This image was taken in Butte County 2008. See more Robert A Eplett images at the California OES Flickr Photostream.
Big Sur Fires 2008
Updated August 1, 2008
If you can, consider making a donation to one of the relief organizations mentioned below. If your organization is involved with Northern California fire relief efforts, please e-mail me and I'll add it to the list.
Big Sur Fire Updates
According to SurFire2008.org the Basin Complex fire is 100 percent contained, but not before burning more than 162,000 acres. Mop-up, repair of dozer lines and backhaul of equipment continues.
Big Sur Fire Blogging & News
A number of local blogs covered the fires (see list below). Another good resource is the website for KUSP 88.9 (Central Coast Public Radio). The site has news, photos and links to resources.
- Big Sur Now
- Sitting With Fire
- Life in the Fire Lane
- Ventana Wildlife Society Blog
- Firefighter Blog
- Photo Tour of Back Country Affected by Fire
Fires & Animals - SPCA of Monterey CountyThe SPCA of Monterey County rescued animals left behind, helped owners with animal rescue, and maintained an evacuation shelter for animals. The SPCA has a page devoted to the fire rescue, a slide show, and information for residents and for those who would like to donate.
Fires, Wildlife & Endangered Condors - Ventana Wildlife
Check out Ventana's slideshow of condor rescue, during the fire.
More information: How Fires Affect Wildlife (Video).