Susi Weaver, the manager for the Hawkeye Ranch in the Mayacamas Mountains in Geyserville is seen spraying down the dry brush as the Kincade fire spreads across her property. The National Weather Service NWS says winds around the highest areas of Sonoma County have been blowing at speeds up to 70mph, and elsewhere in the region there are winds between 30mph and 50mph.
Embers were seen blowing in the wind at the bottom of a tree trunk. CEO Bill Johnson said the tower is years-old, which isn't uncommon in the industry, and had been inspected four times in the last two years. He said the tower appears to have been in 'excellent condition.
Authorities initially ordered 2, people to evacuate the state's popular wine country as a wildfire exploded to more than 15 square miles 39 square kilometers , whipped up by strong winds that prompted utilities statewide to impose blackouts to prevent such fires from igniting. Officials ordered an evacuation of the entire community of Geyserville, home to about people and a popular stop for wine country tourists, along with nearby residents. The blaze threatened some of the area's famed wineries and the River Rock Casino as the blaze raged on the outskirts of town.
While battling the blaze, a firefighter came across a fire whirl that was whipping across the dry brush. This photo shows flames approaching rolling hills of grape vines in Sonoma County, which is the heart of California's world famous wine country. As of Thursday morning, Cal Fire, the state firefighting agency, says the blaze near Geyserville had grown to 10, acres.
In Southern California, a wall of flame rolled along the parched foothills north of Los Angeles, where thousands of homes have sprung up in recent decades. Officials told people to flee along a mileslong stretch of Santa Clarita, where the fire quickly consumed more than a square mile 2. Winds gusting to about 40 mph 65 kph pushed the blaze as enormous plumes of smoke visible for miles covered neighborhoods.
A second fire broke out about 10 miles 16 kilometers away, racing up a hillside to the edge of a neighborhood in Castaic and burning at least two houses. People used hoses to try to protect their properties. A vehicle burns on a property that's engulfed in flames during the Kincade fire near Geyserville Thursday. Firefighters use a drip torch to light a backfire ahead of the Kincade fire on Thursday in Geyserville. Backfiring is a controlled burn. In this strategy, firefighters attempt to halt the advance of a wildfire, or redirect it, by burning up fuel in its path. A helicopter passes a smoke plume as the Kincade Fire burns in unincorporated Sonoma County on Thursday.
Vineyard workers watch the Kincade Fire burning in the hills above Geyserville on Thursday. Among those fleeing Geyserville was year-old Harry Bosworth, who awoke before sunrise to find a firetruck and firefighters in his driveway. As he and his wife drove off, flames surrounded their driveway and their barn caught fire. Julia Jackson of Geyserville-based Jackson Family Wines, which owns more than 40 wine labels and thousands of acres of vineyards, posted on Instagram that her home was 'burnt down to the ground.
Thank God I'm alive,' she wrote. Jackson, who founded a climate change conference, said such fires are why she is doing the work. Another Geyserville evacuee, Isaac Hale, said he woke up to the sound of authorities ordering him out. The garage doors of a home burns at a vineyard Thursday during the Kincade fire near Geyserville which is home to about residents.
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Embers fly off a tree as a bulldozer is prepared to help fight fire during the Kincade fire near Geyserville Thursday. It started Wednesday night near the Geysers, the world's largest geothermal field, where nearly two dozen power plants draw steam from more than mountain wells to create electricity, California Department Of Forestry And Fire Protection incident commander Mike Parkes said.
It was fueled overnight by 76 mph kph winds in rugged terrain that was hard to reach, he said. It's only been two years since the fires that devastated our community. For many this will be a very stressful and anxious time. The National Weather Service NWS says winds around the highest areas of Sonoma County had reached speeds up to 70mph, and elsewhere in the region between 30mph and 50mph.
According to dispatch reports, the Kincade fire spread to about 1, acres by 11pm Wednesday night. As of Thursday morning, Cal Fire, the state firefighting agency, said the blaze near Geyserville had grown to 10, acres and had no containment. All residents of Geyserville were ordered to evacuate. Geyserville has about residents and is a popular stop for wine country tourists.
The fire raged amid rolling blackouts instituted after utility electrical equipment was blamed for setting several blazes in recent years that killed scores of people and burned thousands of homes. The company's outages are affecting half a million people or nearly , customers. This graphic shows the evacuation area where the Kincade fire is currently spreading in California. It was considering additional power cuts to more than , customers.
A firefighting bulldozer moves into position along Geysers Road while battling the Kincade fire, near Geyserville on Thursday. Vines are silhouetted against the Kincade fire seen burning in a valley near Geyserville on Thursday. The utility filed for bankruptcy protection in January as it faced billions of dollars in damages from such wildfires.
The investor-owned energy company has set aside billions for insurers and wildfire victims while facing a public backlash over its handling of the outages. Cows stand on a hill as the Kincade Fire approaches on Thursday in Geyserville. Smoke billows from a building engulfed in flames at a vineyard during the Kincade fire near Geyserville on Thursday.
An evacuation warning for the town of northern Healdsburg also was issued. Separately, officials responded to a vegetation fire in Annadel State Park southeast of Santa Rosa, the local fire department said. Nearly 28, customers are without power in parts of Sonoma County, which lost electricity around 3pm on Wednesday.
The utilities company said the precautionary blackouts are designed to keep winds that could gust to 60mph or more from knocking branches into power lines or toppling them, sparking wildfires. The current outages were to last about 48 hours, the utility company said. But its seven-day forecast shows a likelihood of another planned blackout across a much larger area. The timing wasn't clear but it could start as early as Saturday, when even heavier winds are expected to move through parts of California.
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Strenfel called the current wind event a 'California-wide phenomenon'. Conybeare Greek biography C1st to C2nd A. Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 14 trans. These are said to have had wings on head and feet and dark-blue locks, and travelled by air. They are said to have been feathered, with cocks' heads, wings, and human arms, with great claws; breasts, bellies, and female parts human. Zetes and Calais, however, were slain by the weapons of Hercules. The stones placed over their tombs are moved by their father's blasts. These, too, are said to be from Thrace. Eumolpus by Chiona [Khione], daughter of Aquilo [Boreas].
Ovid, Metamorphoses 6. Melville Roman epic C1st B. Four sons he had, and four daughters also, two of whom were matched in beauty; Procris was the happy bride of Cephalus, but Boreas whose love was Orithyia, found the ill-repute of Tereus and his Thracians damaging, and long he'd been without his heart's desire while he preferred to woo with words not force.
But when fair speeches failed him, anger stormed, the North Wind's too familiar mood at home. Force is what fits me, force! By force I drive the weeping clouds, by force I whip the sea, send gnarled oaks crashing, pack the drifts of snow, and hurl the hailstones down upon the lands.
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I, when I meet my brothers in the sky, the open sky, my combat field, I fight and wrestle with such force that heaven's height resounds with our collisions and a blaze of fire struck from the hollow clouds leaps forth. I, when I've pierced earth's vaulted passageways and in her deepest caverns strain and heave my angry shoulders, I put ghosts in fear, and with those tremors terrify the world. Such means I should have used my wife to gain; by force I should have won, not wooed in vain!
Trailing his dusty cloak across the peaks, he swept the ground and, clothed in darkness, wrapped terrified Orithyia in his wings, his loving tawny wings, and as he flew his fire was fanned and flared. The ravisher held on his airy course until he reached the peopled cities of the Cicones [in Thrake Thrace ]. There the princess of Attica became wife of the icy king and mother too, mother of twins [the Boreades], who had their father's wings, though all else from their mother.
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Ye the boys weren't born, it's said, with wings and, while their beards were still ungrown below their auburn locks, both Calais and Zetes were unwinged. But later as their cheeks grew yellow down, so, like a bird, wings lapped them on each side. And thus it was that when their boyhood years gave place to manhood, with the Argonauts, on that first ship across the unknown sea they sailed to seek the gleaming Golden Fleece.
Ovid, Fasti 5. Boyle Roman poetry C1st B. Ovid, Heroides Showerman Roman poetry C1st B. Propertius, Elegies 1. Goold Roman elegy C1st B. But he at wing's length mocks them as they hover and wards off with a bough their winged assault.
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At last they of Pandion's line, the sons of Orithyia, gave up. Propertius, Elegies 2. Propertius, Elegies 3. Statius, Thebaid Mozley Roman epic C1st A. Nonnus, Dionysiaca 1. Nonnus, Dionysiaca 2. As for him, I [Zeus] will make him proud with his deep mines of riches, and lead him as goodson to Oreithyia and Thrakian Boreas, as prophetic bridegroom of garlanded Kleopatra Cleopatra. Nonnus, Dionysiaca Suidas s. Gambros Erekhtheos trans. Homer, Iliad Lattimore Greek epic C8th B. Those, when they would play along the grain-giving tilled land would pass along the tassels of corn and not break the divine yield, but again, when they played across the sea's wide ridges they would run the edge of the wave where it breaks on the grey salt water.
Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 8.
outer-edge-design.com/components/mobile/2543-track-for-mobile.php The horse was presumably sired by Thrakian Boreas on the Harpyia Harpy. Aelian, On Animals 4.