When a fire pops up a mile from your house... (1 Viewer)

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The pictures speak for themselves.

A small brush fire popped up out of nowhere today about a mile west of my house. Thankfully the fire crews over here do great work and quickly contained the blaze.

We do have a history of bad fires around here (1980, 2003, 2013 and 2020 just to name some) at least we haven't lost our house yet.

Stay safe and weather-aware everyone!

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I hope they get put out soon and there is no property damage! Some beautiful country out there as well. Thanks for sharing the photo.
I do not know if there was any property damage (like you said let's hope there was none) but as you can see in the second photo the fire crews worked fast. I also don't know the cause and CAL FIRE doesn't even seem to have the fire listed on their website yet.
 

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Glad they got it contained pretty quickly. I was looking at moving to the western US a few years ago (Idaho area), having a true fire season is such a foreign concept to most of the people on this board, as we don't really have that barring major drought conditions in the eastern US.
Fire season, quakes, droughts with extreme heat, snow and even occasional tornadoes are all just part of life over here! If anything you could say we experience weather similar to the Midwest (at least in my town in the foothills) just with more recurring droughts and less tornadoes probably.
 

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Glad they got it contained pretty quickly. I was looking at moving to the western US a few years ago (Idaho area), having a true fire season is such a foreign concept to most of the people on this board, as we don't really have that barring major drought conditions in the eastern US.
I don't know about other people, but give me tornadoes and hurricanes over earthquakes and fires any day. I experienced one (weak) earthquake when I was living in Germany and that was more than enough for me.
 

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I don't know about other people, but give me tornadoes and hurricanes over earthquakes and fires any day. I experienced one (weak) earthquake when I was living in Germany and that was more than enough for me.
If I'm being honest I'd probably take tornadoes too. Our town is not far at all from the San Andreas Fault so if it ever slips again one day we're pretty much effed. But an earthquake on ths Puente Hills Fault would spare us from the worst but would be far deadlier overall. Mainly because the SAF is strike-slip and Puente Hills is a thrust fault.

Earthquakes and fires alone are bad enough, but I can't even imagine living in the Pacific NW where they have to deal with the volcanoes ON TOP of earthquakes and wildfires.
 

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Largest earthquakes I remeber feeling are Chino Hills 08 and Ridgecrest 2019. Both felt considerably where I live but little damage over here. On the other hand my dad was near LA when the Northridge earthquake hit in 1994 and there was considerable damage where he was.
 

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