|View northwest near Dunnigan, CA, from Interstate-5 of the Mill Fire (left) and of the Grapevine Fire (right) as both fires begin to really take off in the late mid-morning period. Both photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).|
Monday, July 9, 2012
Grapevine Fire & Mill Fire
Today while driving home from Portland, OR, I passed by the ongoing Sites Complex which started yesterday on state responsibility area lands in Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit of Cal Fire as well as of the adjacent Mill Fire located just to to the west on the Mendocino National Forest which started day-before-yesterday. I arrived during the 10 AM hour just as these fires were getting active for the day. The Mill Fire began this day sized at about 2,500 acres but by the end of today's burning period it has grown to about 10,000 acres. The Grapevine Fire (the only remaining uncontained component of the Sites Complex) began this day sized at about 1,400 acres and by the end of today's burning period has grown to 3,518 acres.