Archive for August2007

Stevens Fire Update

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You can see for yourself from this webcam view that the fire is no longer a threat. If you can’t believe your eyes then you can read it here at Desastres.org, Peru’s top fire reporting site. I did a double take when I saw Google News had the Peruvian web site up top for news […]

Fire: Santa Cruz Mountains, Watch Real Time

ALERT: Google searchers landing here may be looking for coverage of the Summit Fire burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Corallitos…… CLICK HERE for SUMMIT FIRE Updates From Firefighter Blog. CDF/Cal Fire is responding to a fire above Los Gatos in the South Bay and you can follow the incident from a distance via […]

Firefighter Blog Recent Observations, Traffic Etc.

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I have been playing around with the direction of this blog since it’s beginning. Originally the idea was to post on firefighter injuries and deaths as a tribute to heroes. The blog was started just as blogging as a communication platform was taking off. I’m not sure if this was the first firefighter blog but […]

Zaca Incident Firefighter Suffers Serious Leg Injury

The Zaca Fire, or Zaca Two Fire as it is being referred to is better than 95% contained but still incurring damage. The Santa Barbara Daily Sound covers the story of injured 20 year old Kern County Firefighter John Lee; “A firefighter from Kern County sustained serious injuries after falling 30 feet while working on […]

Castle Rock Wildland Fire Remains a Threat

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Take a look at the Castle Rock Fire perimeter map below and notice the unsecured line surrounding the Upper Board Ranch. I can’t find any information on how many structures are in that area. Structure protection engines and crews may be doing battle before it’s over. Some Ketchum area neighborhoods are being protected by private […]

Castle Rock Fire ICP Tour…….What???

Wait, you say the Castle Rock Wildfire Incident Command would host a tour of the command post? Apparently Yes! The event was postponed until the weekend. Here is the notification that also includes the original text announcing the grand tour plans; Can you believe this? “Tonight’s Castle Rock Command Post tour canceled Tours will be […]

Greek Fires Video View

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The human side of this Greek national tragedy may be the story of 2007. There is stressed emotion visible in every image from stills to video. The first video is raw footage from the fire front in Grilos. The second is a montage to music and the final video news based from yesterday 8/27. (Warning: […]

Greek Fires Satellite Images, Acreage 450k

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64 confirmed dead, Over 450,000 acres scorched Images from NASA-MODIS Rapidfire (below) seem to show less fire activity today than yesterday. This view only shows Southern Greece. Probably the best spot on the web to get world news round up of the tragedy is Google News. The best coverage of the Greek fires is coming […]

Castle Rock Fire Lays Siege On Ketchum Idaho

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UPDATE 8/28: Ketchum no longer threatend.Incident Commander Jeanne Pincha-Tully is applauded wildly by appreciative residents of upscale Sun Valley during a community briefing. (biting my tongue hard right now) Image and fire data from Inciweb.org “The 41,901 acre Castle Rock fire is now 31 percent contained. Resources fighting this fire include 1,630 firefighters, 11 helicopters, […]

Greek Fires Pictures via Video Caps

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With round the clock coverage of the national disaster some viewers in Greece are taking to the web to catalog the event. Have a look at this Flickr page for some amazing video captures including some that show suspected arsonists caught in the act.

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