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Archive for the 'fires' Category

Two Words For Fire-Damaged Areas This Winter:

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Debris flow.

Big Sur Sees Light

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

After nearly a month, the fires in Big Sur are nearly contained. Fire officials have apparently won the war against the blazes, but apparently many locals believe a significant number of public relations battles were badly botched by fire management personnel. Many stories have come out of the event, some sad, some heroic. Big Sur’s [...]

California Wildfires: Disaster or Mere Emergency?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

As Harry Shearer says, F is for FEMA.

Nepenthe Webcam Screen Captures Over the Past 13 Days

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

The image at left is a screen capture from the Nepenthe Restaurant deck webcam showing a helicopter dropping water as the fire descended the ridge towards the Henry Miller Library on June 25th. Here’s a larger, more detailed photo. An update on the situation at the library (and Henry Miller’s former residence, nearby) is here. [...]

The View South from Carmel Last Night

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

7am update

There’s Not Many “After” Photos Yet But…

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

…here’s some Before pictures of the Big Sur wilderness.

Worst News Yet from Big Sur

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

SF Gate: “More Big Sur Evacuations After Blaze Jumps Fire Line” 11:30am and 1pm updates from Xasáuan Today: “Looks like the next [fire] break is the Highway.”

“No Relief In Sight”

Monday, June 30th, 2008

CNN story on California wildfires. The Northern California summary breaks down the needs for major regional fires. The details for the Lightning Complex fire near Shasta Lake state: Regional power transmission facilities and critical infrastructure operated by the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) are now in imminent danger from the SHU Lightning Complex. Three major [...]

Big Sur Fire

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Not good news. The 9am update for this morning shows the fire extending to the north (click on the map for an englarged view). Mercury News story. Northern California status as of 9pm last night.

Big Sur and Mendocino Fires ~ Updates

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Big Sur Big Sur details More details Big Sur info links Mendocino