Extreme Wildfires Update

Firefighters battling 1,300-acre fire — second large Mariposa County blaze in 24 hours

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period


… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).


… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)


… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)


… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)


Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains, growing in intensity, frequency, size and duration.

Firefighters battling 1,300-acre fire — second large Mariposa County blaze in 24 hours

Shawn Jansen, Marilyn Castaneda Sacramento Bee•August 16, 2019

Firefighters are battling a large vegetation fire that’s continued to grow in Mariposa County with limited so far containment.

Cal Fire said the fire, which is being called the Gaines Fire, had spread to 1,300 acres with only 5 percent contained as of 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief David Scheurich.

Roughly 2 1/2 hours earlier, the fire burned 500 acres and was threatening structures with the blaze not contained. And at 2:19 p.m., the fire had covered more than 100 acres without containment.

Approximately 20 structures are threatened but none are damaged or destroyed.

It’s the the second large blaze in less than a day, burning northeast of Hornitos.

Schuerich said Bear Valley Road has been closed off except for residents nearby.

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office sent a fire advisory at 4:12 p.m. for the areas of Pedola Gardens Road, Corbett Creek, Gold Dust Lane, Old Toll from Hornitos to Pendola Gardens, Highway 49 from Bear Valley Road to Pendola Gardens, and Bear Valley Road Highway 49 to Hunters Valley Road.

The sheriff’s office noted the advisory was not an evacuation order — only an advisement of a potential evacuation order, should conditions change.

The Hunter Fire, which was located just east of Snelling in Mariposa, burned 423 acres before it was fully contained on Friday morning.

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