That took the toll from fires in California to 11 with many more reported missing. About 500 miles to the north, nine people were confirmed dead in andaround the town of Paradise, where more than 6,700 homes and businesses burned. Read more at Source
The latest fire evacuation orders, road closures and shelters are located HERE and HERE. For continued coverage click HERE.
Experts Say Rumors of “Radioactive Ash” from the Woolsey Fire Are Unsubstantiated
Residents worried Woolsey Fire smoke might carry hazardous chemicals
So its not radioactive huh? The parents of 100's of children who died as a result of exposure to radiation from this facility at Santa Susana were awarded $250 million about 10 yrs. ago. There is/was also a big movie lot there, but some of it burned up today - like the "western town" where BONANZA was filmed. Many of the actors/actresses who filmed there died of cancer such as Michael Landon. I also was contacted by a woman who jogged on the trails around the facility, and she had eye cancer and wanted to know how to cure it. RocketDyne and other contractors had a research reactor there, and had lost their license to operate it 10 yrs. before the children started dying. An expert witness to the lawsuit discovered fresh very short half-life isotopes and told me they had to come from an operating reactor - so it had been illegally operated for at least 10 yrs. It contaminated the groundwater for miles around the facility - and its still very radioactive there. This is an interesting Wiki article for viewers to read, it describes very well all of the activities over the years that our govt. was doing there. They were also trying to make an X-ray Laser, using some of the isotopes from a reactor there. Leuren
Throughout the years, about ten low-powernuclear reactorsoperated at SSFL, in addition to several "critical facilities" that helped develop nuclear science and applications. At least four of the ten nuclear reactors had accidents during their operation. The reactors located on the grounds of SSFL were considered experimental, and therefore, had nocontainment structures.
The site ceased research and development operations in 2006. The years of rocket testing, nuclear reactor testing, and liquid metal research have left the site "significantly contaminated". Environmental cleanup is ongoing.
In 2018, a 7-year-old girl (and hundreds of other children) living in Simi Valley died of neuroblastoma, prompting public urging to thoroughly clean up the site.
WOOLSEY FIRE MAP UPDATE: MALIBU FIRE NEARS PALISADES, BRENTWOOD
The latest fire evacuation orders, road closures and shelters are located HEREand HERE. For continued coverage click HERE. Below is the latest map; just select this respective map from the legend.
I can’t tell you how it started, or even where or when. I will not be the most informed person that you will find regarding the fire currently invading the city of Malibu. I can tell you, though, what it felt like trying to get out of there Friday morning, and what it looked like.
A little over three years ago, I moved into a van and started driving around the country for a project I was calling Connected States. On Thursday night, I was parked at friend’s property in southern Malibu, about a mile up a canyon.
I woke up at 8am Friday morning for a physical therapy appointment 5 miles north on the Pacific Coast Highway (aka the PCH). I realized that I didn’t have any reception, but that isn’t totally unusual for the area. The winds had been extreme all night, and I figured a tree had taken out some power-lines.
When I got down to the PCH at about 8:20am, I saw that traffic was bumper-to-bumper heading south. It’s LA, so traffic is par for the course, but this was much worse than usual.
I figured a tree must have fallen on the highway, too. I started heading north, and finally my phone got back online, and I saw a text from my mom saying, “Please tell me that you have evacuated to somewhere safe!!” That’s when I realized that something was very wrong, and it was a whole lot worse than a downed power-line.
Some of my video footage is in this video.
I called my mom back, and that’s when I heard about the fire. Suddenly, everything made sense. I promised her I’d get out as quickly as possible. I was kicking myself, though. I’d just driven five miles toward what now appeared to be a giant mushroom cloud forming over the hills, and traffic heading south was basically stopped. I had probably added three to four hours to my evacuation.
I checked Google Maps, and all of the canyon roads heading east looked to be at a standstill, or blocked off by police. I knew that I didn’t want to get stuck in one of those with flames approaching.
North still looked relatively clear, though. And if I made it as far as Oxnard (northwest of the fire) I figured from there I could cut east to highway 5 and get back to LA.
Based in California, posted this on the EnviroReporter web site.
Wind is blowing strong to the southwest carrying toxic smoke towards Ahmanson Ranch, the 101 Freeway, Liberty Canyon, Conejo Valley, Santa Monica Mountains and Malibu, potentially. This is a very dangerous event. All people who can smell the smoke from this fire should get themselves, their children, and pets inside and immediately close windows and use filtered air conditioning if possible. Masks should be worn and extreme care dealing with ash and embers. This is not a drill - ACT NOW
MICHAEL COLLINS/ENVIROREPORTER.COM UPDATE:
"Dr. Robert Dodge, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, shares the community’s concerns. “We know what substances are on the site and how hazardous they are. We’re talking about incredibly dangerous radionuclides and toxic chemicals such a trichloroethylene, perchlorate, dioxins and heavy metals. These toxic materials are in SSFL’s soil and vegetation, and when it burns and becomes airborne in smoke and ash, there is real possibility of heightened exposure for area residents.” Dodge said protective measures recommended during any fire, such as staying indoors and wearing protective face masks, are even more important given the risks associated with SSFL’s contamination. Community members are organizing a campaign on social media to demand that DTSC release a public statement revealing the potential risks of exposure to SSFL contamination related to the fire."
The “Camp Fire” is now officially the most destructive wildfire in California history. This is a tragic fact following an entire summer of extreme fire destruction in the US west. The official narrative from Washington is that the extreme fires are due to a lack of forest management, this is a blatant lie. Fire season is now a year round threat in so many parts of the world, while constant deluge is occurring elsewhere. So much that once was, now is no more. Though many are still unaware or willfully blind, the changes that are unfolding are already impacting us all. The wheels that are turning will continue to accelerate with many factors already far past the breaking point. There are countless issues that cannot be hidden for much longer.
(AP) — With hearses standing by, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise, and relatives desperately looked for more than 100 missing loved ones, as wind-whipped wildfires raged Sunday on both ends of the state.
The statewide death toll stood at 25 and appeared certain to rise."
I saw Stan Lee passed to the next realm today after a medical event (what event that was ,not yet released) which reminded me of a video, Deborah Tavares has linked the fires to congestive heart failure rates which are soaring in the affected areas.
The Big Secret - SoCal Woolsey Fire Burned Over Rocketdyne ...Site Of Worst US Nuclear Disaster - Radioactive Nuclides & Toxins Went Up With The Smoke And Flames All The Way To Malibu
Apparently, more that ONE nuclear reactor melted down in 1959 and thereafter resulting in the whole facility and surrounding area being covered with deadly radioactive isotopes of many, many kinds. There are reports of there having been 9 total nuclear installations at Rocketdyne...four of which melted down or had 'accidents'.