Update on Lowell Fire

Lowell Fire, Gold RunFor reference, please see my last post.

From Yubanet.com:

Lowell, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Cal Fire. IMT 1 (Zombro). Two miles west of Gold Run, CA. Timber. Extreme fire behavior. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.

July 26, 2015 at 9:42 AM

CAL FIRE: Investigators are no longer looking for the vehicle of interest in connection with the Lowell Fire in Nevada Co. Thanks for all the tips!

July 26, 2015 at 9:20 AM

Air Attack just placed the resource order for today. Those are resources available to the incident. Helicopters will placed on the head on the fire, together with the DC 10. There is a strong potential to keep the fire confined in its current footprint due to calmer winds, higher humidities and sufficient resources. Air Attack recommends attacking the head of the fire hard and attempt to keep it from spreading further north.

4 S2 Tankers (the same type as the tankers positioned at Grass Valley Air Base)
1 VLAT Very Large Air Tanker
1 HelCo (Helicopter coordination)
2 Type 1 tankers
3 Type 2 helicopters
3 Type 1 helicopters

July 26, 2015 at 8:54 AM

CAL FIRE Update: Fire Behavior calmed down a little throughout the night, but there is still a major concern at the head of the fire. The fire is burning rapidly in a northerly direction in the Steep Hollow Creek Drainage. Access to the fire is very challenging, but hundreds of firefighters are actively battling the fire in the air and on the ground.

KC-10 FIRE TANKER 1The best news?  They’re bringing in the KC-10, a huge converted commercial jet aircraft with a massive retardant capacity.

SacBee.com now indicates the fire is smaller than originally estimated, as an aircraft was able to accurately scan the fire’s size via infrared mapping.  The fire now appears to be heading west, which is generally away from my town.  If it decides to turn, however, and go northeast up the canyon, I could be directly in the path.

More information as available.

BZ

 

Saturday’s fright, Sunday’s plight

Lowell Fire 1As some of my readers may know, I have a cabin in the Sierra Nevada mountains about 91 miles from where I once worked.  I was in Sacramento in the early afternoon when my cell phone received a fire alert from a local newspaper.  You can see the incident I am referring to above, and via this story.

My wife and I drove both our vehicles up to my cabin and frenetically began loading in anticipation of an evacuation, which was already in progress about four miles away.

This is what we faced when we got up here: in five minutes, determine what your most valued treasures are.  How could you decide in that time frame?

At this point it is 8:30 PM and light is fading rapidly.  Both our vehicles are packed with what we triaged.  Our neighbor, who watched the entire incident from the overlook of a friend’s house, said he saw plane after plane after plane pour retardant with great efficacy, knocking down what he typified as “at least 100-foot flames.”  He has since told me CalFire has knocked the blaze down, though there are some areas burning towards a more populated town called Grass Valley.

But I haven’t stopped loading the cars and I won’t now.  I’m actively monitoring the news and the CalFire site.  I’ve finally gotten my most valued treasures loaded.  I’m not taking any chances.  They are now going down the hill.

More information to follow.  The night always tends to recede a fire, and the morning tends to make things grow again.  The wind appears to be on our side, for the time being.  More information at Yubanet.com for those in the area.

Officials now think the fire may be man-made.  There have been no thunderstorms in the area and I believe it was due to human activity, a campfire, carelessness:

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said officials are looking for information on a vehicle seen leaving the area near where the fire began. It was described as a 4×4 white Jeep Wrangler with a black roll bar and without a top or front doors. The vehicle was seen near Gold Run and Dutch Flat about 2:30 p.m. Anyone with information can call the Placer or Nevada county sheriff’s departments.

Talk about water-tight.

A few prayers sent our way wouldn’t hurt.

BZ

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Does Mexico want a war?

If they keep on this path, they may well be on their way.

USBP HelicopterResultingly, you won’t see information like this portrayed on the nightly news or splashed across the front page of any newspaper.  it’s poor form, you see, for the American Media Maggots to say anything against itinerant Juan Valdez — who only wants to feed his suffering family in Mexico.

With one exception: Juan Valdez likely works for a major Mexican drug cartel.

From the WashingtonFreeBeacon.com:

Los Zetas Drug Cartel Linked to US Helicopter Downing

Border patrol helo hit by gunfire

by Bill Gertz

A shooting incident last month that forced a U.S. border patrol helicopter to make an emergency landing near Laredo, Texas, was the work of Mexican drug traffickers, and analysts say the attack highlights growing narcotics trafficking across porous U.S. borders.

According to U.S. officials familiar with an investigation of the June 5 incident, members of the Los Zetas drug cartel were crossing back into Mexico from the United States when they were spotted by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) helicopter along the Rio Grande River near Laredo.

The traffickers had finished delivering a shipment of drugs and were returning to Mexico when they were spotted by U.S. agents and opened fired with automatic weapons.

The helicopter, part of USCBP’s Office of Air and Marine, was struck by gunfire on its side and on the rotor blade. The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing.

Let me remind you, if I may, that this is something Hamas does to Israel.  Some people call that terrorism.

Who are the Los Zetas, you may ask?  They are the persons responsible for handiwork of this type in Mexico.

Los Zetas Handiwork

These are the people the Demorats and many Republicans are refusing to combat.  These are the people who plague our border states but few wish to read or hear of, because it is disturbing and makes Leftists uncomfortable.  Play the video.  You are about to become even more uncomfortable.

This is the kind of handiwork that Leftists wish to import with a greater rapidity into the United States because, after all, the Zetas will certainly vote Demorat.  But will Los Zetas be satisfied with picking fruit, mowing your yard or lugging drywall for your construction company as the Republicans apparently don’t mind?

Uh, no.  I don’t think so.

BZ

P.S.

Let’s take this time to thank the federal government and the BATF for ensuring that, via Fast and Furious, USBP Agent Brian Terry was killed and that a good number of firearms are currently being put to pleasant use by Mexican drug cartels.  Thanks so kindly, Mr Obama and your fellow Leftists.  You fully realize that, sometimes, sacrifices have to be made for the better overall political good.

 

Another reason I like Ted Cruz

Here, Senator Ted Cruz questions ICE Director Sarah Saldana.

Prepare to be sickened, because the numbers are staggering.

From RealClearPolitics.com:

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration policy on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz questioned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Sarah Saldana about the number of “criminal illegal aliens” released by the federal government. Saldana tried to justify the release of thousands of convicted criminal illegal aliens when Cruz confronted her with the statistics.

“193 murderers with homicide convictions. 426 people with sexual assault convictions. 16,000 criminal illegal aliens with drunk driving convictions,” released in 2014 instead of being deported or undergoing criminal proceedings.

Director Saldana claims she read the figures for the wrong year, but Cruz shuts her down: “I want to know that your testimony here, on how many criminals ICE released in 2013, you were off by a factor of three. You said 30,000. The correct answer is 104,000. There were 68,000 criminal illegal aliens that ICE declined to begin deportation proceedings against…

You are omitting the 68,000 criminal illegal aliens that ICE did not begin deportation proceedings against at all. You’ve got to add both of those together, it is over 100,000.”

Let us not forget that it was an illegal immigrant who shot and killed two law enforcement officers in my area, Deputy Danny Oliver (who worked for my department) and Placer County Deputy Michael Davis.

Haven’t enough people been killed, raped, shot, stabbed and injured at the hands of illegal immigrants?

The problem is, no one in government has been killed, raped, shot, stabbed and injured at the hands of an illegal immigrant.  If they had, these laws would change in a remarkably short period of time, these Imperial Unaffected Elite.

BZ