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Why have there been two or more fires in California in the past two days? What are probable causes and issues with putting them out?

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AnthonyVaz
05-09-2013
05:56 PM ET (US)
There has been a lot of fire going on in the U.S because they are not watching the places for near the fire but they can't do nothu g because they didn't won't to tell them a fire that scorched nearly 20 acres near Millerton Lake. flames threatened five homes, as well as a state parks storage facility that houses potentially hazardous materials as well as fuel. The fire near Millerton Lake was under control eventually but is still under investigation. I think that the heat and high winds are causing this in many places and I think that it is scary for the people that get they need to watch out for them.
                  The problem with wild fires is that it can hurt homes and may kill a lot of people of crops had got burn but in this occasion no one lost there homes. I believe the cause of the wild fire because of all the dry grass that gets hit by the sun and starts wild fires. It was all bad for the animals in southern California,because some got badly injured due to the wild fire.The good thing about it no homes were destroyed and no humans that here dead because of the fire.
         They need help the people get the fire gone because they will knot do nothing because
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Howard Hughes
05-03-2013
11:49 AM ET (US)
California has been plagued by raging wildfires this past week. The warm weather combined with the lack of rain make a deadly and dangerous duo. The inferno has engulfed a small portion of southern California, and is responsible for the destruction of over 600 homes. Thankfully the blaze has not been linked to any fatalities.


California firefighters are engaging in a bitter struggle against the flames. with the flames not fully contained this fire may just remain until the end of the week, hopefully that is not the case.
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Jasmeen Mann
05-02-2013
05:42 PM ET (US)
 In the past two days California had to deal with fires in Santa Ana, Riverside County and somewhere near Millerton Lake. the wind and temperature are no help to the firefighters who are on the scene. Approximately there are more than two hundred firefighters trying to save what is left. Six hundred homes are damaged although the people in those homes have been evacuated to safety. I wonder how these fires start, I understand that dried grass does not help. although what can we do to prevent such things from happening?
 Maybe cutting dead plants from these type of areas can help fires not spread everywhere and cause more damage than it has. Or even watering the place so hot winds can not be the reason fires start in the first place. I feel bad for all those people who have lost everything they had in their homes, I can hardly imagine what they might be feeling
  I know if my home was destroyed along with all the memories and gifts or anything special that was given to me I would have been devastated,
Heartbroken :( I hope not to much was lost and everyone can recover quickly and get back on their feet.
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Jasmine Mendoza
05-02-2013
05:16 PM ET (US)
      There has been fires in Santa Ana, Riverside County and near Millerton Lake. In Santa Ana the winds that blow eats to west have caused a wildfire and now is out of control, there has been evacuations because the fire is threatening many homes. The winds in Santa Ana can go up to 60 miles an hour, there are several homes that have been damaged, there are more than 200 firefighters that are battling the wildfire, the fire is at 0% of containment. At least 400 to 600 homes that have been impacted, the fire is way out of control and firefighters are using all resources to put out the fire but are loosing the battle as they face the high temperatured winds in 80-degree temperatures.
      In Riverside there was a reported fire at 12:38 pm, near North San Gorgonio Avenue and Summit Drive, Riverside County Fire Department said the fire was mapped at 2,956 acres. Approximately 425 firefighters were on scene, as well as air tankers and helicopters. One firefighter was injured, according to the fire department and one house and some cars were burned. Many residents that lived near the fire have been evacuated.
      There was also another for near Millerton Lake, gusty winds also fueled a fire that scorched nearly 20 acres near Millerton Lake. flames threatened five homes, as well as a state parks storage facility that houses potentially hazardous materials as well as fuel. The fire near Millerton Lake was under control eventually but is still under investigation. I think that the heat and high winds are causing this in many places and I think that it is scary for the people that get affected by this.
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Vickeyy Ramirez :)
05-02-2013
02:28 PM ET (US)
   In the past, two days there has been three wild fires in Riverside County and in Fresno County. Why? maybe because due to the dry grassy area in the country side. These past days have been pretty hard for the firefighters putting the flames out and risking there own life.Most of the forest fires were in so cal and California is one of the states that have issues with wildfires and is due to the sudden change of weather.
 
   The problem with wild fires is that it can destroys homes and many acres of crops and property but in this occasion no one lost there homes. I believe the cause of the wild fire because of all the dry grass that gets hit by the sun and starts wild fires. It was all bad for the animals in southern California,because some got badly injured due to the wild fire.The good thing about it no homes were destroyed and no humans were found dead.

   I think is a lot of pressure on a fire fighter,because it's there job too put the fire out. I personally, am happy that no homes were destroyed in these fires and no lives were token away.I just believe what ever caused the fire know we have to be more alert of our surroundings.I just hope nothing like this occurs again.
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Carlos N
05-02-2013
01:47 PM ET (US)
In California, these last past days have been pretty hard for the firefighters in California. So far there have been three wild fires. Most of the fires have been in the southern part of California.
California is one of the states that always has issues like this due to weather changes.

These fires cause people to loose there homes and some of the land that they own. Most of the times these fires happen due to the weather change. It is now starting to get hot. And this is just the begining.

I think that firefighters here in California have to be ready for whatever when ever. They have to be ready to roll out wen their is a fire. It is important that they turn off fires and that they do their jobs.
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Alexis Martinez
05-02-2013
01:44 PM ET (US)
  It has to said that Santa Ana winds were giving the strength to blow over and cover more acres full of flames. They say that only one home has been destroyed or burned and that a couple more were in harms. This and another that passed were in southern california was a big wildfire.

  Other stuff going on after the fire is the smoke. The smoke will cause bad stuff things to the animals and maybe even people if the smoke go's far enough. That smoke will affect the enviorment. Every firefighter is getting rid of the fire but just in case they are telling citizens around the area just to get ready for another fire if it comes.
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Yesenia G
05-02-2013
12:36 PM ET (US)
There was 3 fires in California in the past two days. They said these fires were caused by the hot wind coming from the desert. The fires came early they usually come later on during summer. There is many people that are in risk they have many people evacuate from there homes. Some peoples house are at risk.

  Another thing is that because of these fires, the smoke is really bad and it could cause problems with the people around this smoke. Well I think that as long as they get there in time for all the fires and they put them out then I think everything will be okay. But thats only if they get there in time or there will be a lot of damage and many people wil loose there homes.
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Alexis Martinez
05-02-2013
12:33 PM ET (US)
  Yes their is a lot of fires but we just have to keep moving along. We can't let those two bombs mess us up. All the fires that go on are already being dealt with and the men that did the bombs in Boston are done with. One of the man is dead and the other is in prison for what he did.
  
  I don't know why this is all happening but I think it is all planned out to do that. So all the police should be on the look out for any other thing that goes wrong so they could see that this was planned.
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Abram
05-02-2013
12:14 PM ET (US)
  There has been 3 fires in the past two days in california. Santa Ana, Fresno, and Banning were the locations were the fires were. These fires have been caused by hot winds blowing in from the desert.
  These three fires in 2 days is a sign that fire season. Last year it wasn't this bad in the beginning, we had like a fire a week now we get 3 in 2 days. Plus this year fire season is a earlier than last years. In Fresno were the fire was at they had a storage room with chemicals that are used for medical use. Luckily they stopped the fire before it got to the storage room. In Santa Ana one house was damaged, luckily the firefighters put out the fire in time to save any other house from the fire. During the fire and mainly after there is a bunch of bad smoke that goes into our air and can damage you. It can probably give you asthma.
  I think these fires aren't and wont be an issue if they can get there in time. If they can't get there in time to put it out before it gets to homes then its a big problem because people are going to lose their homes. I wonder what happens to those who lose their homes in fire.
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Cesar Lopez7
05-02-2013
12:12 PM ET (US)
The fires have had an earlie start this year. There has been 2 or more fires they have burned down hundres of akers. The fires took place in the past 2 days they have started. Many peoples homes where at risk but thats all firefighters are putting people on alert that to get stuff ready in case of a fire.



I dont really know how the fires started in the past 2 days but theres a clue. I think it the strong change of weather. It got so hot all hot all of a sudden. An thats what might of affected an caused it to start. Or many of the time there are moist grasses or even from the inside an that gets a fire going on when u lease expect it.


The issue they had with putting out the fire that it was advanced by the time they got there. An the other problem was the air. The air would push the firers faster an make them grow quicker an spread faster.

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