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Lick Fire Bosses Gain Ground

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Lick Fire Incident Commander Bob Whallen, his command team and the 1,900 firefighters assigned to the incident have turned a corner. The weather helped as humidity and winds worked to their favor.According to the morning report from the incident the fire is at 39,585 acres and is 45% contained. Demobilization of some of the resources […]

Lick Fire Chars 27,000 Acres So Far

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On September 3 the Lick Fire Incident Commander took a good look at the scene and estimated the fire could grow to 30,000 acres. This estimate was based on existing fire breaks, natural barriers and the weather at the time. According to last night’s official Incident 209 report the fire has already taken out 27,000 […]

Satellite Image of Lick Fire Smoke Trail

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S.F. Bay Area, Monterey Bay Area and Central Valley residents are seeing and feeling the effects of smoke from two major wildfires. The Lick Fire east of Morgan Hill has burned 11,000 acres and the Moonlight Fire north of Sacramento has burned 15,000 acres. Both fires are less than 20% contained. If you look at […]

Lick Fire Midday Update, Day 3

San Francisco’s CBS 5 reports on their Bay City News Page that the National Guard has committed resources to the fire.; “Cal Fire has now utilized 155 engines, 24 bulldozers, 34 crews, nine air-tankers and eight helicopters, including two Nevada National Guard and three California National Guard helicopters. About 1,298 firefighters have been deployed to […]

Lick Fire Day 3

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One of the unique aspects of the Lick Fire a webcam from above points at the action. This morning the camera shows us a sleeping beast waiting for it’s wake up call from nature. Just beyond the peak in the foreground are a few hundred men and women scraping the ground on a steep grade. […]

Lick Fire Quadruples Overnight

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From Michael Shirley-Donnelley/ According to the Incident 209 report the Lick Fire has grown to 5,000 acres. The fire is moving to the S/E generally. The IC claims the fire is 10% contained. As only they can CDF/ Cal Fire amassed an army of nearly 800 overnight to battle the flames that they expect […]

Lick Fire In Henry Coe State Park

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Update: 700 acres, moderate rate of spread, spotting in all directions. This is an updated image (20:10 Hrs) from the Mt Hamilton webcam facing South.(link below) They tilted the webcam on Mt Hamilton to give us a view of the Lick Fire burning East of Morgan Hill in Henry Coe State Park. The San Jose […]