Friday, June 13, 2008


Bruce Springsteen - Fire. Latest on the Martin Fire in Bonnydoon from the CalFire site:

Location: Bonny Doon and Martin Road, near Hwy 9
Acres Burned: 600 acres
Containment 25% containment - 600 acres
Structures Destroyed:10 residences have been destroyed.
Evacuations: Evacuations in effect for Ice Cream Grade Road, Martin Road, Moon Rock Road, Smith Grade and Pine Flat Road.
Cause: Under Investigation

Total Fire Personnel: 889 (632 CAL FIRE)
Fire crews: 31 (19 CAL FIRE)
Engines: 61 (43 CAL FIRE)
Airtankers: 2
Helicopters: 6 (5 CAL FIRE)
Dozers: 8 (6 CAL FIRE)
Water tenders: 9
Costs to date: $ 800,000

My neighbors known many people who live in the burn zone - 10 residences burned is horrible. The good news is fog is forming off the coast and bringing up the humidity - always a good thing.

A lot of stumps are going to be smoldering for quite some time. Gotta worry about the poison oak in the air - it releases its toxins into the smoke when burned. Token and I went out last night/early this morning and there was no smell of smoke at all. Skies were still a bit hazy causing the stars to twinkle and the moon had a very slight yellow tinge to it.

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