100 new wildfires in California in four days, and more are surely on the way

Posted by on July 21, 2017 10:33 am
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It’s estimated that the blaze has burned more than 70,000 acres, destroyed 45 homes and 40 other structures, and is only 10 percent contained. Another 1,500 structures remained threatened. About 3,200 firefighters are working to save the towns of Mariposa and Coulterville, as well as other tiny communities tucked into the foothills and steep canyons.

4 responses to 100 new wildfires in California in four days, and more are surely on the way

  1. James Keenan July 22nd, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I wonder if this isn’t a new campaign against the U.S. by our enemies, whether it is ISIS or whomever. The amount of money, manpower and resources that are being used is amazing.

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  2. Izzy July 21st, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Ah, one of my old stomping grounds when I was young. Me mum sent me to a Baptist church camp just above Mariposa. A lot of history in those hills. So sad about the fires consuming so much land.

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  3. JP in MT July 21st, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Well, if you won’t let Man thin out the underbrush and dead/dying trees, Nature will.

    Record drought and they are surprised…

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    • Oren July 21st, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Gotta wonder how many endangered insects and reptiles will be destroyed by this series of fires. Fire department officials have for years advised home owners to clear brush around their homes in these areas only to be stopped by the moonbeams.

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