Wild Fire Burns Near Copperopolis In Calaveras County 2014

Published on Jun 22, 2014

Fire crews from several agencies have been battling a wild fire near Copperopolis, CA for several hours and reporter Timothy Stunkel is on the scene to bring you these photos and video along with the details.


usacaliforniawildfireyosemite141908-1024x693This fire is the largest wildland fire in recorded history to strike the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and the third largest in California. The fire is still active as of this writing in mid October. The first two weeks saw extreme fire behavior resulting in the loss of 112 structures. In this presentation you will see this extreme behavior up close and personal as the fire runs through stands of tall timber and crosses highways as if they weren’t there. Total acreage so far is 257,171 or 402 square miles, very nearly the size of Los Angeles City and that is huge.

the Old Gulch Fire in Calaveras County in 1992

Firefighters gain ground on Calaveras County fire July 2012

More than 200 firefighters put out hot spots on Thursday left over from a grass fire that broke out in Calaveras County.


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