Archive for June2008

Big Firefighting Weapons Assemble In North State

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The two Coulson Martin Mars Waterbombers are running out of Sacramento along with the National Guard C-130’s. Tanker 910 is also spiked in Sacramento making runs where needed throughout Northern California.Tanker 910 can deliver a 20,000 gallon payload. Martin Mars can drop 7,200 gallons per load and can reload on a good sized lake. [youtube=] […]

State Burns; Business as Usual on Indians Fire

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Indians Fire (60,000 acres 71% contained) management (joint, headed by CIIMT2 (Molumby, IC) bucked convention and conducted a firing operation on the north side of the fire. You can see in the image below (indicated in red) where they burned today.The Indians Fire ICS-209 report filed tonight indicates the firing operation was carried out in […]

Redding at Geographic Center of California Firestorm

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The Record Searchlight Online is providing first rate information on the fires affecting the forests and communities in the north state. Redding is a hub where arriving firefighters from all points enter before branching out to their assignments. A partial list of major fires and clusters, (complex) surrounding Redding include The Lime Complex, Iron Complex, […]

Air National Guard MAFFS C-130's To The Fires

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Military sends four National Guard MAFFS C-130’s! “The aircraft are a part of the North Carolina Air National Guard’s 145th Airlift Wing based at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The aircraft with nearly 50 North Carolina guardmembers are conducting airborne firefighting missions from a staging area near Sacramento, Calif. Two C-130s carry modular airborne fire fighting systems […]

California Fires; Weather Spanking Underway

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Yesterday I posted a satellite image showing smoke covering half the state.The inversion is about to lift. The satellite image below shows smoke from the north state blowing west, out to sea. This S/W wind is will lift the inversion and give fires new breath. NOAA animated loop If you look at the predicted weather […]

Basin Complex Looking Like Marble-Cone Fire #2

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Big Sur locals including Big Sur Fire Brigade Chief Frank Penny and Los Padres National Forest “fuel chief” Steve Davis expressed prophetic concerns in an interview with a local reporter in October 2006;Chief Penny saw this coming; ““The area is screaming for more proactive prevention,” he says. “It’s very easy to do it, it’s just […]

California Fires Roundup June 26, 2008

California Fires: 34Acres: 230,497New fires: 3 Fires contained: 1Northern California Joint Information Center – Call 530-226-2749. Full NIFC report here.More detail on each fire can be read here. American River Complex (Tahoe National Forest): 1,750 acres at five percent contained. This complex of three fires is 11 miles northeast of Foresthill. Power lines and cultural […]

California Fires Map & Satellite Image June 26, 2008

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Smoke fills the air in the northern part of the state. The air in Fresno County, (mid state) has never been uglier or more toxic according to local air monitoring districts. 1,088 fires burning, 12,000+ firefighters assigned June 26 NorCal Update. (click to enlarge image) Visit MODIS RapidFire for a closeup of the smoke. I […]

Satellite Image of California Fires (Enhanced)

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MODIS image from June 25. (click link for the larger 500m view) Text from NASA’s MODIS Rapidfire team. “A heat wave and windy weather plagued firefighters in California in mid-June 2008 as they worked to contain hundreds of fires across the state. Many of the fires were triggered by lightning on Friday, June 20. This […]

California Fires Map From Cal Fire & OES

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California Office of Emergency Services California Fires Map for June 24, 2008. (Click Image to Enlarge) .

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