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Monday, September 30, 2013

DOI: Government Shutdown, ALL 401 National Parks & NPS facilities Will Be Closed And Secured.

ALL NATIONAL PARKS CLOSED FOR YOUR SAFETY
ALL NATIONAL PARKS CLOSED FOR YOUR SAFETY

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONTINGENCY PLAN ONE PAGE SUMMARY 


As stated in its original authorizing legislation, the National Park Service mission is to “preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.”


The National Park Service manages over 84 million acres in all 50 States and Territories in 401 park units that preserve, protect, and share the history of this land and its people. Nearly 287 million people visited the national parks in 2012 and NPS works to provide visitor services in partnership with over 250,000 volunteers.

Services and programs that will remain operational.
• Law enforcement including the U.S. Park Police and emergency and disaster assistance.
• Firefighting and monitoring.
• Border and coastal protection and surveillance.
• Limited management of ongoing projects that are funded from non-lapsing appropriations.
• Access to through roads.
Services and programs that will be ceased.
All national parks will be closed and secured.
• Visitor centers and other facilities will be closed.
• Education programs and special events will be canceled.
• Permits for special events will be rescinded.
• Guests staying in hotels and campgrounds will be notified of the closure and given 48 hours to make
alternate arrangements and leave the park.

Information on the Department's preparation of contingency plans for a possible government shutdown in October, 2013

Contingency Plans


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National Weather Service Reno issued a Lake Wind Advisory for strong winds for the greater Lake Tahoe area in effect until 1700

The National Weather Service - Reno has issued a Lake Wind Advisory for strong winds for the greater Lake Tahoe area including South Lake Tahoe and Incline Village in effect until 1700 this evening.

Lake Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
332 AM PDT MON SEP 30 2013

CAZ072-NVZ002-010000-
/O.EXT.KREV.LW.Y.0046.000000T0000Z-131001T0000Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...INCLINE VILLAGE
332 AM PDT MON SEP 30 2013

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
FOR LAKE TAHOE...

THE LAKE WIND ADVISORY FOR LAKE TAHOE IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM
PDT THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING: GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH...
  GRADUALLY DECREASING IN THE AFTERNOON.

* WAVES ON LAKE TAHOE: 2 TO 4 FEET WITH THE HIGHEST WAVES ALONG
  THE NORTH AND EAST SHORES.

* IMPACTS: SMALL BOATS WILL BE PRONE TO CAPSIZING AND SHOULD
  REMAIN OFF LAKE WATERS UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

ARIZONA YARNELL 19 FF LODD REPORT RELEASED. #YarnellHillFire #AzFire

ARIZONA: LODD REPORT RELEASED.
The much anticipated reported outlining the deaths of 19 Arizona Wildland Hotshot Firefighters was released today.


Granite Mountain Hotshots LODD Report

Raising Flags At The Granite Mountain Hotshots Deployment Site

Raising Flags At The Granite Mountain Hotshots Deployment Site

CLICK HERE:

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Friday, September 27, 2013

San Bernardino N.F. - Campfire Permits, Recreational Shooting And Hunting Information #CaFire #CaCamping

San Bernardino National Forest Campfire Information


Release Date: Sep 27, 2013  
San Bernardino National Forest prepared for Hot Weather and Seasonal Santa Ana Winds
San Bernardino, Calif., September 27, 2013 – In preparation for forecasted hot dry weather with Santa Ana winds, the San Bernardino National Forest is bolstering its fire response readiness with additional firefighters, aircraft, and extended patrols.
Weather forecasts are calling for an extended period of hot and dry weather, combined with Santa Ana winds, marking the first Santa Ana wind event of the year.  In response, the San Bernardino National Forest, has extended staffing and brought in additional firefighters from Northern California.  Additional Airtankers have been prepositioned at San Bernardino Tankerbase to supplement the forest firefighting resources. 
“We are ramping up our resources and staffing to be best prepared for the forecasted weather,” said Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron. “As always, we also ask the public to remain vigilant in fire prevention, by being careful and reporting suspicious activities immediately.” 
Forest visitors are reminded to exercise caution on the National Forest as we have reached the peak of the fire season, with hot weather, low humidity and dry winds typical of this time of the year. Current fire restriction and guidelines in effect on the San Bernardino National Forest are as follows:
CAMPING - PICNIC - DAY USE
·               Developed Campgrounds - Wood and charcoal fires are permitted within agency provided fire rings and campstoves - (See exceptions below for Mountaintop Ranger District)
·               Picnic Areas - Wood and charcoal fires are permitted within agency provided fire rings and campstoves.
·               Yellow Post Sites - NO Wood or charcoal fires, Propane and gas stoves only, with a valid California Campfire Permit.
·               Walk/hike-in camps on the Mountaintop Ranger District - No wood or charcoal fires at the following sites:
1.      Fisherman’s Group Camp west of Green Valley Lake
2.      Holcomb PCT Trail Camp north of Green Valley Lake
3.      Bench PCT Camp north of Green Valley Lake
4.      Little Bear Springs PCT Camp north of Fawnskin
5.      Double PCT Camp north of Baldwin Lake
6.      Arraste (Deer Springs) PCT Camp north of Onyx Peak
7.      Wildhorse Trail Camp near Sugarloaf Mountain
8.      Mission Springs PCT Camp east of Barton Flats
·               Campfire permits are required for Propane and gas stoves used outside of developed recreation sites.
·               Organizational Camps are subject to Forest Service fire permits.
·               Big Tree Cucamonga Forest Road 1N34 is closed to motorized vehicles at Lytle Creek Road during wind events.
·               Sapphire Falls in Cucamonga Canyon is closed to human entry and all use.
RECREATIONAL SHOOTING – HUNTING
·         Recreational shooting is limited to Public Shooting Ranges operated by concessionaire or special use permits only.
·         Hunting is permitted, subject to California Fish & Wildlife Regulations.
·         Tracer, armor piercing, steel core, and Teflon ammunitions are always prohibited, as is discharging a firearm at any exploding target.
OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES - GENERATORS – CHAINSAWS
·         An approved spark arrester is required for any internal combustion engine operated on designated forest routes. These include chainsaws, generators, motorcycles, and off-highway vehicles.
SMOKING
·         Smoking is limited to enclosed buildings, inside vehicles and developed recreation sites.
FIREWORKS
·         Fireworks are always prohibited on the San Bernardino National Forest.·         
Fire Restrictions and Forest Regulations are strictly enforced; forest visitors are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” and call ahead to the local Ranger Station to check on location conditions and restrictions.
Big Bear Ranger Station & Discovery Center 909-382-2790
Idyllwild Ranger Station 909-382-2922
Lytle Creek Ranger Station 909-382-2852
Mill Creek Ranger Station 909-382-2882
Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument 760-862-9984
For additional information about the San Bernardino National Forest, please visit:www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf
About the U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest
The San Bernardino National Forest is comprised of three Ranger Districts spanning 679,380 acres in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. From the desert floor to the pristine mountain peaks, the San Bernardino National Forest offers natural environments, spectacular scenery, developed campgrounds and picnic areas, numerous recreational opportunities, and the solitude of quiet wilderness and open space for the over 24 million residents of Southern California and those visiting the area. The forest environment also provides habitat for numerous plants and animals and is crucial in sustaining drinking water, air, and soil quality. Learn more at http://www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf
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U.S.F.S Sequoia National Forest Fire Restrictions Eased Campfires Now Allowed In Designated Sites. #CaFire

 U.S. Forest Service Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument announced a change in fire restrictions effective today. 


Fire Restrictions Changed due to Cooler Temperatures
Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument announced a change in fire restrictions effective today. This includes forestlands located in Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties.

Campfires and charcoal barbecues are now allowed in designated sites less vulnerable to wildfire, which includes most developed campgrounds. These locations are posted at Forest offices and listed on the Sequoia National Forest website http://www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia/
Fire Ban Lifted Campfires allowed in designated sites with restrictions
Fire Restrictions Campfires allowed in designated sites
Date(s): Sep 26, 2013
In response to the decreasing fire danger, the Sequoia National Forest has entered into a reduced level of fire restrictions. Campfires and charcoal barbecues are now allowed in authorized sites listed in the Forest Order. Gas stoves are allowed anywhere. In all cases, the visitor must possess a valid California Campfire Permit.

List of areas allowing campfires

View the Forest Order


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

CA-MVU-Dunbar and Valley 25-30 acres, south-side of the eastbound I-8 El Cajon. #CaFire

CA-MVU-Dunbar and CA-MVU-Valley

Three or four separate roadside fires south-side of the eastbound I-8

Update 1900: All aircraft released from both incidents.
Update 1830: 25-30 acres, ROS Slowed way down (slow). Structure Group in place.
 20+ acres & running

Location: - Interstate 8 and Greenfield, Los Coches Rd. El Cajon
IA Description:
IA Resources: Cal Fire, Heartland Fire and USFS CFN
6 AT, Air Attack 330, 2 T2 Helos . 1T Helo Sunbird SDG&E. CNF T3 Engine ST, CNF WT 3
ROC:Three or four separate roadside fires south-side of the eastbound I-8. 2-5 acres and running.
ROS: - Raoid
Structure Threats: - Yes
Situation Concerns/Alerts: Large power lines in the area
Situation Comments:
Additional Resource Notes: Dozers assigned 3344 on Dunbar and 3342 on Valley Incident. 
Agency Website:
Radio Frequencies:CNF CMD 2 T14 TAC 5 
Online Scanners: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/9733/web
Weather: NW winds 10 - 15
Web Cams: http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/cameras/L/hpwren-iqeye7.jpg

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A person of interest in custody in connection arson series last night in Sherman Oaks area

A person of interest has been taken into custody in connection to a string of arson fires all started within in the Sherman Oaks Los Angeles area.



First fire started at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, and at least six fires were set in total. At least three fires set along Ventura Boulevard near Woodman Avenue.

Most were of the fires set were dumpster fires. The largest structure fire started at a commercial building and spread to an adjacent two-story apartment complex, causing $20,000 in damage.

The "person of interest" was taken into custody and was booked on an unrelated parole violation overnight at Moorpark Street and Katherine Avenue.

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CERT Members From Across LA County Compete for Top Honors at 4th Annual #CERT Invitational


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Members From Across
Los Angeles County Compete for Top Honors at 4th Annual CERT Invitational

 The 4th Annual CERT Invitational brings together CERT teams of 6 to 10 local resident members each to test their skills in an atmosphere beyond that of a traditional refresher course. Experienced CERT instructors and local fire service first responders will serve as evaluators at each of six individual skill stations during the competition. The CERT program is modeled under the framework of neighbors helping neighbors in the time of crisis. 

WHO: CERT program teams of 6 to 10 members each.

WHAT: The CERT members will compete in six separate first response categories to test their skill levels. CERT members are local residents who have taken courses to become certified first responder assistants during major disasters and emergency situations.

WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles County Fire Department

Del Valle Training Center
28101 Chiquito Canyon Road
Castaic, CA 91384
TB Map Page 4459-C7

VISUALS: C.E.R.T. teams engaging in search and rescue, medical triage, cribbing, medical treatment, fire suppression, and command and control iterations at six skill stations.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE: RED FLAG WARNING SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA #CaFire #CaWX #CaRedFlags #DiabloWinds

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 PM PDT FRIDAY SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES


Update: Effective 1800, North Ops will be moving to Preparedness Level 1.
09/25/2013 1000

The National Weather Service - San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento have changed the posted Fire Weather Watches to Red Flag Warnings for gusty north winds and low humidity. Warnings are in place for late tonight and lasting into mid afternoon on Friday.

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sto&wwa=red flag warning

Strong, dry winds are expected across San Francisco Bay Area.

Wind gusts of 35 to 40 mph are expected across Coastal sections of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. 

Wind gusts of 45 to 50 mph are expected in the mountains of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties and the Antelope Valley.

Wind advisories are in effect until 2200 tonight.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
915 AM PDT WED SEP 25 2013

.STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT ACROSS THE
NORTH AND EAST BAY HILLS. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL THEN GRADUALLY
SHIFT SOUTHWARD INTO THE SANTA CRUZ...SAN BENITO AND MONTEREY
COUNTY HILLS BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL
START OUT HIGH BUT RAPIDLY DECREASE THROUGH THE DAY THURSDAY AND
INTO FRIDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW PERSISTS AND TEMPERATURES INCREASE.
RAINFALL OVER THIS PAST WEEKEND TEMPORARILY MOISTENED THE FUEL BED
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA. HOWEVER...LARGER FUELS REMAIN VERY DRY
AFTER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER. LIGHTER FUELS WILL
RAPIDLY DRY OUT AS WINDS INCREASE AND HUMIDITY VALUES FALL THROUGH
FRIDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND.

CAZ507-511-260400-
/O.UPG.KMTR.FW.A.0003.130926T0600Z-130927T2200Z/
/O.NEW.KMTR.FW.W.0004.130926T0600Z-130927T2200Z/
NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS-EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE-
915 AM PDT WED SEP 25 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 PM PDT
FRIDAY FOR GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND LOWERING HUMIDITY VALUES..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
3 PM PDT FRIDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONE 507 NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS...FIRE ZONE 511
  EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE. THIS INCLUDES ALL HILLS IN THE
  NORTH AND EAST BAY ABOVE 1000 FEET INCLUDING MOUNT
  TAMALPAIS...MOUNT DIABLO AND MOUNT SAINT HELENA.

* TIMING: STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP AROUND 11 PM TONIGHT AND LAST
  INTO THURSDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN THURSDAY NIGHT
  INTO EARLY FRIDAY.

* WIND: NORTHERLY WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS 35 TO 45
  MPH OVER THE HIGHEST PEAKS OF NAPA COUNTY AS WELL AS MOUNT SAINT
  HELENA AND MOUNT DIABLO. STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED FROM LATE
  TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING AND THEN AGAIN LATE THURSDAY
  EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* HUMIDITY: INITIALLY MOIST VALUES AROUND 50-60% TONIGHT WILL LOWER
  TO 30-40% BY THURSDAY MORNING...THEN CONTINUE TO DRY OUT TO LESS
  THAN 30% FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY WITH NO
  OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS: ANY NEW IGNITIONS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE
  WIND DRIVEN FIRE BEHAVIOR TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY. WARMING
  AND DRYING ALONG WITH PERSISTENT OFFSHORE FLOW WILL MAKE
  SUPPRESSION DIFFICULT. SIMILAR WEATHER EVENTS IN THE PAST HAVE
  BROUGHT DOWN POWER LINES AND OTHER IGNITION SOURCES THAT HAVE
  STARTED NEW FIRES. EXTRA CARE WITH IGNITION SOURCES IS URGED.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
915 AM PDT WED SEP 25 2013

.STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT ACROSS THE
NORTH AND EAST BAY HILLS. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL THEN GRADUALLY
SHIFT SOUTHWARD INTO THE SANTA CRUZ...SAN BENITO AND MONTEREY
COUNTY HILLS BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL
START OUT HIGH BUT RAPIDLY DECREASE THROUGH THE DAY THURSDAY AND
INTO FRIDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW PERSISTS AND TEMPERATURES INCREASE.
RAINFALL OVER THIS PAST WEEKEND TEMPORARILY MOISTENED THE FUEL BED
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA. HOWEVER...LARGER FUELS REMAIN VERY DRY
AFTER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER. LIGHTER FUELS WILL
RAPIDLY DRY OUT AS WINDS INCREASE AND HUMIDITY VALUES FALL THROUGH
FRIDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND.

CAZ512-517-518-260400-
/O.UPG.KMTR.FW.A.0003.130926T2000Z-130927T2200Z/
/O.NEW.KMTR.FW.W.0004.130926T2000Z-130927T2200Z/
SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS-
SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
MOUNTAINS OF SAN BENITO AND INTERIOR MONTEREY COUNTY INCLUDING
PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK-
915 AM PDT WED SEP 25 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 3 PM PDT
FRIDAY FOR GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND LOWERING HUMIDITY VALUES..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 3 PM
PDT FRIDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONE 512 SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS...FIRE ZONE
  517 SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST.. FIRE
  ZONE 518 MOUNTAINS OF SAN BENITO AND INTERIOR MONTEREY COUNTY
  INCLUDING PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK. THIS INCLUDES ALL HILLS ABOVE
  1000 FEET IN MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTY AS WELL AS THE SANTA
  CRUZ MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING: WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP BY EARLY THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON. IN ADDITION...STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS WILL
  CONTINUE IN THE HILLS. NO HUMIDITY RECOVERY IS EXPECTED THURSDAY
  NIGHT. CONTINUED WARMING AND DRYING ALONG WITH PERSISTENT
  OFFSHORE WIND FLOW IS FORECAST THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* WIND: NORTHERLY WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS 25 TO
  35 MPH. STRONGEST WINDS OVER THE HILLS IN THE LOS PADRES
  NATIONAL FOREST AS WELL AS THE HIGHER RIDGES ABOVE 2500 FEET
  IN SANTA CRUZ AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES. STRONGEST WINDS ARE
  FORECAST TO OCCUR ON THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT WITH WINDS
  GRADUALLY EASING BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY: 20-30% THURSDAY AFTERNOON WITH LITTLE OR NO
  RECOVERY THURSDAY NIGHT. CONTINUED DRYING ON FRIDAY WITH
  WIDESPREAD HUMIDITY VALUES OF 10-20%.

* IMPACTS: MANY OF THE HILLS OF MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTY
  HAVE RECEIVED LITTLE OR NO RAINFALL THIS SEASON. RAPID FIRE
  GROWTH WILL BE LIKELY UNDER THIS WEATHER PATTERN. HUNTERS..
  CAMPERS AND OTHERS VISITING THE OUTDOORS AS WELL AS PRESCRIBED
  BURNERS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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Wilshire The Fire Dog A Los Angeles Firehouse Mascot Needs Your Help #LAFD #CaFire #CaPets #Firedog

Vote for LAFD Fire Dog "Wilshire" to Fetch a Top Dog Title


Dear Friend of the LAFD, 
NBC's TODAY and "Chicago Fire" are honoring the top firehouse dog in the nation, and our LAFD Fire Dog "Wilshire" could use your vote. The winner will fetch a cameo appearance on an upcoming episode of "Chicago Fire."


Hundreds of firehouses nationwide submitted entries, and three finalists were selected by "Chicago Fire" producers. They stopped by TODAY's plaza Tuesday morning with their handlers and the show's stars Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney. (Watch a video of their appearance.

Wilshire, a rescue dog adopted by the L.A. firehouse after a family couldn't keep him, continually performs live fire and life safety demonstrations at schools across the city. Beyond showing proper stop, drop and roll techniques, he teaches kids about the importance of healthy eating and exercise by lifting a 100 lb. dumbbell and running on a treadmill.

While all three dogs: Dempsey, Smokey & Wilshire have truly motivating stories and are great sources of inspiration, our Wilshire needs a little help in the polls, as the image below indicates.

Now it's up to you. Read the short bios of each pooch, and vote in the poll who should be dubbed "Top Dog." Voting ends Sept. 30th

To vote, CLICK HERE, scroll down the webpage and click on the circle by Wilshire's name to cast your ballot. Let's give our local pup a fighting chance!

Please refer to LAFD.org/blog for updated information...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CA-BDF-Sierra, San Bernardino N.F. and S.B. County 200 acres, 40% contained, Howes IC #CaFire

Sierra CA-BDF-12675, San Bernardino National Forest San Bernardino County

The Sierra fire started shortly before 4:00 pm Tuesday. It is burning near the base of Cajon Pass northwest of I-15 and north of Glen Helen Parkway. Growth potential is low.


Evacuations: Mandatory Evacs for Glen Helen West of the 15 freeway,
Road Closures: 
NB I-15 between Glen Helen and Sierra. 

An evacuation center was set up at the Jessie Turner Center 15556 Summit Ave. in Fontana phone (909) 854-5100. 
Animals may be taken to the Devore Animal Shelter 19777 Shelter Way San Bernardino CA 92407 phone (909) 386-9820.


Update 9-26 0700: 
Update 9-25 0700: 200 acres, 40% contained, Howes IC
Update 2100: 200 plus acres and the fire is moving north, BDF is in unified command with S.B. County Fire, XRI 6074C being requested for tomorrow morning.
Update 1730: 150 Acres, 0% containment, Mandatory Evacuations for Glen Helen West of the 15 freeway, shutting down Glen Helen Parkway. Also, a farm with 200+ animals 1 mile from the fire.
Update 1700: Per I.C. fire is now 150 acres. Request for 5 type 3 strike teams. All strike teams immediate need.IC ordering 5 type 1 crews and also 2 helitankers from Angeles
Update 1620: ICP on Glen Helen Parkway, 30 acres and RROS, Exotic animal farm with 200+ animals 1 mile from the fire
Update (1600ish twitter):

  1. : , Traffic advisory in effect for I-15, freeway remains open. ICP on Glen Helen Parkway
  2. Tiny Klout Flag66CAL FIRE NEWS ‏@CalFireNews4h
    CA-BDF- SB-15 between Glen Helen and Sierra Acres: 200+ acres, burning in chaparral; rapid spread.


Sierra IC - San Bernardino National Forest
Start Time: 15:59
Location: NB I-15 between Glen Helen and Sierra. 
IA Acres: 10
ROS: Rapid, Rapid rate of spread, burning in chaparral.
ROC: Potential for 100+ acres, burning in chaparral; moderate to rapid spread. Threat to power lines and nearby structures. Evacuations of nearby residences are being ordered.
Structure threat: Yes

Terrain: steep rugged
Fuels: Chaparral
Special Hazards: High Wind Warning in effect from noon Wednesday to 8 am PDT
Thursday, areas of west winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph.
Isolated gusts to 65 mph.
Resources: 2nd alarm, BDF/BDC/BDU, AA 12, T-911 onscene
Radio Frequencies: Air-Air 164.8750
Weather Info: 88°, 19% RH, winds south southwest 16 mph; gusts 22 mph http://wxug.us/189eo

Agency Website: BDF Forest Inciweb: http://t.co/4Ub6CM5CzS
Web Cams: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cwwp2/data/d8/...g?_=1380063841
http://www.dot.ca.gov/cwwp2/data/d8/...g?_=1380064681
http://www.dot.ca.gov/cwwp2/data/d8/...g?_=1380064681

Online Scanner: http://www.bigbearscanner.com/
http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/8710
http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/7010/web
Live Media Video:
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