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This is a discussion on California fires question within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Watching the news and it seems California is continuing burning to the ground. My question is why? They say the fires are caused by the ...

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    California fires question

    Watching the news and it seems California is continuing burning to the ground. My question is why? They say the fires are caused by the power lines. Why is it that no other areas of the country are having these problems? How were the California power lines constructed differently than the rest of the country? I live in Pennsylvania with lots of really big coal fired plants in this area. We have high voltage power lines running everywhere and I can’t remember any incidents of fires caused by these lines. What’s up with PG&E?

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    My understanding its due to lack of maintenance and they're aging equipment. We get pretty high winds out here in Kansas and don't see the problems like they do. Ours start with cigarette butts, or even sparks coming off trains/tracks. We also get heavy ice from time to time, and the helps weed out any aging poles or lines. My guess is Cali doesn't get much of that!
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    CA has not taken care of brush issue for a long time . The fires are not really caused by the power company. This is CA way of forcing others to pay for their mistakes. And in the end own the power company. make no mistakes CA will pocket a lot of money when this is all over.
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    The Wildfire Issue in California is due to multiple years of Incompetent Forestry Practices. PERIOD.

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    CA put all the blame and financial liability on the power company for whatever happens. Regardless of what causes the fire you sue the power company. Company now shuts down the power so they can't be blamed for fire trying to save themselves. There will end up being a big federal bailout for the power company. Cause the bunny huggers don't want you to cut a bush down and take care of the land. Wait for the mud slides this spring.
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    Geee, California sounds a lot like Venezuela. Wonder why that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spork View Post
    My understanding its due to lack of maintenance and they're aging equipment. We get pretty high winds out here in Kansas and don't see the problems like they do. Ours start with cigarette butts, or even sparks coming off trains/tracks. We also get heavy ice from time to time, and the helps weed out any aging poles or lines. My guess is Cali doesn't get much of that!
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    Boy, this topic strikes close to home--I just got a telephone call from a former classmate who now lives in California.

    I had to ask just how far he was away from the fire. He told me he "could see some flames" but 'guessed' they were too far away to ever endanger him or his family.

    My guess is that fires have a mind of their own...
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    California is DRY DRY DRY DRY add high winds and touching or broken power lines.... poof rapid fire

    PA, ME, NC, WV, NY... might have dry spells but nothing like CA....


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    Perhaps the EPA should fine CA for all the pollution they are putting in the air. That’s a lot of CO2, icebergs will melt because of this.

 

 
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