Archive for July2007

Zaca Fire Into Wilderness

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The persistent Zaca Fire moves into the San Rafael Wilderness within the Los Padres National Forest where it could follow the same path as the Wellman Fire in 1966. As the fire heads east into the Wilderness the Feds. will take over relieving the CDF- Calfire resources. From the reports;“A plan for transitioning to a […]

Franklin Fire 183 Acres, $354,000.00, Why?

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“Short Location Description (in reference to nearest town):7 miles @ 330 deg. from town of Iditarod” The Franklin Fire 183 acres in size, burning seven miles from Iditarod Alaska no spread, no urgency, why bother? Not being familiar with local weather, terrain or fuel conditions it’s difficult to judge if the expense and effort to […]

Inyo Complex Threat Contained, Demob Begins

Source, National Wildfire Coordinating Group Inyo Complex Wildfire 35,176 ACRES 80% Containment Expected ContainmentDate: 07/11/2007 “The threat to power and water lines (aqueduct and DWP) that supply the Eastern Sierra Front and greater Los Angeles area has abated, but the potential remains a possibility. Forecasted LAL of 6 presents concerns to the west firelines due […]

Inyo Complex Wildfire Threat Diminishes

Source Taken in part from incident 209 forms. Size/Area Involved 37,403 ACRE % Contained55 Percent Expected ContainmentDate: 07/11/2007 Today’s observed fire behavior (leave blank for non-fire events):Interior torching with isolated runs during burning period but moderated fire behavior due to lighter winds. Fuel beds remain highly receptive to ignition. Significant events today (closures, evacuations, […]

Inyo Complex Wildfire

According to CalFire current incident page the fire is 55% contained and had consumed over 34,000 acres. CDF/CalFire and the Forest Service refer visitors to for specific information however Inciweb has apparently crashed due to demand. Growing pains no doubt but they should have anticipated the growing hunger for fire news online! The The […]

Milford Flats Fire 300k Acres 0% Containment

ABC4 Utah offers amazing video of the Milford Flats Fire that includes footage of the shell of an 18 wheeler devoured by flames on Interstate 15 near Cove Fort. From the reporters;“As of Sunday evening, fire crews had the fire zero percent contained, while high winds and dry grasses continued to fuel the blaze.” The […]

Nice Interactive Fire Map Features at Utah Fire Info

With so many fires burning in Utah it’s nice to be able to turn to a site like One click on the interactive map and visitors are taken to individual fire information sites like the giant Milford Flat Fire or any one of the smaller fires burning in the state such as the Ant […]

Current National Large Fires Map

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Details at National Incident Information Center

Western States Fire Activity Overview

A tertiary summary of the current fire situation in the Western States from AP News via Yahoo! News. “HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – One of dozens of fires across the West raced out of a canyon in South Dakota’s Black Hills “with a vengeance” on Sunday, killing a homeowner and destroying 27 homes, authorities said. Residents […]

Adrenaline Rush Just Watching

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From the YouTube page of Larry R. Erickson. This is a fantastic fire line video from the Summit Valley Oak Hills Brushfire in March 2007. Please notice the homes with requisite defensible space. [youtube=]

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