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"Fusee" Frank Wildland Firefighter Topics

Direct from firefighters who battled the current blazes in Idaho the guys at Fusee hold nothing back as they discuss the Cascade Complex Wildfire, the ICP burn-by (burn over) and the efforts to save the small community of Yellow Pine. The essential point made in the Idaho fires related series of blog posts is why […]

Cascade Complex; What Happens In The Forest

………stays in the forest? admin. posted the text of the official report of the Cascade Complex ICP burn over on August 12. It’s a great read, what it says in part;“On the afternoon of August 12th 2007, two individuals funded through a wildland fire resource order were moving roll-on garbage dumpsters from a spike […]

Cascade Complex, 2 Months, 300k Acres, $50mil.

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Map from Inciweb. The Cascade Complex wildfire had been burning since July 17. The fire has now burned close to 300,000 acres. The fire is burning in parts of the Boise, Payette, Salmon-Challis National Forests. Acreage to date per Inciweb is as follows; “Updated acres include: Monumental – 286,205. Acre summaries are based on “administered […]

Budget Contrasts California vs. Idaho

The Zaca Fire to date has consumed 240,000 acres and has cost taxpayers $100 million. The Cascade Complex Fire has eaten 225,000 acres at a cost of $35 million. Both fires are more than one month old with containment dates extending into September. Both fires were mainly confined to Federal lands. Zaca in the Los […]

Cascade Complex Command Post Fends Siege

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Yesterday I noted the run on the Cascade Fire incident command post (ICP). Here is a series of images taken from the Cascade Complex pages at Inciweb. Aerial view of the Cascade Complex incident base. Activity as the fire approaches the camp(Credit: Bill Paxton, Great Basin IMT1) (Credit: Bill Paxton, Great Basin IMT1) (Images credit: […]

Cascade Complex Wilfire Tools In Action

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Take a look at the Cascade Complex Fire header as the Skycrane lifts off.(video shot Aug. 10) [youtube=]

Cascade Complex Wildfire

This a fire to keep an eye on. For updated information on the Cascade Complex Fire visit Inciweb. Check out some amazing images shot by Incident team members here. Below is the raw incident data from 1830 hours yesterday; From the Cascade Fire ICS- 209 form: (via email) Major problems and concerns (control problems, social/political/economic […]