Skip to content

Fire Tornadoes devastated California

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/16/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Seven wildfires still burn around San Diego

As if countless wildfires weren't enough, strong winds are forcing California to deal with another major problem, firenados.

Due to the drought and wind, California is also having to deal with firenados. Whirling vortexes of flaming debris.

Due to the drought and wind, California is also having to deal with firenados. Whirling vortexes of flaming debris.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/16/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: US, California, San Diego


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - While wildfire after wildfire continue to devastate the state, a new danger is looming which is leaving experts worried.

These firenados, also known as fire whirls and fire devils, are caused when intense heat from a powerful fire combines with turbulent winds to form a whirling vortex of air. This vortex may tighten into the funnel like shape commonly attributed to tornados which sucks in burning debris and combustible gasses.

Send a prayer to those suffering from the wildfires.

One of the reasons this outbreak of firenados is so damaging, is that traditional shelters that victims may turn to are also being threatened by the outbreaks.

The seven fires around San Diego that started on May 13 have continued to cause problems for fire crews, whom had hoped that milder winds, lower temperatures and higher humidity on May 16 would allow them to start containing the fires.

Mike Mohler, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said he was "cautiously optimistic," the day would see major gains.

Aided by civilian and military aircraft, firefighters had mostly contained a few of the fires, but officials said that there were three fires, including two around the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton, that were largely uncontained.

The cause of these wildfires remain unclear but arson is the main suspect among the area's residents.

On May 15, Escondido police arrested 19-year-old Isaiah Silva and a 17-year-old juvenile in connection to arson-related charges. Currently the two have not been had any charges filed against them, however the San Diego district attorney is reviewing the case.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for SEPTEMBER 2017
Parishes.
That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.


Comments


More U.S.

We have unmasked the, foul-mouthed, liberal hypocrite Lawrence O'Donnell, and he is ugly Watch

Image of In the span of seconds, O'Donnell goes from fake jovial to surly as he is triggered by a technical glitch.

We have unmasked Lawrence O'Donnell for the lying, foul mouthed, hypocrite that he is. The fake-news reporting hypocrite has gone viral in ... continue reading


Officials: 'Evacuate or die' as Cat 5 Maria closes on Puerto Rico Watch

Image of Category 5 Maria strikes the Caribbean, while Jose spins off the East Coast of the USA, and a tropical storm develops off the coast of Africa.

"Evacuate or die," is the warning to residents of Puerto Rico as category 5 hurricane Maria churns towards the island territory. Maria has ... continue reading


Thug produces video that shows him lynching a child, YouTube responds by banning Bible readings Watch

Image of Racist thug, XXXTentacion in his latest mugshot for violent behavior. His video, which shows him lynching a child, has gone viral, earning him a payout from YouTube.

A rap artist has published a video that shows him lynching a child. The production is intended to support the Black Lives Matter movement, ... continue reading


That's no ruler! Nun goes viral, clearing brush with a CHAINSAW in Irma aftermath Watch

Image of Sister Margaret Ann performing labor with joy, an example to all of us. Photo: Miami-Dade PD

A viral video of a nun going to work on a fallen tree with a chainsaw is raising brows online. But why should it? Nuns are among the ... continue reading


The BIG ONE is coming to California, and officials think it will be worse than predicted Watch

Image of California officials suspect the damage from the Big One will be worse than anticipated.

This year, California went from due to overdue for the Big One. That's the name residents have for a massive quake that scientists predict ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.