The Cal Fire overall statistics are looking a bit better. The total number of fires active in the state right now have gone down from 330 to 323. That number includes fires being "managed" by both state and federal agencies. Here's the statistics for all the fires:
The Modis Rapid Response System had a new satellite image from yesterday. Again, the red dots indicate active fires.
These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred from state, local and federal firefighting agencies beginning June 20, 2008.
- Statewide Fire Statistics
- Total Fires at Peak: 1,781
- Total Fires Contained: 1,458
- Total Active Fires: 323
- Total Acres Burned: 667,863
These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred ONLY in CAL FIRE jurisdiction since June 20, 2008.
- CAL FIRE Statistics
- Total Fires at Peak: 1,005
- Fires Contained: 814
- Active Fires: 59
The number of contained and active fires will not equal the total due to some fires merging together.
- Statewide Resources Committed
- Personnel Committed: 18,488
- Fire Engines: 1,481
- Hand Crews: 379
- Dozers: 251
- Water Tenders: 396
- Helicopters: 110
Highway closures: State highways, county and local roads are closed throughout California due to wildfire activities. Closures and delays remain in place for State Highways 1 (Big Sur Area), 32, 70 and 96. Travelers are advised to seek current information from local law enforcement.
Evacuations: Areas of Butte, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Shasta counties are under evacuation orders at this time. Precautionary evacuation orders currently exist in areas in Butte, Kern, Mendocino, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Shasta and Plumas counties. Residents are advised to monitor their local fire situation, check with local law enforcement agencies for information, and be prepared to evacuate when necessary.
Threatened: 13,323 residences, 288 commercial, 2,025 outbuildings.
Destroyed: 81 residences, 1 commercial, 77 outbuildings.
The California Fire News blog has a link today to a gallery of fire photos (mostly from the fire near Big Sur.) at Boston.com. I agree with the fellow at the blog. These are some very spectacular photos and are highly recommended for viewing.
The InSessions and TruTV message boards are still down this morning. I've managed to find a few of the people who posted at InSessions over at the Help Find The Missing forums. The moderators there have graciously provided a thread where folks are discussing what happened to the InSessions forums. And most folks posting there are agreeing that the cause of the forums going down was a hacker. The big question now is whether or not TruTV will restore the InSessions forums or leave them closed. If you're reading this and you're an InSessions poster, leave a comment and tell us how you're handling the InSessions withdrawals... lol