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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Why the Ventura Wildfire Is So Explosive - Scientific American

A disastrous combination of tinder-dry vegetation, the strongest Santa Ana winds in a decade and a spark caused a wildfire to explode in Ventura County, California, north of Los Angeles, overnight Monday (Dec. 4). Less than 24 hours later, the blaze had torn through more than 45,000 acres and destroyed 150 structures, with windy conditions hampering efforts to combat the flames.


fascinating and frightening.

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On the other hand it's Scientific American so you are under no obligation to believe it.

Anyway, tell me more about this "spark".

Posted by: dearieme | Dec 7, 2017 5:09:22 AM