Sunday, October 12, 2008

California: fire on Angel Island, San Francisco Bay

A vegetation fire is burning on Angel Island, an island in San Francisco Bay. Reports say it is 10 to 50 acres and has been burning since about 9 p.m. PT Sunday night. The fire can be seen from web cams, HERE, HERE and HERE. On the cams, the fire appears to be burning pretty intensely as of 11:10 PT Sunday night. This link has local wind speed and direction as well as a cam image that appears to be compromised by a reflection, at least at night.

Marin County fire department is responsible for fire suppression on the 768-acre island. They have already sent firefighters, and engines have been ferried to the fire, which can be seen from many areas around the Bay. Fire boats from Tiburon and Sausalito are on scene as well as the Coast Guard. Hand crews and additional engines have been requested by the firefighters on the island.

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