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"cal fire" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Good friend Tommy Altar. You can find it on apple podcast radio dot com and anywhere you get your shows. CBS News Time 10 11. This week's fires were certainly a surprise to many people living in the Santa Cruz Mountains. But his case CBS is making Goldsby reports. Cal Fire officials say they were nevertheless prepared. There are fewer firefighters on duty this time of year specifically because they're usually fewer fires. But, says Cal Fire battalion Chief of Communications Isaac Sanchez, they still have a lot of people on staff. We do have enough firefighters over the left couple years, Additional firefighters were brought on to help attack these fires of the potential for these large destructive fires. Um, you know, would we like to see more? Of course, You know, Every fire department would like to have more staff and he says the attack on these January fires had to be all hands on deck because of reduced winter staffing levels. But firefighters were able to stop the fire from growing without losing any homes. Well, winter staffing someday be more like summer and fall. Staffing certainly does beg the question as to whether that is a real possibility that we're facing at this point. On but we're seeing is That the burning conditions are are extending further into the winter on greet earning again earlier in the spring, So it's definitely a concern and put one that we're preparing for making gold. Speak KCBS. Maybe you felt it. Maybe you didn't small earthquake shook the spay late this afternoon. USGS says It was 3.1 year conquered that struck it about 4 48 KCBS listener. Richard was in Walnut Creek win that quake hit on my lap and took off and it was too To shake like years grinding nothing really moved. Which was kind of different. Usually I get a few good shakes, but just heard the grinding sound twice. And then that was it. No damage reported. There are hiring is going around the NFL Tonight, We'll get an update on that in two minutes from Kevin KCBS. Having a trusted news source is essential. The operation will be conducted in a manner that minimizes the time for the grand princess to be at the port of Oakland. Being informed.
Santa Ana winds to bring fire danger to Southern California
"Red flag warnings of extreme fire danger go into effect for a large swath of southern California with Santa Ana winds developing Santa Ana winds blow from the interior toward the coast that creates potentially critical fire conditions with the combination of vegetation withering low humidity and powerful gusts especially below mountain passes and canyons the Santa Anas will affect the region from Ventura county northwest of Los Angeles down to the Mexico border through the holiday and into the weekend cal fire captain Fernando Herrera tells KESQ crews are on twenty four hour call those guys are staying at a fire station they're sleeping there and they're ready to go the winds could also bring blackouts southern California Edison is considering shutting off electricity to more than seventy six thousand customers to avoid power lines sparking wildfires that has Linda Lincoln's in riverside county worried about her thanksgiving dinner hopefully we'll we'll go out and train I'm Ben Thomas
"cal fire" Discussed on Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™
"Some bladders up on the heels of there's water people can say those are those are the things that can be done beforehand and right now one that gets done ad-hoc as the events happening so if i may be try to synthesize this in my With the few brain cells. I have left you folks of essentially done a google maps on steroids in getting to know these areas these zones as you build them out and you have all this detail about where homes are and what the top policies like and is it a one lane road or two lane roads etc. Sarah as a crisis is unfolding. Inste- you're able to take that as is data and correlated with how the fires behaving How the weather's been of late where the fire is likely to go. And then as a result of all of that. There's a predictive capability of this. That says well. Then based on all of that where the fire is whether wind is where the moisture is where the rain is or not in our case And we're all the people are and how the roads work etcetera etcetera and mother a whole bunch of other factors but in a real time basis. Take that data and allow chief cox in the rest of the team to make smart forward-leaning decisions about what to do and in what sequence an essay situation like we had with czu that literally translates into lives. Because if they decide to go here versus there and fire didn't move the way they thought it would move and maybe they would have known that with better data and more real time information but because they didn't have it. They deployed their their scarce resources. In a way that the the would be better served in this other. That's really the big trade off. Is it not getting this totally. And i'm sure jonathan can can chime in but the the the trade off is both accuracy in time. Like how much information can i have. And how quickly. Can i make a decision that is as high probability of being correct right and we saw with the czu complex we went from one zone on the seventeenth or the eighteen to one hundred and thirty four shot within five days. I within five days and that tuesday wednesday. We had nuts five between those two days. There was something like eight or nine press releases that went out because so quickly they started to understand. Holy sh- That you can say anything you want around me so it was just going gonna do this part of boulder creek. No god this thing. The winds are really picking up. Let's add the rest of boulder creek and felton right like it's just like it moved so quickly in the when you look at the satellite image and you see where the fire went. They made the right decision right. I mean it moved so that was twelve hours. You know and for these guys to be able to predict that and to have the right information to be able to make those decisions. That's only gonna get better so the way we look at it as for the stuff that we're doing it for the fire folks and law the technology windsor at our back. We've got satellite imagery. We've got satellite fire detection. So let's say we're getting fired detections on the one meter every kilometer right in a couple of years it'll be every half kilometer and a couple more years so that stuff is just getting the there's more data were were able to use machine learning and a i start processing that rebel. To look at detections were all of that stuff is kind of moving in the right direction. A hard thing is how do you get that. Into the hands of fire and law. In a way that you know they. Can you know with gloves on. Used right it's not. It's it can't be a super complex tool with forty dropdown boxes and and it requires five people to operate. It needs to be something that i bring it up. It's going to do this one thing. Well and and i can execute what. It's called overproof. charlie. I wasn't going to say that i wasn't going to terms. Some of them are not as As early as.
"cal fire" Discussed on Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™
"What the technology enabled firefighting environment of the next couple of years of the near term future can look like here so i'm gonna i'm gonna pay it at a little bit too Not to be focused on the firefighting right. There's a lot of people that are really focused on what we would call incident command. Or where you're gonna lay down the The retardant or where are you going to pick up water and move that right. That's a very very well defined problem. They're still technology that can be brought into that space and being in the tent we saw that their satellites that are providing more real time. They're working with the united states air force who's flying over them using high resolution to figure out where the fires are actually located in the in the operation center so that stuff is is going up in the right direction place. It is really in need of help. Is the evacuations and getting people out of the out of the way. So jonathan and you were talking about How do we mitigate. How do we deal with the climate stuff you know. Well there's always the concept of think globally act locally right and you've got to act locally in order to solve that so we're focused on very small community unit and so we want to bring that type of information. The information about fuel loads information about drought information about where things have have burned down to the local level so if at each zone people start to take ownership of the mitigations and of the protections of potentially widening the roads or adding an additional way to get out. That's where the real value gonna come in. And so we can bridge that gap that you guys were talking about of. How do we deal with california. The climate issues and all of this stuff. How can we bring that to you in your neighborhood. Right and then flip it tat if you can see in the future very near future and we actually did it at some of these fires being able to have the guy who shows up at the fire the first person on the scene. Say i see it's over here. I've got a detection be able to quickly run up a series of simulations and then quickly assess whether that thing is going to be big on which direction it's going to go in and then right there from that that device say let's start the evacuation. Now we don't need to bring in the tents. We don't need to wait three hours or other people we can actually start that communication immediately And so that's where we're going to start to really get that reflex time down from many many hours to potentially minutes which could save you know. Save lives so by doing the planning. And the hyper local mitigations we can start to really save property and people learn how to get out and then by getting into the hands of the the law and fire. We can actually get people out more quickly. So that's that's what we see. Landing here reflects time is is really what you're focusing on his at right. We're while we're focusing.
"cal fire" Discussed on Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™
"We were having a press conference before everything started and then after everything ended for the day. And i for one as a take away from. This incident will always be an advocate especially in populated areas to follow that mall at least twice a day. Communicate outs the public. I can't thank you enough for not just the job that you did. Which of course was incredible of saving so many lives and countless tens of millions of dollars and never mind you know everybody who lives in this region when we found the fire had gone to big basin way and had destroyed that beautiful campground and all that and of course the two thousand year old redwoods that we all love so much. It's also painful but when you guys on twitter on facebook you set up your own twitter handle specific to our fire and we could watch you real time. We said my wife. And i sat there in bed in the morning. We used to a we. My wife used to say. Hey our shows on the morning. We'd have breakfast with you. And in the evening we'd have we'd have dinner with you but our show's on sit there and whether it was coffee and cereal in the morning or whatever. It was with a glass of wine at night. You gave us so much comfort by telling us exactly what was going on. Who is being and so forth and so on and when you're sitting in their evaluating a do we don't we have to leave. We had felt like we wanted to leave before an evacuation. So are thinking was well. If you're going to start evacuating the college and we need to make plans to evacuate. Because it's gonna hit santa cruz so we were getting on the front end of that We had family in san jose on another fire which got close to their house. We hit evacuated our house in santa cruz. We had family in santa cruz. Mountains which you evacuated with their pets and their kids and their hens and their parents and their keys and their dogs in their cats. I felt like fucking noah but we had all these people but then we were getting afraid that we're going to have to evacuate all of santa cruz we. We rented a place in san luis obispo abyss but at creek great expense. And we were going to move the entire. They said they were pet friendly. And we're like well we're going to find out how pet friendly they are when we get there but like this was the level of panic in the community and so that that you having your on quote unquote our show Twice a day allowed us to literally gain this out in twelve hour increments in terms of how it was going to affect our lives and our loved ones in real time with you. It was an incredible public service. Yeah that's good to hear i. You know i've heard that's must people. I appreciate the feedback. It one of the key people in that organization of updates was mark run on the operation side. And it's not always that we bring in an operations person into a press conference because they obviously have other things to focus on but of all the people standing up on that stage. The one person people wanna hear from is mark because he actually knows what the fire is doing out there. And i think you know my hat's off the mark i mean he's a natural speaker which is helpful but it's also a big inconvenience to him because he's focused on operations to twice daily being early and late early and late but at the end of the day. It's what's the right thing for the public to hear. It's important that they get that message from the person who's in charge of that because you're right at the the impacts and the actions that people take based on that information can make some some big difference in people's lives now. There's so much. I think we can learn from you but maybe if we can go to when you're faced with crisis like this. That is exploding literally so quickly and one of the other things. I'm content continuously in awe of what you folks do is how many agencies were at work towards the kind of keep the high the high point of resources working on this On this crisis yes. I don't i don't really exact number of agencies we had on there. It was hundreds though you know you look at all the fire. Or law enforcement agencies mutually i think at our peak we had seven unified command agencies between law and fire agencies in the two counties who had jurisdiction authority over the fire itself. And not really. Is you know one of the greatest things we have in california. That people may not have heard of this called the incident command system in. It really is adaptable flexible. Expandable contract framework for allowing everybody to fit in and work together and get something done based on common language. Common planning cycle. A common mapping communications. But it a man. It's it's it's on inspiring if people were to see the backside of it to get all of these different agencies to get under one ten into one basecamp all get paid all gets august. Slept all get all as it.
"cal fire" Discussed on Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™
"Know. I'm a champion of entrepreneurs champion of technology and i believe when legendary people come together to make a difference through entrepreneurship and technology. They can and that's exactly why. I love everything about what charlie end zone. Haven is trying to do here by developing a new category of life-saving applications. Now let me tell you about cal. Fire's chief jonathan cox. But first a little bit of background. The night of saturday august fifteenth twenty twenty into the early hours of sunday morning august sixteenth Were a night that no one who lives in northern california will forget. It was highly unusual. A massive lightning storm hit the region. I remember well. I was up for much of it as many people who live here were over. Eleven thousand strikes of lightning hit northern california and as a result they caused massive fires throughout the entire region in the breathtakingly beautiful coastal area. Just south of san francisco. A monster fire began consuming. The santa cruz mountains it ultimately was called the czu lightning complex fire and We'll have more information on the fire in our show notes at wlac dot com. If you wanna learn more. It was a horrifying fire and it started eating the mountainous area. That has a lot of underbrush. Some of the most beautiful ancient redwoods and a lot of wonderful homes towns and businesses two days after the fire began a rapid change in wind conditions caused a massive expansion of the fire to over forty thousand acres. Well that was happening in the santa cruz region at the same time throughout northern california. Similar monster fires broke out in the modern history of northern california. There have been few instances if any like this one. The crisis was the sky turned a horrible brown orange. It rained snowflakes of ash. The air was unbreathable and this all took place for weeks. Our firefighters police and other legendary first responders were called to serve. Were called to action in the face of monster fires and a massive resource shortage because everybody was spread throughout the region it was truly terrifying many towns near where we live were evacuated and as a matter of fact to pods of our family in different areas on different edges of of two different fires had to evacuate and they ended up coming to our place with all their dogs. Cats chickens parrots and everything in between the entire region was in a panic at its peak the fire near us. The czu fire destroyed almost ten thousand buildings. It also destroyed the beloved big basin redwoods state park and tragically. One person died in the fire on september. Twenty second cal fire reported that the czu fire had destroyed over eighty six thousand acres and it had finally been contained chief. Jonathan cox is the cal fire executive responsible for fire operations in this region. Chief cox and a handful of other legendary cal fire executives with help from executives from other departments and agencies police forces and other legendary first responders were directly responsible for stopping this horrible fire and saving this part of the world at one point. It looked like the bigger towns in this area. Scotts valley and santa cruz itself could go up in flames. These legendary first responders with help from technology from zone haven.
Crews Getting Upper Hand On Silverado Fire, All Evacuation Orders Lifted, Los Angeles
"Orders for the Silverado fire in Orange County have been lifted as up today. Cal Fire spokesman Edwin Zuniga says the fire is now 40% contained. We have 1210 firefighters. They're fighting this fight. In the air and on the ground. Silverado fire has burned through more than 13,000 acres of forcing more than 90,000 evacuations.
California Creek Fire: More than 346,000 acres burned, 60% contained
"The creek fire, which has destroyed 856 structures and burn thousands of trees and the Sierra in India. National forests is now 60% contained as of this morning, According to Cal fire, the flames have burned more than 346,008. Sirs. Since mid September, air quality continues to be degraded by the statewide blazes and was listed as unhealthy for sensitive groups in Fresno, Madeira and Tillery counties president reversing an earlier decision from federal officials and is releasing millions of dollars in relief. That's the news. I'm Phil
Team investigating deadly California fire seizes PG&E equipment
"PG and E officials are reportedly under investigation in connection with a deadly Zogg fire in Shasta County. The Sacramento Bee reporting. PG and E filed a statement with the Public Utilities Commission saying Cal Fire investigators took possession of the utility company's equipment today. Firefighters are still battling the 56,000 acre blaze, which has claimed the lives of four people.
California's Glass Fire is 50% contained, but fires still rage across state
"Ground on the glass fire in Napa and Sonoma County's But his charity, But Lemoni reports crews are feeling the effects of California's historic fire season. Four million acres have burned in California this year in dozens dozens of of of major major major major fires fires fires fires fires that that that that that that have have have have have have have killed killed killed killed killed killed killed killed 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 people people people people people people people people people and and and and and and and and and destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands of of of of of of of of of homes. homes. homes. homes. homes. homes. homes. homes. homes. But But But But But But But But But the the the the the the the the the challenges challenges challenges challenges challenges challenges challenges challenges challenges keep keep keep keep keep keep keep keep keep coming. coming. coming. coming. coming. coming. coming. coming. coming. Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Division Division Division Division Division Division Division Division Division chief chief chief chief chief chief chief chief chief Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Martin Martin Martin Martin Martin Martin Martin Martin Martin says says says says says says says says says the the the the the the the the the 2800 firefighters have battled high temperatures and tough terrain and they've been working very long hours for many weeks Now. A lot of the personnel that are currently on the line have gone from Part of the next With really few days in between to have restaurant every they may have gotten a day, maybe two days, but firefighters Aaron for at least a little bit of a break, with cooler temperatures arriving and the possibility of rain later this week. I'm Moody, Kate Tweedy news attorneys and activists are
California Firefighters Battle Nearly 2 Dozen Major Wildfires
"Wildfires have now burned more than four million acres this year, and Sarah Husseini OFC reports that's more than double the previous record for an entire year. More than 16,000. Firefighters are still battling nearly two dozen major blazes throughout the state with a couple months of fall fire season still ahead. In Northern California is wine country More than 52,000 people have been evacuated as a result of the glass fire. Among them are the Henson's who have set up a borrowed RV for themselves and their three dogs outside an evacuation center in Santa Rosa. We've been evacuated three out of four years, Jessica Hansen says. This time they had no warning. She says she realised the worst was coming. When she walked out of her house on the seven acres atop the mountain. They call home and saw fire climbing from both sides as soon as we got to the top of our driveway We knew we were going to her house. But abandoning the land her family has lived on for generations is unthinkable. Henson says she's already focused on rebuilding despite not having any homeowner's insurance. Husband, Alton Henson says they'll have to rely on the federal Emergency Management Agency and groups like the Red Cross. All right now we're registered with FEMA and all then and apparently they're supposed to give us Temporary housing or they'll put trailers on our property until we re building. We're just waiting for that, but they can't do nothing in tow were considered disaster. Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom asked the Trump administration to declare the latest blazes, including the glass fire, a major disaster. Meanwhile, the weather is starting to cooperate with weary fire crews in the form of calmer winds, cooler temperatures and clear skies over the weekend, which allowed aircraft to fly over the steep and rugged terrain and make some big gains. Cal Fire spokesman Erikmenendez his office in ST Halina is located not far from where the blaze began. I can tell you that, looking out my window for the past week. I haven't seen the beautiful mountains that were known for, so it's very refreshing to see the mountains again. At a community briefing Sunday, Cal Fire incident chief Sean Norman was cautiously optimistic. We're feeling good about her lines were not done with this fire, yet it's been a stubborn fire. We don't consider the fire contained or controlled. It'll be weeks before we get to that benchmark. But that does not mean that we feel an imminent threat to any specific community Officials say they're hand picking local firefighters or those with previous experience in problem areas to help keep it that way. For NPR News. I'm Sarah Husseini in Santa Rosa, California.
Fire crews add manpower as wildfires continue to burn across California
"Call for details. Wildfires throughout the state of California have exceeded four million acres burned this year, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection or Cal Fire said there have been at least 8200 wildfires that have burned well over four million acres. Acreage burned is more than two times the previous record set in 2018 when wildfires burned 1.5 million acres in the state. Two months remain in the 2020 fire season. At least 31 people have died and more than 8454 structures have been destroyed As result of the fires. Big fires this year include the August complex, the largest blaze in the state's history at almost a million acres as well as the lightning complex. NL You Lightning complex and the North complex and Creek fire. Ranking 4th, 5th and 6th all time. The dog fire in Chester County has burned 56,000 acres and is at 68% containment. Four people have died in that fire, while the glass fire in Napa and Sonoma County has burned 63,000 acres. In his 17% contained red flag conditions designated over the weekend have subsided. But Cal fire is warning that warm temperatures and low humidity will continue to challenge effort. But the 16,000 firefighters that we're trying to contain the blaze is For us The radio news.
"cal fire" Discussed on KCBS All News
"And weather together on the eights and all news 1069 and am 7 40 KCBS. Hey, CBS News Time now is Tuo nine the future of firefighting in California and going to take nothing short of overhauling the entire system. That's according to Cal Fire and KCBS is Megan Goldsby has the story, Cal Fire Chief Tom Porter says. We're at a moment in California history that was best reflected long ago. 1910. Great fires occurred in the Pacific Northwest. They really created and changed the way wildfire was looked at fought and on and science that That was developed to do all of those things. At that point in time and carried for 100 years, But now with 40 million people in the state and needs an update, he says, And it's one that Cal fire is actively working on and has been for years, although it will take several decades to get to the point where we really need to be. But what we're doing is looking at it holistically, So it's not just about more firefighters. It's not just about more aircraft or home hardening. It is absolutely every one of those things. We need every piece of the system. To be raised to meet the challenge that the changing climate is giving us and that California is going to be in the future In cinema County, Megan Gold Speak KCBS San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is going to be installing temporary emergency transit lanes on 7th and 8th streets in the city tomorrow. They'll be changing an existing lane for cars to one exclusively for buses to separate the 19 poke community lying from the downtown traffic traffic officials hope the lanes will.
"cal fire" Discussed on KCBS All News
"It's too 05 at the Bay Area's new station, KCBS partly cloudy along the coast, leading to another sunny day tomorrow with a spare the air alert. Good afternoon. I'm Koda skin. Thanks for joining us. Here's what's happening. New mandatory evacuations were ordered today as the nearly 64,000 acre glass fire continues its march through the northern parts of Napa County near the Lake County border. KCBS Jeffrey Shall reports Overall Cal Fire says it is continuing to make progress in great part. Because it has been able to utilize aerial support. During the first few days of the glass fires so much smoke was put up into the air that neither aerial attack planes or helicopters were able to join the battle. But that changed this weekend when the skies became clear. Cal Fire divisional chief Sean Norman says aircraft dropped 200,000 gallons of fire retardant Saturday. We did that, and by doing that it allowed those troops to get in on the ground and go Piece by piece and stitched together a bunch of fire line. The focus of the glass fire is now in northern Napa County near Highway 29. Mount ST Helene, a Cal fire spokesperson Jonathan Cox says overall, even in areas where the fires have moved on, People are not yet able to return to their properties. As Cal fire continues to perform assessment. There are still 36,472 people evacuated across the two counties, both in Sonoma and Napa County. Nearly 300 homes have burned so far in Napa and Sonoma County's in Santa Rosa, Jeffrey SHOWER KCBS by.
California nears milestone: 4 million acres burned in fires
"Cal Fire says there are still 17,000 firefighters working to put out some 23 major wildfire statewide. For the last 48 hours more than 29. New fires ignited, but crews were able to douse those pretty fast red flag warnings are still in effect through the weekend. Historically, the most devastating fires happen in September and October. Since January, more than 8200 fires have torched almost four million acres and have destroyed 8000 homes and
California approaching milestone of 4 million acres burned in wildfires
"California's poised to hit a fearsome milestone. Four million acres burned this year by wildfires. Cal Fire Deputy Chief Jonathan Cox is the human toll is staggering. There's been 31 fatalities this year. So far on all of these fires across the state on DH. There's been hundreds of thousands of people across the state have been evacuated. Different points news
California wildfires: Glass Fire as seen by firefighters
"Firefighters in California monitoring the winds, which could fan the flames of wildfires even further. The glass fire north of San Francisco has destroyed more than 140 homes. Cal Fire Deputy chief Jonathan Calm, We still have over 24,000 structures that are threatened by this fire. That is in areas in both counties in a large swath of evacuated zones, both under orders and
Northern California fires rage on as hot, dry weather holds
"California aren't getting a break from the weather with extremely hot, dry and possibly windy conditions. Zog Fire, which claimed to Fourth life may merge with the August fire, according to the governor, and the August fire is not only the largest fire in California state history, one of the largest fires ever in the U. S. At 955,000 Acres, Cal Fire incident Commander Billy See said they're dealing with red flag warnings on the glass fire to the West, which has torched parts of wine country. Preparation of the potential wonder over the next 48 hours would be diligently trying to secure the back door of our forecast in Santa Rosa calls Fort near triple digit weather. To Friday. Jessica Rosenthal Fox News start Starting mixed. The
Red Flag Warning Issued for North Bay, East Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains
"The National Weather Service this morning expanded this afternoon's red flag warning for fire danger to include the East Bay Hills and Santa Cruz Mountains. It was already issued for the North Bay Mountains, prompting concerns high winds could push the glass fire burning in Napa and Sonoma County's Here's Cal fire Scott MacLean. It is very much a recipe for extended fire behavior, extreme fire behavior and, uh, potential for a new start. The fire has charged some 56,000 acres and his 5% contained
Presidential debate commission making changes after Tuesday night’s ‘national embarrassment’
"Night's burning debacle in cinema on the debate and Napa stage County between is grew President slowly. Donald Overnight. Trump and former vice Cal President Fire announced Joe Biden, today that the fire the commission scorched on Presidential about 1800 Debates says acres additional since late yesterday. structure will be needed Antonioni in the remaining gritty debates. a Cal fire spokesman If they happen. for the incident, Speculation says that many last of nights the might 2000 be the one on the front and only lines circulated are tired. today is The firefighters observers have been going since rehash mid July. Last Now they're night's just verbal going from clashes fire to fire during in a fire which voters and, you know, now We're hard you have pressed a large to glean group much of them. in the You way know that of issue have related being gone substance. from home since the The middle commission, of which July, is And the now they're independent here serving body that the citizens organizes of the debates, Of Napa says and Sonoma it County's will announce new measures The fire soon. has destroyed scores
Helicopter Rescue from California Fires
"Talk about the creek fire. How was it that you? I found out about that fire. You know it's kind of ironic because it was actually social media that attracted me to it I to live in that area and was aware of the creek fire. And it was actually scrolling through social media. and. Posts that said Hey role these hikers AMA- pools. Campers pools, and I immediately picked up the phone in a caller joint operation center, and they had just officially gotten that same word and we're in the process of activating a Chinook. Doctrine to assist with families that were stranded at pools. I immediately called KIPP guiding who is one of the other pilots that perform the rescue. My name is five guiding I am a Black Hawk pilot with California. National Guard we fly age sixty Mike's and it is we're in Fresno. and. That's where I live. So tell us about the capabilities of the Sikorsky Blackhawk helicopter. Fantastic, versatile capable machine, and happy to fly. It's got. Lots of things that I hadn't even mastered yet. We came from the older. Lima. Aircraft and just recently upgraded the Mike Model and just learning new things about it pretty much. Every time you fly somebody's got a new way to do something because of course, most things there's there's five ways you can do it and you know the one that you do, but but the guys that use other ways to get to the same result in it's Kinda nice to know those as well. kind of a technology to have on board that helped make the flight possible for example, to you using radar alternators or hover holds or what what kinds of things are you doing? Yeah. We both of those. So we had radar timid. Hover hold we have the terrain integrated into the screen. So we see all the train that is at above my altitude. We have you know airspeed hold out to holds fully coupled flight director to help get the war cloth you if you need to concentrate on something else and I'm guessing you had night vision goggles that tell us about how well they work. We did. So we initially went out there we were under day conditions in it was extremely difficult to get around the fire in certainly, it was impossible for us to penetrate the smoke wall to get to the mammoth lakes. Reservoir. But then as it as we're out there waiting for some tankers to drop their loads, it got dark enough that we did try to gobbles in once once this goggle able, we were to see through the smoke give us another half mile ability to be able to go some valleys and some places that we were not able to do earlier in the day when we tried and had to turn back that's kind of interesting. So what you're saying is that you given the same smoke conditions, you're actually to fly better in them at night with goggles on the daytime without them. Absolutely because The smoke, you just couldn't see, but with the goggles illuminating the fire and the burning embers that gave you a little bit more depth than it. Also, you could see where the high terrain was because it was burning on both sides. So you could see the elevation was you could see where the valley was we could stay in the center of the valley and like another half mile visibility to continue. Are there any kind of engine performance considerations when you're flying in heavy smoke? Sure how you can have compressor stalls in the heated airs less performance than the Cooler? Denser air. So that's part of it not the rotors less lift when when the air is hot and thinner. So that's. Something we always thinking about and we always have performance planning that we do before we leave and then on board the aircraft performance planning. If you get some more need, you thought it was GONNA be. At this altitude of temperature, you can easily get into the onboard computer and put in the correct numbers. The experiencing gets more definite ch situational performance that's happening right here. Right now, this what you can expect the current conditions in it tells you. In meanwhile, all reas on day three of his hike in the back country when he and his friends noticed that something was wrong. As we are. One of the passes over into readies whole. We look. Looked back toward the West and we saw a huge black column of smoke and topped off with a look like senator. Cloud. And boy we studied that for a while and realized that that's a problem that looks like it's from the general area where we grow in. And we carry a GPS just in case we we never use it really, but we have just in case ran a forested area where we can't see any natural features. We WanNA make sure we're on the same route. And we pulled out the GPS and and pinpointed where it was coming from it and sure enough it was coming from. Shaver Lake. Town. We drove through on highway one, sixty eight. So. We tried not to let that get as down too much. But we knew it was fire was probably about fifteen twenty miles from where we were as the crow flies. And then that night as the sun was setting to the West, it was completely obscured in orange by the smoke and we knew that this was going to ask somehow impact our trip. By the time we got down to Heather Lake smoke started to come in the winds shifted and you know it's really just a matter of shifting winds. And the winds shifted and in came into our little bowls a lake you set in a little granite, bowl. And those things tend to truly trap smoke in Chernoff. By the afternoon we were smoked out we could we could hardly across the lake. And started to fall. We had our a Powell a discussion realize. Okay. We need to get out of here tomorrow. Will Get up five in the morning in an Alpine start head on down the mountain and get back to our cars as soon as possible and so that was. Very. Somber. Champ that night. And you could smell smoke. It was very strong and everything was covered with ash and so that night was pretty bad and woke up first thing in the morning it was the same smokey it was dark. Broke camps quickly as possible has breakfast and then headed on down mount. And of course, Johanna was back home wondering about all re what did you do after he left a Kinda, keep track of things. Well, there's a cal fire map that updates. Map the fire status in California. And because we have friends and family who have been evacuated. In the NAPA area and up in Yukio We're very familiar with this map. We we look at it. We see where we're fires growing. And there were a couple of fires prior to his departure. They weren't near where he was going. So there was no concern about that. I didn't even look at the map actually for awhile and then I looked at it. I think it was Saturday morning. and Bam. There was at big fire of Shaver Lake which was not where he was backpacking. I knew he was far enough away for it not to be like an immediate danger to him. But I could see that it was covering the road. He had to go through that very narrow road that we discussed. That, he had to go through in order to access the point where he started backpacking. And I can see that there was no way out and I could see that the fire was growing. To word his location. So that was a little bit concerning. At the same time, helicopter pilot KIP got was preparing for what was to become the first of three nights of helicopter rescues
Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California fires
"Dying winds are giving crews hope fighting wildfires in northern California powerful gusts were replaced by breezes around the glass fire the flames moved through brush that had not burned first century cal fire's Billy C. says some crew members are worn out also been going since the middle of July without rest from fire to fire the fire you're in the northern part of the state so we're doing the best we can in cinema county at Laura Colgate's home is still standing none of the neighbors were left the lady across the road here gone all these people's things were gone I mean it's just like your devastation more than eight thousand wildfires that burned in California this season more than seven thousand buildings have been destroyed I'm a Donahue
New wildfires scorch wine country near San Francisco
"New wildfires are scorching wine country near San Francisco it started with the glass spire and two other fires merged with it that was able to establish a foothold on the west side of the napa valley and burn approximately four miles during the course of about six hours cal fire's been Nichols says it's hot it's dry and there are strong Santa Ana winds jeep Anthony Gossner says more than thirteen thousand homes are threatened in Santa Rosa alone in a lot of fire coming down the hill with very heavy winds we're impacting structure so we put a lot of resources in those areas to protect those structures one woman who evacuated said it's like god has no sympathy no empathy for cinema county I'm at Donahue
Los Angeles - Weather Helps Firefighters Gain More Ground In California
"Right now. Cal Fire reporting that a fire. Another fire started this morning called the glass fire in Napa County. It's already at 800 acres. But the milder weather has allowed firefighters to make progress on a number of fires. You realize since the beginning of the year, there have been 8100 wildfires that have burned well over 3.7 million acres here in California that's larger than the state of Connecticut. There have been 26 fatalities and over 7000 structures destroyed that they have made good progress on controlling the Ln you lightning complex fire. In Napa Lake Cinema, Collusive Solano and YOLO counties. The EU Lightning complex fire. All of these started in August 2 and that Stu Fire in Contra Costa, Alameda, San Joaquin Stanislaw counties. And the beauty Hema glen fire. All of those three fires are about 96 97% contained contain doesn't mean they're out and with heavier winds expected they could Flare up again. And then, of course, there's the the big fire. The August complex fire, which has burned over 873,000 acres of that it's only 43% contained. All right. We'll keep you advised of all that, and we'll talk gardening.
Snow Fire Evacuations Lifted; Fire Burning Near Los Angeles County's Lake Hughes Area Now 96% Contained
"By a truck fire on Thursday just outside outside Palm Palm Palm Springs Springs Springs has has has burned burned burned more more more than than than 6000 6000 6000 acres. acres. acres. The The The Riverside Riverside Riverside County County County Fire Fire Fire Department Department Department says says says the the the fire fire fire is is is 20% 20% 20% contained. contained. contained. CAL CAL CAL Fire Fire Fire says says says evacuation evacuation evacuation orders orders orders have have have been lifted in the town of Snow Creek northwest of Palm Springs. Firefighters say the fire may get into the windy point community just off highway. 1 11. The fire burning in Los Angeles County near the Lake Hughes area has ripped their more than 31,000 acres, and his 96% contained will be
"cal fire" Discussed on KCBS All News
"KCBS bad air quality again tomorrow really heavy fog over most of the Bay Area tonight. Hazy sunshine tomorrow. I'm John Evans. Good evening and welcome to the news Watch tonight. Here's what's happening. Hundreds of California National Guard troops are helping fight three massive wildfires in the Bay Area. Hey, CBS is Tim Ryan says the number of structures damaged or destroyed in this easy you complex and Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties is rising rapidly. The fire has scorched about 85,000 acres and damaged or destroyed close to 1500 structures. Unfortunately, most of them are people's homes. Cal Fire spokesman Edwin Zuniga says more than 300, California National Guard troops Completed a week of training and are now assigned to fire suppression. Still, all hands on deck situation basically brought in the more more people to help us out. Thie guard will have no law enforcement roll, with troops, helping to establish fire lines and doing, Martha. Total personnel assigned to the fire is now approaching 2500 after that crash course in firefighting and fire Safety Guard troops are also assigned to two other major bay Area fires. Thie Stu. And the L N U Tim Ryan, KCBS. The CCU complexes at 41% Containment tonight. Cal Fire lifted evacuation orders in Santa Clara and Alameda counties today after firefighters made progress there in containing the EU lightning complex. It's the largest of the Bay Area fire started by lightning. Stu is now at 65% containment. With full containment expected by Thursday. The L and you complex in the North Bay has destroyed more than 1400 structures. Five people have died. Those fires are 66% contained. Firefighters are looking into the cause of a blaze in downtown Hayward that destroyed at least four businesses all closed since the shelter in place. Kay CBS's Matt Bigler spoke with one of the business owners who said that homeless people had been camping out on the roof. It was around 5 30 in the morning that Keith Burkes got a call from the Hayward Fire Department, letting him know that his business chalk it up billiards in downtown Hayward. Was engulfed in flames.
"cal fire" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Become Cal fire's number one concern in the northern region, according to Cal Fire Chief John Gotti. The water fire is currently our number one firework burning and the Potters were the area north of Orville. Last update we had was 300 acres. A moderate rate of spread and 0% contained. Currently, there's an estimated 35 fires burning in the county and the Cal Fire Butte County unit asking for additional resource is to be sent there to quell those fires there. Several currently several mandatory evacuations in place. And you can find more details on the Butte County Sheriff's website or on their Twitter page. This afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom demanding an investigation into two nights of rolling blackouts that occurred due to a prolonged heat wave and increased energy. You escape the case, John Byrne eyes he has more on his noon update Heard on KFBK. Newsom says he takes full responsibility for the outages deserve and also Demand what happened and the implications of what this means to the future, And that's exactly what we've initiated over the course the last 48 hours. The blackouts intended to eat strain on the power grid affected hundreds of thousands of Californians. Newsom says the extraordinary heat wave is due to climate change. None of us in the state of California are immune nor naive. About the hot, skinny, hotter that dries getting dryer, the wets getting wetter. The governor declared a state of emergency and signed a proclamation, which eases their pollution regulations and allows the usage of portable or stationary generators. John Burn Easy News, 93.1 Kfbk, California and the Sacramento Valley Under an extreme, he wave, including a flex alert, They're serious concerns. Of lightning strikes, triggering wildfires. Maybe you heard that lightning last night probably woke a lot of you up. Here's a meteorologist Delange. Evora, mainly north and west of Sacramento are going to be the most activity and this is all part of some subtropical moisture coming up from the South. You know they're It's it's tropical seas in a hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific, and sometimes we get some of these surges that come northward and that's what we're under right now. Tomorrow we're just left with Sunshine and still that oppressive heat, which is why temperatures tomorrow still going to be up here on 110 and there's a chance even we go a little bit higher than that as well. Yeah, they've been looking to see if Sacramento would break a record from 1983 when it was 106 on August 17th. But again right now, we've got some cloud cover, which is keeping the temperatures more around. 100 Also.
"cal fire" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Fire protection cal fire in Scott acres burned down dramatically the summer why several factors involved in one of the prominent actors of course is the weather keep in mind that right now we still have a snow pack in place at the upper elevations we can compare this year two thousand seventeen where we start off similar but in two thousand seventeen we lost that snow pack thirty quickly and the temperature started to increase to about a hundred and stayed consistent over a hundred degrees with wind and it looks like there are still fires burning in California but they're smaller right we have about on average every year about two hundred fifty to three hundred wildfires every week believe it or not that no one really cares about me average is less than a hundred acres you know mid year we started out in two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen with buyers of several hundred acres and in comparison to this year since the weather is so up and down cyclical we're talking about nice cool weather in then I'll go into a hundred degrees in a come back down to tie eighties mid nineties but we haven't seen much wind I think the largest part so for this year's been fourteen thousand acres in a call the tech apart and within for service area our large fires are just over two thousand acres were wrapping up a thirteen and acre fire right now so you can see the comparisons we're looking at just under twenty five thousand acres burned to date in California under Chalford jurisdiction last year's same time six hundred twenty one thousand acres well what a turnaround from last year when eighty six people died in the camp fire which burned one hundred and fifty three thousand acres but of course people.
"cal fire" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Cal fire officials have identified a possible second ignition point for the wildfire. The announcement came Thursday night after a report in Chico newspaper, the enterprise record. The ER stated that a roadblock manned by security guards Wednesday outside Concha was related to. Cal fire's investigation. Cal fire officials have not released any additional information regarding the second origin point, PG knees. President previously told the newspaper that there was a power outage about fifteen minutes before the fire was first reported Thursday morning, November eighth a later aerial patrol observed damage in the area of PG any transmission lines. Investigators continue their work searching for the cause of the campfire. The working theory is that it may have been sparked by a high voltage power line. KCBS has Matt Bigler reports. State regulators are now looking at the possibility of breaking up PG any to improve safety practices breaking up PG into smaller companies would be a huge deal. But that's what the California Public utilities commission is now looking into as part of an expanded probe of the utility in the wake of the campfire, which may have been sparked by power lines in the area. State Senator Jerry hill who has championed reforming PG he says. There's a smaller utility with less bureaucracy. Could also be a safer utility. That's one of the things that I think it'd be critical you'd get more action and quicker action to make sure that the the utilities more responsive to the needs of the community in the prioritization of safety. That's where I think we would see a major change. It's just too big. In a statement PG notes. The cause of the fire and Butte county has not yet been determined and it will cooperate with the expanded probe CPU. See president Michael picker tells the Wall Street Journal he is concerned about how the utility has handled safety operations, including with its transmission lines. Matt Bigler KCBS, the former police chief of Chico and Oroville and his wife are suing PGE Kirk trussell and Patty garrison suit is the second one that accuses PG knee of mismanaging its own equipment trussell and garrison lost their home in paradise as have many members of their family. It is a musical piece about live. Living with freedom, self expression and coping with tragedy. KCBS has Megan goals reports from the paramount theater in Oakland, a local composer premiered his concerto in the city last night. A concerto inspired by the Gosheh were house tragedy two years ago composer, Richard Marriott, talks about.
"cal fire" Discussed on WWL
"Decades now as a. Journalist and every. Year we hear fire officials say I've never seen a, fire behave this way before over and over again simply because our fire seasons are getting longer the climate. Is warming there's. More fuel in the forest to ban the force have not been managed, for decades so there's all these factors going into play here that are. Just simply causing demand far outrun supply goodness we're speaking with Jennifer Oldham freelance reporter at the Washington Post she's written a piece about there being too few firebombers to fight all these western fires Is there. Hope. That things could at least get better I know they can't. Solve it overnight or maybe even the next couple of years but is there relief ahead So what's happening now is the market is trying to figure, out, how, to address the situation the private market and that is, going to. Be companies like global super tanker that acquire aged out commercial aviation resources like the seven forty seven. Global supertankers sort of vision is to choir more seven forty sevens and then states will have their own fleets by Cal fire has its own sweet at fifty aircraft Cal fire. Also is going to have. Access to some older aircraft that were aged out of the. Federal service that Senator Feinstein recently got signed over to the state of California they need to retrofit those so states are working to come up with their own solutions the federal. Government also just issued in June a request for proposals? For private companies to present them with plans to contract planes to them for next. Generation aircraft larger air tankers So folks are working on improving. The size and safety and availability of fleets I was surprised to that in the story you mentioned that there's some debate about whether or not firebombers or even all that effective Well and that's become more relevant now is fire seasons growed virtually year-round fires are more intense there longer they're bigger so there's been a lot, of questions coming into play about whether or not it's affected too dumped hundreds of. Thousands of gallons of retardant on, these very hot blazes in the afternoon when the fire can simply run away from. The retardant it's not helping because essentially aircraft don't put out fires boots on the. Ground do so when, they drop the retardant they need to, know, that there's firefighters coming in behind them to. Build the line the retardant simply stopped the fire long enough. For firefighters to catch up with it so that isn't happening then that is. Not helping the situation Jennifer Jennifer Oldham freelance. Reporter at the Washington Post it is thirteen minutes now after the hour on this weekend Hey there I'm a glue stick so I.
"cal fire" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Chip sharp s that's one of the stories we're following first a check on your traffic on the five freeway northbound past the Coronado bridge earlier crash at last check, two lanes blocked traffic, very heavy, fifty, four freeway eastbound before the eight. Oh five and accident. Three cars involved left side fifteen northbound at Rancho California, intimate accident. Number one lane blocked on the left. This update is brought to you by Cal fire wildfire will strike be ready. Get set know what's taken where to go. If evacuated go early of wildfire strikes learn more from Cal fire at ready for wildfire dot org. Pope Francis says no effort will, be spared to prevent sexual abuse and its cover up to his first direct response to the Pennsylvania grand jury report which, found more, than a thousand children, were abused by some. Three hundred priests since the nineteen forties CBS news Vicki Barker reports it's the first time the pope has addressed the sex abuse, scandal in a, letter to all the world's Catholics had it seems to. Us the toughest language yet and calling for a full reckoning Vatican spokesman Greg Burke Francis is greater accountability is, urgently needed not only, for those, who, committed these crimes but also for. Those who cover them. Up which in many cases means bishop's transit specifically refers, to the. Pennsylvania abuse cases and acknowledges that such. Suffering was his words long ignored kept quiet or silenced Vicki Barker CBS news. There are new questions about one of the. Outspoken figures of the metoo movement and Italian actress who accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape a young actors How pointing the, finger of blame at. Her CBS news Steve Futterman has the story just three months ago Italian actress as are gentle was speaking out publicly against disgraced,.
"cal fire" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Cal fire investigators have determined that p genie equipment was to blame in a dozen a dozen more of the october wildfires kcbs has gentlemen reports their latest findings include some but not all of the north bay north deadly fires local prosecutors will be considering pg unease role in the atlas fire in napa county that killed six people and in what became the nuns complex of fires killing three but in the redwood fire in mendocino county where nine people died cal fire investigators did not find that pge failed to maintain the trees around its power lines even though the trees contacting those lines started the fire in all so far cal fire has forwarded eleven of sixteen cases to county district attorney's state senator jerry hill who has tangled with pgn for years said these reports sound familiar twenty fifteen butte county fire was that exact cause they did not appropriately managed the forest around it and the trees the distance was not the adequate safe distance that's a appropriated by law he journeys spokeswoman lindsey paulo said the utility is still reviewing cal fire's findings but based on the information we have so far we continue to believe our overall programs met our state's high standards cal fire still has more than one hundred of the october wildfires to investigate gentlemen kcbs the san francisco mayor's race continues to tighten elections officials released the latest tally this afternoon which shows former state senator mark lenin's lead is now down to a mere one hundred forty four votes over london.
"cal fire" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Cal fire engineer corey iverson iverson and died last week while finding the thomas fire in ventura county he joined cal fire in two thousand nine who was part of a strike team based out of san diego county his colleagues say he was a hard worker who is committed to service katie bs reporter matt hoffman as this remembrance he has a very good leader i saw a lot of potential and inau you would have been one of those captains who would have been great for the department cal fire captain lalo gamboa's says he could always count on engineer iverson he was always a stepping up he had initiative gamboa's met iverson two years ago and the pair went through a special cal fire training together he was very eager to learn the captains would tell him you know i need you to go here are needed to go there and he would like or kcup i'll go there after the training gambo and iverson worked at neighboring cal fire stations where they often went out on calls together you cut the web gamboa's says he and other firefighters new iverson to be a leader curry's name came up with a firefighter the he's like oh yeah he's the he's like the guy he always makes us work on the fire line and so you know it's the hugest he took his job seriously and he made sure that work that needed to be done gop done a medical examination revealed iverson died from thermal burns and smoke inhalation he leaves behind a pregnant wife and a two year old daughter and escondido for the california report i'm man hoffman in san diego now the thomas fire on the central coast did forced thousands into evacuation modal though most of those evacuations have been lifted except for five hundred residents who live at the santa barbara zoo here's stephanie o'neill luke chadwick the african lion and choice stretching his vocal chords after napping in a spot of warm sunshine that's become a rarity in these often smokefilled days here at the santa barbara zoo good yeah christon wieners is chadwick's handler and today she's lowering the nineteen year old geriatric cat up to the fence with her award a few lions can resist so he's.
"cal fire" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Kfi am 640 more stimulating talk to them uh kfi am 640 gone white show grew up in the update on corey i resume their firefight an laws the old man battled today losses life often the the thomas fire we will have information were were searching right now is any kind of funding site the looking at at cal fire san diego and i don't see anything yet but as soon as we see some we will we will have it for you we've got some uh other news here that we wanted to get to this is part of my childhood and part of anyone who grew up in the san fernando valley it was part probably part of your childhood as well you know mom and dad would take you to do pars hide where union mom and dad would a cup of coffee in of a big bowl of soup and and you'd get yourself a toasted cheese sandwich whatever was i know what eu aid there but it looks like it might be over for do pars in studio city after seventy years cities that are not going to happen the city a city departs restaurant and bakery customers are like france july and coworkers like family into the we i think they will hear years i mean is she says it will units but love do parts do pars on sunday morning it's it's beautiful it really is the food is great the serves as great why are they leaving but the local landmark known as always pack it can't get a table there on sunday take our to give table but the local landmark known for cakes in good company will suchart down there studio city kitchen after the so.
"cal fire" Discussed on KFI AM 640
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