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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 […]

Marek Fire Ushers In The SoCal Fall Fire Season

Update: 6:00 pm per Inciweb, and local news sources. Two structures destroyed, numerous vehicles, 2,000 acres, minimal flame front. Southern California’s first fire event of this Indian Summer/Santa Ana wind season began at 2:00 am this morning and has consumed 500 + acres. The fire is technically in the Angeles National Forest west of Little […]

SoCal Wind Event; State Prepares

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Take a look at this Predictive Services Chart that calls for a Santa Ana wind event for sections of Southern California next week. CalFire is pre-positioning resources in Riverside and elsewhere in the Southland. For a peek at some of the chatter have a look at Wildland Fire here.

So Cal Fire Map, Santa Ana Winds on October 22

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The fire mappers at NorthTree Fire drew this amazing map of the Santa Ana winds driving the fires on October 22. Click this link for a larger image. Image with permission of NorthTree Fire. .

Malibu Burning, Pepperdine University Threatened

California’s second fire season begins as Santa Ana winds are fanning 3 fires in Southern California. The fire with the most potential for property loss is in Malibu. Pepperdine University students are sheltering in place as the fire is literally beating at the doors. As I’m watching coverage from My13 News/ Fox L.A. I’m reminded […]

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