Red Flag Warning: These California Wildfires Are ‘Among The Most Destructive Fire Events In US History’ And They Are About To Get Even Worse

By Michael Snyder

The wildfires that are roaring through northern California are already “among the most destructive fire events in U.S. history”, and by the time it is all said and done this could be the worst wildfire season in the history of the state.  So far, fires have scorched more than 250 square miles, and more than 3,500 homes and businesses have already been destroyed.  The official death toll has risen to 21, but that is expected to rise dramatically because over 600 missing persons reports have been filed with authorities.  The worst damage has been done in Napa and Sonoma counties, and you can see some deeply troubling photos of the devastation here and here.

Unfortunately, this crisis is far from over.  In fact, the National Weather Service has just issued a pair of “red flag warnings”

The weather forecast is not looking good for those living in wine country, and for those firefighters trying to get a handle on the 22 wildfires raging through Northern California, which broke out Sunday and are barely contained more than three days later.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the North and East bays starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday and midnight on Thursday respectively.

That means winds can gust from 20 mph to 50 mph in the higher elevation areas, fanning the flames down mountains and into the cities.

So as bad as things are at this moment, the truth is that they are going to get even worse over the next 24 hours.

And that is quite sobering to hear, because this is already one of “the most destructive fire events in U.S. history”

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said fire activity increased significantly, destroying more buildings and forcing more mandatory evacuations. The wind-whipped, fast moving cluster of blazes ranks among the most destructive fire events in U.S. history.

“This is a serious, critical, catastrophic event,” Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott said. “It’s pure devastation, and it’s going to take a while to get out and comb through all this.”

Of course this crisis comes on the heels of several other major disasters.  In recent weeks our nation has had to deal with Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and the Las Vegas shooting, and many have pointed out that the U.S. has not seen a series of disastrous events such as this in a very long time.

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It would be hard to overstate the devastation that we have witnessed in northern California so far.  In some areas, it literally looks like a war zone

‘It looks like a bombing run here,’ said winemaker Joe Nielsen of Santa Rosa’s Donelan Family Wines, speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle. ‘Just chimneys and burnt-out cars and cooked trees.’

What would you do if your home burned to the ground?

Perhaps you could use the insurance money to rebuild eventually, but what would you do in the meanwhile?

Everywhere you go in northern California the smell of smoke fills the air.  At this point it is so bad that even San Francisco is reporting “the worst air quality ever recorded”

“We are reporting the worst air quality ever recorded for smoke in many parts of the Bay Area,” said Tom Flannigan, spokesman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. “This is similar to what you see in Beijing China in bad air days there.”

Soot readings in many areas have reached levels considered very unhealthy or hazardous, air quality regulators said.

And the economic damage that is being done by these fires is going to be felt for many, many years to come.

As the quote below explains, California accounts for approximately 85 percent of the wine production in the United States, and Napa and Sonoma counties are the heart of the wine industry in the state…

Wine industry experts say that even if a winery’s vineyards remain standing, they face steep challenges as their employees struggle with burned or damaged homes. The region counts wine and tourism as top employers, and many workers who pick grapes or work in hotels may be compelled to relocate after losing everything.

Napa and Sonoma counties are home to around 900 wineries (of 4,600 statewide), with most boutique businesses making higher-end wines. The two counties represent 13% of the state’s output. And the state itself supplies 85% of the nation’s wine production, making it the fourth-largest producer of wines after Italy, France and Spain.

Expect the price of wine to go up substantially in the months ahead, and this is going to be a huge hit for one of the most economically prosperous areas of the state.  Many of the facilities that have been destroyed will never be rebuilt, and needless to say the tourism industry in northern California will not be the same for a very long time.

But the true extent of the devastation will not be known until the crisis is over, and it looks like the worst chapters may still be ahead.  USA Today is reporting that no rain is in the forecast, and strong winds are going to continue to push wildfires very rapidly across the region…

“No rainfall is forecast for ongoing fires in California,” the weather service said. “Strong winds behind the front will bring elevated-to-critical fire weather threats to active fires across northern California today into Thursday.”

Please pray for the people living in northern California.  Normally, it is one of the most beautiful areas on the entire planet, but now it is literally being transformed into a complete and total nightmare.

For years, I have been writing about the alarming increase in the intensity of wildfires all over the country.  One of the big reasons for this is the fact that the federal government is not properly managing the lands under their control, and so wildfires tend to burn more rapidly on federally-owned lands.  It is time for the federal government to start turning over ownership of these lands to the states, and that is something that I plan to fight very hard to accomplish.

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22 Responses

  1. Nala Richardson says:

    Why is this the story? Every year..California wild fires.
    Why don’t the powers that be burn these areas and reduce fuel for these fires when the weather is suitable as is done in other parts of the world?
    I think I know…It’s about money…If all these houses and other things are burnt down then certain parties can make enormous profit rebuilding! Cars, trucks and other machinery have to be replaced….helps keep sales figures looking good and profits for certain parties.
    What about the people who lose their lives?
    Doesn’t seem to matter..Too busy making a dollar

    • Hairy Fisher says:

      Fire is part of the eco-system. There are trees, shrubs, and plants that need fire to grow. Fire cracks the Sequoia seed open, fire clears old and dead brush for new growth, the ash leaves nutrients for the plants and flowers.

      However, there’s evidence the fires were the result of arson, and based on my research, it’s another mossad/agenda 21 operation.

      Trump has grounds the arrest the California government for their many civil rights violations from gun grabs to forced vaccinations and free speech violations, their collusion with the Agenda 21 cartel, their sanctuary cities. Trump’s a loser if he doesn’t take action against California government.

      California is a red state. But, the Agenda 21 cartel rigged the California ballot boxes to give the appearance of a confused blue state, not flyin’. It’s classic Israeli zionism, divide and conquer, war by deception.

      Trump needs to take action or we’ll retire him like we retired Clitler.

      • Nala Richardson says:

        I honestly don’t think Trump has any power to do anything except flap his gums.. Somebody else makes decisions..and of course reaps the profit..
        If the people object to what is happening then it will be Trumps fault. Just being Trump is fault enough.
        Can you imagine looking in the mirror and seeing Trump looking back? EEEEEEK!

        • Hairy Fisher says:

          Trump has the power to arrest treasonous monsters that are a risk to national security. The California government is in-fact in state of high treason and are a national security threat as described above. Zero excuses if Trump lets this go on for another day.

          • Nala Richardson says:

            Agreed…but does he truly have the power to do it..does he have the support behind him? I suspect he has no support. even his wife looks to be pissed off at him

          • Hairy Fisher says:

            Trump has the power on multiple levels. There are several laws he can invoke from the “Patriot Act” to simple Marital Law to take back California from treasonous communists who seek to wreck the US Constitution and turn the Republic of California into a communist enclave. If Trump lets sanctuary cities stand, if he lets the communists continue to violate federal law with forced vaccines and absurd gun laws and free speech violations, Trump is a communist too.

          • Nala Richardson says:

            Hmmmm interesting logic Hairy Fisher..
            My country is definitely not communist but our children are being vaccinated as well.
            I don’t think communists are behind it.
            I think greedy big Pharma bribes politicians to pass laws which enhance big pharma profits.
            .As I see it..this is capitalism.
            What the world needs is a system part way between these two concepts.

          • Mac-101 says:

            Communism was created and financed by the BANKSTERS as was Hitler. Mass vaccination is a program of the Globalist with Gates and his foundation at the head of the vaccination programs. It appears to have some benefits used in a limited way. Vaccinating babies is just used to poison us ALL!

          • Nala Richardson says:

            The banksters are behind the worlds social and political issues without doubt..
            I agree the vaccination programs are not designed for the good of mankind.as we are led to believe.
            When one recognizes big Pharma treats symptoms but offers no cures.it becomes hard to believe real cures are to be found in vaccinations

          • Mac-101 says:

            Amen Sista. We will never KNOW the truth. The onion has way too many layers to peel off. We DO know Nothin is as it seems. Just look at the Vegas Conspiracy!
            .
            What blatant lies and misrepresentation on even the most obvious time lines of the security guard bein shot. How can THEY have that screwed up for a week! Last night I read the Manager of the Hotel said the mass shootin happened within 40 seconds of his guard bein shoot, NOT 6 minutes!

          • Hairy Fisher says:

            “The Jewish people as a whole will become its own Messiah. It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this New World Order the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands.”
            — Baruch Levy, Letter to Karl Marx, ‘La Revue de Paris’, p.574, published June 1, 1928

  2. Mick McNulty says:

    I suspect it has to do with destroying large tracts of land that would otherwise offer food and shelter for preppers and militias in a collapse scenario.

  3. Jimmy Yost says:

    There is some scuttlebutt in California that the fires were started by thugs who were hired by big pharma to burn out the medical marijuana farms. Evidently they succeeded in burning out several of them.

  4. Mac-101 says:

    I wonder if any Jihadist are helpin these fires spread? Muslims love burnin down the Israeli forests.

    • Nala Richardson says:

      The “Jihad” actions is a reply to the west .
      I have spent time with these people.
      Their religion is so close to ours.
      The difference is just wording
      . Besides..this is not about religion…it is about money.
      Money is more important than life. More important than humanity…for those who profit from this shite.
      . Until we all can see this…we have no hope…no hope that sanity will prevail.
      .Dollars are more important than life itself.
      Open your eyes humanity..
      .whats in it for you?
      you will fight the war..what will you get out of it?
      Who will get rich?
      Not you.
      ..You will have your legs blown off.
      ..those who sent you to fight will sit back in their luxurious homes with their children by their sides…while your wife and children cry and struggle with the loss of their father and husband.
      Wake up humanity..you are being sacrificed for profit for fuck sake. WAKE FUCKING UP

      • Mac-101 says:

        I spent several years of my life livin in Islamic Paradises. I studied the Quran, Hadiths and SIra and “The Reliance of a Traveler”. If Islam and if Mohammad is the Most Perfect of Men from the Most Perfect of Tribes is your role model you are ONE sick individual. It appears Satan’s Caliphate WILL be established by the Globalist in a few more years so enjoy living under Sharia Law!

        • Nala Richardson says:

          I think Mac you misunderstand me.
          I was raised a Presbyterian…In those days it was hell fire and brimstone. As I became old enough to make my own decision on religion I discarded it in favor of Humanism.
          I worked in the middle east and found the average Muslim to be a kind and generous person in their treatment of me, a guest in their country.
          In every religion there are fanatical shit stirrers it seems. These are extremely dangerous people who seem to have the ability to wind up the masses.
          I certainly have no desire to live under Sharia law.
          In fact I kind of like the Buddhist teachings particularly “Do unto others” However I have no desire to sign up to Buddhism.
          I just want to be a decent person. I consider myself kind and compassionate.
          I wish for a life where I make my own decisions without interference from authoritarian arms of government.
          Being forced to vaccinate my children being one of my pet dislikes.

          I do not favor Globalism.

          I do not favor off shoring of jobs.
          I do not favor politicians sending our children to far off countries to fight their wars. I do believe in defending my country when it is under attack

          • Mac-101 says:

            The only problem with Humanism is that THEY end up crackin millions of Eggs to make their owlet. Also people are NOT inherently good. They need to be scared into bein good or society collapses.
            .
            www.kentuckychief.org for US Senate, Kentucky, 2020, Ditch da Mitch
            .
            No BANKSTER, politick, Judge, Crony Corporate Fascist or Traitor too Big to JAIL or Impeach!

          • Nala Richardson says:

            Can’t argue with that good sir

          • Mac-101 says:

            Thank you. I try to be a realist and a REAL Libertarian as well as a sorry excuse of a sin laden back slidin Christian wan-a-be.
            .
            Peace be with you!

          • Nala Richardson says:

            and you

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