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Creek Fire: Mid-day Update


Air support concentrating in the canyon across from the house, in the form of a turbo-prop tanker and helicopter, returned mid-day as winds picked up. Obvious concern was burning parts of Blue Oaks rolling down the north slope to the bottom of the canyon and igniting dry feed on the opposing south slope. More paint was laid at the bottom of the south slope while the helicopter dumped water on dead Blue Oaks that remained burning.

The real heroes are the many hand crews who have encompassed the burn with a 4-6 foot space cleared manually. Though there are 3 dozers still on the scene, they are limited to existing roads due to our mostly inaccessible terrain.

Meanwhile, we’re staying out of their way.


Wildfire Invasion


The fire started on the neighbor’s about 2:00 p.m.

Blading a road for 4×4 engines on the west flank at 7:10 p.m..

Last phos-chek dropped at 8:00 p.m. on our place. Hand crews and air support, planes and helicopters, kept the fire contained.

Coming off the mountain at 10:00 p.m. Dead Blue Oaks, as a result of the four-year drought, burning.

CalFire Incident: “Creek Fire”, 600 acres.