Sunday, August 12, 2018

Where is Yaqui???

Chivis Martinez


We have received comments asking about BB contributor Yaqui.  I have asked Yaqui for permission to give BB followers a little update.

The truth is, Yaqui, her husband and their gaggle of animals were caught in the throes of the largest fire in California history.

High in the mountains of the Northern California, the so called “Ranch Fire” and “River Fire” united, becoming the Mendocino Complex Fire, which cut across a massive area leaving     hundreds of thousands acres scorched and destroyed in its path.

As of Saturday, California's Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest wildfire recorded in state history at 325,226 acres. It was 67 percent contained Saturday.

Yaqui and her husband, who I refer to as “Superman”, prepared and awaited each day, unsure if they were having to evacuate.  I encouraged her to “go”.  My son fights these massive fires in three states, so I have more knowledge than most people and I was fearful.  My son was fighting the Ferguson Fire at the time, another huge fire, that one in  in Yosemite.  The third big one is the Carr fire.  The Carr fire was the most unpredictable.  Firefighters witness fire behavior  unlike anything experience before.  Such as the “fire tornado” created by the fires falling on itself, whipping winds into a frenzy. 
Yaqui and Superman should be in Mexico this time of year.  But in this “anno horribilis” for them fate had a different plan.  I call Yaqui’s husband “Superman” because he should be 6 feet under.  He was horribly and critically ill just a few months ago.   He was in the hospital with a rare condition.  Ever so slowly he wrestled his way out of danger.  All the while, Yaqui was contributing to BB, and at his side.

Then one day I lost communication with Yaqui. 
Orange areas depict burned areas of Mendocino Complex Fire--Click t enlarge

I naturally “went there” in my mind and texted my son asking if there were any deaths reported. He answered “no” and sent me the latest information not yet made public.  I contacted DD and asked if he had heard from Yaqui.  He said no.  I told him I wanted to report her missing, thinking if she was trapped help could be deployed.  DD suggested I wait another day.  My son would help me if needed to report Yaqui MIA.  As it turns out, understandably, she was just too busy to stop and quell my fears.  
Part of Yaqui's evac team

Then,  I finally saw the much-awaited email with the familiar subject line “Chiiiiiiiiiivis”.  They were safe elsewhere.  But her time and communication ability was compromised, such as no cell service, but they were safe. 

As for my son.  He has fought every “big” fire from San Diego, Santa Barbara, NorCal, Oregon Washington State, and everything in between.  He has been to 3 Yosemite fires.  He is good at what he does.  So, he is deployed to all the big disasters.  His actual hands on firefighting is consigned to his station, when he is now deployed it is as "something else".  But he and the other officers are in the thick of the disaster. 

During these   fires, most intentionally set, California has experienced a record-breaking heat.  There are 14 substantial fires from The Mexican border of San Diego to the Oregon border, burning 700,000 acres and destroying over 2000 structures. Lest Californians forget there are fires burning, there are the reminders of ash and darken skies which are  widespread throughout the state, from the mountains to the Pacific Ocean. 

They have arrested a couple of the suspected arsonist.  One in Orange County in So California, displayed bizarre behavior at his arraignment-see video below-.  Another suspect confessed saying he has a vendetta against the government. 

President Trump declared California a disaster area on July 25th.




56 comments:

  1. Trucha todos que estén el ese fuego. Dios los bendiga

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  2. I love to hear the background stories. Without going into to much detail do to safety, how did BB start Chivis. How did you get involved?

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    1. Kay: is it true Michael??? Michael : don’t ask me about my business....
      GC

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    2. You can read about BB founder Buggs by clicking on his name under contributors. He started the project in 2009 and virtually operated it solely. He wanted to bring the drug war news to the English speaking world.

      I became involved first as a follower. Unknowingly I had moved and set up our family foundation offices in a narco hot spot. My assistant began a crash course in all things narco. After the first shoot out, between Zetas and the Mexican navy, that spilled onto my office parking and garden area I thought I needed more than a crash course. A friend, a former asst chief of police in Houston, told me about BB. So in 2010 I became a follower. the rest sort of fell into place......

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  3. Be safe Yaqui. Hats off to your son, truly a hero

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    1. thanks / gracias all..........I will be back on board ASAP, Ojalá
      Especially Chivis ! and HER son the FF Planner, one of our heroes.

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    2. Yaqui tu también me salites casada. Traidora.
      But I forgive you.

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    3. For reals 😩 1118

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  4. Best of luck Yaqui !

    Phelpso

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  5. Take care Yaqui!

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    1. None of those mules is La Yaqui,
      just making sure you know, ok?
      Yaqui, saludas al pinchi güey.

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  6. I lost everything in a hurricane but I evacuated to safety... everything can be replaced so please keep yourself and loved ones out of harms way... thanks 🙏 for what you guys/gals do...

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  7. That guy sounds like Pee Wee Herman on acid. Be safe Yaq. Sorry to hear you're married. - Sol Prendido

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    1. Ja Ja ! Thanks , you guys are a riot ! Pues, lets see, the esposo IS quite a bit older than me, my Mammoth Donkey Peanut and the Born in the Wild rescued large standard Josie could very well out live him. Do you know that donkeys can easily live to be 40-50 if not used to death ? Btw: you cannot outthink an Assininus Equinas born and lived in the wild, she knows EVERYTHING. Comes with the package !
      Still not out of the woods yet and getting seriously close but still safe as of today........it is an ever changing scenario. Once it hits the Wilderness areas they will just let it burn, Yikes !
      Glad to see Otis is still kicking too. I WILL be back ASAP, thanks all.

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    2. Still ok, Yaqui y Familia ? Besos a Peanut también <3

      Gracias a tu hijo, Chivis, for protecting my beloved PAC NW also!!

      ~mexi-gabacha CDMX

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    3. Yaqui is back in her home now for 2 days! she will be back posting this week. Hallelujah!!!

      my son now is in Boise for the fires there, he will be gone for 2 more weeks. it never ends. Paz, ✌

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    4. Thx for the update! This website makes me feel a little less like a foreigner in my new country of 2 years....despite much violence y corruption I read about....thanks for the English translations of articles I want to read but just don’t have time to slowly read/translate right now. I appreciate you all!

      EA WA y Idaho (y of course CA) have been struggling with worse y worse wildfires for many years. My brother was in a minimum security prison awhile back y he would spend weeks camped out in the mountains helping the firefighters y the Dept of Natural Resources to combat y prevent these awful fires. Sometimes just by feeding the FFs, everyone did/does what they can to help our community, state, country, world....everyone meaning some special people. Hugs.
      #changeourselves
      #changeourworld
      POCO a POCO

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  8. Best wishes to Yaqui, husband and animals.

    I am damn tired of the word hero but firefighters deserve it. Brave son.

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    1. I don't get it, why would u be tired of the word hero?

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    2. The word hero is very overused -- someone who does something altruistic or for the common good now can be called a hero -- look at some of the news stories. I do volunteer work that is not heroic yet people that do similar will make the top ten heroes of whatever year list.

      I would say heroism comes with an incredible risk to the self like fighting a massive fire.

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    3. But what you do is important and I am sure a hero in the eyes of those you help. The majority of people in the world never lift a finger or spend a minute helping others. So I gjuess we can say their are different types of heroism.

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    4. 12:32 original poster here— thank you Chivis, very kind words, maybe I should not be so harsh, but I live in NYC and every week walk by fire stations and see the list of names of firemen that died on 9/11, and some went there on their day off.

      I volunteer to do some good for nyc, but am not risking my life and still to this day the thought of firemen running into the WTC just haunts me.

      So I admit my perspective may be off, maybe I need to think about this before hitting the keyboard ...

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    5. Dear NYC....
      over 300 ff killed in 911 close to 350. And I am reminded each time I visit my son, he was sent from the FF union of NYC a large photo of all those killed in 911. It was made for NYC FF but since my sons often visits their stations he was sent one. and a helmet from a friend who was lost in 911. You see my son is stationed in the sister city and marched in the st pats parade each year... until 911 and he has not marched since. the number o f dead does not represent the true casualty number. Many acquaintances and once of his closest friends had to retire early because of 911 related conditions. His friend was at a Bronx Station. FF families have a close connection, like no other, I have met the NYC FF I I am in SoCal at the time of their visit. I LOVE THEM. They are the best. They call me sheriff, just like all the socal ff's it is what my son calls me because I "lay down the law".

      about your volunteerism, if only those who are body able could do "something" then we would have all the global helpers our world needs. I say "that single mom across the street? take her a casserole once a week. That elderly person down the road? who on one seems to visit? Invite him for Sunday Dinner. and you will be a hero. ...Paz

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  9. May God bless you and keep you safe, Yaqui.

    El Martillo

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  10. Lol that burro is 4x4, but seriously hope she and her animals are safe.

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  11. Good to hear Yanqi is fine, also missing in action is Otis Flywheel, they say he blew a Flywheel of his car.

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    1. Otis is not dead, he has just left the building temporarily, while he sorts out some other issues

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  12. Yaqui, you're doing a great job. All the best.

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  13. Did u giys see that spedboat getting chased by the mexican armed forces.

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  14. How come buggz never posts anything anymore? Has he achieved the rank or capo di tuti capi of BB?! I'm only kidding buggz don't put a hit on me

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  15. These firefighters are true heroes. Working tirelessly to extinguish fires for weeks with little to no rest. Truly making a difference fighting what many are carefull or prohibited to call Global warming.

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    1. Dew set fires,not "global warming scam".

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  16. Thanks for the info! Glad to hear you’re safe Yaqui! 👍🏻

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  17. To the person who wishes my son dead, and says no one cares about him.

    How miserable of a life you must live to be so vile and hateful. I feel sorry for you and hope your life changes for the better. Try volunteerism, it changes lives both those you touch and your own in countless wonderful ways. Operating our family foundation has been the most joyful work in my life.

    I am sure if you are in a building afire and my son is at your door, your mindset would instantly do a 180.

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    1. Chivis you’ve got to learn how to laugh at clowns like that. A la gente nunca los vas a tener contentos. (You will never keep all people happy). - Sol Prendido

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    2. Chivis thanks to you for update on Yaqui and Superman who I will pray becomes not sick (if I understood this correct).
      Chivis you are busy person and I thank your work and pray your son stays well in danger of fire. I appreciate his work for people of California like Yaqui and Superman and wherever he go to engage the fires.
      Here in sierra of Sinaloa we have had many fires in June and July. Some from lightening and also when farmers or even militar burn fields but the fire grow when it is dry and where we live, ranch and farm the gob de Mexico does not provide assistance. I do not have hate for the gob de Mexico - only the corrupción but I have faith the officials will provide help and especially durin our Gob Ordaz Coppel Is the Gob de Sinaloa because he has much power and I know for fact his officials are stopping currupcion In Culiacan and Mazatlan.
      God bless Chivis, tu hijo, Yaqui and Superman.
      Lastly Chivis people will say evil comments about things they know nothing about. I think all of them most do not know Mexico, but you are to smart and valuable of a person to give them comment. This is hard when it is you family but they do not worth your time.
      Mucho amor a BB y todos los contribuyentes!
      Carretera Durango Mazatlan

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    3. Thank you for the kind words CDM... I really do feel sorry for people who say things so evil. It is a reflection on their life. MOST people are appreciative and caring. My husband says no, but that has been my exp I believe in the goodness of people. BUT when you mess with my family, of course that is a little upsetting.. On thing the person kept me off the boards last night and I had a much needed rest.....Paz Chivis

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    4. who in the fuck says things like that? a person who is not loved or disgruntled employee. Everyone loves firefighters.

      I read an article about the 911 first responders and the majority dies of 911 related illnesses or were permanently disabled from same. It said those that survived but disabled suffered from ptsd and depression because their career was over. We don't consider the things they see are like soldiers at war. firefighters are our heros the men and women who run into burning buildings as everyone else is running out.

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    5. There are trolls in every comment section of any website. Those fuckers can't get out of their parents basements and have nothing to offer society except lame ass wishes for all.

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    6. 1:38;
      Yeah Mr Hater and your time is obvious very precious since you have time to post hating on people rather than typing anything of material substance! Loll! Your a real winner

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  18. God Bless our firefighters. May the stay safe. Unsung heroes

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  19. Soy de KazakistánAugust 14, 2018 at 3:47 AM

    Yaqui is writer of BB?

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    1. If you re read de article, the answer will be there, re read means read a 2 time. Yanqi is our God, we cannot live without her.

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  20. Two of the fires we're caused by arsonist. One of the firestarters, was being repremanded on HOA rules. He like many ignorant people, do not like to be corrected, on thier mistakes, an choose to start the 🔥, sick bird.

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  21. MENDOCINO FIRE:

    Firefighter killed yesterday in the Mendocino fire. that is a total of 6 killed in three fires in NoCal. One in Mendocino, 3 in the Carr fire and 2 in the Ferguson fire in yosemite

    over 350.000 acres burned in the largest fire in Californian history. But it is now 68% contained.

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    1. Can the arsonist be given homicide charges? - Sol Prendido

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    2. Yes if he/she did it intentionally,knowing there were people, in a dwelling.

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    3. yes and even can get the death penalty. The legal standard is that it is foreseeable that someone could die as a result of the fire.

      Then there are the two cases in California 10 years ago:

      "if the fire was set on purpose, the arsonist could face the death penalty for the deaths of firefighters Ted Hall and Arnie Quinones. The two died Sunday in a vehicle accident while aiding a group of inmates battling the fire, which has destroyed more than 154,000 acres and 76 homes.

      The suspect, if convicted and sent to death row, would follow Raymond Lee Oyler, the Beaumont mechanic sentenced to die in June for setting the 2006 Esperanza blaze that killed five firefighters.

      Even if the fire was accidental, which investigators have hinted is unlikely, the starter could face jail time if charged and convicted of involuntary manslaughter or negligent homicide resulting from a tossed cigarette, fuel spill or other careless act that caused the fire. Involuntary manslaughter carries at least a two-year sentence."

      more on the subject
      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/18/wildfire-california-arson-crackdown-damin-pashilk

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    4. If this happened in Mexico, they would set up a panel of 3 judges, with White wigs and black robes, if he contibutes a bribe, he will be set free to continue the life of crime.

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  22. Stay safe Yaqui and family. The firefighter and emergency services tackling this blaze are incredibly brave.

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  23. Lol at the joker Otis Flywheel, blew a gasket and a flywheel.

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  24. El Nemesis...I rec your kind comment. Now and then I keep an especially nice comment to myself. But I wanted to acknowledge receiving your....Hope you are happy and well, good to "see" you again.

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  25. Yaqui: Thanks for your feedback and story of your donkey. Write more when safety and time allow.
    God bless you and yours.
    Mexico-Watcher

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