Category Archives: Wildland

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.

Aspen Fire: Central Sierra Forest Fire At 9,000 Acres, Minimal Containment

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Firefighters are trying to keep the fire from moving into the 23,000 acre Kaiser Wilderness. Elevation and topography make the Aspen Fire especially difficult to battle. Elevation at Mammoth Pools is approximately 3,500 ft.. Kaiser Peak stands over 10,000 ft.

Petition – 'Presidential Citizens Medal' For the Granite Mountain Hotshots

The loss of 19 of the 20 Granite Mountain Hotshots in the Yarnell Hill Fire is a particularly severe loss, which reminds us of the bravery displayed every day by our firefighters in facing danger. All 20 members need to be properly honored

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Mike Morales

Retired Cal Fire/CDF Fire Captain