Archive for September2009

Station Fire Maps, Google Earth Views, Discussion

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The LA Times reports the Station Fire is approaching Santa Anita Canyon above Sierra Madre. Eighty historic cabins in the Chantry Flats pack station campground are threatened. According to the Times firefighters have been prepping the area for days in anticipation of the fire’s arrival. Pack animals have been relocated and the cabins have been […]

Yucaipa's Pendleton Fire

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Cal Fire is hitting the 640 acre Pendleton Fire as skillfully as they put down the adjacent 1,000 acre Oak Glen incident the day before. They make the near impossible look easy. The well trained and determined firefighters of Cal Fire are tasked with responding quickly to extinguish flames in a safe and expedient manner […]

Tanker 979 (747 Supertanker) Maiden Fire Drop

MyFoxLA was the first to follow the Supertanker as it circled the Station Fire and made its first drop on a live fire. This day has been long in coming for the people at Evergreen Aviation in Marana Arizona. The tanker offers up 20,000 gallons per load. Consider that Tanker 910, the DC-10 Supertanker delivers […]

Oak Glen Under Siege

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The apple growing community of Oak Glen is in the path a a wildfire that started yesterday. InciWeb has details. The Oak Glen Fire is under the jurisdiction of CalFire. It started on Sunday August 30, 2009 at 1:45 pm in the hills south of Potato Canyon Road and Oak Glen Road about 4 to […]

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