ARRGH! Enuff already!

when I was coming home from work yesterday, I saw yet another plume of smoke rising up into the sky. Here we go again, I thought. To make matters worse, the fire apparently knocked out phone service as well. Nobody had any land lines or cell service for most of the day. That meant no computer either (ACK!). Well, all I can say is, I cant wait for the winter rains to end this madness. Out of curiosity, I looked up the latest stats on the Butte Lightning Complex fire:


Butte Lightning Complex Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 29, 2008 6:00 pm
Date/Time Started: June 21, 2008, 2:00 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte Unit
County: Butte County
Location: Throughout Butte County
Acres Burned: 59,440
Containment: 100% contained
Structures Threatened: No current threat
Structures Destroyed: 106 residence and 11 outbuildings
Injuries: 71

No current evacuations

Cause: Lightning
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Butte County Fire, Chico Fire, Oroville Fire, Paradise Fire, CHP, Butte County Public Works, Butte County Sheriff, USFS, OES, LA County, Orange County, Alameda County, Ventura County, Caltrans, National Guard, CDCR and CCC.
Total Fire Personnel: 1,218 (580 CAL FIRE)
Engines: 60
Fire crews: 28
Dozers: 15
Helicopters: 6
Water tenders: 30
Costs to date: $85.3 million
Conditions: The Butte Lightning Complex consisted of 37 fires, all of which have been contained.

Resources will remain on scene to make sure all hot spots are completely put out.

CAL FIRE Incident Command Team #5 is in command of the fire.

<!–For the latest fact sheet click here

Phone Numbers: 530-538-7826 (Butte Lightning Series Fire Information)

Good Grief 😦

here is a link to a blog:

apparently, according to the Public Safety Scanner site I visited, an arsonist (perhaps the same one that started the Humboldt fire) may be responsible for the latest fire. Sicko. I hope they catch this ASSHOLE and burn him alive.

~ by irishgrl on August 21, 2008.

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