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Pfeiffer Fire; Wildland Fire On California's Big Sur Coast (Updated)

An onshore wind flow, low humidity, above average temperatures and lack of rain has invited wildfire to California’s central coast.
The ‘Pfeiffer Fire’ has burned in excess of 300 acres and unconfirmed reports suggest numerous homes have been involved.

Rim Fire Moves Into Top Seven In California Wildland Fire History

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The Rim Fire passed the 1977 Marble Cone (Ventana Wilderness) incident to claim the spot as sixth largest wildfire in California history.

Colorado Fires; West Fork Complex Threatens The Community of South Fork

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. The 30,000 acre West Fork Complex is bearing down on the community of South Fork. According to Wikipedia close to 1,000 persons call South Fork home in fewer than 600 homes or dwellings.

Sierra's Carstens Fire Heating, Yosemite Valley Smoked Out

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The Carstens Fire burning in Mariposa County has consumed 1,000 acres near Midpines

Where Will The Next Big Fire In California Strike?

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The second area of concern is bounded by the 244,000 acre Basin Complex Fire of 2008 to the north and the 240,000 acre Zaca Fire of 2007 to the south. This area is mostly within the Los Padres National Forest from the southern Big Sur coast to just south of Solvang 175 miles to the south including Vandenberg Air Force Base. The community most at risk in this assessment is Cambria California.

Waldo Canyon Fire — Links/Resources/Views

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RadioReference is monitoring all emergency frequencies in the county with Waldo dominating traffic. Good communication between air ops and operations.

Brush Fires in New York and New Jersey Force Evacuations

firefighters from 109 departments in Suffolk County have responded to the scene of the brush fire, and 15 additional departments from Nassau County are en route.

Reno, Carson City Nevada Area Wildfire, 10,000 Evacuated, 50% Contained

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Updated reports indicate 26 occupied dwellings have been destroyed. Reno, like much of the west has not seen precipitation for almost six weeks.

Reno Wildfire Destroys 20 Homes, Thousands Evacuated

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Lightning Strikes Spark Fires in Sierras

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Early morning air to ground lighting has ignited 40 new fires in the Southern Sierra Nevada’s and Tehachapi’s in Kern County

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