Navigation Links
Fires continue in San Diego County, California
Date:5/16/2014

Seven fires are still burning in San Diego County, California. Arson is suspected as the origin of these fires. Two teens have been arrested on suspicion of setting the fire that spread so ferociously across the county. All of California is experiencing exceptional, extreme or severe drought conditions. The wildfire area is in the second-most dangerous category--extreme drought conditions. California's governor has cited climate change as a factor in the fires, noting the last three years have been the driest in recorded history. Wildfire season used to start in late summer and extend into the fall, now it appears that threat continues year round due to the conditions that California is currently facing.

CNN reports the following for each of the fires in this grouping:

The Cocos Fire in San Marcos - 1,200 acres have burned with 10% of the fire currently contained. The fire is still very active.

The Tomahawk Fire at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton - 6,300 acres are burned with 15% of the fire contained. A Camp Pendleton firefighter was being treated Thursday for heat exhaustion.

Las Pulgas Fire at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton - 8,000 acres are burned with 5% of the fire contained. Camp Las Pulgas and Camp Margarita were ordered to evacuate.

The Bernardo Fire in San Diego - 1,548 acres burned with 90% of the fire being contained. Authorities believe the blaze will be fully contained today.

The Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad - 400 acres burned with 85% of the fire being contained. One person perished in the fire and was found on Thursday afternoon (reports from San Diego Channel 10)

The Miguelito Fire in Santa Barbara County - 632 acres burned with 95% of the fire being contained.

Highway Fire - Bonsall: The Highway Fire erupted at about noon Wednesday and has burned about 380 acres with 100 percent containment achieved Thursday evening. (Information on this fire from News Channel 8 in San Diego)

Weather reports for the area this coming weekend predict a cooling trend which is good news for firefighters and residents alike. Highs will drop to 70s and 80s for the coast and valleys. Next week, the coast will be back into the 60s and the valleys, 70s. By Tuesday, the area will be 5-10 degrees below normal making firefighting a little easier for crews.

NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on May 15, 2014. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS's thermal bands, are outlined in red. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC. Caption by Lynn Jenner with information from CNN.com, San Diego CBS affliate Channel 8, and San Diego ABC affliate Channel 10.


'/>"/>

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. NASA satellite sees several western US fires blazing
2. NASA satellites see wildfires across Colorado
3. WSU researcher sees how forests thrive after fires and volcanoes
4. Unusual weather events identified during the Black Saturday bushfires
5. Tracking invasive cheatgrass role in larger, more frequent Western fires
6. Fire and ice: Wildfires darkening Greenland snowpack, increasing melting
7. Wildfires light up western Australia
8. As Amazon urbanizes, rural fires burn unchecked
9. Bats not bothered by forest fires, study finds
10. Fires in Southeast Asia
11. Study helps managers identify regions with multiple threat potential, including wildfires
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Fires continue in San Diego County, California
(Date:8/15/2017)... LLC , a medical device company focused on improving the safety ... ISO 13485 Certification, the global standard for medical device quality management ... ... for the early detection of IV infiltrations. ... "This is an important milestone for ivWatch, as it validates our ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... , June 30, 2017 Today, American ... and supplier of face and eye tracking software, ... Product provider program. "Artificial intelligence ... way to monitor a driver,s attentiveness levels while ... being able to detect fatigue and prevent potential ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... (NYSE: IBM ) is introducing several innovative partner startups ... collaboration between startups and global businesses, taking place in ... nine startups will showcase the solutions they have built with ... France is one of the ... percent increase in the number of startups created between 2012 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of Sciences today announced the three Winners and six Finalists of the 2017 ... given annually by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and administered by the New York ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Market with the addition of its newest module, US Hemostats & Sealants. , ... thrombin hemostats, absorbable hemostats, fibrin sealants, synthetic sealants and biologic sealants used in ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... At its ... announced Dr. Suneel I. Sheikh, the co-founder, CEO and chief research scientist of ... been selected for membership in ARCS Alumni Hall of Fame . ASTER ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... 2017 , ... ComplianceOnline’s Medical Device Summit is back for its 4th year. ... San Francisco, CA. The Summit brings together current and former FDA office bearers, regulators, ... government officials from around the world to address key issues in device compliance, quality ...
Breaking Biology Technology: