Archive for June2008

Basin Complex PM Wind Shift June 30

I’ve seen no better satellite image loop with a close up view than this image from RAMSDIS.The winds shifted mid-day and as you can see by the image and animated loop the smoke columns for the Basin Complex, Indians Fire and the Piute Fire across the Central Valley in Kern County moved approximately 60 degrees […]

Big Sur Fire: Historic Event In The Making

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The fire is very active today as we see from the most recent map from GeoMAC. It appears the fire will merge with the Indians Fire as predicted here last week. Take a look at the spot fires (indicated as red dots) in the map below.Note too how the Indians Fire has blown containment on […]

Piute Fire, Follow By Webcam

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Choose the Split Mountain cam link from Sierra Fire menu. Size 2,560 acres, 4 percent contained burning in Kern County. Yesterday the MAFF’s C-130’s and Tanker 910 threw everything they had at it.

Big Sur Fire Causes Concern for Condor Keepers

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Biologists are working around the smoke and flames in Big Sur keeping watch on the small California Condor population inhabiting the Ventana Wilderness. The Ventana Wilderness Society, the only non profit organization releasing condors in California, is monitoring the flock that call Big Sur home. The group thinks one female condor has been lost to […]

California Fires Map From Cal Fire & OES June 29

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You will have to follow this link to the OES Fire Information site for an expanded view of the map below. .

Satellite Image of California Fires Updated June 29

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Image from MODIS Radipfire (NASA). Click the image to enlarge or visit MODIS Rapidfire for an expanded view of this remarkable enhanced satellite image of the California fires. The fire in the lower right portion of the image is the Piute Fire, a new fire burning in Kern County. For perspective I added an image […]

Big Sur Fire; Basins Complex View June 29,2008

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Basins Complex Fire commanders got some “fresh” troops yesterday upping their reported total to just over 1,000. The morning report shows 32,000 acres have burned with containment still under 5%. You can see from the map below the fire is spreading east and north. The fire’s march south has not halted even though the GeoMAC […]

Big Sur's Basin Complex a Three Headed Monster

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The latest GeoMAC image captured at 1:00pm today shows the fire spotting off the south flank of the Basin Complex Fire. We know from the morning ICS-209 that Incident Commander Dietrich is not keen on putting firefighters inside the perimeter for the most part. There is not much to be gained and very much to […]

California Fires Map & Satellite Image June 28, 2008

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Smoke shrouds central and northern California as seen in this image and others from MODIS Rapidfire. [googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=110735790609633874400.00044f7bd13c461bb9ba2&ll=38.565348,-121.311035&spn=8.243972,14.0625&output=embed&s=AARTsJpKvMvynxYPoec3pATK2rthWig0LQ&w=425&h=350]

Officials: Big Sur Fires May Exceed 250,000 Acres

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The Indians Fire and Basin Complex Fire currently burning in the Ventana Wilderness will likely combine to become the the largest fire in modern California state history. This morning’s ICS-209 report for the Basin Complex Fire, now called Basin Complex West includes an estimated final size at 170,000 acres. The Basin Complex West fire will […]

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