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Apple to Donate to Southern and Northern California Fire Relief Efforts

Apple plans to donate to fire relief efforts in Northern and Southern California, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Twitter this morning.

It continues to be fire season in California, and right now, the dry, windy weather has led to three major fires in the state. The Camp Fire, north of Sacramento, has burned upwards of 70,000 acres, with residents of Chico and Paradise being evacuated. Many homes have been destroyed in Paradise, California.

The Woolsey Fire in Southern California, via CNN

In Southern California, the Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire are raging in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The Woolsey Fire is approaching Malibu, a well-known area of Los Angeles, and residents are being evacuated. Upwards of 75,000 homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties have already been evacuated and some structures have reportedly been destroyed.

Santa Ana winds that exacerbate the fires are expected to continue through Friday and into Saturday, with a second round of winds forecasted to start on Sunday and last through Tuesday.


Apple often provides aid during serious environmental disasters. Late last year and earlier this year, Apple donated several million towards fire relief aid for other fires that impacted California.


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1 week ago
The poor, poor wildlife. :(
Rating: 9 Votes
1 week ago

What happened to forrest fire bear? “Only you can preven the fire.” He probably got burned up as well.

Ok it's one thing to joke about Apple, but these are peoples lives and homes... Showing some compassion would get you a lot more likes.
Rating: 6 Votes
1 week ago
^Yep. The entire city of Paradise, CA is gone.

The fire in Ventura County is burning right near the area where the mass shooting was. Insane.

This kind of thing is only going to get worse with climate change. The entire state is becoming a desert. My area got less rain than Las Vegas in 2015.
Rating: 5 Votes
1 week ago

So how much the Trillion Dollar company is donating?

Anything is better than nothing.
Rating: 3 Votes
1 week ago

I read that it was spreading at a rate of 80 football fields per minute. That’s absurd.


It's so scary when it get so dry and windy like this. Everything is so unpredictable and the fires spread like crazy. I used to live in San Diego and had to evacuate a couple of times. Truly terrifying.
Rating: 3 Votes
1 week ago


... you get 6,635,520,000 square feet per day.

Divide that by 5280 (number of feet in a mile) and you get 1,256,727 square miles per day, or roughly a third of the United States.

Probably that number is wrong, but who knows.


Because you are converting from square feet to square miles, you have to divide by 5280^2:

6,635,520,000/(5280^2) = 238 square miles per day. Still don't know if that number is correct, but it's a whole lot closer.
Rating: 2 Votes
1 week ago
Kudos, I'm in NorCal.
Rating: 2 Votes
1 week ago
Tim's $1M "donate now" button is getting a workout this year.
Rating: 2 Votes
1 week ago
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2018/late-season-california-fire-erupts-near-chico-california

Terrifying! And within a day! Stay safe everyone!















Rating: 2 Votes
1 week ago

So how much the Trillion Dollar company is donating?


That doesn’t matter, at least they’re donating.
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