Aspen Fire Continues to Grow, Enters Kaiser Wilderness | KCET
Aspen Fire Continues to Grow, Enters Kaiser Wilderness
The Aspen Fire has burned into two small western sections of Kaiser Wilderness, a 22,700-acre chunk of the Sierra Nevadas that was given extra special protection by Congress in 1976. Crews are working on an indirect containment line deeper into the wilderness area because the active fire's edge is in steep, rugged, or otherwise inaccessible terrain. If the fire continues into Kaiser, the line should stop it from progressing. Containment currently stands at 45 percent.
The lightning-caused blaze has charred closed to 18,000 acres since Monday, July 22. It has mostly burned non-wilderness areas of Sierra National Forest abut the southwestern edge of Mammoth Pool Reservoir, about seven miles from the community of Big Creek in Fresno County. Over 1,900 people are currently assigned to the firefighting effort, which has cost nearly $13 million to date.
All trails in Kaiser Wilderness remained closed, as do 16 campgrounds and Stump Springs Road. Recreation and businesses remain open in the Shaver Lake, Huntington Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Florence Lake, and the Mono Hot Springs areas, however, smoke is impacting many communities around the burn area.
Two minor injuries have been reported and three historic buildings that were threatened have been spared.
The Yurok people care for all of their family members, and their kin — including condors and salmon — reciprocate the care.
Astrophysicist Andrea Ghez, user experience designer Evan Sullivan, and choreographer Kyle Abraham talked about everything from what it means to be creative to how we can overcome creative fears.
Places like Taylor Yard give us a window to explore ways to balance the city's critical needs for green space, livable space and climate change strategies.
A Q&A will immediately follow the screening with actor Susan Kelechi Watson and production designer Jade Healy.
- 1 of 220
- next ›