Monday, September 7, 2020

Fires consume California: Yosemite (video)

Disaster Compilations, 9/5/20; KTLA5 News; Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly

Ranch Fire continues to burn above Azusa

(KTLA 5) streamed live on Aug. 13, 2020 - Sky5 was above the Ranch Fire Thursday as it spread to 2,500 acres in the Angeles National Forest after forcing evacuations in Azusa. More

It's hot in the fields, it's hot in the house.
Los Angeles wakes up to a thick haze from a massive fire in the Angeles National Forest behind the city. The foothill community of Azusa at Cogswell Dam is burning again, a recurring wild fire started by a homeless arsonist mad at another guy. There are worse fires in Northern California, in the agricultural mecca of the Central Valley. The state may be lost or in renewal, but either way the air quality is horrible. The most dramatic moment happened over the weekend near Yosemite, with helicopter evacuations for 200 campers trapped by a fast-moving blaze.
  • Foothill Fire, Yucaipa, San Bernardino County
  • The Creek Fire (Yosemite)
  • The Ranch Fire (Azusa)
  • The Valley Fire...
Yosemite burning
Yosemite used to be idyllic Indian Piute land.
Officials warned campers to shelter in place at Mammoth Pool Reservoir in Northern California on Saturday after the only road to safety was blocked by wildfire. The Creek Fire burning in the Sierra National Forest has exploded in size, said U.S. Forest Service Information Officer Dan Tune. The fire ignited Friday evening in the forest south of Yosemite National Park and grew to 36,000 acres by Saturday night. A helicopter with a public address system issued the warning to the group at the lake. Mammoth Pool Reservoir is a popular recreation site, but Ofc. Tune could not provide an estimate on how many people were told to shelter in place. The Madera County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that 150 people were trapped at the Mammoth Pool campground. "Emergency crews from multiple agencies need to focus on the critical task at hand -- rescue of the approximately 150 people sheltering-in-place at Mammoth Pool Boat Launch," the post said. "We are in contact with those sheltering at Mammoth Pool Reservoir and while they have reported ten injuries, they are able to shelter safely at this time." More

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