The King Fire in Northern California is a monster. The fire is currently 28,000 acres in size, there are over 3,300 personnel fighting it, thousands of people have been recieved mandatory evactuations, and over 3,500 structures are being threatened. No structures have burned in the King Fire at this point.
Huge plumes of smoke can be seen from Squaw Valley and they are creeping their way into Tahoe. This fire is seriously pissed off.
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NOAA’s latest on the King Fire:
The massive smoke plume from the #KingFire can be seen very well from satellites in space. In fact, the thickest part of the plume is approximately the same length as Long Island to northern New Hampshire, and as long as Colorado and Illinois if sliced along a diagnol.
Not only that, but it is almost as long as the diameter of Hurricane Edouard in the Atlantic Ocean! – NOAA
NASA King Fire Update:
Sept. 17, 2014 – California’s King Fire tripled in size from Monday, September 15 to Tuesday morning, September 16, and current weather conditions are doing nothing more than helping it along.
The hot, drought conditions and winds have produced over 12 major fires that still burn all over California. The King Fire is just one of them. It is located east of Sacramento in the Pollock Pines community. Residents have been given mandatory evacuation orders and over 1,600 homes are currently threatened by this fire. It began Saturday September 13 and has spread rapidly through the area fueling itself with heavy timber and undergrowth. The fire is expected to spread to the east, north and west with the fire well-established in several canyon bottoms burning uphill to the ridges above. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. It is currently 5% contained.
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Tripled in size again since Wednesday (above report & NASA)
Now 79,944 acres. It moved 10 miles NW in direction of Donner Lake.
I blame KSL. You can even see the AW outline in that 2nd pic….