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).
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.
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 …
A hat-tip to Bill Gabbert over at wildfirtoday.com who penned a post about a new video titled “the Rim Fire” that appears on YouTube today. The video was posted by yosemitenationalpark, who put up the following description: “The 2013 Rim Fire was the largest forest fire in California history, and the largest fire in Yosemite history. Burning …