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The Zaca Fire from 154

Published on July 8, 2007

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Another view of the staging area. (Zaca Fire)

Published on July 8, 2007

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Closeup of Zaca Fire helicopter crash.

Published on July 8, 2007

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Investigating the accident. (Zaca Fire)

Published on July 8, 2007

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The Figueroa Mountain Road staging area for the Zaca Fire.

Published on July 8, 2007

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Closeup on the crash site of the contract helicopter used on the Zaca Fire.

Published on July 8, 2007

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Closeup of the Zaca Fire chopper crash, where two people were transported by ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries.

Published on July 8, 2007

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A contract helicopter attempting to aid in the Zaca Fire crashed at 4:07 p.m. Sunday.

Published on July 8, 2007

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The Saturday evening fire boundary is marked in red on the map. The blue areas shown represent fire activity through Sunday morning - predominantly north towards the Sisquoc River and east towards the Manzana. Note the brown "x's" with the circled "H" above the blue. This represents a heli-attack location and bulldozer line. The dozer line extends east to the Schoolhouse.

Published on July 8, 2007

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Up close edge of the fire map shows the area near Dabney Cabin (noted by the yellow circle) and Manzana Schoolhouse two miles downstream.

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Wheat Peak looms behind the Schoolhouse and was named after the homestead leader Hiram Preserved Wheat.

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Wheat Peak looms behind the Schoolhouse and was named after the homestead leader Hiram Preserved Wheat.

Published on July 8, 2007

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Inside the Schoolhouse, a rough-hewn slab of redwood was used for the blackboard.

Published on July 8, 2007

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Manzana Schoolhouse was the site of backcountry learning for several dozen of the pioneer families.

Published on July 8, 2007

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Dabney Cabin dates back to the 1930s and is made of alder logs from the Manzana Creek area.

Published on July 8, 2007

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View across the Hurricane Deck area. Steep, rugged and roadless, bulldozers won't be of any value here.

Published on July 8, 2007

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View from the Hurricane Deck area towards the fire area shows the rugged nature of the terrain.

Published on July 8, 2007

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