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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:19 pm 
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Today's smoke plume.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:07 am 
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The wind is stronger where I am but its blowing the smoke offshore so its actually clear here for the first time in 5 days. Unfortunately its blowing the fire right up to Sonoma city limits so there are mandatory evacs in place since this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:55 am 
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This is that interactive satellite view of the burned out area in Santa Rosa. There was so much focus on that one subdivision that I didnt realize how much greater the burned area is to the NE. I guess thats how the fire got all the way down there. I had thought the fields would be buffers but in those winds I guess flying embers went over those.

https://www.kapwing.com/Sonoma-county-fire-map

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:35 pm 
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Offshore winds.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:54 pm 
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Chris Fire (Chris Flat in Walker Canyon). Started around 11:07 a.m. Jeep Cherokee that rolled several times, went 40 feet down an embankment, caught fire and was fully engulfed. Driver got out okay, but taken by ambulance to be checked. Fire is burning on both sides of the highway and it 200+ acres in high winds. 395 is closed in both directions with detours. Structure protection requested for the town of Walker as this fire crests over to Terry Canyon.

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http://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx

Caltrans:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/us395

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FULL CLOSURE of U.S. 395
U.S. 395 CLOSED FROM BRIDGEPORT TO NEVADA STATE LINE
BISHOP — California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) have closed U.S. 395 until further notice due to a wildfire at Chris Flat.
•Full closure: Northbound and Southbound U.S 395 from Bridgeport, CA to the Nevada State Line.
•Detour: Recommended detours
Traveling North, take State Route 182, South of Bridgeport, to Nevada 338 to Nevada 208, connecting again with U.S. 395 just Northeast of Topaz Lake.
Traveling South, take Nevada 208, to Nevada 338 to State Route 182, connecting South of Bridgeport with U.S. 395.
For the latest highway information please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Photos of the fire can be found on the Caltrans District 9 FB page.

Edited to add: Inciweb now has info on this fire.
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5659/

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:01 am 
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The Chris Fire is holding at 370 acres. 395 reopened in both directions yesterday, but fire personnel and equipment are still on scene. Low rate of spread today and it's raining lightly up there right now.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5659/

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
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The fire in the Brianhead Fire in Utah this summer uncovered some interesting finds: http://www.sltrib.com/news/2017/11/30/brian-head-fire-led-officials-to-uncover-several-explosive-filled-bunkers-hidden-under-make-shift-cabins/


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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:41 pm 
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^ Yikes! :o

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:30 am 
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The fire northeast of Ventura is looking bad with the winds forecast to get worse. Fire season and Santa Anas aren't done with SoCal yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:14 am 
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This is even getting worse....
Voluntary evacs from Sylmar to the 5/14 freeways..
This one now at 2500 acres..

Ventura Fire at over 31,000 acres..who know how many homes lost.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:52 am 
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The Thomas Fire is now 45,000 acres.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:17 am 
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It's called the Thomas Fire and it's managed by CDF, which is why it doesn't show up on Inciweb. 45,000 acres as of this morning.

Details here on evacuations,road and school closures.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incident ... Index/1922

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:55 am 
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It's one eerie day here. Red sky, cold winds and smoke smells...
At least I saw the Super Scoopers fly overhead....Creek Fire/Kagel Cyn.
Reminds me of 2009 when Sylmar fire made a run around the Verdugos and heRe into Granada Hills.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:28 pm 
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Unfortunately it only takes one idiot tossing a lit cigarette or a crappy car spitting sparks from their catalytic converter to start a massive fire. These conditions are about as bad as it gets.

I'm hoping they have enough air support to get a handle on these fires because they there's no way to stop them on the ground.


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 Post subject: Re: Fire season 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:46 pm 
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^^^ Two weeks ago spotted this two idiots camping out of bounds from a walk in campground at Mt. Pinos. Which got me irritated, they were still sleeping. On the way back these two idiots were gone. I thought I'd check the campfire and of course it was blazing hot from two feet away. We poured our water on it and the bottles in the fire were so hot they shattered when the water hit them. Yep that's what it takes...idiots!
Also found a dozen MBers and asked them to pour water and pee on the rather cold fire to make sure its out...
Called ranger on Monday to make sure the FS disperses the campfire rocks... don't wants to give one idiotic idea to another idiot. :@

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