California’s Camp Fire

When you feel the wind in California you can guess Wildfires might be coming next. Hancock International College and our ESL students want to express our deepest sympathies to the victims and families of the wildfires in Los Angeles California.

Sfgate.com says, “How did California’s most destructive fire come to be called the Camp Fire? Butte County’s deadly Camp Fire was named after Camp Creek Road, the location where the fire started. Wildfires are often named after their places of origin. For example, last year’s deadly Tubbs Fire was named after Tubbs Lane in Calistoga. According to Cal Fire, naming wildfires based on location “allows fire officials to track and prioritize incidents by name.”

In two days, the Camp Fire has ravaged over 6,453 homes and 260 commercial buildings across Butte County. The fire has claimed the lives of at least nine people, according to authorities, and that number is expected to increase in the next few days. The cause of the fire is unknown.”

Full Article: https://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/Why-is-it-called-Camp-Fire-name-Butte-County-destr-13380824.php

Idiom of the Day

Wild Goose Chase

Meaning: A prolonged or chaotic search for something that is difficult to find (often because it does not exist).

Example: I’ve been on a wild goose chase trying to find a bag of Dan’s favorite potato chips.