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Arson Suspected As California Fire Experts Probe How 17 Fires Broke Out In Just 24 Hours (Video)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:12
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Arson and powerlines are possible suspects when it comes to the fires that are happening right now.

An investigation into the cause of deadly fires sweeping across California wine country includes scrutiny of the Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s power lines and transformers and whether they sparked any of the blazes, according to fire officials.   

The speed with which 17 blazes moved through Napa, Sonoma and other Northern California counties took residents and even firefighters by surprise Sunday night into Monday morning, as people evacuated suddenly in the early hours. By Thursday, at least 24 people had been killed, more than 100 had been treated for fire-related injuries, and more than 3,500 homes and businesses had been destroyed.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said its investigators were looking for links between the fires and the utility’s power lines and transformers as they fanned out across the region. An examination of Cal Fire and Sonoma County records by NBC Bay Area revealed that one of the first emergency calls at 9:22 p.m. reported a vegetation fire in the hard hit city of Santa Rosa. Less than a minute later, dispatchers noted an “electrical investigation” and at 9:24 p.m., they sent out alerts of a transformer explosion. 

Scott L. Stephens, a professor in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, said that all of the fires seemed to ignite between midnight and 2 a.m. Monday, when 50-mph winds were the strongest. Branches or trees could have fallen on the lines or the lines themselves failed, he said.

What do you think is causing the fires? A combination of things? Or arson and or power lines? It seems like a lot of damn fires that is for sure. Let us know what you think in the comments section. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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  • DK

    Controlled burnings gone wrong combined with importing Eucalyptus trees which have become a pest species invading the entire state. With Eucalyptus you do not need conspiracies for massive wildfires, the plant is designed to cause them to become the dominant species.

  • Jeffery Pritchett

    One meth head with a flare gun is all it takes.

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