Three found dead at Zogg Fire in northern California

Over 100 structures destroyed

Map of the Zogg Fire
Map of the Zogg Fire. The red dots represent heat detected by a satellite at 3 a.m. PDT Sept. 29, 2020. The red line was mapped by a fixed wing aircraft at 1:30 a.m. PDT Sept. 29, 2020.

CAL FIRE reports that the Zogg Fire southwest of Redding, California has killed three people and destroyed 146 structures.

The fire has burned at least 40,317 acres.

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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+

10 thoughts on “Three found dead at Zogg Fire in northern California”

  1. Wildfire today produced a figure showing Average size in acres of United States wildfires shown by decade from 1960 to 2009. I am using this figure in an academic book on global change,, but not a textbook, to be published by Springer Nature. Is there any US government sponsor such as NOAA, NASA used in your your figure and thus this figure should be in the public domain. Is there any copyright problem to use your figure ?
    Thanks for a reply ASAP,
    Dr. Hans Nelson USGS retired

  2. The media continue stand among destroyed homes and declare that “the wildfire just swept through” in front of a background of trees and other plants that did not burn, oblivious to the evidence.

    Are there any media outlets that are interested in digging for facts beyond dramatics?

    Is any organized effort being made to bring the media up to speed?

  3. I’m not “implying” anything. I’m saying something.

    Words have meanings. They count, and the media (The Fourth Estate) have the responsibility to get it right, not just interview one “expert” and declare that as fact.

    Most structure fires are due to airborne firebrands, hot coals, embers, not the flame front. The media (especially TV and Internet) tend to mislead, as they have for years. I’d like to know of exceptions. Like here.

  4. Only the local firefighters fighting the fires know better what they need. However, I do wonder why other states without wildfires can’t lend a hand.

    1. They are. There are firefighters from all over the country in CA and other western states. The Georgia Forestry Commission has at least two hand crews, with one of them in CA , and amny single resources on fires throughout the west.

  5. No matter who was killed, first-responders and others in the line of duty or civilians, such tragedies need to be investigated and reported accurately so that operational protocols can be improved. Unfortunately, because the blame-game is so prevalent, it is often difficult to get accurate information.

    Bill, can you provide some insights? Thanks.

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