WildFire Overtakes California Cars on Highway

July 18, 2015

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
 – Robert Frost
Bad enough that climate change is drying up Lost Angeles lawns.
You start messing with Californian’s cars, now that’s serious.
Raw Story:
Drivers could be seen standing on the side of the road in the Cajon Pass, their vehicles left stranded in the gridlocked traffic.The wildfire, which broke out on Friday in the drought-parched foothills of San Bernardino County, had charred more than 500 acres (200 hectares) by late afternoon as crews battled to get it under control.


14 Responses to “WildFire Overtakes California Cars on Highway”

  1. Gingerbaker Says:

    Well, something will have to be done about this now this has happened. Hundreds of people were detained or even prevented from making retail purchases because of this event.

    On the upside, I smell quite a few new car purchases coming to lucky San Bernardino salesmen.

    • indy222 Says:

      I love the smell of burning automobiles in the morning! Reminds me of “The Book of Eli”, one of the better post-apocalyptic genre films.

    • andrewfez Says:

      The only solution is to build more malls closer to those commuters’ homes, and protect them from fires by installing credibly wide concrete parking lots around their perimeter.

      • greenman3610 Says:

        Obviously this is a disaster made by Obama. There are clearly not enough parking lots in the area.

        • dumboldguy Says:

          Yes, and Speaker Boner will soon speak to that. Since Obama has also caused the CA drought that contributed to the wildfire, it’s only a small step until the Bonehead makes the connection and demands more fireproof concrete as well.

  2. Was driving through Happy Camp, California a week ago. The Klamath River was running really muddy, and an intense rainstorm had caused flooding and mud flows. Betcha didn’t hear about that on the weather channel. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153442201074313&set=pcb.831712053543554&type=1&theater

  3. ubrew12 Says:

    Western US precipitation, 1900-2100, normalized to the drought of 2000-2004:

    Puts me in mind of another Frost poem: “I shall be telling this with a sigh/ Somewhere ages and ages hence:/ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I…/ I took the one less traveled by/ And that has made all the difference.”

  4. I live in Oak Hills, CA, and that fire burned it’s swath just a mile to the west of where I live. Quite the show. I have tons of photos…

  5. Get used to it. Wait till you see what will happen in another 10 – 20 years if you think it is bad now….

  6. For a country with enemies, both foreign and homegrown, this has ***ENORMOUS, UNFATHOMABLE*** destructive potential for the USA. For very little effort or planning or resources.

    (feel free to delete this if you think maybe they’ve not figured it out yet)

  7. redskylite Says:

    I first saw this incident on abcnews watching a bunch of people running from the blazing vehicles. Sure such things can happen without Climate Change, but it’s making the chances a whole lot higher, as a child of the sixties the rolling stones come to my mind.

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