Fires Name Game, Freeway or Triangle Fire

The Incident 209 filed this morning at 11:00 am calls the Orange County wildfires the “Freeway Complex”

Fire particulars
: Latitude and Longitude
Lat: 33° 52´ 22″ Long: 117° 44´ 20″
Ownership: CA-ORC

Acreage: 10,470
Start Date: 11/15/2008 0905hrs.

The Incident 209 filed at 0700hrs this morning calls the Orange County wildfire the “Triangle Fire”

Fire particulars
Latitude and Longitude
Lat: 33° 52´ 22″ Long: 117° 44´ 20″
Ownership: CA-ORC

Same acreage, same start date, same everything.

The 0700 report was prepared by J. Windham SITL (T) a trainee within the incident management team.

The 11:00 am report was put prepared by R.Dull (DPSC), a veteran team member.

This would not be a major concern accept the L.A Times is now calling it the Triangle Fire. That L.A. Times article is linked to from Drudge.

I suspect the L.A. Times was given incorrect information. Anyone?

*Update: Bob of Calfire News blog offers the explanation in the comment section below.

5 Comments

  • Mike says:

    Thanks Bob, the morning report shows Freeway.I wonder if the LA Times caught up?

  • Bob Blogger says:

    Name change info: The change in the name from “Triangle” back to “Freeway” was required due to the FMAG grant, which was approved using the name of “Freeway Fire”. When the CALFIRE Team assumed the fire they renamed it, however since redoing the FMAG would have been problematic, the name was changed back. Bob O – Editor Cal Fire News – http://calfire.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous says:

    There’s new fire mapping site (now in Beta)- http://firelocator.net/. It uses MS Virtual Earth, so you have to install the Silverlight display app.

  • ylDave says:

    Here’s a photo as it went through Chino Hills, north of Yorba Linda:Freeway Complex Fire. I went with the last name. Dave

  • Anonymous says:

    0700 Name changed to Triangle Complex. Freeway Fire and Landfill Fire burned together overnight. Same incident number as Freeway FireApprox 1245 or so, name changed back to Freeway Complex