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Lompoc California Evacuations Ordered as The Miguelito Fire Advances

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State and local firefighters are battling a wind driven brush fire burning out of control on the southern edge of the city of Lompoc on California’s central coast. The city of 42,000 is home to Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Miguelito Fire started mid afternoon today and quickly jumped from 50 acres to an estimated […]

Etiwanda Fire in SoCal

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The Etiwanda Fire is burning in the Etiwanda Preserve on the outskirts of Rancho Cucamonga, a community of 180,000 in San Bernardino County. The wind driven fire started at 8:00 am and has grown quickly to hundreds of acres. Because of high winds air support is unavailable. This looks like a multi day event as […]

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.

Prescribed Burn On Fort Ord Army Base Property

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Two days of burning on the old Fort Ord Army military base is one of the final acts in the process of turning over more than 3,300 acres of the old base to local and other federal jurisdictions.

Just Released – Yarnell Hill Serious Accident Investigation Report

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The Team found no indication of negligence, reckless actions, or violations of policy or protocol.

Rim Fire Links, Maps, Weather

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Rim Fire Update: Links, Maps, Weather

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.

Rim Fire MAFFS Pilot "That's a Pretty Impressive Fire"

Video from August 22 late afternoon. This video is worth the look. We can appreciate the professionalism of tanker pilots and the often unseen or unappreciated efforts of air attack.

Rim Fire Crosses The 100k Acre Mark

I cannot recall any wildfire in recent history that grew this large as quickly.

Sierra's Aspen Fire Pushes Into The Kaiser Wilderness

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The only publicly accessible report for the Aspen Fire indicates the fire has bulled its way into the Kaiser Wilderness. The fire blew past newly established dozer lines strung along ridges in advance of the flames.

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