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on May 22, 2008
During the fires in San Diego last year Google had a very good map of the fire perimeter and evacuation areas.
This looks like the same thing for the Summit Fire. I'm not sure if this map will stay updated the way the one down there did.
Or the terrain version.
The State, county and Open Space Agencies should be much more prepared for this type of occurrences.
It appeared to take hours to get large number of people on the fire. Quick response is critical to control the size of these fires.
There should be wide fire breaks throughout the forested areas. A grid of 200' wide fire breaks could stop most of the fire from spreading. Critics would say such wide swaths would destroy the forests. Don't thousands of burned areas destroy the forests more?
Also bulldozed roads suitable for fire equipment should be in place at all times either in the fire breaks or near by.
The county fire agencies need their own helicoptors and or smoke jumpers so they can reach a fire in minutes not many hours.
Careful, A, suggestions to manage forest resources violates some editorial guidelines. Criticism of opponents to management get gone.
A critic; If you want to know more. Look back at the 2007 Fire storms in So Cal.
A good site to learn more is Sign on San Diego . com
San Diego Union Tribune.
Funny how the CAMERA HOG, The leader of Cal Fire has not been seen or heard from.
Maybe they figured that the best thing that they could do was keep him away from it?
Being a camera hog seems to be something that Palo Alto's leader do so very well. It is a trate they all seem to have..
Carson, thanks for those links -- really interesting.
Fireman, you sound very angry but you also appear to be nearly illiterate. I wish you could spell. It would make it easier to figure out what you're upset about. Near as I can tell, you're still upset about things that happened a year ago, and will drag every possible discussion back there. It's sad that you're still so focused on that.
Nice job on the selective editing...lol
you're becoming a joke. stop
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