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California Wildfire Scam Continues

Posted by feww on August 4, 2008

Fighting wildfires is big business! There would always be enough fuel for new blazes.

Wildfires: The Golden Fleecing of America

See: Our Forecast for 2009 California Fires

The Raw Facts

  • Cost of fighting wildfire in California since July 1: $285 million [And it’s just the beginning!]
  • Daily cost of fighting the fire [which should be allowed to burn out] : up to $13 million
  • Cost of fighting California fires a decade ago: $44million a year
  • Why aren’t the fires allowed to burn naturally? Need the unburnt fuel for next year’s fires!
  • There is no more fire season as we know itthe fire season is now all year-round,” said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in July while touring wildfires in N. California. “That means that we don’t have enough resources.

Read more …

California Fires Update # 3

SISKIYOU COMPLEX STATUS: Southwest of Happy Camp, CA

  • Start date: 6/21/08
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Estimated Size: 59,678 acres
  • Percent Contained: 60%
  • No. of Firefighters: 1,492
  • Injuries to date: 8

Ukonom Complex Status:

  • Start date: 6/20/08
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Estimated Size: 42,195 acres
  • Percent Contained: 66%
  • No. of Firefighters: 438
  • Injuries to date: 6

Blue 2 Status

  • Start date: 6/20/08
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Estimated Size: 6,846 acres
  • Percent Contained: 52%
  • No. of Firefighters: 400
  • Injuries to date: 2

(Source)

Yolla Bolly Complex Fire Update

  • Acres Burned : 72,367
  • Crews: 10
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Date Started: June 20, 2008
  • Percent Contained: 30%

Rich and Belden Fires FACTS (!)

  • Rich Fire: 5,199 acres / 15% contained
  • Belden Fire: 474 acres / 70% contained
  • Costs for both fires: $2,591,500
  • Incident Type : Wildland Fire
  • Cause: Under Investigation
  • Date of Origin: Wednesday July 29th, 2009
  • Location: 20 miles west of Quincy, CA
  • Total Personnel Committed: 1,065
  • Size: 6,371 acres
  • Percent Contained: 45%

Plumas County:

Rich Fire
Location: 20 miles west of Quincy
Administrative Unit: Plumas National Forest

Canyon Complex
Location: Various locations within the Plumas Forest
Administrative Unit: Plumas National Forest

Siskiyou County:
Bear Wallow Complex
Location: 14 miles west of Etna
Administrative Unit: Klamath National Forest

Panther Fire
Location: 15 miles south of Happy Camp
Administrative Unit: Klamath National Forest

Siskiyou Complex
Location: Southwest of Happy Camp
Administrative Unit: Klamath National Forest

Ukonom Complex
Location: 5 miles north of Somes Bar
Administrative Unit: Six Rivers National Fores

Trinity County:
Iron & Alps Complex
Location: Junction City
Administrative Unit: Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Lime Complex
Location: 5 miles west of Hayfork
Administrative Unit: Shasta-Trinity National Forest

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3 Responses to “California Wildfire Scam Continues”

  1. Frank said

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