Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
The last of three remaining temporary smoke monitors deployed for the Rim Fire were removed from service on Thursday, October 24, 2013. As large wildfires with severe smoke issues in California have greatly diminished, this website is not being updated as frequently.
However, with the record low precipitation in 2013 and reservoirs at very low levels, the threat of a large wildfire in many parts of California continues. November has unfortunately been a time of disastrous wildfires in Southern California. The people and agencies contributing to this site will continue to work behind the scenes and bring important information to the public via this blog as warranted.
Incident update from Inciweb on 10/30/2013.
The storms on October 28th brought so much precipitation that the Boulder Prescribed Burn was no longer a viable project for 2013. Fire officials will put the project on the shelf until next fall when hopefully a window of opportunity will surface and burning can begin. This site will not be updated a new incident will be added next fall when we initiate this project once again.
Paul Leusch, Hume Lake Ranger District Project Manager.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Boulder Creek Prescribed Burn is being planned by the US Forest Service in the Sequoia National Forest. Approximately 2000 to 3500 acres will be underburned over a period of 3-5 days when weather fuel conditions and smoke dispersion are most favorable, which may be within the next few weeks.
All efforts will be made to conduct the burn when the smoke can disperse and move away from populated areas. However, the fire will continue to smolder and emit smoke for a couple of weeks until winter weather arrives and puts the fire out.
Smoke may impact to the communities of Hume Lake, Cedar Grove, Grant Grove, Pinehurst, Dunlap, Mammoth Lakes, and Bishop. Forest personnel will be working closely with the San Joaquin Valley and Great Basin Unified air districts to manage smoke production and reduce any local impacts. Smoke will be visible from the surrounding communities and is likely to settle into the valleys overnight and in the morning hours.
More information on can be found at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3734/
Friday, September 20, 2013
Smoke may have impacts to the communities of Hume Lake, Cedar Grove, Grant Grove, Pinehurst, Dunlap, Mammoth Lakes, and Bishop. Forest personnel will be working closely with the San Joaquin Valley and Great Basin Unified APCDs to manage smoke production and reduce any local impacts. Smoke will be visible from the surrounding communities and is likely to settle into the valleys overnight and in the morning hours.
For more information visit http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3734/