Archive for July2010

"Ill Equipped" Russia Battling Deadly Wildfires

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*Russian president, ordered the armed forces to help douse the fires on Friday, admitting that Russia was technically ill-equipped to combat the escalating crisis

Crown Fire Update

According to KTLA (Live Feed) telecopter reporter Alex Calder the Ana Verde and Quartz Hill developments near Palmdale are areas of concern today as the Crown Fire pushes east.

SoCal Wildfire: Crown Fire Blows Up Near 2009 Station Fire Burn

The Crown Fire started today in the Angeles National Forest abutting the northern perimeter of last years Station Fire near Acton and Agua Dulce.

Misplaced Priorities: City Lays Off Firefighters, Buys Expensive Art Work!

The City of Ann Arbor Michigan has approved funding an elaborate water fountain art project costing over $800,000.00. An Arbor recently fired three full time firefighters due to budget constraints.

California Firefighters Chase Lightning Strikes

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Cal Fire’s FaceBook feed offers up some impressive stats from yesterday’s lightning storms in Southern California.

"Get Your Smokey On"

Team Smokey Bear wants everyone to know there is a new lineup of PSA’s designed to inform those living in the Wildland Urban Interface or just visiting the wilds to be careful.

Mid July, No Major Wildfires, Thank El Nino?

Mid July and nothing is burning in the West. The Schultz fire near Flagstaff Arizona grabbed some headlines in June burning north of 15,000 acres but that is it.
In California every fire is getting picked up. Initial attack with quick air attack response and well coordinated air tanker drops is killing everything quick.

Los Bueyes Fire, Control Burn Escape in an Area With Large Fire History

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The Boillos Fire is burning in the Los Padres National Forest. The fire is a control burn escape originally started on Fort Hunter Liggett. This is an eerie reminder of the start of the Indians Fire that started in the same general vicinity,

Schultz Fire Fully Contained

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Inciweb shows 15,000 + acres, 590 firefighters and support personnel assigned. Patrol and mop up.
Cause; Abandoned campfire!