CalFire

California Statewide Fire Summary

Friday, October 13, 2017
 

Overnight firefighters continued their battle against 17 wildfires that have

burned 221,754 acres. Several of the wildfires merged with other fires, while

full containment was made on three other.

While several of the fires experienced winds overnight they were relatively

light, but a Red Flag Warning has been issued for later tonight when winds are

expected to increase again. Tonight the winds are forecast to be stronger that

California Statewide Fire Summary

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Controlled Burn Tests Eco-Benefits of Fire

May 30, 2017
Bruce Robinson / KRCB-FM

That plume of smoke rising from the Bouverie Preserve near Glen Ellen late Tuesday morning was a carefully watched experiment in applying a land management technique that goes back thousands of years.

The fire took about three hours to burn across the designated 17 acre area. That was ample time for any affected wildlife to leave the area or take cover underground, says ACR Fire Ecologist Sasha Berleman, while deer, when they return, will find a more hospitable landscape.