Firefighters deploy fire shelters at the Glass Fire

September 30, 2020  |  3:34 p.m. PDT

Fire Shelter deployment, September 27, 2020

CAL FIRE reports that two firefighters deployed fire shelters at the Glass Fire September 27, 2020. The individuals were not injured, but several transport support vehicles were damaged.

The fire has burned over 50,000 acres in California’s North Bay near Santa Rosa and Calistoga.

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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.

7 thoughts on “Firefighters deploy fire shelters at the Glass Fire”

  1. Bill, The mention of transport vehicles being damaged in the above shelter deployment incident makes me wonder if the “fire fighters” were actually Fire Line Runners (of which I am one). Both CAL FIRE and the Forest Service contract pick up and stake side vehicles to transport supplies from the camp to the fire line
    We are all required to take an annual eight hour training class on fire line safety for which we are issued a Fire Line Safety Card. And yes we are all very well trained in LCES.

    Thanks for the fantastic coverage of the monumental amount of wild fire information this season has generated!
    Bob Davidson

      1. Now that I think about it a little more, I’m fully agree with you. The key word here is “transport” the standard term for the vehicle that is used to haul dozers around.
        I stand corrected. Jumped to a conclusion.

  2. Fourth shelter deployment in a month Is that right? Crazy crazy fire season for sure Remember LCES. The 10 and 18. Prayers and good thoughts for all working the fire line

  3. Bill, do you have any idea why the Glass Fire isn’t posted yet on Inciweb?

    And, it seems like a few fire shelters deployed more than normal. Do we have an average of how often this happens, yearly?

    Thank you.


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