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2008 Electra Fire Photos

California Wildland Fires: CDF/Cal-Fire Battle Hundreds of Fires After Thousands Of Lightning Strikes In One Day

California Wildland Fires: CDF/Cal-Fire Battle Hundreds of Fires After Thousands Of Lightning Strikes In One Day

CDF / Cal-Fire battle hundreds of wildland fires following a record breaking number on lightning strikes in one day. Inset graphic is the Automated Lightning Detection system illustrating the 3,200 strikes on Saturday 21 June, 2008.
The terrain is very steep and rugged in many of the fire zones, conditions that greatly increase the risk to the fire fighters. Fighting alongside the CDF/Cal-fire crews are volunteer state inmates, a specialized and highly trained team that gets less than their fair share of recognition.(pictured)

Posted in Submitted by keith on Tue, 06/24/2008 - 19:14.

Electra Fire Geography / Area Affected / 13 June, 2008 in Amador County, California

Electra Fire Geography / Area Affected / 13 June, 2008 in Amador County, California

The Electra Fire area affected in shown in this Google Earth image. At the bottom is the PG&E "Electra" hydro-electric powerhouse- close to the source of the fire. At the top is Lake Tabeau- the source of water used to fight the wildland fire. The geography is a river canyon at the bottom with steep and rugged terrain rising to the north and south sides. Grass and dense brush enabled the fire to spread quickly up the slopes. Fire crews staged at the top of the ridge line along Amador Lane. Bulldozers cut fuel breaks along the ridge line and contained the fire to the top of the ridge.

Posted in Submitted by keith on Mon, 06/16/2008 - 12:06.

CDF/Cal-Fire Helicopter At Lake Tabeau / Electra Fire 2008 in Amador County, California

CDF/Cal-Fire Helicopter At Lake Tabeau / Electra Fire 2008 in Amador County, California

CDF/Cal-Fire helicopters used Lake Tabeau as the primary water source for water drops on the Electra Fire.


CDF/Cal-Fire Crews Battle Steep Terrain / Electra Fire 2008 in Amador County, California

CDF/Cal-Fire Crews Battle Steep Terrain / Electra Fire 2008 in Amador County, California

The CDF/Cal-Fire ground crews faced very steep terrain in the attempt to hold the fire line.


The Electra Wildland Fire As Seen From The Scenic Overlook In Jackson, Ca.

The Electra Wildland Fire As Seen From The Scenic Overlook In Jackson, Ca.

The "Electra" wildland fire as seen from the scenic overlook in Jackson, Ca. This view looks toward the southeast with Butte Mountain on the right. State Route 88/49 is in the foreground.