What Caused The LA & Ventura Fires? Arson?

Was Arson the Cause of the Recent LA & Ventura Fires?

We have received several emails from readers who also are suspicious of arson as the possible cause.  The recent fires seem too close in proximity and also seem like they were all started on the same night.  They also seem like they were started near heavily populated areas and near oil and gas & utility infrastructure.  

I hope police and fire are investigating.  Here are some recent cases of people being arrested for starting fires.  Here is another article suggesting terrorists are setting us wildfires.  


Breaking News Overnight


Live Map of Ventura Thomas Fires Near Oil & Gas Drilling

Ventura Fire Map
Map of Ventura County Oil & Gas Drilling

According to ESRI's Fire Map This Oil Field is on Fire (Click Map for Update)

The Thomas Fire near Hwy 150 and Hwy 126, north of Santa Paula (Ventura County) is now 45,000 acres. Unified Command: Ventura County Fire, Cities of Santa Paula FD and Ventura City Fire
http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=1922

Head of the Thomas Fire in Ventura as of Wednesday, Dec 6 at 2pm




Ventura County Fire Oil & Gas Drilling Locations in the Area



Live Fire Map of Skirball, Bel Air, The Getty & 405 Traffic

Fire Map of Skirball, Bel Air, The Getty 405 Traffic Map


Map of the Brush Fire near Skirball, Bel Air, The Getty Center off the 405 Freeway.


Live Map of Rye Fire in Santa Clarita Near Six Flags & Oil & Gas Wells


Santa Clarita Fire Map
Santa Clarita Oil & Gas Drilling Map


Map of Rye Fire in Santa Clarita Near Six Flags & Oil & Gas Wells


Live Map of Sylmar Creek Fire in San Fernando Valley

Sonoma County Fire, Shelters, Salvation Army, Red Cross Map


Active Fire Locations, Food Pantries, Shelters, Salvation Army and Red Cross 



Sonoma County Fire Map

Santa Rosa Cell Phone Coverage Map Problems



Sonoma County Air Quality Index Map

coffey fire ariel burn photo
City of Coffey Fire Damage

Cell Phone Coverage Problems in Santa Rosa

Map of Cell Phone Coverage Problems in Santa Rosa

The hills of Santa Rosa have always had cell phone coverage problems for residents as you can see by the complaints on the map above.  Communication was a nightmare on the night of the evacuation thanks to poor coverage problems in the area.  

I have heard that AT&T is setting up temporary cell phone towers in the area to help for emergency.  If anyone has map data on this please share below.  

Map of Anaheim Canyon Fire Evacuation Areas

Map of the Canyon Fire Perimeter, Evacuation Centers, Damaged Homes


Map of the Canyon Fire Perimeter, Evacuation Centers, Damaged Homes

map of Anaheim Canyon Evacuation Areas
As of October 6, 2017

Map of Active California Fires


Active Fires in California 

active fires in California vs all fires in California map
Active Fires as of October 6, 2017 vs All 2017 Fires in California

Map of Active Wildfires in the United States


Map of US Wildfires

map of active fires in the Western United States
Archive of Map as of October 6, 2017

Florida Income Map - Red Cross, Salvation Army, Food Pantries


Florida Income Map of Red Cross, Salvation Army, Food Pantries & Shelters

Click Here for the Gas Buddy Real Time Gas Prices and Availability Map 

Here are some other maps to consider from the NY Times
Search the Florida Income Map for Red Cross, Salvation Army, Food Pantries & Shelters

Florida Map of Red Cross, Salvation Army & Food Pantries


Search Florida Map of of Red Cross, Salvation Army & Food Pantries

Click Here for the Gas Buddy Real Time Gas Prices and Availability Map 

Florida Map of of Red Cross, Salvation Army & Food Pantries

Map of Houston Shelters


Map of Houston Shelters

Map of Houston Shelters

Houston Income Map - Red Cross, Salvation Army & Food Pantries


Houston Income Map with Red Cross, Salvation Army & Food Pantries


Houston Income Map with Red Cross, Salvation Army & Food Pantries

Houston Flood Reports Map & Disaster Relief


Houston 311 Flood Reports and Red Cross, Salvation Army & Food Pantries


Houston Flood Reports and Relief Map

Houston Drinking Water Advisory Map

Click here to view the water advisory map of Houston.

Map of Houston Food Pantries

Houston Map of Red Cross, Salvation Army & Food Pantries

Search map and get directions to Red Cross Shelters for Hurricane Harvey relief .

Houston Salvation Army Stores Map

Search map and get directions to Salvation Army stores for Hurricane Harvey relief.

Map of Damaged Structures from Hurricane Harvey

Surveying the Extent of the Houston Damage

An initial damage assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, released early on Wednesday, estimated that almost 60,000 structures were damaged in Texas. More than 25 percent of those structures sustained major damage or were destroyed, and reports of damaged structures are almost certain to grow.  NY Times