Archive for October2007

So Cal Fire Map, Santa Ana Winds on October 22

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The fire mappers at NorthTree Fire drew this amazing map of the Santa Ana winds driving the fires on October 22. Click this link for a larger image. Image with permission of NorthTree Fire. .

Southern California Wildfires Video

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A firefighter’s wife put this together as a dedication to her husband and other firefighters who responded to the October blazes. Her husband was part of a strike team from the Bay Area 300 miles north. She put together a collection of the more spectacular photos of the incidents. She even snuck in the L.A. […]

Cal Fire Crew In Harris Fire Burn-Over; Story

SignonSanDiego has shed light on the story of the four Cal Fire firefighters and the two civilians they tried to save near Protrero during the initial attack phase of the Harris Fire last Sunday. Veteran Cal Fire Captain Ray Rapue and his crew of three responded to the Harris Fire from their station in San […]

DC-10 Supertanker, Tanker 910 Over Slide Fire

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Great video of Tanker 910 making a drop over the Slide Fire on October 22. The converted DC-10 Supertanker is making a drop on the right flank of the fire near the head. Unfortunately the 40 mph winds dispersed the retardant over a too wide area but the point has been made again that this […]

San Diego Wildfires Photos

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The San Diego fires images via Flickr. Harris Fire October 23, 2007

Harris Fire Update, Fireline Command Report

Highlights from the Harris Fire Incident 209 filed at 0600 10/26; Size/AreaInvolved 84,300 ACRES % Containedor MMA20 Percent Remarks:CDF Team 9 is in unified command with Forest Service, and San Miguel. 5 civilians have been killed and 21 injured by this fire. 4500 people are or have been threatened and evacuated. An estimated 200 homes […]

Harris Fire Rages On, Evacuations Ordered

Info from Inciweb Incident: HarrisReleased: 2 hrs. ago (Cal Fire website issued the order at 1400 hrs.) The Harris Fire has jumped a portion of Lake Barrett and is now an immediate threat to life and property to the communities of Lawson Valley and Carveacre. Residents should immediately evacuate the area. The San Diego Sheriffs […]

SoCal Wildfires: View From a Retired Fire Captain

(I was asked to submit an article on the Wildfires burning in Southern California by the good people at FireRescue.com. Read the full article here.) Watching President Bush arrive on Air Force One to tour the fire damage in the San Diego region adds a punctuation mark to the tragic fire events of the past […]

Interactive Map of San Diego Fires

I wanted to put the map here but for some reason it will not resolve. Follow this route to a great map of the fires, both active and fully contained. ..

California Wildfires Satellite Images

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Progressive satellite images of the Southern California wildfires from MODIS Rapidfire. Image from 10/26 Image from 10/25 Image from 10/24 Image from 10/23 Image from 10/22

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