So... my city's on fire


#1

#2

Damn :frowning:


#3

my wifes parents and my business partner and 2 other friends were evacuated, we don’t know but i think 1 friend almost certainly lost his house, we don’t know about the rest. i don’t want to be selfish but i can’t help but think about it, we probably lost a few homes that were on the up coming schedule.


#4

my father in law parked his car at our house last night. that is ash on it.


#5

Not Good man! All of my family is in Redding and some of them had to Evacuate. My cousin is Cal-Fire and getting a workout. Stay Safe! and hopefully it will not interrupt business too much for you
-Joe


#6

Mannnnnn, best of luck and I hope it is over soon! Poor guys


#7

I feel you. About seven months ago we had some huge fires here and burned down a lot of customers houses.


#8

Any update Ben @leavingnc ? I hope you and everyone you know are safe and didn’t lose anything!


#9

The fire burned into the city 8 days ago and destroyed a couple hundred homes in Redding, a friend of mine lost his house as well as 2 of our customers that we had on the schedule. now the fire is birning mostly in the other direction toward a small mountain town but the burn rate has slowed quite a bit. 8 days ago the fire doubled overnight and grew by 40,000 acres in one night, now it seems to be growing by 5-8000 a day which while still quite a lot, is a lot slower that it had been. the containment creeps up by about 5% a day so far and was 37% last time i heard. we are under a red flag warning which means there is a high potential the fire could pick up again but it’s not likely to head back to the city.

the part of the fire that destroyed my friends house created a tornado (firenado) that has been classified as and EF3 with winds of 143 mph.


#10

#11

Wow! So sorry to hear about this. Keeping you, your family and everyone in that area in our prayers!


#12

Good to see you are safe. I have a friend in Redding who lost his house and two cars. They are living in a hotel for the time being.


#13

Jeepers.


#14

Ben, I’m sorry to hear about your friend and your customers! I lived in FL about 20 years ago with some really bad fires. It’s scary and sad how fast things can change. I hope it gets contained soon!


#15

thanks


#16

Of course!