Western Wildfires

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  1. Bent77

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    Im thinking it’s 75k by the topo. Was curious if coming into the old burn area south of fox run might slow it down some. Looks like a runaway train
    Some of the smoke pictures were just crazy
     
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    Governor just said its at 80,000 acres!
     
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    That’s what I was afraid of. Cameron ran off 70k in a two day stretch, looks like Mullen wanted in on that
     
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    Mullen Division Tango pulling back

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    Cameron has now jumped to 111k as of the end of 9/25 (edit 120k today). Now the 3rd largest in CO history (pine gulch 2020 and the Hayman)

    Near Killpecker
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    Looks like Mullen is revised down a bit, inciweb report at 68,138 acres.
     
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    Just saw that, still a very significant jump

    Are they sending all evacuees to the Laramie Walmart? That has to be a circus, that parking lot sucks
     
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    The August Complex fire just to the east of me is now at 870k acres with 43% containment. I expect that with the heat wave coming this week along with the winds it’ll be over 1M by the end of the week. It’s now at the edge of huge Chinese mafia grow, hundreds of parcels known as Trinity Pines. So everyone to the east of there for several states will be high as a kite if it jumps the 'high'way.

    Here's a map of Trinity Pines - zoom in to see all the parcels. The white dotted line is the August Complex fire.
    Trinity Pines map
     
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    People were calling 911 last night in Nevada County area because the smoke was so thick up here again last night after about 0200. I believe most of it is coming from the August Complex. Scary stuff.
     
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    Possibly, hard to tell with all the fires going on and the wind direction. I'm just glad they got the north west side of it contained. Is the Oroville fire still going? Hard to keep track of all of them. :crazy:
     
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    Family ranch got caught up in the SCU lighting complex fire last month. I was able to go up and see how close it got. They stopped the fire at the county road at bottom of the ravine. It also burned behind us too.
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    Last update I saw from CalFire was 78% contained and just over 305,000 acres.
     
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    Damn that's a whole lotta weed farms. I bet they are freaking out not wanting all that to burn down.
     
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    The fire in Northern Colorado has reached most all the trails my local 4x4 club has adopted. Will be interesting to see when we can finally get back in. Bad thing is one of trails runs near some private property where I know there are several homes.
     
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    They’re probably ignoring the evacuation order so they can stay there and water since harvest is only about a month away. I kind of think that they’re going to ‘sort of’ let Trinity Pines burn down since the Sheriff doesn’t do anything about it. Either they’re afraid to go since they’re well outnumbered or they’re afraid of being called racist and sued. In either case, every one of those grows is unpermitted and sold on the black market.
     
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    If you do trail service, let me know. I need to do my part
     
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    Kelly Flats they close in the winter so I'm betting we won't get into that one this year. The others are a possibility.
     
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    938k acres & 43% containment.

    and a new fire in the calistoga/ St. Helena area is being called the glass fire is 43k acres and 0% contained with 70mph winds.
     
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    5 acres a second according to one news feed

    https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/9/27/glass-fire/
     
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