According to InciWeb, the Apple Fire has burned more than 26,000 acres, with about 5% containment. The fire is burning in, basically, virgin fire territory; there hasn’t been a fire in that area in a long time so there is a fuel density, low humidity, and high temperature equation that is allowing this fire to …
Okay, it’s actually called the “Dam Fire.” And while wildfires are NEVER a laughing matter, the names they give some of them are kind of silly. (In case you didn’t know, most wildfires are named after their origin point – in this instance, that’d be near Morris Dam, San Gabriel Canyon).
The U.S. Forest Service is looking for a few great women! According to the Angeles National Forest website, USFS fire management officials are actively searching for thirty female candidates for the Fourth Annual Women-in-Wildfire Basic Training Camp 2020 edition. This is a great opportunity to get trained for entry-level wildland firefighter jobs that are available …
In one of those “it’s about damned time” moments, The Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and utility companies Pacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison have finally started working together to to mitigate wildfire risks in California.
COVID-19 Causes Postponements on New Prescribed Fire Ignitions on National Forest Lands in California
The U.S. Forest Service has announced that they’re going to postpone all new prescribed burns until further notice due to the Coronavirus. The canceled fire ignitions in California include burns in Six Rivers and Mendocino National Forests. The U.S. Forest Service works in coordination with local and state health organizations when planning and managing prescribed …