Tag Archives: cal fire

Wildfire is Coming … Are you ready?

CAL FIRE has an excellent resource for those of you who live anywhere near a wildfire likely area. Or an area where idiots will host gender reveal parties with by lighting off fireworks in dry brush (it’s a boy, by the way … and congratulations to that new kid whose parents will most likely be […]

Air National Guard, USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE Conduct Annual Aerial Firefighting Training

From June 15 through June 19 California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing, Nevada National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing, the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and CAL FIRE will be putting on quite an airshow for visitors to the Tahoe and Shasta/Trinity National Forests as these and other firefighting agencies train for […]

Crash of CAL FIRE Airtanker Claims the Life of Pilot near Yosemite

On the afternoon of October 7, 2014 a wildfire began at Dog Rock on the El Portal Road between the Yosemite National Park boundary and the Arch Rock Entrance Station. The Dog Rock Fire was first reported around 2:45, and swelled to approximately 130 acres. Fire crews and aircraft were dispatched to the scene and […]

Cal Fire ordered to pay $32 million over court misconduct

L.A. Times writer Jeff Gottlieb is reporting today that Cal Fire has been ordered to pay over $32M in legal bills.  Legal bills!  WOW!  From the article: The judge scolds agency officials for lying and covering up evidence in a lawsuit in which it sought damages for a 65,000-acre fire in Plumas County. Already under fire […]

GSOBs in Idyllwild – Watch Where You Buy Firewood!

According to a press release by CalFire, the the nasty little bug – the goldspotted oak borer (GSOB) has been detected in at least one California black oak tree found in Idyllwild. From the press release: “Larvae extracted from under the tree bark were subjected to DNA analysis at the University of California Riverside and confirmed […]