Sunday, July 7, 2013

Chariot Fire 7055 acres, 100% [FINAL]

Chariot Fire CA-MVU-014084
Incident is in Unified Command USFS-CNF and CALFIRE


Evacuations: Multiple campgrounds on Mt Laguna including Shriner Camp - Mandatory evacuations for residents from Laguna Mountain Lodge south to Interstate 8.

Road Closures: Sunrise Highway were closed between State Route 79 and mile marker 26 and on Sunrise Highway from mile marker 26 to Interstate 8


STRUCTURE DAMAGE REPORTS
Fire is now in Storm Canyon and well established on the west side.

Al Bahr Shrine Camp, gutting a lodge, social hall and about 10 log cabins, all built in the 1920s, along with 85 or more residential trailers, said Arnold Korey, recorder for the club.

"The fire has reached Sunrise Highway in the Cottonwood Canyon area," Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said in a statement. "It burned through the Al Bahr Shrine Camp ... The fire is now well established on the west side of Sunrise Highway."

A nearby lodge operated by the San Diego chapter of the Sierra Club also was lost, authorities reported.

Fire remains a threat to the Mt. Laguna Community and the campgrounds of: El Prado, Horse Haven and Laguna. 
Communication tower also remains at risk.


Time lapse video of the Chariot Fire from the HPWREN Mt. Laguna site, this time looking toward the west. Video covers the daylight hours of July 8th. Watch closely and you can see firefighters near the bottom of the screen and an air tanker dropping fire retardant. At this time the fire is estimated to have burned 4,700 acres.



Chariot Fire CA-MVU-014084 7-8-13

Photo from Los Pinos Cam.
http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/cameras/L/pi-n-mobo-c.jpg
Chariot Fire CA-MVU-014084 7-7-13
Update OSCC 7-12 0800: Chariot Fire CA-MVU-0140847055 acres, 90% contained.
Chariot Canyon Road, Mt. Laguna C/o sunrise Highway.Evacuation orders were lifted last night (7/11) at 1900 hours.
A small risk remains for the communication tower on monument peak and the FAA beacon tower as well.
Update OSCC 7-11 0800:  Chariot Fire CA-MVU-014084 Chariot Canyon Road and Oriflamme Canyon Road, East of Julian
7055 Acres, 70% contained
The fire remains a threat to the campgrounds of: El Prado, Horse Heaven and Laguna and the Communication Tower on top of the Monument Peak.
Damage inspection team will continue to assess the structures lost during the fire activity today

Update OSCC 7-9 1800:  Chariot Fire CA-MVU-014084 Chariot Canyon Road and Oriflamme Canyon Road, East of Julian 
·         7055 acres, 40% contained
·         120 structures destroyed
Damage Investigation Team will determine type of structures lost tomorrow when safe to do so.
Update 7-9 0730: Chariot Fire CA-MVU-014084 
Chariot Canyon Road cross of Mt Laguna/Sunrise Hwy, East of Julian
4700 acres 15% contained
Fire is in unified command between CAL-Fire and USFS (CNF).
Fire remains a threat to the Mt. Laguna Community and the campgrounds of: El Prado, Horse Haven and Laguna.
Communication tower also remains at risk.
Fire is now in Storm Canyon and well established on the west side.
Update 7-8 1830: Chariot Fire CA-MVU-014084 Chariot Canyon Road and Oriflamme Canyon Road, East of Julian
4700 acres, 15% contained
Evacuations extended on Sunrise Highway from Hwy 79 to Old Hwy 80
8 structures damaged or destroyed 
Update 7-8 1700: #ChariotFire Update 7-8 1700: 4700 acres, 15% 8 Structures damaged (cabins and out buildings). #USFS
Update 7-8 1200: 3,000 acres. Sunrise Highway remains closed, Fire is well established over the road, and running. It has impacted several cabins already. "This fire is obliterating the Shrine Camp, all the propane tanks are exploding" fire posing imminent threats to 120 homes near Mount Laguna 
Update 7-8 1200: .Fire has spotted 20 acres over Sunrise Highway. 2-5 acres and running. Anticipating more spots across the highway.
Update OSCC 7-8 0800:  Chariot Fire CA-MVU-014084
Chariot Canyon Road and Oriflamme Canyon Road, East of Julian
The fire has burned 2500 acres and is 20% contained.
Fire remains a threat to El Prado, Forest Haven, Campoli, and Mt. Laguna campgrounds as well as the Al Bahr Shrine Camp and Foster Lodge.
Communication tower on top of monument peak also at risk.
Access continues to be limited with firefighters continuing to be shuttled in via helicopters.
Update OSCC 7-7 1500: Chariot Fire CA-MVU-014084
Chariot Canyon Road and Oriflamme Canyon Road, East of Julian
The fire has burned 2,200 acres and is 10% contained.
El Prado, Forest Haven, Campoli, and Mt. Laguna campgrounds as well as the Al Bahr Shrine Camp and Foster Lodge have been evacuated. The fire has made several runs to the southwest and is currently bumping the Sunrise Highway.  Accessibility is difficult requiring crews to be shuttled via helicopter.
Update 7-7 1330: 2500 acres 10%
Update OSCC 7-7 0730: 
Chariot Canyon Road and Oriflamme Canyon Road, East of Julian
Incident is in Unified Command USFS-CNF, CHP, and San Diego Fire Authority
Fire is in Unified Command USFS-CNF, CHP, and San Diego Fire Authority.
CALFIRE IMT #1 (Zombro) held an in briefing at 0700 hrs.
The Team will tentatively transition at approximately 1000 hours today.  
Fire has burned 1,400 acres, and is 10% contained
El Prado, Forest Haven, Campoli, and Mt. Laguna campgrounds, the communication tower on top of Monument Peak, and FRA lands are threatened
Update 1930: 1688 acres per Air Attack
Update 1730:  fire is 1400 acres 10% containment
Update 1630: Acreage update is about 750, Containment is at 10%. The communication site on Monument Peak could be threatened in the next 12 to 24 hours.
Update 1400: 500+ acres, 10% contained, AA just left the fire and stated it was still active, AA will be early up above the fire at 0630.

Chariot Fire Incident Information

Last Updated: July 7, 2013 6:45 am 
Date/Time Started: July 6, 2013 12:55 pm 
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Diego Unit / Cleveland National Forest 
Location: Chariot Canyon Road and Oriflamme Canyon Road, East of Julian
east of Sunrise Hwy, 9 miles southeast of Julian 
County: San Diego County 
Reported Date/time: 7/6/13 @ 1255 hours
Acres Burned: Containment: 1400 acres 
Estimated Containment: 1400 acres - 10% contained 
IA: Fire started on SRA is a Threat to FRA-CNF and State Parks lands
ROS: Moderate to Rapid rate of spread in grass and brush
ROC: values at risk: one Commercial business (General store) and adjacent Communication Infrastructure
Structure Threats: *
Concerns: Suppression access is limited for ground resources.
Injuries: 3
Resources: South ops shows Laguna, Palomar, Rio Bravo, Fulton, Breckenridge & L.P. shots assigned.
Total Fire Engines: 26 engines 
Total Airtankers: 2 air tankers 
Total Helicopters: 3 helicopters 
Total Dozers: 3 bulldozers 
Total Water Tenders: 7 water tenders 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, USFS Cleveland NF, CHP, San Diego Fire Authority 
Weather Info: *
Special Conditions: *
Other Comments: *
Radio Frequencies: *
Maps: *
Online Scanner: *
Live Video: *
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