Monday, September 9, 2013

CA-SHU Clover Fire: 8,073 acres, 95% contained. Expected containment 09/15/2013. Smith, CAL FIRE Team 5. #CaFire

Clover Fire CA-SHU-Clover Fire Shasta County

 Evacuations remain in progress. Thirty residences destroyed, 30 residences damaged and 300 more threatened.
Communities of Igo, Ono, Anderson, Happy Valley and Cottonwood are at potential risk. 
CLOVER FIRE PERIMETER MAP 9-10-13 EVENING
CLOVER FIRE PERIMETER MAP 9-10-13 MORNING

One of the homes destroyed by the Clover Fire Monday along Gas Point Road.
Credit: Andreas Fuhrmann/Record Searchlight
Update 9/14 1900: 8,073 acres, 95% contained. Expected containment 09/15/2013. Smith, CAL FIRE Team 5. Continued risk to infrastructure in the form of power transmission, distribution lines and residential water supply. Repopulation plan concluded today. California Incident Management Team 5 will transition the Clover fire back to the Shasta-Trinity Unit at 1300 on 9/15.
Update 9/14 0900: 8,073 acres, 90% contained. Expected containment 09/15/2013. Smith, CAL FIRE Team 5. Repopulation plan continues with some residents allowed to return to their homes. Demobilization of resources will continue today.
Update 9/13 0900: 8,073 acres, 85% contained. Expected containment 09/15/2013. Smith, CAL FIRE Team 5. Repopulation plan continues with some residents allowed to return to their homes. Significant demobilization of incident resources began today.
Update 9/12 0900: 7,993 acres, 65% contained. Expected containment 09/15/2013. Smith, CAL FIRE Team 5. Threat to the Communities of Igo, Ono, Anderson Valley and Cottonwood with evacuations in place. Risk to infrastructure in the form of threatened power transmission/distribution lines and residential water delivery. Incident challenged by safely repopulating evacuated areas due to hazard trees and repair to local infrastructure. Firefighters are working on direct line construction, mop up, patrol, hazard tree removal, and continued damage inspections in the communities affected. A repopulation plan will be instituted.
Update 9/11 1900: 7,993 acres, 50% containment; Expected containment 9/15/2013 Smith, CAL FIRE Team 5
Threat to the communities of Igo, Ono, Anderson Valley, and Cottonwood with some continued evacuations in place. Risk to infrastructure specifically the power transmission/distribution lines and residential water delivery. Incident challenged by safely repopulating evacuated areas due to hazard trees and repair to local infrastructure. It was announced today that the Shasta County Sheriff's Office located a deceased person inside the fire perimeter. Firefighters are working on direct line construction; mop up, patrol, hazard tree removal and continued damage inspections for the communities affected.
Update 9/11 0900: 7,012 acres, 40% containment. Expected containment 09/15/2013. Smith, CAL FIRE Team 5. Threat to the communities of Igo, Ono, Anderson Valley, and Cottonwood with some continued evacuations in place. Risk to infrastructure specifically the power transmission/distribution lines and residential water delivery. Observed fire behavior and intensity were predominately low over the fire. Isolated flare ups with increased fire behavior and intensity were observed where heavier fuel loading was present. Areas with heavier fuels produced isolated torching aided by ladder fuels.
Update 9/10 1900:  6,795 acres, 40% containment. Expected containment 09/15/2013. Smith, CAL FIRE Team 5. Threat to the communities of Igo, Ono, Anderson Valley, and Cottonwood with some continued evacuations in place. Continued risk to infrastructure in the form of threatened power transmission/distribution lines and residential water delivery system. Observed fire behavior and intensity were predominately low over the fire. Isolated flare ups with increased fire behavior and intensity were observed where heavier fuel loading was present. Areas with heavier fuels produced isolated torching aided by ladder fuels.  Line construction, patrol and mop up to continue advances in perimeter control. Continued damage inspection for the communities affected. CALFIRE Incident Management Team 5 assumed command at 1200 hrs. Some continued evacuations still in effect.
Update 9/10 1200: 80 structures destroyed, 30 residences damaged and 300 more threatened.
Update 9/10 0900: 7,400 acres, 40% containment. Stinson, ICT3. Largely wind driven fire with medium to long range spotting.  Pyro cumulus observed over the fire. With continued north northeast winds, high temperatures, low humidities and in accessible areas crews are having difficulty containing the fire. Communities of Igo, Ono, Anderson, Happy Valley and Cottonwood are at potential risk. Transmission and distribution power lines in the area are at continued risk, and water infrastructure to the above communities is also at risk. The Clear Creek Water District Pump house was damaged. Evacuations remain in progress. Thirty residences destroyed, 30 residences damaged and 300 more threatened.
Update 1930: Cobra just mapped the fire at 6745 ac
Update 1900: 2,200 acres, 5% contained. Stinson, ICT3.Evacuation orders are in effect for the Happy Valley, Igo and Cottonwood areas.

Location: South west of Redding in the Happy Valley area. 
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ROC: With continued North/North East winds, high temperatures, low humidities and in accessible areas crews are having difficulty containing the fire. 
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Situation Concerns/Alerts: Transmission and Distribution power lines in the area are at risk, as well as the water infrastructure for the Happy Valley, Igo and Cottonwood communities.
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Additional Resource Notes: Significant resources have been placed as part of the extended attack resources. 
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