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Bill Gabbert is the Editor at Wildfire Today and Fire Aviation. www.wildfiretoday.com - www.fireaviation.com

Extreme fire weather results in more potential power shutoffs in California

Electricity could be shut off for millions of people The post Extreme fire weather results in more potential power shutoffs in California appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Kincade Fire burned into the footprints of two 2017 fires

The Pocket and Tubbs Fires of October, 2017 The post Kincade Fire burned into the footprints of two 2017 fires appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Critical to extremely critical fire weather predicted for southern California

The fire weather in southern California for Tuesday night through Thursday, October 29-31, is predicted to be the most severe so far this year. Wind gusts of 50 to 70 mph are possible in the mountains and foothills and relative…

Getty Fire burns homes in Los Angeles

The fire was reported at about 1:30 a.m. near the southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway in Sepulveda Pass The post Getty Fire burns homes in Los Angeles appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Looking at the Kincade Fire from space

Above: The Kincade Fire captured by the Sentinel 2 satellite at 12:02 p.m. PDT Oct. 27, 2019. Processed by Antonio Vecoli. The Kincade Fire has burned over 30,000 acres east of Geyserville, California. The post Looking at the Kincade Fire…

New fires in northern California

8:35 am. PDT October 27, 2019 Besides the 30,000-acre Kincade Fire which has been burning since October 23, other fires have started during the wind event in northern California. We will attempt to collect some brief information about some of…

Strong winds push Kincade Fire west across Highway 128

The mandatory evacuation zones stretches to the Pacific Ocean The post Strong winds push Kincade Fire west across Highway 128 appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Smoke forecast and Red Flag Warnings for Sunday Oct. 27

Smoke will affect areas in Arizona, New Mexico, and southern California The post Smoke forecast and Red Flag Warnings for Sunday Oct. 27 appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Additional evacuations ordered for Kincade Fire

While rescuing two civilians a firefighter used a fire shelter as a shield The post Additional evacuations ordered for Kincade Fire appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Firefighters assist disabled woman at Tick Fire

Long time fire photographer Jeff Zimmerman sent us these photos he shot Thursday at the Tick Fire near Santa Clarita in southern California. Here is his description: “As flames swept out of Tick Canyon into the Shadow Pines neighborhood in…

Three large fires are very active in Mexico

The fires are south and southeast of San Diego, California The post Three large fires are very active in Mexico appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Smoke predicted to affect San Francisco Bay area

Possibly the strongest wind event of the fall season will occur in northern California Saturday morning into Monday The post Smoke predicted to affect San Francisco Bay area appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Tick Fire crosses the 14 freeway forcing more evacuations

6:33 a.m. PDT October 25, 2019 The Tick Fire near Santa Clarita jumped across the 14 freeway at about 2:30 Friday morning, requiring it to be closed in both directions, north-bound from Golden Valley and south-bound from Escondido Canyon. Additional…

The Tick Fire spread rapidly north of Los Angeles Thursday afternoon

The Tick, Old, and Verde fires were being pushed by strong winds The post The Tick Fire spread rapidly north of Los Angeles Thursday afternoon appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Smoke affects northwest U.S.

Thursday morning there were very few wildfires producing large quantities of smoke, however the Kincade Fire 63 miles north of San Francisco has the potential to become an air quality problem for residents in northern California especially on Friday. There…

Kincade Fire forces evacuation of Geyserville, California

The fire has burned over 10,000 acres The post Kincade Fire forces evacuation of Geyserville, California appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Draft report released for the Woolsey Fire has 94 recommendations

The fire burned over 96,000 acres and destroyed 1,600 structures in southern California in November, 2018 The post Draft report released for the Woolsey Fire has 94 recommendations appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index in SoCal this week, “Moderate”

A wildland fire danger forecasting tool called the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index (SAWTI) is categorizing the fire threat from the strong winds predicted for Thursday and Friday of this week in southern California as “Moderate”. This includes Los Angeles,…

Elevated wildfire danger in the forecast for California

5:05 a.m. PDT October 22, 2019 Elevated wildfire danger is in the forecast for portions of northern and southern California on Wednesday and Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch areas on the map above could turn into Red Flag warnings later…

Former firefighter has coached rugby players and pilots of firefighting drones

After 20 years on the frontline fighting wildfires across the nation, Boise State alumnus and men’s rugby coach Matt Dutton was ready for a change. In 2014, Dutton and his family moved to Boise and he took a job in…

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