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Facts about the #KincadeFire and five other major #CaliforniaFires
1. Over 90,000 in Sonoma County told to flee as Kincade Fire advances… via @EastBayTimes
@EastBayTimes 2. In Healdsburg, not everyone is heeding the evacuation order via @mercnews
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Anyone can make their own custom #GISsurfer map to see near real time wind data.
1. Open GISsurfer with no layers
2. Drag and zoom to your area of interest. Or do Menu ==> Search
#DiabloWind #DiabloWinds #KincadeFire #TickFire
3. Turn on one of the wind gust or wind speed layers. Click the basemap button (next to “Menu” button), look under “Overlay” heading (mobile users scroll down), click layer to turn it on/off.
4. To stay oriented, turn on: ESRI roads and labels, County, State boundary.
5. Turn on: NOAA weather observations. Zoom out if you do not see any red stars.
6. Click Menu ==> Link to this map.
That link will replicate the map on your screen
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1/3 NASA broke the #GISsurfer fire map I have posted. The MODIS/VIIRS hotspot data the map displays is frozen since NASA is not updating the KML data files that I copy and host on my server. Grrrr. @NASA #KincadeFire #TickFire
2/3 Naturally happens late Friday before a major weekend wind event. I reported using the NASA FIRMS support form and got an auto reply from someone saying they are out of the office until Wednesday. I did find an email that got my report in their system so now we wait.....
3/3 Other fire maps that can directly access NASA’s WMS server will display the correct data. However, that server has a ‘rate limit’ that is easily exceeded by the high demand for my map. That is why I copy and host the data on my own server.
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As of Friday morning, the #TickFire:
➡️ has jumped the 14 Freeway
➡️ has consumed nearly 4,300 acres
➡️ was 5% contained
➡️ forced 40,000 evacuations
➡️ destroyed at least six homes
➡️ threatened 15,000 homes…
As of Friday morning, the #KincadeFire:
➡️ has burned 21,900 acres
➡️ was 5% contained
➡️ has destroyed 49 structures
➡️ forced the entire town of Geyserville and vineyards in the region to evacuate…
Stay tuned to for the latest coverage.

This map shows where wildfires are burning in California right now:…
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1/12 Any reporters here? I have a story for you related to fires and all other emergencies. When a cell phone is used to call 911 the call center (PSAP) always gets "Phase 1" coordinates which is the location of the cell tower. Caller might be several miles away. #KincadeFire
2/12 The PSAP *might* get "Phase 2" coordinates and an uncertainty value (i.e. accuracy). Guess what? Those coordinates are intentionally dumbed-down compared to the coordinates the caller's phone can produce. <== No one knows this! #TickFire
3/12 Do this Google search: congress 911 glonass
The USA has a satellite constellation (GPS) and Russia has a satellite constellation (GLONASS). Starting with the iPhone 4s most cell phones use data from both sets of satellites to determine coordinates.
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#NEW: At least one home is burning in the #TickFire. Heading there now. Image
View of the #TickFire from the 14 and Placerita Canyon. Huge plume of smoke. @ABC7
As firefighters race to put out fires in Castatic and Canyon Countey, LASD deputies are doing what they can to help. Some neighborhoods are safe because of these diligent first responders! @ABC7
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