Archive for April2008

Santa Anita Fire Map

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Many are hitting search engines looking for information on the Santa Anita Fire referring to it as the “Sierra Madre Fire”. There is an understandable thirst for maps, both area and perimeter. Inciweb is hosting the incident command maps. The most recent fire perimeter map for the Santa Anita Fire is posted here; Fire progression, […]

Santa Anita Fire Map, Incident Update

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I’m getting tons of hits for “Sierra Madre Fire Map” and “Santa Anita Fire Map”. Not much help from the web for maps yet. I expect the incident command team to update the fire perimeter by this evening. The image below is from GeoMAC Fire Mapping and offers a vague overview of the fire perimeter. […]

SoCal Wildfire: Sierra Madre Homes Evacuated

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Hundreds of homeowners in the community of Sierra Madre have been ordered out as a 300+ acre wildfire made an early morning break for their community. Information from AP (via Google News) reports; “More than 200 firefighters were aided by a dozen engines, three water tankers and three helicopters as they took on the blaze, […]

Food Hoarding Intensifies Worldwide

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The other day I pointed to the subject of food hoarding. Since then I’m reading and hearing much more about the issue. Think about it, if food becomes scarce or even a perception of scarcity catches hold the resultant panic could cause rioting that would place first responders between rioter and burning buildings. It’s at […]

Hundreds of Fires in Russia & Argentina

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FNN, via Daily News Bulletin: “More than 500 wildfires have erupted in three Russian regions over the last 24 hours, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said. 578 wildfires have erupted in three Russian regions (Far East, Siberia and Volga Urals) over the last 24 hours. A total of 819 wildfires have been registered, 579 of them […]

Firefighter Blog Around The Web

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The most fun from blogging is checking the visitor logs and seeing where readers come from. Quite a few visitors have surfed in from a Google search for “World’s Tallest Tree”. Firefighter Blog is the #1 web result behind Google’s own Youtube and image results. I saved the screen and posted it here as proof […]

$99. Brush Abatement Inspection Fee Imposed

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The City of Ventura has imposed a mandatory inspection fee of $99.00 on 1,252 homeowners who live in fire prone neighborhoods according to the Ventura County Star. “The fee is necessary to pay for hundreds of hours of annual inspections that the department no longer can afford, Fire Marshal Brian Clark said. “We need to […]

Food Hoarding Coming To a Neighborhood Near You?

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I heard the reference to “Food Hoarding” three times while surfing through the cable news channels this morning. The topic is a major concern in India where distribution of foodstores to rural provinces is not always on a predictable time table. Here we have no problem with distribution, yet. I confess our pantry is pretty […]

"What Can Burn Will Burn" Fire Season Prep

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The other day I wrote about an early season vegetation fire in Big Sur and how that keyed to me what this season will offer. I’m not the only one sensing this will be an active summer. Check out this article (sent to FFBlog by reader Poncho!) found on SanLuisObispo.com via Los Angeles Daily News. […]

Big Sur Burns Early, Portends Big Fire Season Ahead

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I caught this news blurb on a 10 acre blaze two miles south of the Esalen Institute on the California coast in Big Sur. Big Sur normally doesn’t see any fire activity until mid summer. The season didn’t start well with the loss of three firefighters in Colorado this week. I know the crew chiefs […]

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