Some nice updates from the contributors at Wildland Fire. These fires are throwing up some impressive columns with multiple heads and capping evident on the merged Chalk and Goose Fires The real shame here is the beautiful country being scarred by these fires. Anyone that has been in that country knows what I am saying. […]
The SHU Lightning Complex – 39 fires have been reported totaling nearly 8,000 acres. Large fires include: Gomez Fire – 300 acres estimated, Cassel Fire – 600 acres, Goose Fire – 2000 acres, Chalk Fire – 2500 acres. Current priority is to identify, obtain perimeters, and prioritize fires. Currently no evacuations in place.
Update Aug. 4 — Per Cal Fire the Sam Jones incident was been fully contained at 1400 hours today. Total acreage 3,468. Great job by the unified command. Two days old and already running near 3,000 acres the Sam Jones fire is burning uncontrolled within the confines of the U.S. Army’s Fort Hunter Liggett. Big […]
I had not given the Knight Fire proper respect as it began lumbering slowly up the Stanislaus River Canyon earlier last week. From early reports the Forest Service reported it would be capped at under 2,000 acres with no property loss. My opinion changed when I saw the head of the fire first hand early […]