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Wild fires in California's San Francisco Bay Area

While much of the country is seeing cooler temperatures after a sizzling-hot summer, here in California we're in the midst of our wild fire season.

The recent heat wave in the San Francisco Bay Area has been a major concern. Not only has it made for uncomfortably hot days -- 102-degrees in San Jose yesterday, around 89-degrees in temperate San Francisco -- we are always on the alert for wildfires.

Here's a snapshot of the headlines of my online newspaper today at 4:09 PM:

Other local wild fires were reported yesterday and on Sunday, days of extreme heat and dry air. Our wild land vegetation is tinder dry after months of no rain.

While many cities and counties to the south and east of San Francisco are still hot today, the good news is that today the cool-off has begun.

This typically begins in San  Francisco, with fog whisking its way under the golden gate bridge. That's what I saw at 10:00 this morning--a thin wisp of fog sitting on the waters of the bay. The fog has thickened now to a thick, white blanket above the water, obscuring my views of Angel Island, Alcatraz and the Marin Headlands. I'm hearing the delightful sound of fog horns on the bay, although it is sunny here, where it is currently 73 degrees, just about perfect in my view.

And that bodes well for the rest of the bay area, and for the firefighters working so diligently to save homes and keep these fires from spreading.

I'm hopeful that tomorrow's headlines in SFGate will tell us these fires are contained and abating.

 

 

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Comment balloon 22 commentsLottie Kendall • September 27 2016 04:28PM

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I am a tree hugger. When I see trees go down from new construction, ignorance or whatever; I feel so bad. When I see California's forests on fire I have to remind myself that the areas are VAST and there is no way anyone can go in and clean out the brush to help squash wildfires. Yet I feel sad for the trees and the people and animals who live in the areas. 

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) about 3 years ago

The evacuation center is about 5 minutes away. Helicopters and D of Forestry planes are dumping flame retardant before it gets dark. Soot is everywhere. I am in South SC County and the fire is inching toward Big Sur.  The plume is about 50 miles long.

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) about 3 years ago

Santa Cruz fire

This is from our kitchen window toward  Uvas Valley which is close to Loma Prieta.... 5 PM.....102 deg F

 

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) about 3 years ago

Whew, this heat wave has been warm!  103 where I was hiking Sunday in Socal!  Hope the fires are kept at bay with no damage to life or property.

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) about 3 years ago

Hi Sussie Sutton - without a doubt, wildlife is affected by the fires. Keeping my fingers crossed that these current two are contained soon. The cooler air and marine layer will help.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Sam Shueh - your picture paints a thousand words, and shows the ominous look of a wild fire. I used to take my granddaughter horseback riding at Mt. Madonna Stables on Summit Road -- I think the fire is a bit north of there, but not by much.

Here's hoping the marine layer makes its way up the ridge and gives the firefighters a much-needed hand.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Hello John Meussner - I'm hoping the fog and cool down San Francisco is experiencing spreads quickly to these fire areas. Several structures (houses?) have been burned so far; let's hope the numbers stay small.

Hike in 103-degree temps is tough!!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

I saw that on the news this morning, Lottie!  Let's hope that our beloved Wine Country doesn't endure too much damage!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 3 years ago

It's cooling off nicely in San Francisco right now, Myrl Jeffcoat - hopefully that will be the help from nature that these 2 current fires need. We have many weeks to go before we can say the fire season has ended.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

 I am always so sad to see how many of these fires are started by carelessness 

Lottie Kendall 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) about 3 years ago

Lottie-Wildfires are so scary. As Paul mentioned so many are caused by carelessness which is tragic and sad.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) about 3 years ago

Good evening Lottie Kendall ,

So sad to see so many hot destructive fires. I hope the cooling continues in San Fransisco and the coming weeks bring minimal fires.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 3 years ago

I too hope the fires will be under control sooner than later. Sam Shueh view out his window is not a good one. It is really hard on those with breathing problems.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 3 years ago

I hope they will control these wildfires soon. I hope you will have good weather this fall.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 3 years ago

Good morning Lottie. This is scary stuff. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 3 years ago

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington -- carelessness and super dry tinder are a bad combination.

Hello Sharon Lee - the causes of these two latest fires hasn't been determined yet, but several homes have been lost already--and they're still burning

Good morning, Dorie Dillard - our fog blanket is thick and wide-spread this morning, which will aid in the fire fighting efforts.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds - the pall of smoke makes some communities very unpleasant to be in right now.  The photo out the window that Sam Shueh posted gives a good feel.

Thanks for the good thoughts Gita Bantwal - today's fog should help once it reaches inland a bit.

Wildfires are scary, indeed, Sheila Anderson -- the western United States gets very dry this time of year

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Wildfires have to be one of the most frightening of the natural disasters.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 3 years ago

Yes, wildfires and tornadoes, both, Chris Ann Cleland Such power!

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

Lottie Kendall - Living with the threat of wildfires is a hard thing to do.  I hope they get these new wildfires under control quickly!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) about 3 years ago

I suspect you worry about them too in your area, Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com Our cooldown is helping get these two under control. Gotta love our natural air conditioning!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 3 years ago

We are having a fair amount of rain. I wish I could send it to you. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 3 years ago

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