Monday, June 23, 2008

Paradise threatened again

The city of Paradise, California, east of Chico, was hammered by the Humboldt fire a week ago, losing 66 residences when the fire burned into the city. Now another fire, this time east of the city, the BTU Complex, is approaching from the other side. Spot fires are occurring close to Paradise.

But another community, Concow, is in even worse shape because of this fire, and the entire town will have to be evacuated. The Incident Commander placed an immediate need order for 25 strike teams of engines... 125 engines.

Here is a map showing the fires near Concow and Paradise as of last night. Click on it to see a larger version.

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