Is Gov. Gavin Newsom trying to contain the I-10 fire story? Are the optics just a little too hot for his PR team? He looks and sounds really jumpy in his press conferences.
“Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that the I-10 freeway fire, which has shut down a major traffic artery in Los Angeles since Saturday and will likely keep it closed for the near future, was caused by arson, with no suspect or suspects being currently being named,” the Globe reported Monday.
“The fire first began in the early hours on Saturday when a fire erupted at a wooden pallet storage yard near the I-10 freeway. The blaze quickly spread to around 8 acres, with the interstate being so damaged that steel guardrails and concrete pillars had begun melting. While the fire was ultimately contained by the LAFD and put out later in the morning with no injuries or loss of life, fire and transportation officials closed a portion of I-10 between the Alameda street exit and the I-5 interchange indefinitely.”
The Santa Monica Observer says it was people living in homeless camps under the freeway who were stealing electricity – sounds as if everyone knew this, and the city and state just allowed it… until someone went very wrong. And now the governor is attempting to rewrite the story and contain the damage to his presidential run.
Homeless people stealing power caused $500 million of damage to an LA freeway. It will take three months to repair. 10 million people are inconvenienced because homeless people were allowed to steal electricity. #i10 https://t.co/bFfHetZl8L https://t.co/FUyey3X1BW
— Santa Monica Observer Newspaper. (@SMObserved) November 13, 2023
The property under the I-1o freeway is owned by Caltrans.
I-10 fire looks like another case of government failure: Caltrans owned the property under the freeway and didn't adequately monitor the lessee. Now we have no reopening date for this crucial stretch of freeway.https://t.co/0KXwjboPq6
— Marc Joffe (@joffemd) November 13, 2023
Caltrans has footage of the fire damage:
Locals tell us there was a homeless encampment living under that section of the freeway:
In every single Google Street view prior to May 2022 there was a homeless encampment next to the freeway overpass where the I-10 freeway fire occurred. The explanation requiring the least amount of assumptions is the homeless returned and set the fire. pic.twitter.com/Y4Va4bhQ9Y
— Michael K. Woods (@michael_k_woods) November 14, 2023
Chris Bray whose Substack “Tell Me How This Ends” says, “Fire in the back, fire hoses on the ground, stream from a fire hose on the right side of the shot. And between the firefighters and the fire? The cardboard and plywood homes from a massive homeless encampment. So the piles of tightly packed wooden pallets are stacked up next to an encampment where people use fire for cooking and warmth and for drugs. What a mystery how this went bad, right?”
“Who could ever have imagined that massive, dense stacks of wooden pallets, dried-out wood with plenty of spacing for air, would ever have been such a fertile ground for fire? Right under the concrete and rebar structure of a freeway is a perfect place for that.”
TimOnPoint tells it succinctly: “I-10 in Los Angeles is closed indefinitely because of a fire started by a giant homeless encampment that was stealing electricity. For those of you who have never commuted in LA, this may be worse than the nightmare of the Northridge Earthquake because of the spot. Gavin Newsom has done a great job with the homeless in California…”
I-10 in Los Angeles is closed indefinitely because of a fire started by a giant homeless encampment that was stealing electricity.
For those of you who have never commuted in LA, this may be worse than the nightmare of the Northridge Earthquake because of the spot.
— TimOnPoint (@TimOnPoint) November 13, 2023
Another LA resident said this: The fire started due to homeless stealing electricity from public light fixtures And Gavin Newsom made everyone believe in this clip that a small business was responsible!! Did he know the homeless caused the fire when he did the press conference? Did he just defame a small California business?
The fire started due to homeless stealing electricity from public light fixtures‼️
And Gavin Newsom made everyone believe in this clip that a small business was responsible ‼️‼️
Did he know the homeless caused the fire when he did the press conference? Did he just defame a… pic.twitter.com/MqcRA7XFOH
— Myrtle (@MyrtlesGirdles) November 13, 2023
Why would Gov. Newsom try to rewrite the narrative on the I-10 fire? Is it because of Xi Jinping’s visit this week? Is it because of the countless billions spent on homeless – well, not really spent on homeless – has gone up in smoke?
Chris Bray has photos of the homeless with the fire behind them, attempting to grab what they can:
“That’s the residents of a homeless encampment trying to save their belongings, up against a fire that’s growing explosively, but don’t worry, because no one is there to hurry them along. Note the structure on the right, a four-walled favela home with shit piled on the roof. Note the object in the bottom right corner of the shot, next to the giant fire. This extremely alert cameraman is telling you a detailed story with a single perfectly composed image. And it’s about to happen again, because look how much we can learn from a few seconds of video.”
“You’ll see several women in this footage, clearing out of their tents and cardboard houses from a homeless encampment, and for some reason they’re all wearing yoga pants or tight shorts with revealing tops. You’re getting a hint how women in homeless encampments survive and pay for drugs, which is very progressive. California is quite a bit more kind and decent than flyover states, obviously.”
Scroll through the photos he posted – read his thoughtful article. His conclusions are quite similar to ours – Democrats destroy everything they touch… just look at California for the evidence.
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