Welcome to Pie Guevara’s Friday Free-for-all. I should probably say occasional Friday Free-for-all as I am not sure how often I will come up with enough material to make an interesting blog post once a week or even have the compelling desire and time to do so. We will see if I can make a go of it.
Firstly, I would like to thank Tina and Jack for so graciously inviting me on board. The plan is to make the Friday Free-for-all a bits and pieces potpourri of things that interest me and may interest you.
Because of the tragic and still developing Camp Fire I am cutting this first post short. We are deeply saddened that fatalities have already occurred. Several news outlets have reported that the lower side of the town of Paradise has been engulfed in flames and has been “pretty much destroyed.” We hope and pray these reports are exaggerated and our hearts and prayers go out to the people affected.
As of 20:18 11/8/2018 CalFire reported the Camp Fire had grown to 20,00 acres with 15,00 structures threatened. CalFire Camp Fire Updates
The wind driven fire roared into Paradise Thursday afternoon and while evacuations have been chaotic tens of thousands have fled the fire to safety.
On Twitter conservative commentator and actor James Woods created the hashtag, #CampFireJamesWoods and is using his 1.8 million Twitter followers to try to connect those seeking for information on loved ones. (A tip of the hat to J. Soden.) Actor uses Twitter to get word out about the unaccounted for in Camp Fire