Wildfire smoke maps, October 12, 2017

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(Originally published at 7:04 p.m. PDT October 12, 2017)

The map above shows smoke from wildfires in northern California at 5:35 p.m. PDT October 12, 2017.

Below is a forecast for wildfire smoke at 6 p.m. PDT October 13, 2017.

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A forecast for wildfire smoke at 6 p.m. PDT October 13, 2017.


Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

2 thoughts on “Wildfire smoke maps, October 12, 2017”

  1. For decades well-meaning Californians, both within the government and private citizens, have blocked any meaningful prescribed burning on the grounds of “air quality”. Now they are getting the smoke anyway, along with a lot of death and destruction that could have been avoided with an aggressive, well-funded prescribed burning program. I hope that after this event anyone who argues against prescribed burning will be responded to with boos and catcalls. Our firefighters should be a year-round profession that knows when to fight ’em, and knows when to light ’em.

  2. back in the 80s a local woman sued the auburn fire dept,police and the city because we had ,for many years,burned around the gold country fair grounds and along the railroad tracks prior to the 4th of july celebrations ,we have the transcontinental railroad through town and track one and two are separated to go around the bowl we live in.the fair grounds are on top of the ridge over looking the middle fork of the american river,which is a deep canyon with steep slopes and heavy vegetation.she got all the prescribed burning stopped.which led to a fire in the canyon,wasnt a bad fire but was started from a miss guided airburst firework in the display,this same lady then sued everyone involved again for not making manageable fire prevention.at that point several upstanding locals sued her and her family for what she had created..thing is,,she won both sets of suits,and the locals lost theres…makes sense doesnt it?..sue to stop something,then sue the same people for what YOU created…..sickening…she was a customer of my family plumbing business,but after this we were always to busy to help her,at the time there were only 4 plumbers in my entire area,she had to call a plumber out of Sacramento,which meant more than an hour commute,most plumbers then charged for travel time..

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