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LA/Ventura Fires (Video Added)
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Post 1 made on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 17:17
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Everything is on fire around here again... has anyone been directly affected?

I have friends and clients that have been evacuated, some with homes very near the fires.  They're waiting to hear if they've had any property damage.

Lots of smoke and ash in the air all the way up to Santa Babrara.

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Post 2 made on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 17:21
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I can't imagine.  I just saw a video of a freeway shot...It looked like the people were actually driving through HELL. 

Stay safe Paul.
Post 3 made on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 19:07
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Do you need to bring the Porsche to NC so it can be protected? :-)
Post 4 made on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 19:17
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I heard some on NPR today on this. It reminded me of last year when the Gatlinburg area in TN burnt and people were getting trapped and couldnít escape. Absolutely horrible
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Post 5 made on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 21:28
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My father in law was told several hrs ago to evacuate.
OP | Post 6 made on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 23:02
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On December 6, 2017 at 17:21, Hasbeen said...
I can't imagine.  I just saw a video of a freeway shot...It looked like the people were actually driving through HELL.

Stay safe Paul.

I'm far enough away that there's no immediate danger aside from breathing crappy air... everything around here smells like a camp fire!

The entire town lost power for about 4 hours Tuesday night and we had lots of shorter power interruptions throughout the day Wednesday.  I think the report said 200,000 were without power.

I was working about 15 miles from the nearest fire today and around 2pm the smoke almost blocked out the sun.
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OP | Post 7 made on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 23:07
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On December 6, 2017 at 19:07, Trunk-Slammer -Supreme said...
Do you need to bring the Porsche to NC so it can be protected? :-)

It could use the exercise... most of the time it just sits in the garage!
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OP | Post 8 made on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 11:49
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Schools were all cancelled here today and the jobsite I was scheduled to work at today has been evacuated, so redirecting to another job.

I'm still in no danger, but this looks like it's going to be a bad series of fires!
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Post 9 made on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 16:10
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It looks absolutely horrendous. Very scary. Stay save LA folks.
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Post 10 made on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 16:12
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On December 6, 2017 at 23:07, SB Smarthomes said...
It could use the exercise... most of the time it just sits in the garage!

Maybe I better fly out and take care of that for you..

Me being such a nice guy and all....LOL
Post 11 made on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 17:44
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Im taking my 13 year old son for a Birthday trip to LA Jan. 10. Is that a bad time to be there? Never been to the US west coast. Staying in Silverlake. Where's a good place for Tacos?
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OP | Post 12 made on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 21:01
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January is a fine time to be in LA (as long as the fires are out by then).  Temps are usually in the 60s-70s during the day and maybe a small chance of rain.

I don't know much about Silverlake, so hopefully someone else can help with the Tacos.  You'll be near Dodger Stadium, but probably 30-45 minute drive to the coast.

Don't know how long you're in the area, but if you get up North to Santa Barbara please get in touch!
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Post 13 made on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 21:41
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Would love to visit some AV firms or hi-fi stores but we are only there for four days. just can't guage how large the city is looking at it from Google maps. A bit nervous about ending up in the wrong neighbourhood or something. We're from Toronto area and I have a feeling it's going to be a bit of a culture shock being there. Hopefully we can hit some of the best places to visit while there
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Post 14 made on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 21:50
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On December 7, 2017 at 21:41, mrtristan said...
Would love to visit some AV firms or hi-fi stores but we are only there for four days. just can't guage how large the city is looking at it from Google maps. A bit nervous about ending up in the wrong neighbourhood or something. We're from Toronto area and I have a feeling it's going to be a bit of a culture shock being there. Hopefully we can hit some of the best places to visit while there

Isnít Ernie in the LA area? You could do us all a favor and settle a long standing bet. About half of us here think he is really a software bot.
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Post 15 made on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 22:40
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On December 7, 2017 at 17:44, mrtristan said...
Im taking my 13 year old son for a Birthday trip to LA Jan. 10. Is that a bad time to be there? Never been to the US west coast. Staying in Silverlake. Where's a good place for Tacos?

You will have not problem finding good tacos, even great taco. Look for dives and you will be amazed. Some 15 years ago I dated a girl who lived in Silver Lake and spent a lot of time there. Not a clue what is still there. Besides the original Tommy's burger. You'll be near Sunset Blvd, which can be an adventure in a good way!

As for weather, LA has 2 seasons. Long summer days, and short summer days. I spent some 30 years in the area.
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