Monday, November 17, 2008

CA-ORC- Freeway Complex - 28,889 acres, ?%

Freeway Complex (CA-ORC-75221) 28,889, ?% contained.

Update: 0700hrs - Fire is 28,889 acres as of this morning. Lots of back firing last night. There is open line on the north and west near Diamond Bar/Tonner Canyon.
This should be a turning point day on the fire. Weather is hot and dry with temperatures in the 90's today but the winds continue to abate.
As the Santa Ana's die the winds will likely become onshore this afternoon with a possible push of the fire towards the North.

Freeway Fire - Freeway Complex Perimeters via Satellite this morning Perimeters and Hot SpotsFreeway Fire - Freeway Complex Perimeters via Satellite this morning
Perimeters and Hot Spots
Credit: California Fire News/GeoMac
Freeway Fire - Freeway Complex Perimeters via Satellite this morning Perimeters and Hot SpotsFreeway Complex Perimeters via Satellite last night
Perimeters and Hot Spots
Credit: California Fire News/GeoMac

Fire activity: The fire is still actively burning on the north-west in the Diamond Bar/Tonner Canyon area. The winds have diminished considerably and the fire is now largely a perimeter control problem.

Damages: Over 208 homes have been destroyed. This number includes 88 apartment units. It is anticipated lost/damaged structures will increase.
Evacuations: 26,000 people remain evacuated
Road open: The closure of SR 57 from Lambert Rd. Northbound to SR 60 has been lifted.
12 hour threats: Multiple communities are currently impacted by fire with 3000+ residential and commercial properties threatened. Main power grids for southern area are impacted/threatened. Highway systems threatened are Highway 91, Highway 57, Highway 71, Highway 243, and the Imperial Highway. Three high pressure natural gas lines within the Santa Ana River Canyon.
Actions planned for next operational period:
Continue to provide structure protection as required and perimeter containment/control. Support evacuations as necessary. Contingency planning is underway.
IC: Unified Command with CAL FIRE ICT6 (Hodson), Orange County Fire Authoriy (Kramer), Los Angeles County Fire Department (Bryant), Anaheim Fire Department, Chino Fire Department.

Demob: A significant demob. of Type 1 engine resources should begin this morning.
Freeway Fire Information: (714) 628-7085
Name change info: The change in the name from "Triangle" back to "Freeway" was required due to the FMAG grant, which was approved using the name of "Freeway Fire". When the CALFIRE Team assumed the fire they renamed it, however since redoing the FMAG would have been problematic, the name was changed back.

Previous post: http://calfire.blogspot.com/2008/11/freeway-fire-complex-wui-fire-7300-5.html
Post a Comment

Search Cal Fire News

Twitter links

-

Twitter Buttons