Archive for August2009

Station Fire Path; Where's It Headed?

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The 105,000 acre Station Fire is headed east with some movement north towards Acton. As the fire continues its eastward trek it should stay in the Forest and away from populated areas. According to GeoMac the fire appears to have crossed Highway 2 north and east of Mt Wilson. The USFS Google Earth kml overlay […]

Station Fire Satellite Imagery From 8/30

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The satellite imagery below is from NASA’s MODIS Rapid Response System from yesterday. Click the images to enlarge. Note the enhanced fire perimeter outline in the image above. Latest imagery from GeoMac.

Tanker 979, The 747 Supetanker Expected Over Fires Today

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As yet the contracted jumbo jet supertanker has not been pressed into service. The US Forest Service passed on signing up the weapon in 2007 but this year Cal Fire smartly offered the group from Evergreen Aviation a deal. Here is a promo video of Tanker 979 over the desert near Tucson. The 747 supertanker […]

Station Fire Explodes on Eastward Track

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Current published acreage for the Station Fire is 42,000. You can see from the GeoMac image below the fire is significantly larger than that now. Although the command team says there will be no change in tactics due to the firefighter deaths I suspect that is not altogether true. The eastern progression may be allowed […]

Two Die In The Line Of Duty On The Station Fire

Station Fire officials notified the public that two Los Angeles County Firefighters died during fire suppression activities near Acton. The LA Times has details. What makes this tragedy more sad is the two fallen firefighters may be brothers. Deepest condolences to the family and friends of the fallen firefighters.

49 Fire Burning Multiple Structures in Auburn

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A wildfire is burning within the city of Auburn California. The fire began mid afternoon today and quickly spread to 500 acres. Air Attack has reported multiple structures, both commercial and residential have burned and are currently burning within the city limits. The image below represents the approximate fire perimeter. Structures have been reported burned […]

Mt Wilson in Path of Station Fire

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Mt Wilson WebCam About the facility.

Station Fire, More Google Earth Views, Map, Scanner Link

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The images below show a look at the Station Fire as it is seen by residents in Acton and other communities in the Santa Clarita Valley. For anyone that wants to listen to Station Fire air attack communications listen here. Choose the channel from the menu that focuses on LA County Sheriff, Fire, and EMS.The […]

Station Fire Satellite Imagery

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Images from MODIS Rapid Response System, near real time subsets of the Station Fire. Note the extreme smoke plume heading due north yesterday.Please click the images to expand Compare the current size of the Station Fire to the (now contained) 90,000 acre La Brea Fire burn to the west above Santa Barbara.

Station Fire Commander Called Out Of Retirement to Head Effort

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The Station Fire incident commander is Mike Dietrich. Dietrich who commanded the efforts on 240,000 acre Zaca fire in 2007 and the 230,000 acre Basin Complex in 2008 has come out of retirement to lead this effort. Dietrich and his team take a wider view of incidents of this magnitude. Expect this fire to expand […]

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