There are millions of dollars out there! Californian growers terrified about wildfires destroying their pot plants

California wildfires threatens pot farms. Picture: NY Post Smoking weed is the newest worry for California firefighters as the state’s biggest wildfire races toward the nation’s biggest marijuana-producing region.The wildfire is headed for Post Mountain and Trinity Pines, two small communities northwest of Sacramento that lie in the heart of cannabis country. And many of the locals — up to 1,000 — are refusing to evacuate because they want to protect their pot. Law enforcement officials went knocking on doors, but can’t make anybody go, Trinity County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Nate Trujillo told the AP. “It’s mainly growers,” Trujillo said. “And a lot of them, they don’t want to leave because that is their livelihood.” Trinity Pines alone has as many as 40 legal farms and 10 times more in illegal patches, sources told the outlet. Each farm’s crops are worth $500,000 or more — and harvest time is only days or weeks away. “There [are] millions of dollars, millions and millions of dollars of marijuana out there,” the sheriff said. “Some of those plants are 16 feet tall, and they are all in the budding stages of growth right now.” All across the state, the dry, sizzling weather threatens to ignite more wildfires — and make the job of fatigued firefighters just that much tougher. Same thing in Oregon as shown in the below video: [embedded content] Meteorologists are predicting highs to hit 106 or 107 degrees by the early part of the week. Facing the possibility of power lines down by high winds — or sparking a fire, Pacific Gas & Electric told nearly 100,000 customers that they could lose service if conditions got any worse Sunday or Monday. The utility’s equipment sparked a 2018 fire two years ago that killed 85 in the town of Paradise. You remember? In the meantime, California fires have already attacked and burned down wineries in Napa Valley… And we can’t tell when those infernoes are going to stop. More fire news on AP News, NY Post, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you!

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5 of the 6 largest wildfires in California history are burning right now and have already killed over 1,000 with their smoke

5 of the 6 largest wildfires in California history are burning right now. Picture: KYLE GRILLOT/AFP Five of the six largest wildfires in California state history have been sparked in the past two months — and they’re all still raging.The state’s most aggressive fire, August Complex, has so far scorched nearly 860,000 acres of NorCal’s Tehama County — nearly doubling the now second-largest Mendocino Complex in 2018. Rounding out the all-time top six are four other blazes still currently burning. [embedded content] The SCU Lightning Complex has now consumed 396,624 acres near Santa Clara and Alameda counties, while the LNU Lightning Complex has decimated 363,220 acres around Sonoma and Napa counties. Meanwhile, the North Complex has claimed 301,404 acres of Butte, Plumas and Yuma counties, while the Creek Fire — the youngest of the blazes, having started earlier this month — has eaten away 289,695 acres of Fresno and Madera counties.And the destruction is only expected to grow. [embedded content] While the SCU and LNU Lightning complexes were each considered 98% contained as of Sunday and Tuesday, firefighters are still battling to get the other fires under control. The North Complex was deemed 75% contained as of early Wednesday while the Creek Fire was considered 32% contained. The enormous August Complex blaze was still only 39% contained as of Wednesday morning. The top six doesn’t even include the Bobcat Fire, which earlier this week passed 100,000 acres to become one of the largest wildfires in the history of Los Angeles County. The Bobcat FireCumulatively, at least 26 people have been killed and thousands of structures leveled in what’s been a historic California wildfire season. These are hidden deaths The dense wildfire smoke that blanketed the state for weeks in August and early September — contributing to dangerous air quality from the San Francisco Bay area to Sacramento to Fresno and beyond — may have contributed to the deaths of hundreds of Californians and sent thousands more to the emergency room, Stanford University researchers say. Yes! The total cost in terms of human lives and health is likely far larger due to the immense amount of smoke that has been inhaled over the last 3 weeks by the very large number of people living on the West Coast. [embedded content] About 6 million Californians are age 65 or older. Using Medicare data, the researchers say dense concentrations of smoke between the beginning of August and early September contributed to some 1,200 deaths that would not otherwise have happened and 4,800 additional visits to hospitals’ emergency rooms. “These are hidden deaths. These are people who were probably already sick but for whom air pollution made them even sicker,” explains the San Jose Mercury News. More California wildfire news on SacBee, NY Post, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you!

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The huge Bobcat Fire burns more than 113,000 acres and threatens 1,000 homes in Los Angeles County and is only 38% contained!

Bobcat fire burns 113,000 acres and at least 29 structures, and is only 38% contained. Picture via TwitterOne of the largest wildfires in Los Angeles County history is threatening more than 1,000 homes in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of the city. Known at the Bobcat Fire, the blaze has consumed more than 170 square miles since it began Sept. 6. The cause is being investigated. It has burned at least 29 structures, and officials said the number could be as high as 85 when damage assessment teams are able to reach the area. [embedded content] Most of the structures were in the Antelope Valley communities of Cima Mesa, Juniper Hills, Pearblossom and Devil’s Punchbowl, the Los Angeles Times reported. On Tuesday, officials said the fire was pushing hard toward Mount Wilson, home to the Mount Wilson Observatory and what was said to be $1 billion worth of television and radio transmission towers, according to the L.A. Times. The Bobcat Fire was only 38% contained Wednesday morning. It isn’t expected to be fully contained until Oct. 30. #BobcatFire containment more than doubled to 38%, thanks to days of strenuous fireline construction by firefighters working in challenging conditions. Night crews completed critical strategic firing to link containment line from Mt Wilson to HWY 2. https://t.co/APSrKsa0Vn @LACoFD pic.twitter.com/xvusW4zpuX — Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF) September 23, 2020 The Bobcat Fire has grown more than 56 square miles since Friday, pushed along by gusty winds and fueled by dry vegetation that hasn’t burned in years. The National Weather Service said warm and dry conditions were expected to continue in the area on Tuesday. Southern California is also forecast to see another heat wave early next week, which could worsen fire conditions. About 4,000 people from 1,100 homes have been ordered to evacuate, fire officials said. Residents of Pasadena and the communities of Altadena and Wrightwood have been warned to be ready to flee if the fire approaches them. Extreme Fire-Nado (not an official term) convection winds created this throwing rocks and ash all around as it swept across Big Pines Hwy just now. Please contact for licensing any content. #BOBCATFIRE pic.twitter.com/gcvUVMSq8y — SoCalFirePhoto (@SoCalFirePhoto) September 19, 2020 The largest blaze in Los Angeles County history was the Station Fire, which burned 250 square miles in the Angeles National Forest in 2009. It killed two firefighters and destroyed more than 200 structures. The Bobcat Fire was one of 27 major wildfires burning across California on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Since mid-August, the fires have killed 26 people and destroyed more than 6,500 structures, Cal Fire said. The blazes have consumed more than 5,625 square miles. More information on wildfires on LA Times, Weather, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you!

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Man Arrested For Arson, Throwing Molotov Cocktails At California Republican Women’s Organization Building

A California man was arrested and charged with arson and “igniting a destructive device with the intent to destroy property” on Thursday for a May attack on the East Valley Republican Women Federated building in La Quinta, California. The District Attorney’s office in the County of Riverside announced the arrest of the suspect, Carlos Espriu, by the Riverside County Gang Impact Team and the DA’s Special Activity Unit, and stated that he is being held at a Riverside, CA detention center on a $1 million bail. Espriu is also facing federal charges after a criminal complaint by the U.S. Attorney’s Office mentioned his name. The fire on May 31 was determined to be “intentionally set and caused by an incendiary device.” According to reports, “investigators found three glass bottles containing ignitable liquid inside the building – one bottle that was broken and burned, the other two still intact.” CAL FIRE firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 1:30 a.m. and were able to put out the fire. Espriu reportedly tweeted about his desire to burn something before the attack, saying “I wanna go burn s— n get hit with tear gas,” according to Fox News. An audio recording from June also reportedly caught Espriu describing “how he made the bombs and shaved his facial hair to hide his identity after surveillance video was shown on media.” A video titled “FIREBOMBED” posted by building owners shows the suspect smashing windows with a bat and then lighting objects on fire and throwing them through the busted windows. The inside appears to catch fire and the suspect leaves the scene. [embedded content] “This senseless, baseless act of domestic terrorism, which involved smashed windows and three Molotov cocktails, has caused our club untold financial hardship, and we are now forced to spend our limited resources on hiring nighttime security to protect our headquarters and its members,” said Joy Miedecke, East Valley Republican Women Federated, in a statement. According to the group’s GoFundMe page, the EVRWF is being targeted by “multiple harassing phone calls daily, eggs thrown at the windows, and drive-by shouting accompanied by obscene gestures.”

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The Pine Gulch Fire burning north of Grand Junction has become the 2nd largest wildfire in Colorado history after it grew to 125,088 acres in size by Wednesday morning

Continue Reading The Pine Gulch Fire burning north of Grand Junction has become the 2nd largest wildfire in Colorado history after it grew to 125,088 acres in size by Wednesday morning