Fire Near Weott Shuts Down One North Bound Lane on 101

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?q=newton+road+weott+ca&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Newton+Rd,+Weott,+Humboldt,+California+95571&gl=us&t=m&z=14&vpsrc=0&ll=40.323794,-123.924615&output=embed&w=425&h=350] The CHP is reporting that there a fire near Newton road in Weott. In fact, they are saying there are two fires. The outside northbound lane has been shut down. UPDATE 6:01: The Times Standard has a piece. They say, “the fires are side by side on the east side of the freeway. One fire is about one

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300+ Personnel Battle Fire in Mendocino

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Hams+pass,+Covelo,+CA&aq=&sll=39.381549,-123.254929&sspn=0.446878,0.891953&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Ham+Pass&ll=39.887098,-123.089455&spn=0.444169,0.891953&z=11&output=embed&w=425&h=350]   This morning hundreds of firefighters battle the Pass Fire  northeast of Covelo.  Costs have reached nearly a 1/2 million dollars in less than a day of struggling to extinguish the blaze which raced to cover 800 acre in the matter of just a few hours.  Emergency vehicles and crews from across the northern half of the state

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Buckeye Fire by Petrolia

There is a 700 acre fire out by Petrolia. I’m a little confused. On the same Calfire  site, it says both that “No structure threat or evacuations” and “50 structures threatened near Conklin Creek and Rainbow Ridge– 1 destroyed, evacuations in progress.” UPDATE: I talked to Terri  Klemetson at KMUD. That blog linked above  is not an official Calfire site

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CALFire Accused of Not Respecting the Privacy of Rural Landowners

Calfire re-ignited smoldering issues of privacy this last week when a Captain began attempting to do fire inspections on residents in outlying areas west of Garberville. Code enforcement problems recently caused outraged country folk to descend on County Supervisors, and now, Calfire may have fanned cooling privacy concerns into flames. A local volunteer fireman who wished to remain anonymous explained

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Wildfire Update: July 11

Natural Suncatcher A teasel makes a beautiful cage for this morning’s smoky sun. The Fires are still with us but the firefighters are managing to bring them under control. Evacuation warnings have been lifted for the Cummings and the Leggett area today, July 11. The Paradise fire here in Humboldt is 85% contained. Thank you, firefighters! Today, Governor Schwarzenegger ordered

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Fire Update

Firefighting Equipment Photo by Kim Sallaway There is no fire in Myers Flat. KMUD reported a possible fire in the area but a quick call to the Myers Flat store provided information that while Weott’s Volunteer Fire Crew had responded there was no fire. (Thanks you all) {EDIT: Ernie tells me that there was a motorhome fire on the freeway

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