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Lightning-sparked fires prompt evacuation warnings in La Honda, Skylonda areas Wednesday evening

Original post made on Aug 20, 2020

With an estimated 10,000 acres burned and 1,000 San Mateo County residents evacuated as of Wednesday, a series of coastside blazes sparked by recent lightning strikes known as the CZU August Lightning Complex Fires were wreaking havoc.

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Posted by awatkins
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Aug 20, 2020 at 12:45 pm

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There is no evacuation warning for the Skylonda area (meaning the intersection of 84 and 35.). There is one for calfire district SMB E012, an area along 35 and Crazy Pete Rd. This is 7 miles from Skylonda. Unfortunately, someone at CalFire decided to call this area Skylonda. It has nothing to do with the area we all think of as Skylonda.

Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Aug 20, 2020 at 1:41 pm

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Hopefully everyone now realizes that the Peninsula is no longer protected by the usual moisture from the coastal weather. The areas being burned have not burned for fifty years but, with global warming, that trend is now over.

Only the direction of the current prevailing winds has kept this fire from surging over the ridge line and coming down into the eastern slopes below Skyline Drive.

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