Saturday, October 27, 2007

Santiago Fire (highlights)

The Santiago inferno is moving fast inlands towards the Riverside County, devouring more and more land of the surrounding mountains.
Live up-to-date version of this map can be found here:

Acres burned: approximately 27,600
Containment: 35 percent
Full containment expected: unknown
Full control: unknown
Aircrafts on scene: 13 helicopters, 4 air tankers, 13 water tenders
Firefighters on scene: 1,614 firefighters; 216 engines/trucks, 21 handcrews, 11 bulldozers. 634 personnel from the Orange County Sheriff's Department. 100-plus officers from California Highway Patrol.
Here are a couple of pictures by Greg Hardesty showing the devastation of our favorite mountain trails: The fire threatens homes in Silverado Canyon again. The Santiago fire dipped into the bottom of Silverado Canyon late Friday and is predicted to reach houses by Saturday afternoon (OC Register).
Most of the photos above came from the OC Register web site:

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