FIRE THREAD... FOR situatinos, and, updates, etc...



  • hey there, say all... is there a fire thread, here, yet... the one at the supertopo was THE best... keep us in tune, and up to date, and also-- as to evacs and road closures, etc...

    thought we should have one, with the fires, at the moment... i will add some links, at some point, this eve...

    feel FREE please, folks, to get us some info, here, at to the mariposa area, etc... thanks so very kindly...



  • hey there say, all... something to help us... for now...

    https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/20484-briceburg-fire-in-mariposa-county-friday-updates...

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    are screen caps, okay, toby?
    for public safety type shares?



  • Pacific Palisades and San Berdoo (From the LA Times):

    Dangerous fire conditions Monday fueled blazes in Pacific Palisades and San Bernardino, where at least three homes burned and evacuations were underway nearly into the night, as firefighters throughout the state braced for extreme fire conditions in coming days.

    Much of California is under high fire risk with high temperatures, dry conditions and windy weather through Friday. Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds are predicted to bring an “extreme Red Flag Warning event” in parts of Southern California on Thursday and Friday, with the possibility that “very rapid fire spread and extreme fire behavior could threaten life and property,” according to National Weather Service reports.

    Even in light winds on Monday, firefighters rushed to stop a blaze that quickly chewed through about 40 acres in Pacific Palisades, burning dangerously close to multimillion-dollar homes in a hillside neighborhood and sending a plume of smoke visible throughout the basin.

    Firefighters responded about 10:40 a.m. to the fire, which erupted near 500 N. Palisades Drive. The fire, initially reported at one acre, grew to an estimated 30 acres in less than an hour before reaching about 40 acres by midday, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.

    In San Bernardino, firefighters took on a blaze that broke out Monday afternoon dangerously close to homes in the Little Mountain area.

    Fires burn across Southern California as dangerous winds continue through Friday

    Dangerous fire conditions Monday fueled blazes in Pacific Palisades and San Bernardino, where at least three homes burned and evacuations were underway nearly into the night, as firefighters throughout the state braced for extreme fire conditions in coming days.

    Much of California is under high fire risk with high temperatures, dry conditions and windy weather through Friday. Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds are predicted to bring an “extreme Red Flag Warning event” in parts of Southern California on Thursday and Friday, with the possibility that “very rapid fire spread and extreme fire behavior could threaten life and property,” according to National Weather Service reports.

    Even in light winds on Monday, firefighters rushed to stop a blaze that quickly chewed through about 40 acres in Pacific Palisades, burning dangerously close to multimillion-dollar homes in a hillside neighborhood and sending a plume of smoke visible throughout the basin.

    Firefighters responded about 10:40 a.m. to the fire, which erupted near 500 N. Palisades Drive. The fire, initially reported at one acre, grew to an estimated 30 acres in less than an hour before reaching about 40 acres by midday, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.

    About 200 homes in the area bordered by Charmel Lane, Bienveneda Avenue, Merivale Lane and Lachman Lane were under evacuation orders for most of the day, largely because of the amount of smoke and aircraft in the area, fire officials said.

    “We will be expecting more fire weather as the week progresses, and because of that, we’re not going to leave any stone unturned in this community because our concern is to make sure that these lines are contained and make sure the fire doesn’t go outside,” said Assistant Chief Patrick Butler, the incident commander of the Pacific Palisades fire.

    In San Bernardino, firefighters took on a blaze that broke out Monday afternoon dangerously close to homes in the Little Mountain area.

    The fire started shortly after 5 p.m. Monday in thick brush near West 39th Street and North Severance Avenue. Aided by wind gusts of up to 30 mph, the fire raced up hills, burning about 20 acres and damaging at least three homes.

    Jimmy Schiller, a field public information officer with San Bernardino County Fire, said Little Mountain is an area that’s prone to fires, in part because it is in the direct path of wind that comes through a nearby mountain pass.

    Firefighters regularly perform prescribed burns in the area, the latest about three months ago. Firefighters burned about 100 acres in hopes of mitigating fire risk, he said.





  • Yup, Cali be burning.



  • Smoky in South Idaho for the last several days, although there are few nearby fires, it appears most of the smoke is coming from Central California. My sympathies to any who are affected.

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    It does make for spectacular sunsets. This one was two nights ago.

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    And these are from last night.

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  • i heard north fork, for one, was evacuating... is that 'this just in's neck of the woods???

    justins? (need to check my address book...

    also my brother (chappy) may be in danger, too...
    oakhurst is a sky of dark orange... ⭕

    his area is kind of below one fire, and above the other, i think it is????



  • California continues to have new big fires. A new one east of San Bernardino, was started by a smoke generator at a "Gender-Reveal" party. Sigh!

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  • Boo Hiss!!! 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 😞



  • I am usually a pretty optimistic guy, but I don't see this getting better in the near-to-medium-term future. Maybe I am wrong and the US Southwest will cool off and get more rainfall over the coming decades, but it just doesn't seem likely, does it?



  • @FritzRay

    Sunsets might be spectacular on the river ridge but air has been barely breathable here. Indeed, outright "unhealthful" for a couple days there. Big red-orange disc hangin' in the mid day sky. Nice to have this cold breeze from El Norte blowing this 'chit back from whence it came....

    @David-Harris said in FIRE THREAD... FOR situatinos, and, updates, etc...:

    I am usually a pretty optimistic guy, but I don't see this getting better in the near-to-medium-term future. Maybe I am wrong and the US Southwest will cool off and get more rainfall over the coming decades, but it just doesn't seem likely, does it?

    Nope. At least based on the latest climate models. 🌡

    Perhaps a miracle will occur? 🤔 🐣





  • @David-Harris Biblical! 🔥 ⛈ ⚡ ☄ 😱



  • @FritzRay

    Can you please provide the link to those images. I am getting similar but cannot find the ones you are posting. Thx



  • @zBrown Indeed. The link http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us does not even resolve. fs.fed.us does resolve but there's nothing listening there on http(s). Go figure. Oh well, I think that the URL is displayed prominently in the graphic is sufficient to satisfy copyright fair use doctrine but it might still be beneficial to have the source. ✌



  • @toby it is so very sad... having had this as my homeland, (of course i have moved, due to marriage, etc) SINCE i was 6 or so... it is like watching history disappear...
    so very sad for the families...

    so far, though the years, our family and loved ones, made it through...
    this year, many loved ones have been affected, though...
    am hoping and praying for family and friends now...

    please, YES-- keep the updates...

    toby, i was not not sure whether to bring up the ORIGINAL 'USE FOR FIRE, ETC' thread... or,
    do a 'hey folks, HOW ARE YOU, safe, etc,' type thing...

    thanks for setting it back up here...



  • @toby

    There is interesting stuff on that site though

    Valley Fire in San Diego County about twenty miles away from me.

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  • Yikes!!!!



  • San Diego

    High Risk Areas

    The names (Harris, Witch, Cedartc) are actual pat fires.

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  • @zBrown It's on Google Earth, which you need to have installed.

    Then click this link: https://fsapps.nwcg.gov/afm/googleearth.php

    Then when this window opens,

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    Under the map of the Continental U.S., note the links below the map & click on Fire Detections MODIS, & clink on the current link.

    After that Google Earth has me do a download, which I open, & then I can click on areas of the map I want to expand to see fires. It is currently (for me) opening to Google Earth, but not showing fires, so hopefully it is not fuked up from too-many users.


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