Thursday, September 13, 2012

CAL FIRE NEWS: California Wildfires Today

California Fire Weather:
California Red Flags - Fire Watches and Warnings
 Red Flags - Fire Watches and Warnings
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL
CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH. 

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
WHERE: WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST - FIRE ZONE 280. ..
WHEN: RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
FOR COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR
FIRE ZONE 280. ..
* AFFECTED AREA: MID SLOPES AND RIDGE TOPS OF FIRE ZONE 280.
* WIND...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED
  THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.
* HUMIDITY...RECOVERIES ARE ONLY TO 15 TO 25 PERCENT THIS MORNING
  WITH HUMIDITIES EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AT 10 TO 15 PERCENT.
* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY CREATE THE
  POTENTIAL FOR EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH.


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
WHERE: SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES- FIRE ZONE 623 
WHEN: RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
FOR COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE ZONE 623.
* WIND...EAST WINDS 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED.
* HUMIDITY...HUMIDITIES ARE ONLY TO 10 TO 20 PERCENT THIS MORNING AND
  EARLY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY CREATE THE
  POTENTIAL FOR EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH.


National Predictive Services Discussion: Warm and dry conditions will spread across the West with local areas of breezy conditions forming in the northern Rockies and parts of the Northwest. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop from the Great Lakes to Texas and New Mexico with heavy rain possible. Mild conditions will continue over the East and Gulf coasts. 

National Fire Activity 
National Preparedness Level 3  Initial attack activity: Light (87 new fires)
New large fires: 2 (*)
Large fires contained: 5
Uncontained large fires: ** 38
Area Command Teams committed: 1
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8
Type 2 IMTs committed: 18
** Uncontained large fires include only fires being managed under a full suppression strategy.
  Two MAFFS from the 146th Airlift Wing, Channel Islands (California Air National Guard), and the 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, NC are supporting wildland fire suppression operations out of Sacramento, CA.


California Wildfires Today
California Wildfires Today Location, Perimeter and Hot-spot Map
California Wildfires Today Location, Perimeter and Hot-spot Map
 OSCC
 No significant activity, light Initial attack

Williams Fire, 4,192 acres, 100%. [Final]
Basic Information

CA-ANF-004803
Type: WF
Start: 09/02/2012 1414
Cause: U
Priority:
Overhead Team Name: Jim Smith
Organization: Type 2 Team
 Est Contain: 09/11/2012
Location: 15 Miles North of Glendora, CA
GPS: Latitude: 34° 14´ 20" - Longitude: 117° 43´ 20"
 $$ Costs to Date: $8,797,028
Significant Events: Closure of San Gabriel Canyon is still in effect. Highway 39 remains closed to all non residence.
Remarks: Team 7 (Smith) will transition with the local Type 3 Organization (Helming) at 0600 today. Demob of excess resources will continue to be a priority.
Observed Fire Behavior: No activity near containment lines.
Planned Actions: Patrol and mop-up in all Divisions.
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 ONCC
 Northern California Area (PL 3)
 New fires: 18
 New large fires: 0
 Uncontained large fires: 6
 Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
 Type 2 IMTs committed: 3
CA-YNP- Cascade Fire 1210 acres, 25% active perimeter
Location: Yosemite National Park (37 46.173 x 119 40.519; 7800’El., Mariposa County., 6.15.12)
Fire Behavior: The fire continues to show low to moderate fire activity. Approximately 25 percent of the perimeter is active on the west flank. Most of the fire is creeping and smoldering in light brush and compact needle cast from the red fir forest. The fire will continue to be monitored. Air quality has remained in the good range. -----

CA-SHF Ward Fire. 550 acres. 70%.
 Mostly a backing fire burning deeply into the duff layer. Crews are succeeding in containment efforts and are making good progress on open line in Division Z. Mop-up has started on cooler flanks of the fire. 
IC: IMT 2 (Cooper). IMT is also managing the Bagley fire. 
Location: Shasta-Trinity NF. One mile northeast of Sims, CA. 
Fuels: Timber.
IC: IMT 2 (Cooper). IMT is also managing the Bagley fire. 
Fire behavior: Backing fire.
Concerns:  Communities, communication towers, major power lines and railroad infrastructure threatened.  
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CA-SHF Bagley Fire. 46,011 acres. 95%. 

IC: IMT 2 (Cooper). IMT is also managing the Ward fire. 
Fire line suppression repair continues at a steady pace and approximately 25 percent of the work has been completed. Green island of fuels inside the perimeter of continue to burn.
Location: Shasta-Trinity NF. Four miles west of Big Bend, CA.
Fuels: Timber, logging slash and brush.
Fire behavior: Backing fire. 
Concerns: Structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect. 
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CA-MEU Scotts Fire. 4,618 acres. 85%.

 Interior islands continue to burn, but no further growth is expected.
IC: Mendocino Unit, Cal Fire. Cal Fire IMT 1 (Hoffman). 
Location: Eight miles east of Ukiah, CA.
Fuels: Chaparral.
Fire behavior: Interior burning. 
Concerns:  
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CA-SHF Stafford Fire. 4,461 acres. 95%. 

Crews continue mop up operations and suppression repair in all divisions. 
IC: Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Whitcome) back to local unit is planned for 9/14 at 0600.
Location: Shasta-Trinity NF. Five miles southeast of Hayfork, CA. 
Fuels: Timber and brush. 
Fire behavior:  Smoldering. 
Notes: Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. 
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CA-MNF North Pass. 41,983 acres. 97%. 

There is a decreasing risk for any fire spread potential. However, there are private in-holdings with structures in the fire area. 
Concerns:  There are also numerous USFS high-use recreational areas.
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CA-NOD Likely Fire. 9,859 acres. 90%. 

Crews and engines will continue to mop up 300' around perimeter, grid and cold trail islands, and continue with suppression repair.
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LCES - 10 Standard Fire Orders - 18 Watchout Situations
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