Residents on the Big Sur Coast and parts of Santa Cruz County brace for the effects of heavier than normal seasonal rains. Mud, land, rock slides and downed trees are a big danger in fresh burn areas. Big Sur Kate keeps watch with generous updates including links that include the incredible image below. The Basin […]
Firefighter Christopher Posey is in critical but stable condition at San Francisco General Hospital after suffering injuries battling a fire of suspicious origin in the city’s South side. Six firefighters were injured in the fire when the roof collapsed. FireRescue1 and California Fire News provide additional coverage. IAFF link to story. Firefighter Posey support group […]
The Australian reports many local townships and homeowners failed to heed warnings concerning defensible space. Despite pleas from local bushfire experts area “greens” designed new housing developments with complete disregard for fire. In fact in some cases homeowners were required to plant trees and vegetation close to their homes. Their guidance was “trees being the […]
Shocking numbers from The Australian. As Firefighters enter burned out areas they are cautioned against what may turn out to be an unprecedented loss of life by fire. Flickr images from Vic Fires here. Google Map of fire areas and EMS links here. Update: Deaths from bushfires now at 166 says The Australian.
The death toll from bushfires in Victoria State have eclipsed all time National marks as authorities find more victims. Four children are among the dead. As well more than 700 homes and likely as many outbuildings have burned. Thousands of livestock have been overrun devastating the lively hood of many ranchers in the region. NZ […]
South Australia bushfires have killed 14 people so far in what Victoria Premiere John Brumby describes as “Our worst day in history”. Video from Victoria State visually describes the destruction as record temperatures combined with strong dry winds fan flames. The CFA has issued severe alerts for no less that a dozen towns in the […]