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Thomas Fire Likely to Become Largest in California History

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Fanned by Santa Ana winds gusting up to 65 mph, the Thomas Fire swiftly expanded toward the Santa Barbara community of Monticeto on Saturday. The blaze rapidly grew by 8,500 acres forcing numerous evacuations and road closures, including the emptying of a zoo.

Tonight, winds are still fanning burning embers and lighting spot fires in the Monticeto area. This video shows a palm tree burning as sparks fly down a local street.

Montecito is one of Santa Barbara’s more affluent communities. But as of this report, all homes have so far been kept safe due to valiant firefighting efforts by the more than 8,000 personnel battling what has aptly been called a monster blaze. That said, night-time flare ups and spot fires continue to make this defensive effort extraordinarily…

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December 17, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. The reason for the recent California fires is very simple: radiation contamination from Fukushima Dai’ichi triple meltdowns has progressively killed vegetation in California due to radioactive mists blown in from the Pacific Ocean and also in rain from evaporated water from the Pacific Ocean (containing high concentrations of Tritium and Deuterium). With so much dead dried-out vegetation along the West Coast of USA, it is an ideal scenario for a major fire in California, exactly as has been experienced. The USA is thus reaping the results of its folly in building sub-standard reactors at Fukushima Dai’ichi. The residents of California should sue Toshiba, Westinghouse, General Electric for damages to property and livelihood in California.

    Comment by Dr Timothy Norris | December 20, 2017 | Reply

    • Thank you, Dr Timothy Norris – I do have my doubts about your theory here. Much as I deplore and oppose the nuclear industry, and its disasters at Fukushima and elsewhere – I do think that the warming world, and winds and specific geography of Southern California – these, not Fukushima radiation, are the climate change causes of the fires.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | December 20, 2017 | Reply


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