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Wind Event Over, SoCal Fires Spread Stops

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Firefighters assembled from all parts of the State will turn their attention to mop up activities now that the Santa Ana winds have abated. High winds forecast for today never materialized giving fire crews a chance to come off the high alert they’ve worked under for the past 48 hours. Some hot spots are still […]

SoCal Fires; Four Counties Battling Flames

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The Marek Fire is burning in Los Angeles County and has already burned dozens of homes and claimed one life. The Sesnon Fire originally started in L.A. County on Oat Mountain and has since crossed into Ventura County. The Sesnon has burned more than two dozen homes. The Juliet Fire is burning out of control […]

Socal Fires Updates, Maps & Fire Info

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This GeoMAC Image was generated at 7:00 pm PST. It shows the westward move of the Marek Fire and the W/SW direction the Sesnon Fire is heading. Nineteen structures have been destroyed by the Sesnon Fire. 800 firefighters are on scene and the fire has burned 5,000 acres. There is zero containment on the Sesnon […]

Sesnon Fire Evacuations

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Residents of Box Canyon, Bell Canyon, Woolsey Canyon, Lake Manor, Dayton Canyon, Brown Canyon and Twin Lakes have been ordered to evacuate. Fire officials are convinced the Sesnon Fire will continue to track from the origin on Oat Mountain on a southwest track towards Thousand Oaks. The DC-10 Supertanker, Tanker 910 was ordered however the […]

Sesnon Fire Satellite Image

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I was just watching a press conference from the command post of the Marek Fire and one of the Chiefs noted in response to a question about the Sesnon Fire that his concern was the fire crossing the Santa Susana gap and running to the Pacific Coast! Wow, that wasn’t even on my radar. *Quite […]

New Fire; Oat Mountain Above Porter Ranch

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Los Angeles CBS 2 News is breaking a new fire that started on the top of Oat Mountain just above the Porter Ranch community. There are no resources between the fire and the housing developments down canyon.Will follow…. CBS2 News is calling this the “Cesnon Fire“CBS2 News Coverage Click image to enlarge

Angel Island Wildfire

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As if this fire season can’t get any more strange. Angel Island is all of about 750 acres and offers camping and a spot for Bay Area boaters to anchor in a sheltered spot for a day.Last acreage estimate, 250!About Angel IslandFire InfoFire photos [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_MkBpKvm18&hl=en&fs=1]

Marek Fire Bears Down On The San Fernando Valley

I don’t have updated acreage figures but Los Angeles local TV shows the Marek Fire bumping against the 210 (Foothill) Freeway near the 118 (Reagan) Freeway interchange near Lopez Canyon. In these winds aircraft offer little help. The wind dictates fire behavior. Spotting is occurring and structures are involved. This is a developing story…. [googlemaps […]

Marek Fire Ushers In The SoCal Fall Fire Season

Update: 6:00 pm per Inciweb, and local news sources. Two structures destroyed, numerous vehicles, 2,000 acres, minimal flame front. Southern California’s first fire event of this Indian Summer/Santa Ana wind season began at 2:00 am this morning and has consumed 500 + acres. The fire is technically in the Angeles National Forest west of Little […]

Chalk Peak Fire

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The Chalk Peak Fire is burning in the Los Padres National Forest. The fire started last night and has burned an estimated 600 acres. Big Sur Kate, who lives in the area is blogging the incident from her mountain top home. Read Kate’s blog here. In this RAMSDIS Sat. Image you can see smoke from […]

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