Cal Fire, California’s elite wildland firefighting force is set to charge homeowners within their area of responsibility $145. It’s being called a “fire prevention fee” and the bill will create a Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund.
When fire swept down canyon and into the grounds of their monastery a group of five Buddhist Monks were waiting. None of them had direct fire ground experience but what they possessed was a lifetime of physical and mental training in their discipline that helped prepare them for what they faced.
Las Conchas fire command has to feel pretty good about the weather as they map out plans to control this 70,000 acre beast. Las Conchas incident command have placed containment at 3%. The fire has burned 12 homes.
The Las Conchas Fire at 43,597 acres as per infrared data. The fire burned actively all day (yesterday) to the north/northeast. Running, crowning, and spotting up to a half a mile of the head of the fire. Zero containment.
GeoMac mapping software shows the fire taking direct aim at the tiny New Mexico community. Winds in Luna are blowing at 7 mph with gusts to 20 mph from the w/nw. Relative humidity in Luna is at a remarkable 4% at this hour.