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Officials: Ojai Safe From Zaca Fire

by Tyler Suchman August 23, 2007

Well how about that. The VC Star reports…

Fire officials are confident the Zaca fire no longer poses a direct threat to Ojai. The fire had reached within 17 miles of the town on Monday. Firefighters kept the massive blaze from heading east and south through round-the-clock hard work, using bulldozers and hand…

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Zaca Fire: Information Boards

by Tyler Suchman August 23, 2007

A quick note from the Forest Service to pass on to the less digitally inclined among us: The trap lines (information boards) for the Zaca Fire will be reduced to the following locations in Ojai on Saturday, August 25th:
USFS office, Starr Market, Vons, Matilija Canyon/Hwy 33, Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center

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Zaca Fire: 8/22 Wed. Evening Thread

by Tyler Suchman August 22, 2007

Is the Zaca Fire winding down (for us)? Looks like the weather is favorable, and firefighters are in control of the areas most threating to Matilija Wilderness, and the greater Ojai Valley. But we are still getting a lot of smoke, and conditions can change. Thanks for tuning in. For…

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Zaca Fire: 8/22 Wed. Morning Thread

by Tyler Suchman August 22, 2007

Just a quick one today… things are looking good at our end of the fire (and looking good for Locally Grown on Saturday!). From Joint Unified Command:
The Live Oak Zone of the Zaca Fire is now nearly contained and focus is shifting from suppression to patrol and mop up and…

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Zaca Fire: 8/21 Tuesday Evening Thread

by Tyler Suchman August 21, 2007

From the Joint Unified Command of the Los Padres National Forest and Santa Barbara County Fire Department this evening…
area: 222,577 acres
increase, last twelve hours: 1,694
fireline to build: 2 miles
containment: 79%
personnel: 3,090
Hwy 33 between Wheeler Gorge and Ventucopa will remain closed until Friday due to firefighting equipment and heavy smoke. Residents…

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Ventura County now Zaca Fire battleground

by Tyler Suchman August 21, 2007

From the VC Star (hat tip to Kate):

As of Monday afternoon, the fire was about 17 miles north of Ojai, said Victor Gutierrez, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service. The fire is ranked as the third largest in the state’s recorded history. The fire is nowhere near being under control,…

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Smoke, Fire, and Death in the Valley of the Moon

by evan austin August 21, 2007

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Although our air quality rests today at a cool 64 in the particulates department, registering a “Moderate” rating from airnow.gov, the Zaca Fire continues at our back door, having burned over 215,000 acres (nearly 1,000 of them in the last 12 hours alone) with over 3,000 firefighters working on it and…

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Zaca Fire: 8/21 Tuesday Morning Thread

by Tyler Suchman August 21, 2007

From Joint Unified Command (Los Padres National Forest and Santa Barbara County Fire Department):
Hwy 33 between Wheeler Gorge and Ventucopa will remain closed until Friday due to firefighting equipment and heavy smoke. Residents will be allowed to enter the area but must carry identification to access areas within the road…

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Zaca Fire – 8/20 Monday Evening Thread

by Tyler Suchman August 20, 2007

From the Forest Service, 8:00pm report…
Acres Burned: 215,692 acres
Increase last 12 hours: 967 acres
Fireline to Build: 3 miles
% contained: 77%
Injuries: 35
Personnel: 3,162
On the northwest perimeter, the fire is well established in Foresters Leap Canyon on the north rim of Sisquoc Canyon. Incident Commanders are planning a backfire operation along the…

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Zaca Fire: Emergency Briefing Call

by Tyler Suchman August 20, 2007

The Governor’s Office just hosted an Emergency Briefing Call at 2:30, concluding at 2:54 pm. Following are notes from the call:
Yesterday morning, the Governor’s Office received a request to declare an emergency in Ventura County, which was signed by the Governor yesterday. This follows a declaration for SB County on…

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