Sunday, November 16, 2008

CA wildfires redux

There is nothing that I can say about the current fire emergency in Southern California. Prayers for those affected by the fires and the firefighters.

For those who are interested, here are some places that you can go to read more:

1. CBS TV in Southern California has some good maps from google earth along with other news items about the fires.

2. California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection has an incident page with basic statistics about the fires.

3. Capt. Mike of the Firefighter Blog is blogging about the fires with some interesting accounts, and maps.

4. The wildlandfire website has some interesting threads on the fires including links to maps and, individual forum threads about the Tea / Montecito fires, Sayre fires, Freeway Complex fires. All of these threads are in their major incidents thread in their hotlist forums. As I may have mentioned in earlier posts, there are many wildland firefighters, their friends and families who use this site, forming a sort of community of wildland firefighters. I go and mostly lurk, learn, and say prayers.

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