Sadly, fires often result during floods because water and electricity do not mix well.
Yep, the newscasters are reporting that downed power lines are the most likely cause (can’t imagine many other causes). When it started the winds were still over 50mph and there really was no way to stop it...
They lost electric power at 7:15 last night. The Breezy fire didn’t begin until 11pm. I don’t think it’s electricial. I’ve been listening to the FDNY scanner all night. They were trying to get someone from the power company to turn off gas to the area.
Right now I’m hearing reports from the scanner about primary electric wires down ...
What a mess!
Or people using candles and/or kerosene lanterns in the dark...its how most of the big accidental fires in history have started.
The other fact is there is no insurance for flooding but full restitution for a fire. The best way to survive a flood is burn your house
The lesson was learned in north Dakota where a house surrounded by the flooding river caught fire and burned