My entire town is burning down.

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  1. Jack Reacheround

    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    I’m pretty sure that’s in Butte County.
     
  2. IndyCovaHart

    IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    Wasn’t correcting; just supplementing with further irony.
     
  3. Jack Reacheround

    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    Ah. Yes, I missed that part. I wasn’t sure it was in Butte County though, so I was hoping you knew if it was.
     
  4. DespicablePeep

    DespicablePeep Brown Belt

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    Do fires keep getting worse or are people moving more into dangerous areas?

    I keep hearing about fires in California since I was a kid, I wonder how expensive insurance must be for those areas with fire risks.
     
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  5. IndyCovaHart

    IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    I’m not either but I’m taking your word for it. Lol

    Paradise Buttes it is.
     
  6. Scerpi

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    Holy shit dude... no words man. Stay safe. Material things can be replaced.

    I'd rather face another hurricane here than deal with a massive fire
     
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    Wet Blanket Totally Radical Left Wing Vegan Misanthrope

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    It's been my experience that insurance claims definitely do not cover everything. A large portion, but you are always left off much worse than before. Albeit, better off than no insurance.
     
  8. El_Dyablo619

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    Which side were you on, Calabasas or Agoura Hills?
     
  9. bad seed

    bad seed Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    has anything been rebuilt from the last big wildfire? Do these people typically move back to the same town? Is the insurance process smooth and quick?
     
  10. lifelessheap

    lifelessheap Silver Belt

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    Paradise California


    It is gone. Everything is gone.
     
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  11. lifelessheap

    lifelessheap Silver Belt

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    I own one pair of pants. They are stained with paint.
     
  12. El_Dyablo619

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    I guess you can say, that its Paradise Lost
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  13. El_Dyablo619

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    In all kidding, hope you and the wife will be ok, itll be rough 3mos dealing w insurance, but itll be ok
     
  14. lifelessheap

    lifelessheap Silver Belt

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    Lol, my wife is pregnant and we are homeless.

    Goddamit


    Nowhere to watch football this weekend
     
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  15. AlexDB9

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    Wow, stay safe brother
     
  16. ralphc1

    ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Aren't there areas where homeowners insurance doesn't cover wildfires? I thought I saw interviews where peoples homes burned and insurance didn't cover it.
     
  17. ralphc1

    ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    It's a good idea to keep a bug out bag and also keep a change of clothes in your vehicles.
     
  18. SRN

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    Stay safe man, I'm glad your family and dogs are ok. Everything else is replaceable.
     
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    Will this affect your job?
     
  20. MikeMcMann

    MikeMcMann Gold Belt

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    Sorry to hear it and good luck sherbro.

    I am literally shocked that no one has invented a spray on foam for situations like this where you have lead time that can completely encapculate the house and make it impervous to flying embers, which is the main flashpoint for these fires.

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    Sure the foam might be expensive and the clean up after too but you think you could get that priced into your insurance policy, which they would like, as it would prevent the entire house burning and that cost.

    And yes I know that if the fires rage close enough, even with the foam, spontaneous combustion of houses would be possible, but most home fires are not in that densely treed direct areas where that is the case. Most start by embers blowing roof top to roof top.
     

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