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Lake County resident: Nothing left after wildfire destroys home

Lake County resident: Nothing left after wildfire destroys home


THE NUMBER OF HOMES DESTROYED CONTINUES TO GROW? BRIAN: YES, WE ARE OFF OF WINCHESTER STREET AND CAL FIRE SAYS MORE THAN 100 HOMES WERE DESTROYED. YOU CAN SEE WHEN HOME HERE AT ANOTHER ONE THERE. ALL OF THE HOMES OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE STREET HAVE BEEN BURNED TO THE GROUND. SOME BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN SPARED BY THE FIRE THAT QUICKLY SPREAD THROUGH HERE LAST NIGHT. THIS IS THE VIDEO OF WHAT FIRE CREWS WERE DEALING WITH AS THE FIRE SWEPT TO THE NORTH. WE ARE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN, ONLY TWO BLOCKS OF OF MAIN STREET AND THE FIRE SWEPT UP YOUR AND BURNED BUSINESSES IN A TOWN OF ABOUT 4000 PEOPLE. LOWER LAKE WAS EVACUATED. THE FIRE IS REMINDING PEOPLE WHY THEY NEEDED TO HEED EVACUATION WARNINGS. SOME FIRE CREWS SAYS IT WAS RAINING FIRE. SPOT FIRES KEPT POPPING UP IN THE COULD NOT KEEP UP. WE TALKED TO ONE NEIGHBOR WHO MADE HIS WAY BACK INTO WINCHESTER STREET AND WAS WALKING AROUND SURVEYING THE DAMAGE AND SAYS THEY BARELY GET OUT WITH THEIR LIVES. WHAT’S LEFT OF YOUR PLACE?>>>>NOTHING, NOTHING.>>>>DID YOU GET EVERYTHING OUT?>>NOTHING. I GOT MY WIFE’S CARD A FEW CLOSE AND THAT’S IT. BRIAN: HE IS A TERMINALLY GRATEFUL HE GOT OUT AND HE IS LOOKING AT WHAT — AT WHAT’S LEFT OF HIS HOME. THERE IS NOT A LOT LEFT TO BE SALVAGED. HE IS GLAD HE GOT OUT WITH PAPERWORK AND A FEW PHOTOS AND THE TRAVEL TRAILER WITH A — WHERE THEY WILL BE LIVING NOW. THE FIRE IS NOW DESTROYED MORE THAN 100 HOMES AND REMAINS AT 3000 ACRES AND ONLY 5% CONTAINED. TONI: OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THOSE FAMILIES WHO LOST TO THEIR HOMES. THE CLAYTON FIRE IS BURNING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF WHERE THE ROCKY FIRE AND TWO OTHERS RAGED LAST YEAR. THE DEVASTATION BEGIN WITH THE ROCKY FIRE IN JULY AND BURNED 70,000 ACRES. IT DESTROYED 43 HOMES AND 53 OUTBUILDINGS. ONE MONTH LATER, THE DEADLY VALLEY FIRE FLARED UP, TEARING THROUGH LAKE, NAPA AND SONOMA COUNTIES. NEARLY 2,000 STRUCTURES WERE DESTROYED, MOST OF THEM HOMES. FOUR FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED AND 4 PEOPLE DIED IN THE FIRE. TEO: LET’S GET AN UPDATE NOW ON THE CLAYTON FIRE WITH CAL FIRE’S DANIEL BERLANT. DANIEL, WHAT’S THE LATEST ON EVACUATIONS?>>EVACUATIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF LOWER LAKE IN PARTS OF CLEAR LAKE AND THE HOMES JUST SOUTH OF LOWER LAKE WHICH IS THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS EVACUATED YESTERDAY. THE WIND SHIFTED MID AFTERNOON AND WHEN THAT OCCURRED, THE FIRE BURNED TO THE NORTH. THE RESIDENTS WERE MOVED OUT OF THE AREA AND FIREFIGHTERS GOT THE RESIDENTS OUT OF HARMS WAY. AS THE SMOKE IS CLEARING, WE ARE SEEING THE AMOUNT OF DISRUPTION THIS FIRE CAUSED. TEO: AT LEAST THREE FIRES BURNED IN THAT AREA AROUND THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR. YOU WOULD THINK IT BURNED UP SO MUCH OF THE FUEL SO WHY DO WE SEE SOM MUCH ACTIVITY. MOST OF THIS WAS ON BURNED IN LAST YEAR’S FIRES THE WINDS — BUT WHEN THE WIND SHIFTED, IT STARTED TO BURN IT INTO THE PERIMETER WHERE THE ROCKY FIRE WAS LAST YEAR. A LOT OF WHAT WAS BURNING IN LOWER LAKE WAS NOT VEGETATION BUT THE STRUCTURES. IT BURNED INTO THE COMMUNITY AS THE WIND PUSHED IT INTO THE AREA. IT WAS ABLE TO GROW IN SIZE. AS IT GREW, EMBERS RAINED DOWN ON BUSINESSES. TEO: WE JUST MENTIONED SEVERAL FIRES HAVE BURNED IN THAT AREA, OVER THE LAST YEAR THIS FIRE IS BURNING IN STEEP TERRAIN. THERE IS NOT A LOT OF ROADWAYS IN THAT STRETCH OF MONTEREY COUNTY. THE CREWS ARE MAKING PROGRESS. THERE ARE STILL ROAD CLOSURES ALONG HIGHWAY ONE. WE HAVE A LOT OF FIREFIGHTERS ASSIGNED TO THAT FIRE BECAUSE IT SO CHALLENGING GETTING INTO THOSE AREAS TO BUILD A CONTAINMENT. TEO: DANIEL BERLANT WITH CAL

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6 thoughts on “Lake County resident: Nothing left after wildfire destroys home

  1. Arson is caused by a diet lacking chromium and high in sugar.

    Suicide is caused by a diet lacking lithium and high in CokeaCola..

    Parents, if you want to protect your children from suicide,
    give them chromium and lithium
    and keep them away from Coke.

    Read the book: "Rare Earth, forbidden cures." by Dr. Joel Wallach.

  2. "Mercy of Nature" your butt! How about the Mercy of God. "Every head MUST Bow, and EVERY knee must bend."Repent folks, ask God for forgiveness for your arrogance, and perhaps, perhaps? The door is still open. We seefloods and fire thus far, we still got whirlwinds and earthquakes to go. Listen to the Word of God folks!

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