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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. […]

Chalk Peak Fire Threat Looms Over Big Sur Monastery

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The Chalk Fire that has burned over 16,000 acres between the Plaskett and Eselan on the south Big Sur Coast. Smack in the path is the Camaldoli Hermitage. The Hermitage is home to 25 monks who live peacefully on the property 1,300 feet above the ocean. The Hermitage has burned once in its 47 year […]

Big Sur Artist, Big Sur Kate

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I’ve covered the Chalk Fire but mostly by following the continuous updates by Kate in Big Sur on her blog. Photo by Big Sur Kate; posted with permission The image above offers a look at a rare phenomenon. A low ceiling fog is hugging the Big Sur coast with smoke from the Chalk Peak Fire […]

Chalk Fire Won't Die

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The Chalk Fire burning in the south Big Sur region has reignited. Unseasonably warm weather has stoked the once dead fire forcing area residents to wonder if the wildfire assaults on Big Sur will ever end. Friend of Firefighter Blog Big Sur Kate lives just south of the Chalk Fire scene and captured the image […]