Archive for September2008

Chalk Peak Fire, South Big Sur Community Response

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Big Sur Kate continues to report on the Chalk Fire. She is on top of the fire (literally) and her coverage is providing vital information for her community. This is real life stuff folks, read it here! Note too how the affected residents are using gel to protect homes and out buildings. Update: 9/30/08 8:00pmThe […]

Chalk Peak Fire

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The Chalk Peak Fire is burning in the Los Padres National Forest. The fire started last night and has burned an estimated 600 acres. Big Sur Kate, who lives in the area is blogging the incident from her mountain top home. Read Kate’s blog here. In this RAMSDIS Sat. Image you can see smoke from […]

From The Ashes; Condor Chick Survives The Basin Complex Fire

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Good news. A California Condor chick survived the Basin Complex Fire unharmed. Members of Ventana Wilderness Society hiked into the blackened forest to check on the well being of the chick. Watch the video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXiVszDf5_o&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1] What directed my attention back to the plight of the Ventana condors was a “birding spectacle” in our own backyard […]

Ike Aftermath

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My friend Terry in Tennessee forwarded this link from Boston.com. Photo Attribution.

Powerful Political Video

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No matter what side of the fence you vote on you’ll feel a sense of awe after watching this 2 minute video. I’m posting this for the nuns who put up with me in grade school. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61wj4tJICcc&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0]

Thermo-Gel, A Simply Amazing Product

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Have a look at this demonstration of Thermo-Gel. If you live in a fire prone area do yourself a favor and visit their website and order a kit. Check the link on the sidebar. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71NHKe3HGL4&hl=en&fs=1]

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

It’s windy here in California’s central valley this evening and while I was out doing family taxi duty I saw a heavy air tanker boring into a headwind as it took off from Fresno Air Base. It has to be responding to a fire and the only fire of any significance burning in this part […]

Cascadel Fire 200 Acres, 30% Containment

434 firefighters are surrounding this pesky 200 acre brush/timber mixed wildfire burning near North Fork in Madera County. It appears pot growers had something to do with the cause, possibly a propane tank or unattended warming fire. I hope these crims are caught. One firefighter was injured overnight when a boulder rolled off a slope […]

Cascadel Fire, North Fork California

The Cascadel Fire has burned 150 acres in the Madera County town of North Fork. The fire is burning in the Whiskey Creek drainage and as a result is presenting accessibility issues for Cal Fire.340 residences are threatened according to the Incident 209 thus the call for a heavier dispatch than a typical 150 acre […]

"Life Threatening Inundation Likely!"

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Says the National Weather Service last night. That is a powerful statement and readers of Houston’s Chron.com hopefully got the message. Residents of Galveston where a 20 ft storm surge is expected should be on a road north or west today. This weather event will test local first responders. We wish them all the best!

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