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La Brea Fire Meets Zaca Fire Perimeter

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The La Brea Fire has pushed hard to the south and has met the two year old boundary of the Zaca Fire. The current acreage is presented as 25,000 or so but that is a fabrication, this fire is double that if the GeoMac heat impressions are accurate. So what happens now? We know the […]

Zaca Fire Busts $100 Million, 83% Containment

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Firefighters are still working hard on the Zaca Fire, the second largest wildfire in California history. As the fire “winds down” weather continues to challenge ground and air crews.Below is a wind prediction chart that shows unfavorable winds developing over the next 24 hours. Image/Chart SCWHC The fire perimeter map shows uncovered fire line on […]

Hwy33 Not Breached, Firefighters Prevail

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This thing is about over folks. You have to credit the incident management teams, superb piloting, skilled firing teams and brave hand and engine crews. When the chips are finally counted there will be some great stories to tell about the battle of Hwy 33 on the night of August 20. From Santa Barbara County […]

Pivital Day For Zaca Fire Teams

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These images come from the Southern California Wildland Fire Hazard Center. The maps show favorable (flat) winds this morning however winds will increase steadily throughout the day from the West pushing from 8 to 18 MPH. August 20 9:00 am August 20 5:00 pm Fire Location; Lat: 34° 46´ 45″ Long: 120° 5´ 24″(Just above […]

Zaca Fire Spots Over Hwy 33, Crews Chasing

*UPDATE: Corrected 0600 hr 8/20 Zaca Incident command from ICS-209. “ All other areas are open to residents. CORRECTION TO THE 8/19 #209 POSTED ON FAMWEB AT 1800 : FIRE HAS NOT MOVED TO THE EAST SIDE OF HWY 33 as stated in Block 33. “ (Revised acreage overnight grew to 214,725 acres) The following […]

Zaca Fire Advances Into Ventura County

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Firing operations from Highway 33–Highway 33 between Wheeler Gorge and Ventucopa has been closed except to local traffic only.“Beginning at 10:00 am on Sunday, August 19th , this section of Hwy 33 will be closed to all traffic, including residents. The closure is required to safely conduct a backfire operation planned along Highway 33 from […]

Zaca Control Line Map

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The Zaca Incident Command posted this map to Inciweb last night. The massive head of the fire is less than 5 miles from the Ventura County line and approximately 15 miles from the outskirts of Ojai. Clicking the map enlarges details. Note the distance between the Richardson Fire Camp in the Cuyama Valley and the […]