View of King Fire from a satellite

A view of the King Fire from a satellite is here.



Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

6 thoughts on “View of King Fire from a satellite”

    1. Dai,
      It’s not an “either or” proposition, but we’re all disturbed about the smoke that has descended over our community today, not to mention the lives of the firefighters and homes that are in real danger.

    2. It has been known for at least two decades what the history of fire suppression and industrial logging have created with the current fire conditions in the Sierra, and what is really needed to start fixing the problems of past mistakes with misguided management and industrial logging abuse. There is no mystery to fixing past mistakes with forest management, it will require money. More fire fighting equipment isn’t the answer. The problems can only begin to be addressed at the scale that is needed if we elect people to Congress that are interested in solving problems and start writing legislation to get Federal funding, and not just being patronizing political hacks.

      If people want to be watching news that includes large out of control wildfires in California’s Sierra ten years from now, keep electing our current Republican Congressman like Doug LaMalfa and Tom McClintock. And hope somehow California can get the money for a whole fleet of DC-10s, the retardant tankers known as a VLAT, this place is going to need them.

  1. Its amazing, local right wingers, State of Jefferson idiots with their libertarian utopian fantasies, and CABRO types think the county should take over National Forest lands. Imagine if it was up to the County to deal with a monster fire like King? Think about the liability if a fire like this one started in Nevada County and burned through Sierra or Placer Counties. The legal liability and lawsuits, good gawd!

  2. Ironman in Tahoe canceled due to smoke. Too bad: “The #IMTahoe and #IM703Tahoe events have been cancelled. Further statement will be forthcoming.”

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