Wildfire news, December 15, 2008

Flash flood warnings and voluntary evacuations are affecting residents that live near some of this summer’s fires in southern California.

The tanking economy is forcing the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, CalFire, to issue early layoffs of seasonal employees in San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. They are also closing their fire station in Corona.

Speculation is ongoing about who Obama will nominate to be the Secretary of Agriculture, Undersecretary, and Chief of the Forest Service.

Is it just me, or does it look like this single engine air tanker is putting in a curved line of retardant?…. not something you see every day. Click on the photo to see a larger version.


Salt Creek fire near Nephi, Utah, July, 2007


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