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La Brea Fire Winding Down — Why Now?
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La Brea Fire Winding Down

FireThe fire in the San Rafael Wilderness area has now burned about 89,000 acres and is 75% contained. The emphasis has shifted to the steady, manual, job of dealing with hot spots and finishing off the containment of the fire which is expected in the next couple of days.

There have been 2 minor injuries fighting the fire which has already cost $23 million.

Currently there are 126 engines, 56 crews, 30 dozers, 5 air tankers, 12 helicopters, 59 water tenders and 1,505 total personnel assigned to the fire. Which is a reduction in engines but more crews to finish off the hand work ahead.

Links: The KEYT La Brea Fire article, the Santa Barbara Independent La Brea Fire page, InciWeb La Brea page with a map, KSBY has videos and the Enplan Wildfire Viewer, which used satellite sensors to spot fires.

[For more information go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Fires” for all of the posts related to wildfires on this site.]


1 cookie jill { 08.19.09 at 5:33 pm }

With all that cannibus burning and the smoke blown south into town, Santa Barbarians have been experiencing serious jonesing for munchies.
.-= last blog ..Happy Birthday, Big Dog =-.

2 Bryan { 08.19.09 at 7:43 pm }

It’s time to bake brownies for the fire fighters. 😉