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Revisiting The Freeway Complex and Hollydale Mobilehome Park

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Last November as flames approached the Hollydale Mobilehome Estates in Carbon Canyon TV viewers in the Southland watched as CBS2’s Larry Welk hovered above covering the drama developing below. From my perspective as a viewer the impending drama was adrenaline inducing. As I wrote at the time from all appearances this park was going to […]

Socal Firestorm Losses Tallied

Firestorm numbers: 934 Homes Destroyed 42,000 Acres Burned, 21 Firefighters Injured $25 Mil. Suppression Costs The Freeway Complex Location: Orange County communities of Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Anaheim and Corona in Riverside County. Start Date November 15, 2008 at 9:00 am.29,000 Acres155 homes destroyed104 homes damaged9 firefighters injured11 Million dollars in fire suppression costs (to […]

Freeway Complex Fire Mop Up

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Twenty four thousand evacuees are heading home as firefighters put final touches on the 20,000 plus acre Santa Ana winds fire event. The 3,600 firefighters summoned to the scene will take advantage of today’s calm winds and (somewhat) milder temperatures to douse hot spots and patrol for wayward flames. Officially 23,700 acres have burned between […]

Fires Name Game, Freeway or Triangle Fire

The Incident 209 filed this morning at 11:00 am calls the Orange County wildfires the “Freeway Complex” Fire particulars: Latitude and LongitudeLat: 33° 52´ 22″ Long: 117° 44´ 20″Ownership: CA-ORC Acreage: 10,470Start Date: 11/15/2008 0905hrs. The Incident 209 filed at 0700hrs this morning calls the Orange County wildfire the “Triangle Fire” Fire particularsLatitude and LongitudeLat: […]

The Battle For Hollydale Mobilehome Estates 11/15/08

The Hollydale Mobilehome Estates community was spared destruction by fast moving flames in Carbon Canyon last night. At approximately 2200 hours CBS2 helicopter pilot/reporter Larry Welk showed an overhead shot of a massive flame front racing uphill towards the mobile home park (map below). Welk, a veteran fire reporter prepped viewers for a potentially tragic […]

Socal Fires Satellite Image, Sayre and Freeway Fires

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Satellite imagery from NASA AERONET This image is from yesterday November 15.

Freeway Complex Fire Maps

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A reader forward the link to the map below from FireImaging.com of the USFS. Contrast the image with the MODIS and CONUS KML detections on Google Earth below. The FireImaging software is much more detailed. MODIS & CONUS KML via Google Earth Detection(Click images to enlarge)

Freeway Complex Fire Burns West Towards Ocean

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The headline is a bit sensational but this is not an ordinary Santa Ana Wind event. The fire is spooking even veteran news reporters. Homes begin to burn miles apart forcing reporters to wonder if these are spot fires or new starts. Hot spots include Yorba Linda and parts of Brea though no structures are […]

Freeway Complex Claims Luxury Apartment Complex

The Freeway Complex has burned most if not all of the Cascades Apartment Complex in Anaheim Hills. As I noted in the post below the fire outran fire personnel. Firefighters have reached the scene and are throwing water on the burning buildings however the entire complex has succumbed to flames. The images below are from […]

Freeway Complex (Corona Fire) Racing

The Freeway Complex, previously called the Corona Fire continues forging a path of destruction as it moves into Anaheim Hills. Again NBC4 Los Angeles has amazing coverage that you can follow live online. The fire is moving faster than firefighters can chase it. Winds are predicted to abate throughout the afternoon. For firefighters and residents […]