Stanislaus National Forest – 2013
This fire is a combination of brush and timber and is the largest wildland fire in recorded history to strike the Sierra Nevada Range and is the 3rd largest in California. The fire beginning on August 17th, 2013 is still active as of this writing in mid October. The first two weeks saw extreme fire behavior resulting in rapid fire spread and the loss of 112 structures. In this presentation you will see some of this extreme behavior up close and personal as the fire runs through stands of timber crossing highways as if they weren’t there. Total acreage so far is 257,171 or 402 square miles, very nearly the size of Los Angeles City and that is huge.