Archive for June2008

New: Electra Fire, State Fire Resources Stretched

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Cal Fire is working a new fire in the Mokelumne River drainage near Electra. The fire grew quickly to over 400 acres within three hours of the first alarm. The nearest town is Mokelumne Hills however the small community is not in imminent danger. The fire is currently burning on the Amador County (north) side […]

Humboldt Fire Threatens Paradise

The Humboldt Fire near Chico California has burned 40 homes and devoured 20,000 acres in less than 48 hours. The fire started on June 11 at 1:30 in the afternoon. The chatter on Wildlandfire offers some insight into what firefighters are facing. One poster writes “Per Humboldt Communications, order for 100 strike teams to Humboldt […]

Bonny Doon, Martin Fire Map

Mercury News coverage of the Martin Fire. View Larger Map

Cal Fire/Feds Stretched Between Central & North State

Meanwhile the Forest Service is gearing up for a campaign in the Ventana Wilderness to take on the now 10,500 acre Indian Fire. According to Inciweb the fire is chasing fire command from the incident base. Humboldt Fire in Butte County—- County: Butte CountyLocation: Hwy 32 & Humboldt Rd on Stillson CanyonAcres Burned: 3,500 acresContainment: […]

Bonny Doon Fire,Torching, Running Up Empire Grade

Official name Martin Fire This one is in my old back yard and there has not been a fire in that area for decades. Bay Area news is on the story. Follow the initial attack notes here. Currently (per Wildlandfire) “200-400 acres , rapid rate of spread, heavy brush and pine. Lots of dead and […]

Cal Fire Battling Ophir Fire in Butte County

The Ophir Fire burning homes, and vehicles in Butte County is no doubt the results of devil winds that blew through central California yestersday. Local news coverage reveals the fire has burned at least 1,600 acres and destroyed 21 homes, 28 outbuildings and 99 vehicles. More as Incident 209’s are updated.

Fuel Cost Protests Spread to India, France & Portugal

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Two die in Spain as truckers continue the general strike against high fuel costs. In India hundreds take to the streets. Throughout Europe protests are taking place in France, Portugal, Belgium, Italy and throughout Spain. Malaysians have had enough as well. [youtube=] In Los Angeles a mild mannered doctor’s patience was pushed to the limit […]

Gas Lines In Spain As Truckers Say "No Chingues"

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Roughly translated – don’t screw with us – as they strike, protesting high fuel prices. Truckers in Madrid and other parts of Spain have quit delivering fuel to gas stations causing long lines at stations with no gas! “15 percent of the capital’s outlets had run out of fuel. Manuel Amado, president of Catalonia’s owners’ […]

2007 Wildfire Season; a Global Warming Perspective

Interesting look at the global 2007 fire season from a scary named Australian website called Planet Doom. The author is a climate researcher based in Melbourne Australia who also happens to be the principal of Australia Bush Monitor.

Off Topic: High School Valedictorian Faces Deportation

Fresno California Arthur Mkoyan, a recent Bullard High School graduate and class Valedictorian is to be deported to Armenia, a place he was moved from when he was two years old. His family is scheduled to be put on a plane by the end of June.The local Congressman, who coincidently I voted for just hours […]

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