Archive for June2008

Big Sur Fires: Indians Fire and Gallery Fires Closer to Merging

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It appears inevitable the Gallery Fire, now known as the Basin Complex will merge with the Indians Fire. The Indians Fire has burned 58,000 acres and is at 71% containment. The fire has been burning since June 8. Two thousand firefighters are assigned to the Indians Fire. By comparison 580 firefighters are assigned to the […]

Focus Fire; Oliver Complex, Oakhurst California

A skeleton force of 359 firefighters are assigned to the Oliver Complex Fires comprised of the following named fires. Directly from the Incident 209 report; OLIVER Fire 1000 ACRES 0% CONTAINEDWESTFALL Fire 50 ACRES 50%,SILVER Fire 400 10%,STAR Fire 30 ACRES 0%,CHIQUITO Fire 10 ACRES 50%,GAGG, POISON, AND 7 OTHERS FIRES ARE CONFINED NOT YET […]

Cal Fire Crew Bus Crashes Critically Injuring Two

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A Cal Fire crew bus rolled over yesterday critically injuring 2 firefighters. Blogger Bob has the details and a picture of the crew and Captain. The rollover injured injured 18 total and was caused by a tire blowout.The crew was comprised of CDC inmates and a Cal Fire Captain. Local news reports the crew was […]

Satellite View of California Wildfires From June 23, 2008

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This NASA satellite image from MODIS Rapidfire AERONET (Fresno subset) shows the extent of the fire crisis in California. Click the image for a better view. Notice the fires in the Sierra’s and Sierra foothills are burning north while fires along the north and central coast are running south. Coastal fog is no help.An animated […]

Big Sur Fire; Gallery and Basin Fires Merge

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The Gallery Fire burning in Big Sur is considered part of the Basin Complex. Fire management is slow to update so an acreage number is only a guess. However we see from GeoMAC (below) the Gallery Fire and Basin Fire have joined. Prevailing N/W winds may push the “Basin Complex” fires into the as yet […]

Northern California Operations Fire Report

What’s documented here is an overview of the current (unprecedented) situation faced by California firefighters as they combat the more than 900 wildfires actively burning throughout the central and northern portions of the state. Samples from the document are from various fire managers found in ICS-209 Incident Reports; What you are reading below is exasperation […]

California Wildfires Map

Significant California Fires – June 2008 The following is a list of significant, active fires in California. Please use the information on these pages only as a reference. [googlemaps,-121.311035&spn=8.243972,14.0625&output=embed&s=AARTsJpKvMvynxYPoec3pATK2rthWig0LQ&w=425&h=350]

Gov. Schwarzenneger Says Put These Fires Out

Office Of The Governor Gov. Schwarzenegger Directs Coordinated Firefighting Efforts and Resources to Combat Wildfires Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has directed the California National Guard and all state firefighting resources to aggressively combat numerous wildfires across California. Today he was briefed on the Wild Fire incident and the status of firefighting efforts statewide at the Lagoon […]

Clover Fire Perspective & Post Of The Year Candidate

W.I.S.E. sums up the Clover Fire blunder. Well said!

Satellite Images of California Firestorm 2008

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The animated satellite view of the entire state shows the magnitude of this fire event.Note the Clover Fire in the bottom right and the Gallery Fire below Monterey Bay. The Lime Complex in Trinity County upper right and the numerous fires burning in Lassen, Butte, Amador and neighboring counties. In the center of the image […]

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