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 […]

Cal Fire Beefing Up For A Busy Fire Season

— CAL FIRE Increases Staffing As Fire Threat Expands – Additional Seasonal Firefighters Hired From Sacramento Foothills to LA Basin Sacramento - Despite recent rainfall, CAL FIRE continues to respond to a significant increase in wildfires across much of California. While March rain totals were higher than this winter, the rain has done little to combat drought […]

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.

Shooting At Firehouse Party

A 10-year veteran of the King City Fire Department was hosting a private party in the fire station when brawls broke out and a gun went off.

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.

FDNY Firefighter Tom Dunn – September 11, 2001 – His Story

I later found out that this was the second tower. Again visibility became zero and the process began again: coughing, gagging. Again people came to me for air. I remember wandering around and helping whoever I could, all the while trying to figure out just where we were and if there was a roll call being conducted anywhere.

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.

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