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Posted: 01/09/19 12:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I have to wonder how many RVs made it out of the Camp Fire and are using nearby CGs? Has the Carr fire in July just west of Redding impacted availability in nearby CGs?


As we drove on 299 east back into Redding this past November the trees, structures and vehicles were incinerated. Right at the outskirts of Redding the fire damage gets spotty and then stops. The firefighters must have succeeded in drawing a line at town.


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Thanks, myredracer and 1sg for the eyes on the ground.

I was thinking that a lot of people who lost their houses might have bought trailers and RV's to live in temporarily. Or tents. There were a lot of people in tents at the Chico Walmart, although I guess mostly they have gotten into motel vouchers by now.

The situation for people who were renting, and had no renter's insurance, and need to stay local in order to get to their jobs, was really terrible.

For people who want follow-up news coverage on the fires, the best sources I found were the websites of the local newspapers. The Sacramento Bee, the chico paper, the redding paper... very thorough coverage, including the effects of an individual people. And the Wikipedia article on the Camp fire is very good too.

I agree about national news just hopping from one disaster to another. I pretty much ignore TV news. The forced editorials were the last straw.


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DutchmanSport, Some rain came and helped put the Paradise Camp Fire out. But the damage to people and property was extensive. There were numerous follow up news stories but it did drop off of the national news.

We were with family in San Jose and Sac and the smoke was dense and toxic.

Earlier in Seattle we encountered very heavy smoke and the fire map showed that British Columbia was on fire. An expert in this area stated that 100 years ago the same level of smoke would be considered very minor! And we drove down I5 and unknowingly were 1 hour ahead of the Carr Fire (Redding) that swept over I5 and burned vehicles. We were so very very fortunate.

We've now decided that family or not any thing similar in the future and the wheels will be turning and with better awareness.

Many areas in the US remain overbuilt in mismanaged fire suppression areas. And the drought does not help.


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Plus our daughter and granddaughter went to Chico to help with the animals from the Camp Fire. They have experience and didn't need any direction which freed organizers to guide others. A win win situation.

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Earlier in Seattle we encountered very heavy smoke and the fire map showed that British Columbia was on fire. An expert in this area stated that 100 years ago the same level of smoke would be considered very minor!
2018 was the worst wildfire season on record to date and 2107 was the second worst on record, according to the BC government. They are also now predicting wildfires are going to get worse and worse due to climate change. The past two summers have been an issue for air quality in the Lower Mainland, east of Vancouver. Have never seen anything like it my lifetime here.

We drove alongside a wildfire that had just broken out this past Aug. while towing our TT in the BC interior. They were allowing some vehicles to drive along the highway with a police escort. Very frightening to witness whole trees on fire, the noise and the heat. We're planning to do our next season's annual long distance trip in May-June from BC to Yellowstone NP hopefully ahead of the wildfire season. We had to bail out of a visit to Yellowstone couple of years ago due to a wildfire when we were just a day away. Never thought we'd have to be planning our RV-ing with wildfires in mind.


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Durango Park right next I5 in Red Bluff .
You can go online to their website and check availability .
Clean park with easy access on and off the freeway.

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