975 billion (2018 USD) in damages, including $1.366 billion in fire suppression costs. Through the end of August 2018, Cal Fire alone spent $432 million on operations. The Mendocino Complex Fire burned more than 459,000 acres (186,000 ha), becoming the largest complex fire in the state’s history, with the complex’s Ranch Fire surpassing the Thomas Fire and the Santiago Canyon Fire of 1889 to become California’s single-largest recorded wildfire.

In mid-July to August 2018, a series of large wildfires erupted across California, mostly in the northern part of the state, including the destructive Carr Fire and the Mendocino Complex Fire. On August 4, 2018, a national disaster was declared in Northern California, due to the extensive wildfires burning there.

In November 2018, strong winds caused another round of large, destructive fires to erupt across the state. This new batch of wildfires includes the Woolsey Fire and the Camp Fire, the latter of which killed at least 83 people and destroyed more than 10,000 structures, becoming both California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record.

California Wildfires