Tag: forest fire

Salt Creek Fire

This wildfire started on August 1, 2012 along the I-5 near Salt Creek and Gilman Road in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, 20 miles north of Redding, California. As of today, the fire is 75% percent contained, and has burned 980 acres.  Full containment is expected by 6:00pm August 5, 2012. There was a warning about a …

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June 26, 2012 – Circle Meadow Prescribed Fire in Sequoia National Park

On June 26 fire crews will begin ignition on the Circle Meadow Prescribed Fire, an area in Giant Forest south of the Alta and Congress trails, wast of Washington Tree Trail and to the north and west of Circle Meadow Trail. This is a 183 acre burn that should take place over two days. The …

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2012 Fire Season Officially Starts

The 2012 Fire Season officially started on Monday, May 21. Fire season starts when the seasonal firefighting equipment and personnel are in place, prepared, and ready to respond. This year, vegetation and grasses are drying out faster than average due to a low winter snowpack. Firefighters will spend the week conducting readiness reviews that demonstrate …

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