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Current Lightning Strikes

This map shows recent cloud-to-ground strikes within the past hour. White indicates within 15 min, fading eventually to red at 60 min.

Data is obtained from volunteer based data collection network Blitzortung.org. 

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Fire Outlook

Wildfire Intel - CA - Initial Attack

CA-SNT-Magnolia

Thursday, November 25, 2021, 04:12 PM

CA-CZU-ESTRADA

Friday, October 15, 2021, 09:25 PM

CA-TGU Canal

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 07:12 PM

CA-ANF-Dry

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 04:12 PM

CA-LAC-Leona

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 09:39 PM

CA-MRN-Loma

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 01:48 PM

Wilfire Intel - CA - Continuing

CA-SHU-Fawn

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 10:11 PM

CA-KNP-Complex (Contained)

Saturday, September 11, 2021, 07:24 PM

CA-TIA-Windy

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 10:55 PM

CA-TCU-Airola

Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 06:12 PM

CA-CND-French (SQF)

Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 08:00 PM

CA-ENF-Caldor(contained)

Sunday, August 15, 2021, 01:53 AM

Latest News

DailyDispatch - California

City nominates 1st woman to lead Los Angeles Fire Department after chief announces retirement

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 09:00 AM

VIDEO: For the first time in its history, the Los Angeles Fire Department may soon have its first female fire chief. Kristin Crowley, who currently serves as LAFD's deputy chief and fire marshal, will be nominated to lead the department after Mayor Eric Garcetti along with City Council President Nury Martinez on Tuesday exclusively told ABC7 that LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas is planning to retire.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2022 6:00:35 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles

1 person hospitalized following explosion at new casino building in Friant, officials say

Monday, January 17, 2022, 08:12 PM

One person was rushed to the hospital following an explosion at the new Table Mountain Casino building on Monday, according to Cal Fire officials. Around 2:30 p.m., firefighters were called out to the under-construction building, about 900 ft away from the original casino on Millerton Road, after several people reported there had been an explosion inside of the food court.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2022 5:12:33 PM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno

Fire crews battle fire at Tulare County home

Sunday, January 16, 2022, 12:47 PM

PHOTOS: Firefighters worked to extinguish a house fire on Sunday morning in Tulare County, according to Tulare County Fire Department officials. Around 4:30 a.m., fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 38300 block of Road 104 in Monson. When firefighters arrived on scene, crews say they found a residential structure fire fully involved in flames.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2022 9:47:44 AM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno

Rescue Crews Busy On San Francisco Bay Area Beaches During Tsunami Surge

Sunday, January 16, 2022, 09:53 AM

Despite desperate warnings from officials to stay away from the beaches, rescue crews pulled five people to safety after they ventured too close to the ocean waters churned up by the surge from Saturday’s tsunami. San Francisco firefighters deployed rescue swimmers Saturday afternoon when a group of surfers were spotted in distress at Kelly’s Cove near the Cliff House on Ocean Beach.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2022 6:53:21 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco

Fire damages multiple units at Fresno storage facility

Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:53 PM

Firefighters worked to contain a fire at a storage facility in Fresno on Monday night. Around 6:30 p.m., crews from the Fresno Fire Department were called out to a storage building near Cherry and Broadway after someone spotted an orange glow coming from the back of the business When firefighters arrived, they found the fire and quickly went to work trying to get inside of the locked units.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2022 8:53:12 PM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno

Arson arrests more than double in 2021 compared to 2019 in California

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 03:00 AM

As a persistent drought continues to plague California, arson related arrests made by Cal Fire Law Enforcement officials are not slowing down. According to a recent report released by Cal Fire, law enforcement officials within the agency made an astonishing 149 arson arrests across the state in 2021.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDRV-TV ABC 12 Medford

FireRescue1 - Top Articles

LAFD Chief Terrazas to retire; mayor nominates first woman to lead department

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 12:51 PM

If approved by the City Council, Kristin Crowley, a 25-year veteran of the LAFD, would become the first woman to head the agency in its 135-year history

N.Y. assistant chief dies after collapsing at structure fire

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 11:22 AM

Forestburgh Fire Co. Assistant Chief William Steinberg, 37, was transported to a local medical facility, where he died of an apparent heart attack

Authorities identify N.J. captain found dead at firehouse from apparent overdose

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 11:07 AM

A Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident involving Newark Captain Carlos A. Rivera and a retired FF, who was also found unresponsive but survived

Watertown chief: Changes at N.Y. fire academy not in response to Peyton Morse's death

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 10:43 AM

The state fire academy has replaced the plywood box in which Morse suffered a medical emergency with a mask-confidence training prop

Where’s the water? This app upgrade makes locating hydrants and points of interest easy

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 10:39 AM

Here’s how first responders can gain more clarity before arriving at a scene

Newborn dies after being left at often-unstaffed Chicago fire station

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 10:27 AM

The biological parents now potentially face arrest and charges for abandoning the baby, officials said

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