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Wind Event Over, SoCal Fires Spread Stops

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Firefighters assembled from all parts of the State will turn their attention to mop up activities now that the Santa Ana winds have abated. High winds forecast for today never materialized giving fire crews a chance to come off the high alert they’ve worked under for the past 48 hours. Some hot spots are still […]

SoCal Fires; Four Counties Battling Flames

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The Marek Fire is burning in Los Angeles County and has already burned dozens of homes and claimed one life. The Sesnon Fire originally started in L.A. County on Oat Mountain and has since crossed into Ventura County. The Sesnon has burned more than two dozen homes. The Juliet Fire is burning out of control […]

Socal Fires Updates, Maps & Fire Info

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This GeoMAC Image was generated at 7:00 pm PST. It shows the westward move of the Marek Fire and the W/SW direction the Sesnon Fire is heading. Nineteen structures have been destroyed by the Sesnon Fire. 800 firefighters are on scene and the fire has burned 5,000 acres. There is zero containment on the Sesnon […]

Sesnon Fire Satellite Image

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I was just watching a press conference from the command post of the Marek Fire and one of the Chiefs noted in response to a question about the Sesnon Fire that his concern was the fire crossing the Santa Susana gap and running to the Pacific Coast! Wow, that wasn’t even on my radar. *Quite […]

Marek Fire Web Resources

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MyFoxLA Live Marek Fire Feed Google News Inciweb CBS2 L.A. Live Fire Feed L.A. Times View Larger Map GeoMAC Image of The Marek Fire Noon 10/13/08

Marek Fire Bears Down On The San Fernando Valley

I don’t have updated acreage figures but Los Angeles local TV shows the Marek Fire bumping against the 210 (Foothill) Freeway near the 118 (Reagan) Freeway interchange near Lopez Canyon. In these winds aircraft offer little help. The wind dictates fire behavior. Spotting is occurring and structures are involved. This is a developing story…. [googlemaps […]