Reports coming out of the Sierras are saying that the rain that they had within the last
several weeks cooled many hot spots(areas that ﬂare-up and start burning), but many
are still there, which are hidden.
As an example, when listening to the U S Forest Service and CalFire scanners, you can hear the Incident Command (IC) sending out a Hot-Shot Team--ﬁrst responders--to handle the ﬂare-up from a hot spot: sometime just a drop of ﬁre retardant can handle the ﬂare-up, but Hot-Shots are still needed to make sure that the ﬂare-ups are out.
The Rim Fire was so intense that when the rain hit the area, the water just sizzled and
evaporated: the hot-spots were still there. Let's hope a good intense rain storm will drown these hot-spots before winter sets in.
After the intense rain storm drowns these hots spots, planting of trees and an air-drop of
grass seed should take place so that after the winter's snow, the planted trees and
grass would start growing. This should control the winter run-off so that the erosion of
the soil would not be so intense.