Part of the reason why the California wildfire went viral was because it is such an extreme example of the destruction wrought by the trend, but the truth is, this is far from the first time that gender reveal parties have led to mass destruction, or even the loss of human life. Last year, a woman in Iowa was killed when a pipe bomb went off as part of a gender reveal, and in 2017, a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona shot an explosive at a target as part of a gender reveal, causing a wildfire that scorched through tens of thousands of acres of land and more than $8 million in damage; the agent pled guilty to a misdemeanor and was forced to pay millions of dollars in restitution. (It was a boy, in case anyone fucking cares.) Other gender reveal parties have incorporated such fun elements as alligators, exploding cars, and testicle-bashing air cannons. … [Read more...] about After Gender Reveal Party Causes Wildfire in California, Are We Finally Done?
The statement added that DWP crews “have been working around the clock on 16-hour shifts since Saturday and will continue until every last customer is restored. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we respond to one of the worst heat storms ever to hit our city.” … [Read more...] about California Governor Gavin Newsom Insists, “I Have No Patience For Climate Change Deniers” Amid Largest Fire Season In Recent Memory
These images are from around midday Wednesday, and as you can see, there's a creepy haze created by plumes of smoke blanketing the city ... making the day seem almost like night. Locals are standing in awe in the streets recording the unique sight. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Sky Glowing Orange from California Wildfires
Another is the fact that the state is currently facing three of the four biggest fires in its recorded history. The August Complex, the SCU Complex fires and the LNU Complex fires are numbers 1,3 and 4 of all-time — and still burning. Collectively they have killed 7 people, destroyed over 1,700 structures and scorched more than a million acres of forest. … [Read more...] about California’s Largest Fire Ever Recorded Now Burning North of San Francisco
The largest active fire on the August Complex is the Doe Fire, currently at 471,185 acres about24 percent contained. The Doe Fire is so big, it’s burning in five counties: Glenn County, Mendocino County, Lake County, Tehama County and Trinity County. … [Read more...] about Biggest Fire Ever Recorded In California Is Now 60% Larger At 746,000 Acres