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Full containment of CZU Lightning Complex wildfire is expected Sunday

Original post made on Sep 18, 2020

Cal Fire said late Thursday evening that the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, which began burning in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties a month ago and is among the Bay Area's three largest wildfires since that time, is nearing full containm

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Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Sep 18, 2020 at 4:41 pm

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That’s great news. Hopefully CA can adjust CEQA and other regulations to have more frequent prescribed burns in the future.


Posted by Steven Goldstein
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 18, 2020 at 8:44 pm

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Dan,

Look at the maps and see that the forest fires are on land managed by the Federal land management.

Please read the news from NBC found here (Web Link)

The fact is some prescribed burns are not allowed because of the resulting pollution to rivers and lakes that would significantly damage fish which are likely endangered or better yet are the means that tourists visit the areas. Also, many places depend on that same water for the humans to drink and use.

Dan you always think it is so simple, but if you do any reading, you might find it isn't at all.

I agree we need to invest a lot more on management, but it is not as simple as "prescribed" burns alone. I do think for example that maybe more cutting down of trees in the right places will also help. That wood could be used constructively and not just become ash. The optimum solution is simply not easy, but I also believe we CAN get it done. But the Climate Change has given us a more difficult task and a short time line.


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