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Southern California Fires -- Live Thread 10/29

Posted on 10/28/2003 11:00:04 PM PST by lainie

Cal Fire Maps

http://wildfire.cr.usgs.gov/ca_geomac/viewer.htm

http://www.incidentcontrol.com

http://www.firedetect.ssd.nesdis.noaa.gov/Run.htm

Live online scanner feeds for fire, cops, CDF, air attack

http://www.live365.com/stations/kb6jag

FYI, this one gives pop ups if you use it.

No pop ups on this feed

http://www.police-scanner.info/livescan.htm

Another live scanner feed.

Click on Big Bear Feed

http://www.compucations.com/nuke/html/modules.php?name=LiveScanners

another live feed for socal, Verdugo Fire Communications Center

http://verdugo.ci.glendale.ca.us/radio.html

Simi Valley fire scanner

http://www.shoutcast.com/directory/?s=scanner&numresult=100&x=34&y=9

http://209.153.152.2:8888 lots of scanner chatter in Ventura county

CHP Dispatch

http://cad.chp.ca.gov/

CDF AIR CHANNELS

Red - 151.220 - Air to ground units Blue - 151.280 - Air to air Green - 151.295 - Air to air Yellow - 151.310 - Air to air Victor - 122.925 AM - Air to air for contract helicopters

List of channels for SoCal

http://www.qsl.net/ke6alv/

Get a copy of Police call for when you're mobile.

http://www.policecall.com/

San Bernardino National Forest

171.475 mhz and 172.225

123.9750 National Air Tanker Base Freq. 135.9750 Air ops 151.2200 CDF Red Air to Ground 151.2650 CDF Region 151.3100 CDF Air Tactics 6 151.3550 CDF Command Net 1 154.2650 OES White Fire 2 154.2800 OES White Fire 1 154.2950 OES White Fire 3 164.1250 Fire Camp Service Net 166.6125 "Command" Fontana area 166.8500 Air attack 167.9500 BLM Air to Ground 168.0500 NIFC Tac 1 168.0750 NIFC Tac 3 168.200 NIFC Tac 2 (Crew Net) 168.2500 BLM? "Command" 168.4000 BLM "Command" 168.6000 NIFC Tac 3 168.6250 Air Guard 169.1250 Calif. Fire Travel Net 169.0625 vehicle mechanics? 170.0000 Air to Ground Region 5 173.9125 Region 5 Tac 4 173.9625 Region 5 Tac 5 173.9875 Region 5 Tac 6 415.5500 National Air channel

HAM

145.220

Los Angeles Area

KNBC: http://www.nbc4.tv

KABC: http://www.abc7.com

KCBS: http://www.cbs2.com

KTTV: http://www.fox11la.com

KCAL: http://www.kcal.com

Good list of SoCal television stations and links to their websites:

http://newslink.org/catele.html

San Diego

http://nbcsandiego.feedroom.com/?fr_story=af0368e01c0323615f2e6f30970885b317fe905c

http://www.kogo.com/streaming.html

List of online TV and Newspapers in Ca.

http://www.keepandbeararms.com/opsd/np/ca.htm

2 posted on 10/27/2003 9:18 PM PST by spectr17


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: firestorm; forestfire; michaeldobbs; socalfires; wildfire
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks, BG; dalereed said nothing's going on out there....gee, I find that amazing. Every place my family is living is right around, but not in, the fires. I thank God my family's okay. I'm sorry for those who's are not.
1,841 posted on 10/29/2003 4:47:57 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: All
don't know why it didn't work, here's the story

California firefighters warn of "apocalyptic" threat

30.10.2003 - 00:00
By Gina Keating

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California fire officials have warned that one of the biggest of the wildfires they are fighting could be on the verge of taking an "apocalyptic" turn if it spreads to "a deadline" of diseased and highly flammable trees in the San Bernardino Mountains.

The California Department of Forestry has "maxed out" its resources to keep the rampaging blazes from reaching beetle-killed trees surrounding mountain towns in San Bernardino County, the agency's director Andrea Tuttle told reporters on Wednesday.

There are 400,000 acres (161,900 hectares) of dead and diseased trees in San Bernardino and San Diego Counties, Tuttle said.

"When the fire gets into diseased trees the fire will be of biblical proportions," Tuttle said. Since the trees are dead, they provide perfect fuel for the fires and would produce an intensity of heat and flame not so far seen in the week old battle.

"We are worried. We are trying to hold the fire out of that area, but if it does go up it will be of epic proportions. We will not have seen a conflagration of those proportions once it gets started," she said.

Meanwhile, a Los Angeles County blaze that firefighters had managed to tamp down overnight sprang up ahead of strengthening ocean gusts on Wednesday afternoon, leapt Interstate 5 and made a run for a neighbourhood of expensive homes.

Fifty-foot (16 metre) high flames came within feet of homes in the Stevenson Ranch in Los Angeles, and police warned residents and news crews to be prepared to evacuate quickly. Firefighting aircraft dove through thick smoke to aggressively bombard the so-called Simi Valley fire with water and retardant as strong winds buffeted the aircraft.

NINE MAJOR FIRES

Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Mark Savage said about 50 fire engines were positioned throughout Stevenson Ranch to protect the structures. "We are putting in place the plan we have had the whole time: defending the structures as (the fire) bumps into the foothill area," Savage said.

The fires have blackened an area nearly the size of the U.S. state of Rhode Island -- over the course of a week and incinerated 2,000 homes, destroying entire suburban neighbourhoods in hours.

Officials said that at least 18 people have died in one of the state's worst-ever wildfire seasons and grimly predicted that more charred bodies would be uncovered when the flames were finally doused and rescue workers moved in.

More than 12,000 firefighters from across California and the western states have been deployed at nine major fires and eight smaller offshoots that have burned more than 600,000 acres (242,800 hectares) from north of Los Angeles to the U.S.-Mexico border, Tuttle said.

She added that the biggest worry remained the so-called Old Fire, which on Wednesday jumped a highway that firefighters hoped would act as a brake and marched through the San Bernardino Mountains to surround some 16 mountain communities about 70 miles (113 km) east of Los Angeles.

MOUNTAIN TOWN WIPED OUT

More than 50,000 residents of the popular resort towns of Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead jammed the only two roads off the mountain on Tuesday afternoon, fleeing a towering firestorm that caught crews off guard.

In San Diego County, the so-called Cedar fire incinerated 90 percent of the buildings in the mountain hamlet of Cuyamaca, and firefighters were staging a house-by-house effort to save nearby Julian, a former gold-mining town, and seven other communities from the fire's advance.

Tuttle reported that early and incomplete surveys of the burned area showed that 300 structures had been lost in Cuyamaca, where only the town hall and fire station were standing, and at least 200 in Julian.

The two huge fires in San Diego County had destroyed 1,300 homes and killed 12 people. Although diminished desert winds and clearing skies overnight allowed firefighters to make their first progress in containing the 45-mile-long fires, Wednesday afternoon brought renewed gusts from the opposite direction, officials said.

"It's a bad wind for us," CDF regional Chief Tim Turner said.

Gov. Gray Davis estimated that by the time all of the fires were put out the cost to California, which is already reeling from financial woes that prompted voters to throw him out of office, would be nearly $2 billion.

1,842 posted on 10/29/2003 4:48:22 PM PST by knak (wasknaknowknid)
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To: lainie
CBS webcam chopper reporter was saying a few minutes ago that clouds and fog are starting to move into the Stevenson Ranch area. That will increase the humidity level. He also said there wasn't much else (trees/brush) left to burn in Stevenson Ranch; so houses that survived thus far may be safe.

1,843 posted on 10/29/2003 4:49:03 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: dalereed
Glad you're not near the fire. Any other cruise members/freepers you think might be in danger?
1,844 posted on 10/29/2003 4:49:11 PM PST by hoosiermama (Prayers for all!)
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To: knak
Thanks!
1,845 posted on 10/29/2003 4:49:27 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: dalereed
Thanks dalereed for the information on Ocenaside and Vista, we really appreciated getting first hand info.
1,846 posted on 10/29/2003 4:49:32 PM PST by calawah98
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To: lainie
Lainie, did that pilot just say "It's worse that I thought"? Was that the guy with the broken rudder?
1,847 posted on 10/29/2003 4:49:47 PM PST by Semper911 (For some people, bread and circus are not enough. Hence, FreeRepublic.com)
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To: TomGuy
sounds like it to me, too. It's a strong marine layer building -- the kind they're talking about when they say "socked in."
1,848 posted on 10/29/2003 4:50:07 PM PST by lainie
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To: Semper911
it might have been -- I missed the original talk earlier. was making dinner for kids
1,849 posted on 10/29/2003 4:50:54 PM PST by lainie
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To: knak
Is that dated tomorrow?
1,850 posted on 10/29/2003 4:52:15 PM PST by lainie
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Border Communications Center


Incident: 0084 Type: Media Information
Location: SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS
Zoom Map: Click Here
Info as of: 10/29/2003 4:51:24 PM

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
4:11PM -
4:11PM - NOTHING NEWSWORTHY RECENTLY THAT IS NOT FIRE RELATED
1,851 posted on 10/29/2003 4:52:32 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: TomGuy
All houses survived....I wish the cupcakes in the LA media would focus on where the destruction is occuring...

LA County fire specifically said they were letting this brush all burn out since the assets were in place.

There really was no "threat" there

>>He also said there wasn't much else (trees/brush) left to burn in Stevenson Ranch; so houses that survived thus far may be safe
1,852 posted on 10/29/2003 4:52:48 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: lainie
yes it's got tomorrows date
1,853 posted on 10/29/2003 4:53:17 PM PST by knak (wasknaknowknid)
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To: nicmarlo
Incident: 0954 Type: Lane Closure
Location: INLAND
Zoom Map: 575 1H
Info as of: 10/29/2003 4:52:48 PM

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
4:50PM - ALL LANES NB 15 NOW OPEN
1,854 posted on 10/29/2003 4:53:35 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo
1194 4:53PM Report of Fire NB I215 JSO DEVORE RD San Bernardino
1,855 posted on 10/29/2003 4:54:20 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: knak
ok. Gina Keating's a little late. :-)
1,856 posted on 10/29/2003 4:54:58 PM PST by lainie
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To: OldFriend
Read backwards, I'd say...or hang around and see if anything pops up.

I wish you the best...
1,857 posted on 10/29/2003 4:55:16 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Give God a chance!)
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To: nicmarlo
Incident: 0001 Type: Lane Closure
Location: SOUTHERN DIVISION AREA
Zoom Map: Click Here
Info as of: 10/29/2003 4:55:01 PM

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
4:04PM - PER ERC, I5 NB/SB OPEN W/OUT ESCORTS
1,858 posted on 10/29/2003 4:55:40 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Merovingian
Drudge now headlining the EQS:
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/Los_Angeles.html
1,859 posted on 10/29/2003 4:57:20 PM PST by Merovingian
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scanner= No evacs along hwy 79
1,860 posted on 10/29/2003 4:57:22 PM PST by lainie
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