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The State Of Incident Blogging

The first fire I ever followed in blog form was the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire in 2002. A local woman, a Show Low Arizona web designer offered a running update of the fire based on information from a scanner and friends who phoned her with first hand updates. She may have been the first incident blogger. Her […]

Cal Fire Crew In Harris Fire Burn-Over; Story

SignonSanDiego has shed light on the story of the four Cal Fire firefighters and the two civilians they tried to save near Protrero during the initial attack phase of the Harris Fire last Sunday. Veteran Cal Fire Captain Ray Rapue and his crew of three responded to the Harris Fire from their station in San […]

San Diego Wildfires Photos

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The San Diego fires images via Flickr. Harris Fire October 23, 2007

Harris Fire Update, Fireline Command Report

Highlights from the Harris Fire Incident 209 filed at 0600 10/26; Size/AreaInvolved 84,300 ACRES % Containedor MMA20 Percent Remarks:CDF Team 9 is in unified command with Forest Service, and San Miguel. 5 civilians have been killed and 21 injured by this fire. 4500 people are or have been threatened and evacuated. An estimated 200 homes […]

Harris Fire Rages On, Evacuations Ordered

Info from Inciweb Incident: HarrisReleased: 2 hrs. ago (Cal Fire website issued the order at 1400 hrs.) The Harris Fire has jumped a portion of Lake Barrett and is now an immediate threat to life and property to the communities of Lawson Valley and Carveacre. Residents should immediately evacuate the area. The San Diego Sheriffs […]

Southern California Fires Satellite Image

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Modis RapidFire Image from 10/23 Note the activity in Mexico and how the Harris Fire has apparently crossed the border.

Harris Fire, 200 Homes Destroyed, 10% Containment

The question to which fire is burning Lyons Peak is answered in the Incident 209 report for the Harris fire filed 0600 today. Fox 11 briefly showed structures burning in one of the communities within the Harris Fire boundaries. An unpopulated peak is a non story in comparison. I heard a fire crew from Mexico […]

Southern California Fires Updates

Fires Updates Date Time News and Notes 10/23 1525 Update Rosa; the fire has burned 350 acres and is 70 percent contained. The fire has threatened 175 residence. 10/23 1520 Update Ranch; The fire has burned 54,518 acres and is 10% contained. Numerous residential structures are threatened by the fire. 10/23 1515 Update Canyon; The […]

Harris Fire, 50 Homes Destroyed, Crews Exhausted

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Below are points from the Incident 209 Report filed 0600 today. You can appreciate the heroic efforts being put forth by the firefighting personnel battling this blaze. If anyone needs help it is these guys.Note this significant fact; 275 total personnel on a 70,000 acre fire ” Significant events today (closures, evacuations, significant progress made, […]

Southern California Fires, Satellite Imagery

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From Modis RapidFire Click on the optional sizes tabs on the Modis site.

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