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Wildfire burns out of control near Southern California homes
cbsnews.com ^ | January 16, 2014

Posted on 01/16/2014 10:18:23 AM PST by Deo volente

GLENDORA, Calif. -- Structures are burning in a wildfire threatening dozens of homes in dangerously dry foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains.

Television images showed several structures engulfed in flames fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds that spit embers across neighborhoods Thursday morning.

Evacuations are ordered for houses at the edge of the fire.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: arson; california; californiawildfires; sangabrielwildfires; socal; wildfire
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1 posted on 01/16/2014 10:18:24 AM PST by Deo volente
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To: Deo volente
I can see a lot of smog over eastern part of Los Angeles County. The wind is blowing this way.
2 posted on 01/16/2014 10:20:31 AM PST by oldbrowser (discriminating against a culture is not racism.)
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To: Deo volente
This is supposed to be the "rainy" season.
3 posted on 01/16/2014 10:20:42 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Deo volente

Rising sun was blood red this morning.

I think religious psychos start fires on full moons.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 10:21:16 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Deo volente

Winds are low today.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 10:21:30 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Deo volente
Praying for friends in the are.. they posted this on Facebook a few minutes ago.
6 posted on 01/16/2014 10:23:19 AM PST by gallandro1
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To: Myrddin

2013 was the driest year ever in Los Angeles. Only 3.6 inches of rain.
Records have been kept since 1877.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 10:23:33 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: ifinnegan
Describe a "religious psycho"...and what does a "full moon" have to do with it?

I'm just curious...........

8 posted on 01/16/2014 10:24:57 AM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: ifinnegan

Three men are under arrest in connection with the fire.

Amish?


9 posted on 01/16/2014 10:25:37 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: oldbrowser

The smoke is thick all over L.A.

Very bad.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 10:29:01 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Deo volente

This has to be the fault of man-made global warming (/s) - has the left roared about this yet?


11 posted on 01/16/2014 10:38:00 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Deo volente
2013 was the driest year ever in Los Angeles. Only 3.6 inches of rain. Records have been kept since 1877.

The 1864 drought, which devastated the cattle industry upon which Southern California's economy was based, was the worst in our history. This followed a rainy season that brought massive flooding to the Southland.

12 posted on 01/16/2014 10:39:32 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Deo volente

There aren’t a lot of Amishfolk in the Azusa area.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 10:41:18 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Deo volente

They arrested three idiots in connection with this fire..morons who have nothing better to do in their miserable lives than wake up at 5:30 in the morning and set a neighborhood on fire


14 posted on 01/16/2014 10:43:36 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Deo volente

The historic Singer (sewing) Mansion has burned to the ground. I have never seen a fire this aggressively fought with water-drop helicopters.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 10:45:41 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Deo volente

In this case probably not.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 10:46:32 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: BenLurkin
Winds are low today.

That's a saving grace here. It could have been much worse. There is a concern as the day goes on however that the winds could kick up.
17 posted on 01/16/2014 10:49:07 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

When the winds come in California the firestarters always come out.


18 posted on 01/16/2014 10:51:11 AM PST by sheana
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To: Deo volente

“The smoke is thick all over L.A.”

When you live in Hell your going to see some smoke.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 10:53:22 AM PST by TonyM
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To: sheana

Yep, the ass clowns do this every year, they see the high winds and think “Perfect, time to start a fire” a few days ago there was a fire in Pacific Palisades about 10 min from my cousins house but they put it out before it could do any damage..they havent said what the cause was but my guess, arson..I’m all for the cutting off the hands of these arsonists, I think that is a pretty good punishment for them


20 posted on 01/16/2014 11:03:32 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TonyM

The best thing about this is people who make moronic juvenile comments like you don’t live here. Or hopefully don’t.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 11:07:48 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Hubby was a red carded watershed expert for 33 yrs. He spent a lot of time putting out fires started by the bugs.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 11:09:29 AM PST by sheana
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To: Deo volente

been watching this all morning, at first the smoke was blowing west to east now it’s shifted to east to west


23 posted on 01/16/2014 11:13:16 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Deo volente

“Three men are under arrest in connection with the fire.

Amish?”

Every time I read about these forest fires in California it is usually a homeless person in the woods building a fire to keep warm. Somehow the fire gets out of control.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 11:22:22 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: ifinnegan

They’re a day late and a dollar short.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 11:28:32 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: dragnet2

You’re not in Glendora are you? Stay safe.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 11:29:33 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Deo volente

When I read things like this I admit I don’t mind -25 degree temperatures.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 11:30:54 AM PST by sarasota
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To: sheana

Update: the three men who were arrested claim that it was an accident..that they set up a campfire to keep warm and they couldn’t put the fire out so they have been charged with recklessly starting a fire
I remember a year ago, we had to deal with a firebug, he would go to apartment buildings all across LA and set the car ports on fire, they eventually arrested him, turns out he was upset that his Mom was being deported back to Russia


28 posted on 01/16/2014 11:33:03 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Morgana

That is exactly what the three men are claiming, that the fire went out of control, set up camp to stay warm and all hell broke loose, so they have been charged with recklessly starting a fire


29 posted on 01/16/2014 11:34:00 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda; sheana

Yep, there was no arson, it was 3 in their early twenties, 1 of which is homeless..

It was cased by embers from their campfire.


30 posted on 01/16/2014 11:41:44 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
ABC7 Eyewitness News ‏@ABC7 39s #COLBYFIRE: Suspects identified as Clifford Henry - Glendora, Jonathan Jarrell - Irwindale, Steven Aguirre - LA
31 posted on 01/16/2014 11:42:07 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Set up camp to stay warm?!?, it was 75 degrees at 10 pm last night!!!!!!


32 posted on 01/16/2014 11:45:55 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Must be homeless.

Nobody lives in Irwindale.

33 posted on 01/16/2014 11:46:06 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Deo volente
From my house:

(You can see where the fire is between those two mountain "ranges")

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34 posted on 01/16/2014 11:47:58 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Sarah Barracuda

They not really suspects since according to reports, they’ve already admitted it was started by embers from their camp fire.


35 posted on 01/16/2014 11:48:43 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I’m all for the cutting off the hands of these arsonists, I think that is a pretty good punishment for them

There's a small hiking trail where a few nice glades are usually occupied by homeless. Apparently someone got up this morning and decided they were cold, and then put paper onto the fire, and the embers went flying into the nearby brush. Worst kind of arson; gross stupidity.

36 posted on 01/16/2014 11:49:34 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Deo volente
Creepy -- the smoke over the ocean, and how brown the ocean now looks.

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37 posted on 01/16/2014 11:49:42 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

That’s how these people usually get away with it, watch, these men will walk, they are supposedly extremely “Remorseful” a campfire that spiraled out of control


38 posted on 01/16/2014 11:54:18 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The low bail of $20,000 tells me nothing will come of this. They’ll get a little lecture and be turned loose.


39 posted on 01/16/2014 11:55:42 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: kingu

And usually with gross stupidity, they won’t serve a day in jail..its the easiest excuse to make, say you were keeping “warm” start a nice little campfire and POOF a huge fire erupts, better than saying you did it on purpose


40 posted on 01/16/2014 11:55:45 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Deo volente

Of course, its the easiest excuse to make and the easiest way to get away with it


41 posted on 01/16/2014 11:57:23 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I have no problem of sticking someone who does something incredibly stupid in jail.

At least 5 families no longer have a home, and thousands are not able to go home. There, to me, is no excuse that works.


42 posted on 01/16/2014 11:59:24 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

One of the homes that burned down, the woman tried to get everything out as quickly as she could but a few of her cats can’t be located..so either those cats are hiding somewhere or they are dead


43 posted on 01/16/2014 12:01:26 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Myrddin

This is supposed to be the “rainy” season.


And the drought is actually getting worse. I’m genuinely surprised there are any trees/forests/woodlands and wildlife left in California. Whats left can’t last much longer because there is no end in sight to the drought.


44 posted on 01/16/2014 12:02:30 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Sarah Barracuda

That is exactly what the three men are claiming, that the fire went out of control, set up camp to stay warm and all hell broke loose, so they have been charged with recklessly starting a fire


As bad as the drought has been out there, they should be strung up by their thumbs.


45 posted on 01/16/2014 12:08:04 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: TonyM; dragnet2
MORON. What's so bad about living in paradise?

Now if they'd only stop televising the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl / BCS Title so everyone from the Midwest and back East won't want to move someplace that's 80-90F in January . . . .

46 posted on 01/16/2014 12:08:26 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: chessplayer

We havent had a decent rain here in a longggggggggggggg time..I dont care if these guys are homeless to be stupid enough to start a “Campfire” in a dry brush area they deserve whatever punishment they are going to get..which will probably be a slap on the wrist


47 posted on 01/16/2014 12:10:23 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Yaelle

It was 85 during the day yesterday. But it cools down at night.

It was 50 last night. Maybe high 40’s.

But your point is well taken. Who knows what they were doing or why they started a fire.


48 posted on 01/16/2014 12:15:42 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Deo volente

Well then! They should ban more guns! That seems to be California’s answer to everything....


49 posted on 01/16/2014 12:17:47 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: chessplayer

There is no need to start a fire in this weather. They had to know this was a huge fire warning weather. Even if you are homeless you can understand that 80 in January is unusually warm. And less than 5% humidity.


50 posted on 01/16/2014 12:26:53 PM PST by Yaelle
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