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Kern County Fire Copter 408 Rescues Baby (video)

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Flash flooding near Lake Isabella in Kern County stranded people on their roofs as water slammed against homes last Sunday, July 13. In the video below the crew of Kern County Fire Department Helicopter 408 hover over a home where a family of three await rescue. The crew successfully rescues a baby before returning for […]

Piute Fire Tracks Towards Bodfish; July 8 Update

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The Google Earth map represents a view of the Piute Fire from the town of Bodfish looking south. The fire is advancing towards the town. The GeoMAC image below shows the Piute Fire current hot spots indicated in red. The direction of the fire is completely dependent on the wind over the next few days. […]

Piute Fire Turns Towards Bodfish & Lake Isabella

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The Piute Fire, burning in Kern County south of Lake Isabella has burned 25,000 acres with 26% containment. Twelve hundred firefighters are tasked with fighting this fire burning in terrain mother nature ignored when the planet was formed. Only four helicopters and two fixed wing aircraft are assigned to the Piute Fire. It has been […]

Piute Fire Rages On, Nears 20,000 Acres

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With headline grabbing fires like the Basin Complex in Big Sur and the Gap Fire in Santa Barbara less “glamorous” fires like the Piute fall off the media radar. 1,261 firefighters are working day and night on the 20,000 acre blaze burning south of Lake Isabella in Kern County. The Piute Fire commanders have been […]

Piute Fire Webcam View For July 1

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Piute Fire view from Sierra Fire Cam. The fire has burned nearly 12,000 acres in 2 days with minimal containment. From the incident 209 tonight;Major problems and concerns (control problems, social/political/economic concerns or impacts, etc.)“Relate critical resources needs identified above to the Incident Action Plan.Lack of resources and overhead positions. The fire is situated in […]

Piute Fire, Follow By Webcam

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Choose the Split Mountain cam link from Sierra Fire menu. Size 2,560 acres, 4 percent contained burning in Kern County. Yesterday the MAFF’s C-130′s and Tanker 910 threw everything they had at it.

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  • Comments
    bigsurkate
    Just Released – Yarnell Hill Serious Accident Investigation Report
    Thanks for pulling this all together in one place. I have seen this compared to the Esperanza Fire where communication was a problem, also. Such a sad loss for the fire fighting community.
    2013-09-29 20:35:00
    FireBlogger
    Rim Fire Crosses The 100k Acre Mark
    This fire is a freak. It's devastating the forest in some spots. I saw one image of a couple hundred acre patch with nothing left, not even stumps! This is not healthy burning.
    2013-08-24 06:42:00
    Ex local firefighter
    Rim Fire Crosses The 100k Acre Mark
    When all is said and done, there are groups that go up Cherry Oil Road and put in on the Clavey River. They stop in the area of the fires point of origin for lunch. Rafting operations are probably the only ones that can access this area and time will tell if the environmentalists have…
    2013-08-23 18:50:00
    FireBlogger
    Sierra's Aspen Fire Pushes Into The Kaiser Wilderness
    I believe you are referring to the Rim Fire 40 miles north of the Aspen burn. It's a monster. I really thought the Aspen Fire had the same potential. Thank goodness it did not burn like the Rim.
    2013-08-23 06:20:00
    Jenefir Robert
    Sierra's Aspen Fire Pushes Into The Kaiser Wilderness
    Such a massive natural disaster. When the things would be under control?
    2013-08-23 06:16:00

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