Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sand Fire (Angeles National Forest, CA) -- July 27th

I suspect that many of you may have seen or heard some of the media coverage of the Sand Fire that is currently burning in and near the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. As I write this, according to the Sand Fire's Inciweb page (accessed on July 27th at 12:15 PM EDT), the fire has burned 38,346 acres and is at 40 percent containment, with aircraft working the fire. Here are links to a couple of photos of aircraft from the Sand Fire's photo page on Inciweb: Neptune BAe-146 Tanker 40 and a helo dropping retardant.

As I write this, the latest information (late in the evening of July 26th) about evacuations and road closures may be found in this news article on the Sand Fire's news release page (Sand Fire News Release Page on Inciweb is here).

I hope that you are following the articles on the Sand Fire written by Bill Gabbert of Wildfire Today and Fire Aviation: video of a DC-10 Tanker dropping (bottom of post), article on a building in the Angeles National Forest destroyed by the Sand Fire, and finally he has been reporting (with updates) on the Sand Fire in this July 25th post (including a map). You might want to check back at Wildfire Today and Fire Aviation for later updates.

I thought you might be interested in some media coverage of the Sand Fire:

CNN report with video  and photos (July 26th, 10:40 PM)
ABC7 in Los Angeles, CA (article, video and photos) -- July 27th
NY Times video (from Tyler Celio/Instagram) - July 25th

August 3, 2016 2:20 PM EDT

The Sand Fire is at 100 percent containment, and burned a total of 41.432 acres (see the Sand Fire's Inciweb page for more information.).

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