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The best part about Facebook (if there is one) is that there is a lot of really good information that people are able to add to stories in the comments. Unfortunately, you have to go to the Facebook post itself to see these comments, they cannot be imported onto this feed.
 Sunday, September 6 ,2020 at 10:17pm
Anyone else seeing the #woodwardfire flames tonight? Here is a shot from the Point Reyes Station mesa. (Thx AW)
 Sunday, September 6 ,2020 at 12:51pm
Via Marin County: "Stinson Beach has been shut down as traffic and crowding has become a problem on #Hwy1."

LINK: https://twitter.com/kcbsamfmtr...
 Sunday, September 6 ,2020 at 10:41am
The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 2 which has been managing the #woodwardfire since last weekend is transitioning today and handing over command to a Type 3 team from the Great Basin.

With so many fires in California raging right now, we are so grateful to our local fire fighters for rushing in when the #woodwardfire went from 7 acres to 50 acres in the blink of an eye. And to the Northern Rockies team who came in with a huge range of expertise and were able to oversee the fire management from 0% containment to the 93% containment (along with those super scooper planes, helicopters and ground teams).

The local community stood by, watching the huge plumes of smoke rise up over our community, wondering how bad it was. And every day Mary Rasumussen, Brandon Cichowski and Scott Shuster (along with local resources Jason Weber and Brenton Snyder and a whole bunch of other folks) would get on the interwebs at 9:30am to give us the daily update and help us to understand what was going on the park with the fire, with the evacuations and everything else fire related. Thank you for that. And thank you to the outstanding ASL interpreters and the Spanish language translators who ensured it was accessible for everyone.

Goodbye Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 2, thank you for putting your blood and sweat into this fire to keep us safe. Good luck on your next mission. And welcome Great Basin. As Brandon says, "things are looking really good." Let's hope so. Be well, stay safe.

English video update for Sep 6:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Spanish video update for Sep 6:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Full #woodwardfire incident report:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photo...
 Sunday, September 6 ,2020 at 8:40am
Via PRNPS #WoodwardFire Daily Update:

Area Burned: 4,813 acres
Containment: 93 %
Total Personnel: 301
"¢Crews: 6
"¢Engines:13
"¢Helicopters: 2
"¢Masticators: 1
"¢Water Tenders: 3

Downloadable PDFs and more information on incident webpage: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7062/
 Sunday, September 6 ,2020 at 8:27am
A smokey sunrise over Tomales Bay in Inverness this morning. (Thx AN)
 Friday, September 4 ,2020 at 8:44pm
A view of the #woodwardfire from Point Reyes today. Photo by Felix Chamberlain.
 Friday, September 4 ,2020 at 1:50pm
"Effective today (9/4/20) at 6PM the Marin County Sheriff's Office in collaboration with Marin County Fire are reducing the Evacuation ORDER for Silverhills Rd, Fox Dr. and Noren Way to an Evacuation WARNING.

The evacuation center at the Marin Center is now also closed.

The following areas are now under an Evacuation WARNING:

Silverhills Rd, Fox Drive, Noren Way
Inverness Park
Bear Valley Visitor Center and NPS Headquarters

We are asking that the public stay away from coastal west Marin this weekend. With a multitude of fire personnel still assigned to the fire, there will be a large amount of firefighters traversing west Marin to the fire and we expect smoke to continue throughout the weekend.

In addition, additional emergency calls due to visitors on the coast and the heat could cause a strain in resources on standby in case of a new fire or the need for additional resources on the Woodward Fire. The Point Reyes National Seashore remains closed to the public. PLEASE avoid West Marin."

LINK: https://local.nixle.com/alert/...
 Thursday, September 3 ,2020 at 9:30pm
Spotted this very cute family in Olema who come out at 7pm each night to cheer on the firefighters as they finish their shift working on the #woodwardfire.
 Thursday, September 3 ,2020 at 6:00pm
#WoodwardFire Update: Thursday, September 3, 2020

Area Burned: 4,626 acres
Containment: 57%
Total Personnel: 486
"¢Crews: 11
"¢Engines: 37
"¢Helicopters: 4
"¢Dozers: 1
"¢Masticators: 1
"¢Water Tenders: 5
 Thursday, September 3 ,2020 at 6:00pm
Via PRNPS "On a slightly different topic from the Woodward Fire, we have a temporary job opening for a Traffic Control Aide at Point Reyes National Seashore (when it re-opens). Please help us spread the word!"

LINK: https://www.nps.gov/pore/getin...
 Thursday, September 3 ,2020 at 7:43am
Via Bay Area NWS: "Deep marine layer this morning will keep temperatures near normal today with some minor warming Friday. More significant heat event looks on tap for this weekend with Excessive Heat Watch in effect Saturday thru Monday."

Please remember, the Point Reyes National Seashore is closed for the weekend because of fire operations. Be safe everyone.

LINK: https://twitter.com/nwsbayarea...
 Wednesday, September 2 ,2020 at 9:58pm
Via Hog Island Oyster Co.: "So happy to feed some of the AeroFlight Super Scooper crew who came by the farm the other day. These guys have been scooping water out of Tomales Bay to help fight the #woodwardfire raging just south of us. Beyond grateful for this crew and for all of our first responders!! Folded hands"
 Wednesday, September 2 ,2020 at 8:07pm
Via @MarinSheriff - Evacuation WARNINGS for the following communities have been LIFTED:

Olema
Inverness
Drakes View
Sea Haven

Other evacuation warnings and orders around the fire REMAIN in effect:

Silverhills (ORDER)
Inverness Park (WARNING)
NPS HQ Bear Valley (WARNING)

Reposted because original graphic was blurry.
 Wednesday, September 2 ,2020 at 2:58pm
A lot of people have asked about these columns of smoke behind Inverness Park. According to the #woodwardfire video update today, those are controlled backburns by Limantour Rd behind Silver Hills.
 Wednesday, September 2 ,2020 at 2:14pm
From the #woodwardfire video update today:

"Containment continues to rise. There has been some backburning on Limantour Rd. right behind Silver Hills which are the columns of smoke that people have been seeing and reporting. Management action points are under discussion which may reduce the evacuation warnings and orders, possibly tomorrow or Friday if those action points are hit. The Point Reyes National Seashore will be closed through Labor Day weekend."

English version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Spanish version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
 Tuesday, September 1 ,2020 at 10:26pm
#WoodwardFire
Total Personnel: 508
Size: 4,538 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained: 41%

LINK: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incid...
 Tuesday, September 1 ,2020 at 9:38pm
"Madeline Hope said the part of the Silverhills area where her home sits, and where evacuations are mandatory, is about a quarter-mile from where the fire is burning.

"If we lose everything, we still own the land and we can rebuild," she said.

Ken Fox has been a volunteer firefighter in the town of Inverness for three decades. He said he was evacuated last week from Fox Road, named for his father, in the Silverhills evacuation zone to escape the encroaching Woodward Fire.

He said he has not been directly fighting the blaze but has helped advise on the best trails and roads for firefighters to use to drive in bulldozers and other equipment to surround and beat back the blaze with controlled burns."

FULL STORY: https://www.sfchronicle.com/ba...
 Tuesday, September 1 ,2020 at 5:06pm
People are sneaking water into the elk in Point Reyes during the fire.

"At 6 p.m., as his shift came to a close and he drove away, the small bucket-brigade crept in (to the Point Reyes National Seashore). They were transporting roughly 200 gallons of water to the park's tule elk, who they say are dying from dehydration "” and unable to reach other water sources because of a fence around their preserve "” as drought conditions worsen in the region."

A statement from the park: "While we sympathize with their concerns, the safety of firefighters, fire personnel and local residents during the Woodland wildland fire is the park's number one priority. Taking action without permits and permissions from the NPS and while the park is entirely closed to all public access due to the Woodward Fire is unlawful. The park has communicated with concerned citizens that our monitoring indicates adequate water is available. We have park staff, who are authorized to be in this otherwise closed area, monitoring water availability for the elk at Tomales Point today."

Photo of elk rutting taken by Carlos Porrata taken just before the Woodward Fire. Carlos and Tom Killion have a show at Toby's in Point Reyes Station through September.

LA TIMES LINK:
https://www.latimes.com/califo...

NPS FAQ:
https://www.nps.gov/pore/learn...
 Tuesday, September 1 ,2020 at 1:39pm
"Today's #woodwardfire update (thx AW):

Acreage: 4,465 with 25% containment

Crews continue to make progress to contain the fire, great news considering the extremely difficult terrain and thick vegetation (30-40 foot high brush in some places). Aircraft are available but due to heavy smoke and fog have been used on a more limited basis in the last several days. The water scoopers are no longer assigned to the #woodwardfire and are now deployed to Arizona.

Large falling trees pose the biggest risk to firefighters and skilled crew are removing them on and near the firelines.

Thick heavy smoke is caused by the burning of dense vegetation. It is expected to lessen once winds pick up.

Evacuation orders and warnings are still in place. Backburns are within 1/8 of the top of Fox Drive."

English Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Spanish Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
 Monday, August 31 ,2020 at 8:53pm
A clarification on an earlier post. Cafe Reyes in Point Reyes Station has been donating pizzas to the first responders and fire fighters out of their own pockets and are not taking donations, but they always appreciate your patronage.

And Bodega Coffee in Forest Knolls donated 20lbs of fresh roasted coffee to the #woodwardfire command center earlier this week.

We're all in this together. That's how we're going to get through this. Thank you.
 Monday, August 31 ,2020 at 2:49pm
Here is the latest map of the fire:
Acreage: 3,269 with 17% containment
 Monday, August 31 ,2020 at 10:48am
Summary of today's #woodwardfire video update (thx AW):

"Acreage: 3,269 with 17% containment

The firecrews made significant progress yesterday which included back burning, creating fire line and mop up operations. Much of the back burn happened around Bear Valley and above Fox Drive and Silverhills which is what caused the large smoke plumes in the afternoon. Crews will undertake similar operations today.

There is a team of resource advisors on the fire working with the operations teams to help minimize impacts to natural, historical and cultural resources. For example, avoiding retardant drops in freshwater creeks and ponds, and when possible protecting trees essential for spotted owl habitat. Yesterday fire crews were able to protect Kule Loklo using controlled burns.

All evacuation orders and warnings remain.

Heavy smoke is expected to impact the community for the next few days. "

* It says 'Aug 30 Daily Briefing' in title, but it is Aug 31. That's an error.

ENGLISH VERSION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
 Sunday, August 30 ,2020 at 9:12pm
#woodwardfire firefighters took great pains to save the Miwok village structures at Kule Loklo in Point Reyes today during their backburn. (I should have included this in the first post.)

More photos: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incid...
 Sunday, August 30 ,2020 at 6:13pm
A lot of people are concerned about the amount of smoke the #woodardfire is kicking up behind Fox Drive right now. I'm guessing that is because of all of the backburning they're doing right now. This is what Kule Loklo looked like earlier.

More photos here:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incid...
 Sunday, August 30 ,2020 at 10:40am
Here is the summary of the video update from the #woodwardfire today (thx AW):

Today's update:

Total acres: 3,072, 15% containment

"Crews continued to secure firelines yesterday, conducting controlled burns both near Bear Valley trail, the Visitor Center and along Limantour Road. Operations to create firelines will continue today and tomorrow which are critical ahead of hotter weather predicted later in the week.

Evacuation orders remain for Silverhills, Fox Drive and Nolan Way, as the fire is 1/4 mile away from some structures in the area. Evacuation warnings remain for Inverness Park, Inverness, Seahaven and Olema.

For a summary of accurate air quality which compiles data from EPA and purple air monitors check out: https://fire.airnow.gov/"

English version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Spanish version:
(I will add when it is up.)
 Saturday, August 29 ,2020 at 10:52pm
More photos and videos were just posted of the #woodwardfire in Point Reyes. Really gives a sense of what's going on in the park right now and where all that smoke is coming from.

Photo:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incid...

Video:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incid...
 Saturday, August 29 ,2020 at 5:25pm
Via Point Reyes NPS: "A fire whirl is a spinning vortex of ascending hot air caused by a fire. Fire whirls range in size from less than 1ft to over 500ft in diameter. This one was seen today during the burn out operations near the Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Center. #WoodwardFire"

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/PointReyes...
 Saturday, August 29 ,2020 at 3:08pm
Coast guard and local fire looking for a boat that gave an SOS for taking on water off the coast possibly by Abbott's Lagoon.
 Saturday, August 29 ,2020 at 3:08pm
To clarify, it was a "warning" the was lifted in Bolinas, not an order. The graphic that was previously posted is incorrect. All other orders and warnings are in place. (Thx SP)
 Saturday, August 29 ,2020 at 2:06pm
"Evacuation Warning LIFTED for BOLINAS

At 12 noon on Saturday 8/29/2020 the Marin County Sheriffs Office in collaboration with the Woodward Fire Incident Command are lifting the evacuation warning for the community of Bolinas this includes: Hwy 1 South of Five Brooks, East to the Bolinas Ridge and South through the communities of Bolinas and Dog Town.

Other Evacuation Warnings and Orders around the fire remain in affect. Residents are encouraged to remain aware, ensure they are registered for www.alertmarin.org as this fire and the associated weather may require changes to areas covered by evacuation orders or warnings."

Link: https://nixle.us/alert/8213150...
 Saturday, August 29 ,2020 at 11:19am
From the video update;

"Today's report:

The #woodwardfire received additional support from 60-70 firefighters between yesterday and today. They are hard at work creating containment lines and slowly making progress on the north east and south edges of the fire. Progress has been slow due to heavy fuels and rough topography but has been aided by a marine layer and relatively light winds.

With the fog, our friend, dissipating over the next several days conditions will become hotter and dryer, testing the containment lines and increasing the intensity of the fire.

Due to unpredictable weather in this area and a lack of weather sensors, the incident command team is bringing in three weather stations to help forecast local conditions. One will be at Divide Meadow; one near the Environmental Education Center, and the third is TBD.

Current acreage: 3,072 with 10% containment
520 personnel; 13 crews; 33 engines; 6 helicopters and 2 planes

All evacuation warning orders and warnings remain in place." (Thx AW)

Spanish and English versions:
https://m.youtube.com/channel/...
 Saturday, August 29 ,2020 at 8:34am
#woodwardfire
UPDATED: August 29, 2020 [07:30am PDT]

Area Burned: 3,072 acres
Containment: 10%
Total Personnel: 521
"¢ Crews: 13
"¢ Engines: 33
"¢ Helicopters: 6
"¢ Planes: 2
"¢ Dozers: 5
"¢ Masticators: 3

Ground crews made good progress yesterday, as fire activity was relatively low to moderate due to the persistent humid marine layer that hung over most of the fire. Primary fire spread has been to the northeast, where firefighters completed burn out operations by drone and by hand. Air operations were grounded most of the day because fog and smoke hindered visibility.

LINK: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photo...
 Friday, August 28 ,2020 at 10:27pm
Heard a report of possible suspicious activity in Inverness Park this evening. Unknown people poking around a house under construction. The local authorities have been notified. Might not be anything, but worth keeping an eye out given the two folks that were caught in Inverness Park yesterday. Fires and evacuations can attract that sort of thing.
 Friday, August 28 ,2020 at 7:21pm
Some good links to help better understand how fire fighters are fighting the #woodwardfire and what the terminology means:

Fire terminology:
https://www.fs.fed.us/nwacfire...

How fighting wildfires works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

What is containment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
 Friday, August 28 ,2020 at 3:41pm
The 8/26 fire perimeter (light yellow) put together with the 8/28 fire perimeter (dark yellow) to show the progression of the #woodwardfire over the last couple of days. Dark yellow shows new areas.
 Friday, August 28 ,2020 at 11:21am
Another very informative and important video update about the #woodwardfire this morning.

Total acres: 2860 with 8% containment

Summary: "The fire is still burning with the most activity taking place in the north eastern and south eastern edges. Slight growth of the fire yesterday occurred near the Z and Wittenberg trail.

Crews are now focusing on cleaning up the edges of the fire which will make them more defensible and easier to maintain over the coming weeks and months of hot weather. The approach is to use dozers, hand crews in hard to reach areas, and back burns.

All evacuation orders and warnings remain in place." (Thx AW)

FB VIDEO:
https://www.facebook.com/Point...

YOUTUBE VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/channe...
 Friday, August 28 ,2020 at 9:00am
For the latest fire updates, be sure to tune in this morning:

REMINDER: The next #WoodwardFire briefing will take place this morning at 9:30am:
- Facebook Live: https://facebook.com/PointReye...
- Watch/Listen on Zoom http://zoom.us/Join or call (669) 900-6833 - Meeting ID: 951 6747 3562, Attendee ID: #, Password: 925738
 Thursday, August 27 ,2020 at 8:39pm
On a lighter note, the WMF has nothing to do with and knows nothing about the WMM, but this made us laugh. If you don't get it, you don't spend a lot of time driving around here.
 Thursday, August 27 ,2020 at 8:25pm
Not a lot of news to report about the #woodwardfire today. Two fire fighters were injured this morning from falling debris but not critically. On Olema Hill it was a strange combo of blue sky, fog coming over the ridge and smoke heading north towards Point Reyes Station. No new satellite or IR data either.
 Thursday, August 27 ,2020 at 1:14pm
IMPORTANT: "Bolinas and Olema are not being evacuated. NBC mistakenly mixed up the "warning" and "order" on their broadcast. They will correct. No changes to the Evacuation Order and Warning status in West Marin due to the Woodward Fire." Via Amanda Eichstaedt at KWMR.
 Thursday, August 27 ,2020 at 1:14pm
Update from Coastal Health Alliance 8/27~ "Effective 8/28/2020 & until further notice, CHA will resume limited in-person medical visits @ Point Reyes clinic along w/ tele-phonic visits for patient care. A medical provider will be available during normal business hours. Please call CHA's Call Center @ 415.663.8666 to be scheduled or referred to a Registered Nurse for triage. Above notice is subject to change, based on air quality. An additional notice will be sent out regarding resuming COVID-19 testing on Thursday mornings."
 Thursday, August 27 ,2020 at 10:28am
Watch the #woodwardfire press conference for important updates. The marine layer will be burning off this weekend which will put sun and heat back on the fire.

https://www.facebook.com/marin...
 Wednesday, August 26 ,2020 at 11:04pm
Kevin Cook is moving dirt to keep us safe. Incredible shots from the #woodwardfire in Point Reyes. More video and photos: https://instagram.com/p/CEYUo2...
 Wednesday, August 26 ,2020 at 10:47pm
The containment moved up to 8% this evening and the number of personnel on the fire jumped to 428. Size has only moved to 2,860 acres. (thx SP)

INCIDENT REPORT: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incid...

MAP: https://tinyurl.com/update826
 Wednesday, August 26 ,2020 at 9:00pm
The end of an era. Stellina closes forever tonight in Point Reyes Station. Thank you to Christian Caiazzo and all your amazing staff. We will miss you.
 Wednesday, August 26 ,2020 at 7:27pm
This is where they caught the female suspect way up on Drakes View Dr. in Inverness. Apparently the male suspect is still on the loose? "Looking for a white male, early 20's, 6'1, shaggy long hair, white T-shirt and blue jeans. Last seen running from stolen vehicle that crashed near Inverness. 1 person in custody, 1 not. If you see someone matching description 📱 911."
 Wednesday, August 26 ,2020 at 7:12pm
Via Marin County Sheriff "Looking for a white male, early 20's, 6'1, shaggy long hair, white T-shirt and blue jeans. Last seen running from stolen vehicle that crashed near Inverness. 1 person in custody, 1 not. If you see someone matching description 📱 911."
 Wednesday, August 26 ,2020 at 5:42pm
Something going in the park right now. Lots of CHP and rangers with lights moving at high speed. Anyone know what's going on? Pursuit?
 Wednesday, August 26 ,2020 at 8:42am
Thick marine layer today. Fire grew very little yesterday. 2,739 acres and 5% containment.

REMINDER: The next #WoodwardFire briefing will take place this morning at 9:30am:
- Facebook Live: facebook.com/PointReyesNPS/
- Watch/Listen on Zoom zoom.us/Join or call (669) 900-6833 - Meeting ID: 951 6747 3562, Attendee ID: #, Password: 925738

Also live on KWMR 90.5 or www.kwmr.org
 Tuesday, August 25 ,2020 at 6:05pm
Super scoopers were back today fighting the #woodwardfire, but only for a couple of runs and then on way back, they dumped their water back onto Tomales Bay. Anyone know why they would do that? Switching fires? Lack of fuel?
 Tuesday, August 25 ,2020 at 5:08pm
A couple of more satellite hot spots were added to the map this afternoon near the Bear Valley Trail area. Those circles DO NOT represent the fire, they represent the margin of error of the location. SF Chronicle photographer Jessica Christian also posted some photos that shows what it looks like in that area. "Crews monitor weakened trees and flares during a back burn along the Bear Valley Trail as the #WoodwardFire burns in the hills west of #Olema #PointReyesStation"

LINK TO THE MAP:
https://tinyurl.com/woodwardfi...

LINK TO JESSICA CHRISTIAN TWEET:
https://twitter.com/jachristia...
 Tuesday, August 25 ,2020 at 3:04pm
Another great report from SF Chronicle reporter Jessica Christian:

"Checked on mandatory evacuated roads west of Point Reyes Station. No immediate fire threat to:

- Fox Drive
- Noren Way
- Silverhills Road

North #WoodwardFire line still holding 1+ miles south of Limantour Road. East line AT Bear Valley currently of concern. Lots of wind."

LINK: https://twitter.com/jachristia...
 Tuesday, August 25 ,2020 at 10:29am
Jessica Christian, a photojournalist from the SF Chronicle, is now covering the #woodwardfire and posting a lot of great updates on Twitter. "Marin County Fire crews line up to hike one mile up Sky Trail to hold the #WoodwardFire line south of Limantour Road"

LINK: https://twitter.com/jachristia...
 Tuesday, August 25 ,2020 at 10:15am
A lot of very good detail about the #woodwardfire progress in today's video update. 2,739 acres, 5% containment, 236 personnel. Last night's evac order for 90 homes was because of concern about the fire's northeastern ridge:

https://www.facebook.com/Point...
 Monday, August 24 ,2020 at 10:23pm
Via Marin County Sheriff: "Evacuation warning area expanded in Olema to east side of Highway 1 to Olema Hill.

Out of an abundance of caution based on increased fire behavior on the Woodward Fire this afternoon, evacuation warning areas in Olema are being expanded.

The following areas are now placed under a warning:

- Highway 1 at the greenbridge (Lagunitas Creek) south to the intersection of Highway 1 and Sir Francis Drake (Southern Intersection in Olema).
- Sir Francis Drake to the top of Olema Hill - everything north of Sir Francis Drake.
- Everything between the above intersections to the east to Olema Hill and west of Highway 1.

Residents should be prepared to evacuate in the event of an evacuation order. Prepare a go bag, and prepare your home for evacuation. Charge your electronic devices and make sure you are registered for Alertmarin.org to receive the most up to date emergency notifications."

LINK: http://nixle.us/C5QSW
 Monday, August 24 ,2020 at 7:50pm
Via KWMR. Listen to 90.5 or at www.kwmr.org for #woodwoardfire evacuation updates. Be sure to sign up for alerts at www.alertmarin.org.

"An evacuation order has been issued due to the Woodward Fire. The following areas are now under evacuation order:
- Silverhills Rd
- Fox Drive
- Noren Wy

You need to evacuate immediately. Evacuate down Sir Francis Drake Boulevard toward Point Reyes. Please be mindful of Firefighting resources as you are evacuating.

If you have alt. means of lodging, we encourage utilizing those. If you don't, evacuation center established at Marin Center, near Civic Center. There'll be check-in location at the front parking lot & staff to assist you."
 Monday, August 24 ,2020 at 7:20pm
#woodwardfire evacuations are underway in Silverhills Rd, Fox Drive and Noren Wy south of Inverness Park. Bear Valley Rd is closed. Please avoid the area. Non residents are being turned around.
 Monday, August 24 ,2020 at 6:34pm
MARIN SHERIFF: Evacuation ORDER for Silverhills Rd, Fox Drive and Noren Wy south of Inverness Park due to Wildfire. nixle.us/C5QL4
 Monday, August 24 ,2020 at 6:08pm
Thick smoke and a two helicopter attack on the #Woodward fire in Point Reyes late on Monday afternoon. Lots of air support out here, seems like fire very active. Shot from Olema Hill. Make sure you have your bags packed, animals ready in case of evacuation. Make sure you are signed up for alerts at http://www.alertmarin.org.
 Monday, August 24 ,2020 at 4:24pm
A local Inverness resident expresses his gratitude for the super scoopers as they attack the #woodwardfire for the fourth day in a row.
 Monday, August 24 ,2020 at 11:33am
A lot of detail about the #woodwardfire today in the morning briefing. Watch the video to get all the details. Unfortunately they did not get to the sheriff update at the end for some reason.

VIDEO LINK HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/marin...

FULL INCIDENT REPORT HERE:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incid...

I did another overlay with the latest Marin County Fire map onto the Point Reyes National Seashore trail map. Remember, this does NOT an actual map of the fire.

From Paul Doherty (GIS for EM Professor): "The perimeter is only generally mapped once a day by a nighttime infrared sensor on a plane and corrected by an expert. Satellite hotspots occur a few times a day but are not precise and are not reviewed / edit by experts."

- The pink area is the Woodward fire perimeter as of 8/23/20.
- The red area is USA Wildfires v1 current perimeter.
- The red dots are MODIS and VIIRS thermal hotspots and fire activity.

The most active part of the fire was on the northern perimeter with some "spotting" (small fires) which were "pressing their control lines" which is why they're concentrating the scooper planes there.

They're doing a lot work with bulldozers and crews to fortify all of the lines (fire breaks) around and off the fire to stop the spread. If the wind stays light today, sounds like they could make some good progress. Fingers crossed.

THE FIRE MAP LINK HERE:
https://marincounty.maps.arcgi...
 Monday, August 24 ,2020 at 11:18am
Super scoopers are back early today and hitting the north perimeter. The tweet I took this still from said it was from the #woodward fire, but others disagree. I'll post it anyway with that disclaimer. Either way, the amount of skill those pilots have is amazing and they're doing something similar here.

Here is the link to the tweet and the video:
https://twitter.com/KreiderCou...
 Monday, August 24 ,2020 at 10:17am
Via NWS: "We have CANCELLED the Red Flag Warning.

Stay weather aware as weak cells are still over the North Bay; however, most moisture has moved north of our area and instability has decreased giving us confidence to let the warning expire early."

LINK: https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea...
 Monday, August 24 ,2020 at 9:44am
#WoodwardFire status briefing live NOW.

Watch on Facebook: http://facebook.com/marincount...

Watch on Zoom:
http://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 951 6747 3562
Password: 925738

Listen by telephone:
(669) 900-6833
Attendee ID: #
Meeting ID: 951 6747 3562
Password: 925738
 Monday, August 24 ,2020 at 8:14am
Via Daniel Swain: "Finally some good news to report: last night's dry lightning event was less widespread & intense than earlier feared. Nearly all lightning spared Bay Area, though there were strikes in Central Valley & western Sierra foothills that may have sparked new fires.

What happened? Well, there was *plenty* of elevated convection just above everywhere, but it wasn't *quite* deep enough to generate much lightning. Models were slightly off with timing, and may have underestimated smoke effect, and that made all the difference.

Also: we still aren't totally out of the woods in NorCal. Dry thunderstorms are still expected today, mainly in northern 1/3 of state but possibly clipping North Bay. These could yet spark new fires. But all in all, a better than expected outcome."

LINK: https://twitter.com/weather_we...
 Sunday, August 23 ,2020 at 9:15pm
Not related to the fire, but I was in Point Reyes Station at sunset tonight when some tourists accidentally stepped on the gas in the Palace Market parking lot, slammed their car into the side of the grocery store and knocked a bunch of food out of the frozen section. These are unprecedented times. Be safe everyone.
 Sunday, August 23 ,2020 at 4:25pm
We're heading into the Red Flag Warning window. Be sure to have your bags packed and ready in case the evacuation status changes.

Via Daniel Swain: "Elevated convection has already developed offshore of Central Coast. WRF suggests this area of convection will expand/intensify as it moves N/NWward over Bay Area/NorCal later this evening.

Sometimes I post content targeted toward fellow meteorologists/scientists (such as this!). For those asking what this means: predicted dry lightning outbreak still on track for Bay Area & points northward this evening and overnight. Extent of lightning still unclear."

Via NWS Bay Area: "RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for the entire San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast from 5 am Sunday to 5 pm MONDAY (updated) for Dry Lightning and Gusty Erratic Outflow Winds from Thunderstorms."

LINK:
https://twitter.com/Weather_We...
 Sunday, August 23 ,2020 at 2:26pm
Super scoopers are back attacking the #woodwardfire for the third day in a row. They have a different flight path and looks like they are targeting the north west corner of the fire.
 Sunday, August 23 ,2020 at 8:44am
The wind has switched which has resulted in terrible air quality in Point Reyes Station and Bolinas has improved. Stay inside with the windows closed if you can.

LINK: https://www.purpleair.com/map?...
 Sunday, August 23 ,2020 at 8:29am
Here is the report from Marin County Fire this morning:

2,689 acres. 5% containment

#woodwardfire status briefing: today at approx. 9:30am

Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marin...

Watch on Zoom:
http://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 951 6747 3562
Password: 925738

Listen by telephone:
(669) 900-6833
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Meeting ID: 951 6747 3562
Password: 925738
 Saturday, August 22 ,2020 at 10:19pm
Most people who live and hike in Point Reyes are most familiar with the area through the trails and camps. It's been hard to orient a sense of the fire without those landmarks. I took the fire map from Marin County Fire and overlaid it onto the Point Reyes National Seashore trail map. It is important to remember that the fire map is not an ACTUAL map of the fire. It is some data points collected throughout the day about the fire.

From Paul Doherty (GIS for EM Professor): "The perimeter is only generally mapped once a day by a nighttime infrared sensor on a plane and corrected by an expert. Satellite hotspots occur a few times a day but are not precise and are not reviewed / edit by experts."

- The pink area is the Woodward fire perimeter as of 8/21/20.

- The red area is USA Wildfires v1 current perimeter.

- The red dots are MODIS and VIIRS thermal hotspots and fire activity.

You can find the WoodwardFire map here:
https://marincounty.maps.arcgi...
 Saturday, August 22 ,2020 at 8:48pm
Here is the replay of tonight's Community Town Hall with important updates and information about the #woodwardfire in Point Reyes:

https://www.facebook.com/marin...
 Saturday, August 22 ,2020 at 8:48pm
Perhaps today was the calm before the storm, but we ended on this note. Sunset at Olema Hill. The super scoopers made 62 drops dumping 93,000 gallons of Tomales Bay water on the #woodwardfire. Be safe. Be prepared. 🙏🏆🙏