Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Event Update For 2020-09-15

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2020-09-15 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits two different areas in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

Quote: "Portsmouth fire crews responded to two different incidents involving the smell of gas Tuesday night. The first incident reported was the smell of gas in the Prentis Park neighborhood. Crews arrived on scene and did not find any hazards in the area. The gas company also had crews respond to investigate. Around 10 p.m., fire officials said they were in the process of investigating another incident involving the smell of gas inside on Court Street."

2020-09-15 - California’s wildfires are producing more CO2 than its power plants:

2020-09-15 - Metal recycling center hit by fire at 4:15 AM, large pile of scrap metal burns, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "According to the fire department, the fire was reported at 4:15 a.m. near Northeast Fourth Street and North Martin Luther King Avenue. A worker showed up and found smoke coming from a large pile of scrap metal from cars, officials said."

2020-09-15 - Electrical facility damaged by fire and explosion at 12:52 AM on Carnegie Road in Tuebrook (Britain):

2020-09-15 - Megafire grows to 119,488 acres in coastal Big Sur (California):

2020-09-15 - At least 87 large wildfires burning across 11 states, death toll hits 36, 6+ million acres burned this year so far:

Quote: "The wildfires have scorched over 6 million acres total, a little over the size of New Hampshire, since Jan. 1, 2020, to date, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)."

2020-09-15 - First-ever mobile morgue opens in Oregon, dozens of wildfire deaths feared:

2020-09-15 - Wildfire smoke from fires raging on the US West Coast spreads all the way across the country to the East Coast:

2020-09-15 - Oregon state senator who stopped climate change vote loses home to wildfire:

Note: Huh, turns out the homes of climate change deniers aren't any less flammable than anyone else's homes. Who knew?! Earth is going to visit horror upon escalating horror on the deniers and convince them of reality the hard way, or kill them, whichever comes first. To quote Ayn Rand, 'You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.' The deniers can avoid reality as much as they want, but they definitely aren't going to avoid the consequences...

2020-09-15 - Hurricane Sally spirals toward the coasts of Alabama and Florida, historic life-threatening flooding possible:

2020-09-15 - Wildfire rages to within 500 feet of Mt. Wilson Observatory near coastal Los Angeles (California):

2020-09-15 - Four warehouses destroyed by huge fire in coastal Ajman (UAE):

2020-09-15 - Superyacht 'Hidalgo' bursts into flame at shipyard in coastal La Spezia (Italy):

2020-09-15 - Three boats destroyed by fire while docked at Oxbow Marina in coastal Isleton (California):

2020-09-15 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake of Two Mountains (Canada):

Note: These are the 817th, 818th, 819th, 820th and 821st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 12:26 AM, ignites brush fire, on I-5 in coastal Los Angeles County (California):

2020-09-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 near Gainesville (Florida):

2020-09-15 - Tractor bursts into flame near SC 327 and US 76 near Florence (South Carolina):

2020-09-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-24 near Murfreesboro (Tennessee):

2020-09-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street near Churdan (Iowa):

2020-09-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2 AM on the A1 near Wakefield (Britain):

2020-09-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M1 in Leicestershire (Britain):

2020-09-15 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Sleaford (Britain):

2020-09-15 - Tractor and baler go up in flames near Pickering (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle fire – Pickering Time of call: 1658 hours Crews from Pickering and Malton have dealt with a tractor and baler on fire. This resulted in 80% fire, heat and smoke damage to the tractor and 50% damage to the baler. Crews used 2 breathing apparatus, 2 hosereels, triple extension ladder and small tools. The cause is believed to be an electrical or mechanical fault."

Note: These are the 1333rd, 1334th, 1335th, 1336th, 1337th, 1338th, 1339th, 1340th and 1341st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-09-15 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Route 502 along the Nesbitt Reservoir in Spring Brook Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The truck caught fire on Route 502 along the Nesbitt Reservoir."

2020-09-15 - RV bursts into flame on street in Hibbing (Minnesota):

Note: This is the 302nd RV to burn in 2020...

2020-09-15 - Inmate transport van bursts into flame on street in Dayton (Texas):

2020-09-15 - SUV bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2020-09-15 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 near coastal Clam Beach (California):

2020-09-15 - Car bursts into flame on the Baltimore Beltway near I-95 in Halethorpe (Maryland):

2020-09-15 - Car bursts into flame at 4:45 AM on Te Ngae Road in Rotorua (New Zealand):

2020-09-15 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Singapore:

2020-09-15 - Lamborghini bursts into flame on street near the Yangtze River in Nanjing (China):

Quote: "The incident took place Sunday, 13 September, in Nanjing’s Jiangbei New Area, near Aolin Plaza, where Puzhu Zhong Lu passes under a railway line, not far from the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge."

2020-09-15 - Car bursts into flame on the M275 in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

2020-09-15 - Car bursts into flame on Alder Lane in Warrington (Britain):

2020-09-15 - Car bursts into flame on Ambleside Avenue in Southmead (Britain):

2020-09-15 - Car bursts into flame on the A30 west of Sherborne (Britain):

2020-09-15 - Car bursts into flame on Allonby Road in coastal Maryport (Britain):

2020-09-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-170 in St. Louis (Missouri):

2020-09-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Lower Tampa Bay near coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

2020-09-15 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on US 7 in Sunderland (Vermont):

2020-09-15 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home on SE 100th Lane in Ocklawaha (Florida), nobody there:

2020-09-15 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home on County Road 44 in Waddington (New York):

2020-09-15 - Van and home go up in flames on South View Road in West Lampeter Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-09-15 - U-haul facility heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM in coastal Pawtucket (Rhode Island):

2020-09-15 - Motorcycle club destroyed by fire at 6:15 AM on Hudson Boulevard North in Oakdale (Minnesota):

2020-09-15 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Coastal Highway near coastal Dewey Beach (Delaware):

2020-09-15 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck at 6:15 AM in New Fairfield (Connecticut):

2020-09-15 - Movie theater damaged by fire in Wynne (Arkansas), nobody there:

2020-09-15 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire on Route 9 in Lake George (New York):

2020-09-15 - Department store under construction damaged by fire near port in coastal Beirut (Lebanon):

2020-09-15 - Home damaged by fire just after 11:30 PM on Sun Vista Court in Eau Claire (Wisconsin):

2020-09-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:30 AM on Thornwood Circle near the Raccoon River in West Des Moines (Iowa):

Quote: "The call came in at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 3800 block of Thornwood Circle. That’s just across the Raccoon River from Walnut Woods State Park."

2020-09-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire on County Road 681 in Geneva Township (Michigan), nobody there:

2020-09-15 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 4:30 AM on Esic Drive in Edwardsville (Illinois):

2020-09-15 - Apartment building destroyed by fire on Hemlock Avenue in coastal Coos Bay (Oregon):

2020-09-15 - Vacant home burns on Scott Street in South Bend (Indiana):

2020-09-15 - Around 20 seagulls flop around and die on beaches, again, in coastal Horowhenua (New Zealand):

Quote: "Autopsy results for seagulls struck with a mystery illness in Horowhenua have proven inconclusive. For the second time this year, seagulls have flopped, staggered and struggled to fly as they became paralysed while lying on the sand at Waikawa and Kuku beaches. Twenty birds have died over the past week. Ten were sent to Massey University’s Wildbase wildlife hospital for autopsies. A Massey University spokeswoman said there were no obvious diseases found in the birds."

2020-09-15 - More than 350 sea turtles found dead on same stretch of beach where 137 sea lions were found dead, in coastal Baja California (Mexico):

Quote: "Environmental groups say a total of 351 loggerhead sea turtles have been found dead so far this year on the same stretch of Baja California coast where authorities found a total of 137 dead, beached sea lions last week."

2020-09-15 - Man, 52, found dead in swimming pool at home on Fox Head Street in San Antonio (Texas):

2020-09-15 - Man found dead in Mission Creek in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2020-09-15 - Woman in her 60s found dead in lake at Almansor Park in Alhambra (California):

2020-09-15 - Man, 54, found dead in the Cumberland River in Cheatham County (Tennessee):

2020-09-15 - Man found dead in the Flint River in Bainbridge (Georgia), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2020-09-15 - Woman, 18, found dead at home on St. Rose Road in Lebanon (Kentucky):

2020-09-15 - Woman found dead in the Ohio River in Louisville (Kentucky):

2020-09-15 - Boy, 6, dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Folly Beach (South Carolina):

2020-09-15 - Man, 24, found dead at Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado):

2020-09-15 - Man slumps over dead in car in parking lot at Goodman's Bay in coastal Nassau (Bahamas):

Quote: "ASP Audley Peters said at this stage, the incident is not being treated as a homicide nor is it suggested it’s a suicide. 'At the moment, it is considered as a sudden death and until we get the autopsy report to indicate otherwise,' ASP Peters told reporters."

2020-09-15 - Man found dead in estuary in coastal Llansteffan (Britain):

2020-09-15 - Driver has 'medical episode', truck slams into 3 cars, on the Humber Bridge over the River Humber near coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "It appears the driver of the lorry may have had a medical episode."

2020-09-15 - Woman has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into gas meter, in Hilliard (Ohio):

Quote: "People were evacuated Tuesday, Sept. 15, from the U.S. Postal Service office at 4000 Leap Road in Hilliard after a motorist apparently suffered a medical emergency and struck a gas meter, according to Norwich Township Fire Department Chief Jeff Warren."

2020-09-15 - Freight train derails on bridge near Santa Fe Junction in Kansas City (Kansas):

2020-09-15 - Tractor trailer's brakes fail, truck slams into two cars, in San Antonio (Texas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Officials said the 18-wheeler was exiting I-35 when the truck is believed to have suffered a possible brake failure. The truck crashed into two cars near Thousand Oaks Drive."

2020-09-15 - SUV veers off road, crashes into mobile home, bursts into flame, on Perkiomen Avenue in Exeter Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2020-09-15 - Pickup truck and SUV collide head-on, fire erupts, near marina on the Great Salt Lake (Utah), 9 injured:

Quote: "The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the road between Saltair and the Great Salt Lake Marina."

2020-09-15 - Car crashes into ditch in El Paso (Texas), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2020-09-15 - Car veers off road and overturns, bursts into flame, on I-287 in Wanaque (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2020-09-15 - Shark attacks and injures man in Melbourne (Florida):

2020-09-15 - Dog attacks and injures boy in Banning (California):

2020-09-15 - Home collapses in Kano State (Nigeria), 2 killed, 8 injured:

2020-09-15 - The Northern Hemisphere just had its hottest summer on record:

2020-09-15 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia):

2020-09-15 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Fiji Islands:

2020-09-15 - At least 260,000 hectares of farmland damaged in Bangladesh, impact on food prices expected:

2020-09-15 - Shockingly high number of Americans to seriously considering suicide:

2020-09-15 - Scientists create gene-edited animals as 'surrogate sires' to boost food production:

2020-09-15 - The entire universe might be a neural network says Minnesota physicist:


  1. Good morning Jonny, all.

    Today's report is disturbing. How soon before ~ 350 PEOPLE drop dead "mysteriously" on a beach somewhere? When will massive numbers of us begin starving due to lack of food? It's on the horizon.

    Thursday, 17 September 2020
    Sally the second hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast in less than three weeks and the latest to blow in during one of the busiest hurricane seasons ever: Moving at just 3 mph (5 kph), Sally battered the Pensacola and Mobile, Alabama, metropolitan areas encompassing nearly 1 million people

    Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, killing at least one person, swamping homes and forcing the rescue of hundreds as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South. The death happened in Orange Beach, Alabama, according to Mayor Tony Kennon, who also told The Associated Press that one person was missing. Kennon said he couldn't immediately release details.

    Moving at just 3 mph (5 kph), or about as fast as a person can walk, the storm made landfall at 4:45 a.m. close to Gulf Shores, Alabama, about 30 miles (50 kilometres) from Pensacola, Florida. It accelerated to a light jog as it battered the Pensacola and Mobile, Alabama, metropolitan areas encompassing nearly 1 million people. Sally cast boats onto land or sank them at the dock, flattened palm trees, peeled away roofs, blew down signs and knocked out power to more than 540,000 homes and businesses.

    A replica of Christopher Columbus' ship the Nina that had been docked at the Pensacola waterfront was missing, police said. Sally tore loose a barge-mounted construction crane, which then smashed into the new Three Mile Bridge over Pensacola Bay, causing a section of the year-old span to collapse, authorities said. The storm also ripped away a large section of a fishing pier at Alabama's Gulf State Park on the very day a ribbon-cutting had been scheduled following a $2.4 million renovation. [more; that's a big FUCK YOU! from Sally]

    After Sally: Rescue, recovery and a wary eye on rivers

    Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, as the storm's remnants continued to dump heavy rains inland that spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas. [more]

    Hurricane Sally creates massive storm surge on Florida beach [24 sec. news video]

    [2nd section awaits]

  2. [hey, just like the nuclear industry!]
    Gas Companies Are Abandoning Their Wells, Leaving Them to Leak Methane Forever

    Gas wells never really die, though. Over the years, the miles of steel piping and cement corrode, creating pathways for noxious gases to reach the surface. The most worrisome of these is methane, the main component of natural gas. If carbon dioxide is a bullet, methane is a bomb. Odorless and invisible, it captures 86 times more heat than CO₂ over two decades and at least 25 times more over a century. Drilling has released this potent greenhouse gas, once sequestered in the deep pockets and grooves of the Earth, into the atmosphere, where it’s wreaking more havoc than humans can keep up with.

    In the past five years, 207 oil and gas businesses have failed. As natural gas prices crater, the fiscal burden on states forced to plug wells could skyrocket; according to Rystad Energy AS, an industry analytics company, 190 more companies could file for bankruptcy by the end of 2022. Many oil and gas companies are idling their wells by capping them in the hope prices will rise again. But capping lasts only about two decades, and it does nothing to prevent tens of thousands of low-producing wells from becoming orphaned, meaning “there is no associated person or company with any financial connection to and responsibility for the well,” according to California’s Geologic Energy Management Division.[more]

    Oil refiners shut plants as demand losses may never return

    Oil refiners are permanently closing processing plants in Asia and North America and facilities in Europe could be next because of the uncertain prospects for a recovery in fuel demand after the coronavirus pandemic cut consumption. [more]

    Wildfires sweep into Brazil park harboring jaguars

    Wildfire has infiltrated a Brazilian state park known for its population of jaguars as firefighters, environmentalists and ranchers in the world's largest tropical wetlands region struggle to smother record blazes. [more; 3 videos]

    Struck by lightning 7 killed in Madhya Pradesh, India

    At least 42 killed by lightning, rain related incidents in 2 states of India in 24 hours

    While 29 people lost their lives and 11 suffered injuries in different districts across Bihar, 13 deaths were reported in Uttar Pradesh. [more]

    Hundreds rescued after deadly Hurricane Sally wreaks havoc on US Gulf coast

    She cast boats onto land or sank them at the dock, flattened palm trees, peeled away roofs, blew down signs and knocked out power to more than 540,000 homes and businesses.
    [more; 2 videos]

    Dangerous Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) forecast to strike western Greece

    The first medicane of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season -- named Cassilda by the unofficial Mediterranean Cyclone Center (MCC), and Ianos by the National Observatory of Athens -- formed in the Ionian Sea on September 16. The storm is moving toward Greece and is expected to make landfall on Friday, September 18. [more]

    [3rd piece below]

  3. August 2020 was the world’s second-warmest August on record – The year 2020 has more than a 99.9 percent chance to rank among the five warmest years on record

    [according to Jonny's post, it IS the warmest year on record]

    August 2020 was the second-warmest August since global record keeping began in 1880, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, or NCEI, reported September 14.

    The month was just 0.04 degrees Celsius behind the record set in August 2016. NASA rated the month as the third-warmest August on record, and the Japan Meteorological Agency rated it as the fourth-warmest August on record.

    Minor differences in rankings often occur among various research groups, the result of the different techniques they use to handle data-sparse regions such as the Arctic. [more]

    Yelp data shows 60% of business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic are now permanent [by design imho]

    Yelp on Wednesday released its latest Economic Impact Report, revealing business closures across the U.S. are increasing as a result of the coronavirus.

    As of Aug, 31, 163,735 businesses have indicated on Yelp that they have closed, a 23% increase since mid-July.

    According to Yelp data, permanent closures have reached 97,966, representing 60% of closed businesses that won’t be reopening. [more]

    55-ton sperm whale washes ashore at South Ballina, Australia [video & pic]

    Deadly flash floods in Kampala, Uganda

    Police said they recovered two bodies in the Clock Tower area of the city on 11 September. It is thought the bodies were carried by flood water from different places
    [more; 2 videos and some tweets]

    2 dead after severe storms cause floods and landslides in northern Vietnam

    Meanwhile in Dien Bien Province a massive mudflow blocked parts of a National Highway in Dien Bien District, causing major traffic disruption.

    In the south of the country, strong winds caused damage to homes in An Giang Province, while a tornado on 11 September struck in Long Ho district in Vinh Long Province, damaging or destroying around 100 homes. [more; 2 videos]

    [4th part coming up]

  4. [off topic, but a good quick read - links to more]

    Mysterious Disappearance: 5 missing aircraft that still baffle investigators today

    Twitter Suspends Account Of Chinese Scientist Who Published Paper Alleging Covid Was Created In Wuhan Lab

    On Sunday afternoon we asked how long before the twitter account of the "rogue" Chinese virologist, Dr. Li-Meng Yan, who yesterday "shocked" the world of establishment scientists and other China sycophants, by publishing a "smoking gun" scientific paper demonstrating that the Covid-19 virus was manmade, is "silenced."

    We now have the answer: less than two days. A cursory check of Dr Yan's twitter page reveals that the account has been suspended as of this moment. [more]

    More from the Chinese whistleblower

    Coronavirus whistleblower speaks out about possible COVID origin on 'Tucker'

    Here is a contrary view

    Red Line War Room Ep8 (Bannon and Dr. Li-Meng Yan lies about CCP only Virus) by Dr. Paul Cottrell [39.6 min. video]

    Jeff & Dan[e] Wigington - Time Is Running Out…Chemtrails, Fires, The Dying Forests [interview video removed]

    [see ~ 9.75 min. Into The Wild video by Wigington]

    [Jonny and i will be hunkering down]
    Frosty air to visit portions of Midwest, Northeast

    Even though the chilly air will pale in comparison to the blast that left people shivering in the Rockies and High Plains along with a snowfall early in September, some of the chilliest air of the season is forecast from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast in the coming days and can bring temperatures as low as 20 degrees below average. [more; see map]
    [expect even MORE garbage truck fires going forward]
    Mack Will Sell Electric Garbage Trucks In 2021

    Mack Trucks will begin taking orders in the fourth quarter for its battery-powered LR Electric refuse hauler it is testing in New York City and with Republic Services.

    The announcement Wednesday comes a few weeks after Republic (NYSE: RSG) agreed to purchase 2,500 battery-electric waste haulers from startup Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) Republic said it was the largest order of waste trucks in industry history.

    Mack, an American subsidiary of Sweden's Volvo Group (OTC: VLVLY), said deliveries of the Electric LR would begin in 2021. The production Mack LR Electric model is targeted at commercial or municipal waste haulers that want a zero-emissions truck. Because it runs on batteries, its quiet operation allows night-time pickups. [more; it's neither zero emissions (manufacturing!) nor quiet (falling trash makes noise as do the required back-up alarms); how much noise will it make when bursting into flame?]

  5. [missed this one yesterday]
    Temperatures threaten to become unbearable

    Temperature anomalies on land in the Northern Hemisphere (red) are spread out much wider and they are more than 0.5°C higher than global land+ocean anomalies (blue).

    The August 2020 ocean temperature anomaly on the Northern Hemisphere was 1.13°C above the 20th century average. The image shows a trend based on January 1880-August 2020 NOAA data. The latent heat tipping point is estimated to be 1°C above the 20th century average. Crossing the latent heat tipping point threatens to cause the methane hydrates tipping point to be crossed, estimated to be 1.35°C above the 20th century average.

    Keep in mind that above images show temperature anomalies from the 20th century average. As an earlier post points out, when using a 1750 baseline and when using ocean air temperatures and higher Arctic anomalies, we may already have crossed both the 1.5°C and the 2°C thresholds that politicians at the Paris Agreement pledged would not get crossed. [more; see map]

  6. Thursday, 17 September 2020
    Vanessa Beeley on Syria

    Vanessa Beeley Interview - Syrians Are Pummeled, Starved, Looted & Indoctrinated, And You're Next
    [~ 1 hr video]

    Dead Whale Comes to Rest Against Dredging Equipment at Jersey Shore

    A dead humpback whale has come to rest against some dredging equipment in the water off the Jersey Shore.

    Robert Schoelkopf, the founder and director of Brigantine’s Marine Mammal Stranding Center, said the 30-foot long dead whale was first spotted Wednesday afternoon about 4 miles off the Atlantic City coast.

    It appeared that the whale had become entangled in something at some point, Schoelkopf said. [more]

    BBN: To Err Is Human [~ 28.6 min.]

    Almost 5 million acres destroyed 34 deaths, many more missing and thousands of homes burnt to the ground as the scale of the west coast fires become apparent: Mobile morgue set up in Oregon: A thick, blanket of smoke trapped by mountain ranges on either side in Washington State.

    Red flag warnings are still in place from northern California into Southern Oregon, where fire danger remains high but air conditions are improving.
    California wildfires kill 25 people

    More than 17,000 firefighters are on the front lines in California battling more than two dozen large fires. [more]