Archive for August2009

La Brea Fire update

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Setting aside my earlier stated opinion on this fire I have to say this is the most impressive fire in California this season. With no real anchor points apparent due to a 360 degree fire front, fighting this budding monster is a moot point at the moment. The La Brea Fire looks to have taken […]

La Brea Fire, Maybe Some Fires We Should Let Burn

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The practical side of me says pull the plug, send everyone except a few firing crews and bulldozers home and let this one be. Why? Because in all the landscape of California this is one area God did not bless with a need to exist, that might be harsh, but definitely a place that doesn’t […]

Family Drive

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My wife and I took our youngest son on an overnight trip from our home in Fresno to see Mono Lake. Consistent with this Summer’s theme we limited the trip to one night away. We have taken several over night trips this year instead of one big vacation. We left Fresno at 7:00 am Sunday […]

Shasta County, SHU Lightning Complex Update

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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. […]

All Hands To The North State: SHU Lightning Complex

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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.

Sam Jones Fire, Fort Hunter Liggett

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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 […]

Knight Fire

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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 […]

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