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Friday, April 19, 2013

Active Fire Day in South Los Angeles

In the streets of South Los Angeles yesterday. Photos Jeff zimmerman

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wildfire Strikes at Homes above Filmore

Last week a fast moving brush fire threatened homes atop Morris and Central Streets north of foothill Blvd in the town of Filmore, Ventura County CA. The termed the good Enough fire was possible started by downed power lines in strong north winds. Two homes were ruined by the fire.

North east winds and near red flag conditions exist today through the weekend. Two fires have already broken out today one at Highway 14 and Soledad Cyn Rd in LACOFD and USFS protection areas. The other was a small spot fire along Interstate 5 and Zenobia RD above Quail Lake road.

Photos Jeff Zimmerman

Monday, April 8, 2013

Severe Wind Storm Antelope Valley

Severe wind storm with blowing dust in Antelope Valley sustained winds at 60 MPH gusting to 80 mphs, numerous accidents do to blowing dust and poor visibility. Accidents on the 14 Freeway at Ave A, Sierra Highway at Ave C, and G and 40 west. Numerous power lines are down in the area.
Winds north to north west blowing objects loose, considered damaging winds for extended period of time. Power lines dropping in other parts of the County now as well.

Photos Jeff Zimmerman
Pictures of Blowing dust and accident on the 14 Freeway involving 11 vehicles this morning.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Post Fire Rehabilitation, Holiday Lake

Today clean up efforts continued at Holiday Lake in Neenach as volunteers planted trees and chipped brush. Children were introduced to planting tree seedlings today as Garret Hazelton from LA County Fire Department discussed the need for re-planting in the fire area.

Fires are a natural part of the environment and we need to restore the balance of nature from time to time. The children got their hands dirty today planting cedars and oaks alongside volunteers as part of their earth and environmental studies.

The lake has come along way since we have started restoration efforts. The birds have returned after the prescribed fire and the lake is being filled again with water again. Volunteers remain committed to finish the project which was started well over a year ago.

More burning and chipping will be required to consume smaller brush piles along the control lines as time and weather permit.

Photos and Information Jeff Zimmerman