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Thursday, August 30, 2007

[EDIS] RED FLAG WARNING - Now in effect until 1 pm pdt this afternoon


LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-THE SALINAS VALLEY AND PINNACLES NM


THE RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON. THE RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED AS SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO TRAVERSE MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES. A MAJORITY OF THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE WET...BUT NORTHERN MOST STORMS HAVE THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR DRY LIGHTNING. IN ADDITION...ERRATIC WIND GUSTS TO 25 MPH ARE POSSIBLE FROM ANY STORMS.

Instruction:
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY.

Area: LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-THE SALINAS VALLEY AND PINNACLES NM-

Affected Counties or parts of: San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Marin, Monterey, Contra Costa, Napa, San Benito, Sonoma, Santa Clara, Alameda,Kensington, Port Costa, Byron, Pacheco, Crockett, Bethel Island, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Pittsburg, San Ramon, Richmond, Discovery Bay, Blackhawk, Rodeo, Orinda, Concord, Martinez, Antioch, Danville, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, Moraga, Pinole, Clayton, Oakley, San Pablo, Vine Hill, Diablo, Brentwood, El Sobrante, Hercules, Bay Point, Knightsen, Clyde, Alamo

Sent: 2007-08-30T11:57:41-07:00

From: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA

CA-SCU-Stevens - Vegetation Fire

Stevens Fire header from Mount Hamilton web cam
Webcam: Link

CDF working an active fire in the Stevens Canyon Open
Space near Cupertino. Reservoir area, near Cupertino/San Jose on the western side of the Santa Cruz Mountains Fire is North of where the Croy Fire was about 4 years ago.
Initial Sizeup: 10 acres Rapid ROS
Location: 15040 Montebello Road, Stevens Creek
Comms: CDF Cmd 4 tone 7, Command 4 is 151.400 - Local SCU 151.4450.
Tac freqs: CDF Tac 2 151.295, 151.160,
Started from downed wires behind a residence.
Structure protection Ops
Reporting 50 ft flame lengths, unsafe for crews.
Two helos and four tankers committed as of about noon.
Air Attack just reported "dangerous rate of spread" and ordered up
Tanker 910.
Updates:
80 acres in brush and timber, no estimate on containment, no structures lost.
50 acres Rapid ROS
Difficult access
No structures threat at this time

Resource orders:
St. Helena just toned out an immediate need strike team for this fire
Tanker 910 (DC-10) eta 40 minutes from SoCal
IC has requested 3 additional dozers and code 3 type 3 engine ST
Additional Resource Request: 2 Helicopters, 4 Crews, 1 Immediate Need Type-3 S/T, 2 Lima S/T, Santa Clara County E-1,7,and Saratoga E-30 staged on Montabello for stucture protection Santa Clara County Fire brush protrols at incident.

Lightning may have caused two house fires in SLO County

SLO NEWS:

Lightning may have started two fires that burned homes near Paso Robles and Los Osos early Thursday morning, according to fire officials.

The first blaze started at a house in the 500 block of Binscarth Road but was quickly doused by firefighters, according to County/Cal Fire officials.

It was contained about 25 minutes after the fire was reported to officials at 12:50 a.m.

No one was injured in the blaze and damage to the home was estimated at $25,000, fire officials said.

Morro Bay Fire Department assisted in fighting the fire.

Another fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at a house in the 2900 block of Pleasant Road just north of Paso Robles.

Four people were home at the time and self-evacuated. No one was injured, fire officials said.

Half of the house was burning when firefighters arrived at the scene. It was contained just after 4 a.m.

An estimate on damage to the house was not immediately available, fire officials said.

San Miguel and Paso Robles firefighters assisted in fighting the blaze.

Investigators were still looking into the cause of both incidents and said they could have been started by lightning from a powerful thunderstorm that pounded the county early Thursday morning.

- Leslie Parrilla

Lightning sparks fires across counties

Lightning sparks fires across counties:

Lightning sparks fires across counties



A thunderstorm over the drought Central Coast brought its share of rain but also sparked at least four fires in San Luis Obispo County and three fires in Santa Barbara County — one near the now-blackened footprint of the Zaca Fire, officials said.

As of 5:30 this morning, the National Weather Service reported that .01 inches of rain fell in Santa Maria; .03 inches in Paso Robles; and .25 inches in Morro Bay — the highest level recorded in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

A more accurate report of precipitation is expected to be released this afternoon.

Officials counted some 2,000 lightning strikes over the Sisquoc River area since Wednesday night, and around 9 this morning, fire crews detected a lightning-caused blaze nearby, said Catherine Hibbard of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.

Zaca Fire suppression crews are currently battling the lightning-sparked blaze in the Sisquoc River drainage — about two miles west of the already-contained fire line on Foresters Leap Canyon. The estimated size or containment was not available this morning.

Hibbard also said there were reports of heavy rains in some areas near the fire but she didn’t know how that impacted the flames of the still-burning Zaca Fire.

Santa Barbara County firefighters were also busy in an area south of Lompoc where lightning is believed to have sparked a fire that consumed nearly 20 acres along Jalama Road, about five miles west of Highway 1.

The fire was reported at 4:29 a.m. and was contained by county and Lompoc city firefighters around 6 a.m., said Brian Hayden, a fire engineer and spokesman with the county fire department. No structures were threatened.

Hayden said the department was overflowed with calls Wednesday night reporting “a pretty severe weather system” from the South Coast to the San Marcos Pass, over the East Camino Cielo area and up to the Santa Ynez Valley.

Most of the lightning strikes, however, did not develop into actual fires, Hayden said.

One lightning reportedly sparked a small spot fire in the Painted Cave area but volunteer firefighters from the small mountain community reportedly put it out, he said.

Cal Fire in San Luis Obispo County is currently fighting two vegetation fires — one sparked at 8 a.m. on a mountain near San Luis Obispo and another at 9:40 a.m. in the Santa Margarita area, said Capt. Greg Alex.

No information on the size or containment was available.

Overnight lightning was blamed for two house fires in the northern part of the county — one at 1:15 a.m. in Paso Robles and another 3:30 a.m. in the Los Osos area, Alex said.

No injuries were reported in either of the fires, he added.

Later this afternoon, Cal Fire is expected to fly over the county looking for new lightning-sparked fires, he said.

[EDIS] very hot conditions for the Los Angeles county valleys and mountains today

LOS ANGELES COUNTY VALLEYS-LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY


.STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER ARIZONA WILL CONTINUE TO BRING HOT TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY. READINGS ARE RUNNING SEVERAL DEGREES WARMER THAN YESTERDAY ACROSS LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND HUMIDITY VALUES ARE HIGHER. THIS WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES REACHING OR EXCEEDING EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING CRITERIA OF 105 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON IN MANY AREAS. IN ADDITION... NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY. ... EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING. NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES ALONG WITH SLIGHTLY HIGHER HUMIDITIES WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 110 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS. TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY COOL DURING THE EVENING HOURS BELOW HEAT WARNING CRITERIA.

Instruction:
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS... STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM... STAY OUT OF THE SUN... AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

Area: LOS ANGELES COUNTY VALLEYS-LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-

Affected Counties or parts of: Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles,

Sent: 2007-08-30T10:59:55-07:00

From: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA

CA-SBC-Jalama - Vegetation Fire - 10 acres, 100% contained

CA-SBC-Jalama
0600 209

15 miles south of Lompoc

CA-SBC-Jalama

10 acres, 100% contained

fire was on ridge with potential access problem

Wet line established by IA resources on suspected lightning caused fire.

Resources on scene will continue to mop up with expected release of several resources begining this morning. Expect light mop up/patrol to continue possibly through tomorrow. Fire to be mapped today to determine accurate size.

43 personnel on scene, 40 of them county.
1 handcrew, 5 engines 2 dozers, 2 water tenders

Northern California Geographic Area Daily sit report

GACC Detailed Situation Report 8/29/2007

Northern California

Preparedness Level: III

Wildfire Activity Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
Hoopa Agency BIA BIA CA-HIA M 3 0 0 171 137 0 0 171 137
sum 0 0 0 171 137 0 0 171 137
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
Northern California Region BLM CA-NOD H 3 0 0 0 12 162 12 178 24 340
sum 0 0 0 12 162 12 178 24 340
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
Marin County FD CNTY CA-MRN L 1 1 1 9 21 1 1 10 22
Hawaii Counties CNTY HI-CNTY H 3 0 0 5 21,030 0 0 5 21,030
sum 1 1 0 14 21,051 1 1 15 21,052
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
San Francisco Bay NWR Complex FWS CA-FWR H 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge FWS CA-HBR L 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Klamath Basin NWRC FWS CA-LKR VH 3 0 0 2 78 2 27 4 105
Sacramento NWR FWS CA-SWR H 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
sum 0 0 0 2 78 2 27 4 105
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
Lava Beds NP NPS CA-BNP Ex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Golden Gate NP NPS CA-GNP H 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Lassen Volcanic NP NPS CA-LNP M 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Point Reyes NP NPS CA-RNP H 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 7
Redwood NP NPS CA-RWP M 3 0 0 17 5 0 0 17 5
Whiskeytown NRA NPS CA-WNP H 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Hawaii Volcanoes NP NPS HI-HVP H 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
sum 0 0 0 25 13 0 0 25 13
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
Amador-Eldorado Unit - CDF ST CA-AEU H 1 5 3 114 350 2 1 116 351
CDF Butte Unit ST CA-BTU Ex 1 0 0 0 210 1,948 0 0 210 1,948
CDF San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit ST CA-CZU M 1 0 0 0 47 34 1 0 48 34
CDF Humbolt - Del Norte Unit ST CA-HUU H 3 0 0 0 93 132 0 0 93 132
CDF Lassen-Modoc Unit ST CA-LMU H 3 0 0 0 33 521 60 635 93 1,156
CDF Lake Napa Sonoma Unit ST CA-LNU N/R 356 1,151 4 0 360 1,151
CDF Mendocino Unit ST CA-MEU H 1 2 2 143 557 0 0 143 557
CDF Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit ST CA-NEU N/R 211 746 3 2 214 748
CDF Santa Clara Unit ST CA-SCU L 1 3 8 0 166 1,524 2 0 168 1,524
CDF Shasta-Trinity Unit ST CA-SHU H 1 2 7 109 1,619 4 1 113 1,620
CDF Siskiyou Unit ST CA-SKU N/R 65 370 43 363 108 733
CDF Tehama-Glenn Unit ST CA-TGU M 1 0 0 0 94 1,115 0 0 94 1,115
sum 12 20 0 1,641 10,067 119 1,002 1,760 11,069
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
Eldorado NF USFS CA-ENF VH 1 5 1 0 37 7 16 1 53 8
Klamath NF USFS CA-KNF VH 3 0 0 10 2 48 20,651 58 20,653
Lassen NF USFS CA-LNF H 3 0 0 0 15 257 13 1 28 258
Modoc NF USFS CA-MDF VH 3 0 0 7 45 52 8,701 59 8,746
Mendocino NF USFS CA-MNF VH 2 0 0 6 97 6 2 12 99
Plumas NF USFS CA-PNF VH 3 1 0 0 42 353 53 22,323 95 22,676
Shasta-Trinity NF USFS CA-SHF H 3 2 105 72 1,540 11 10 83 1,550
Six Rivers NF USFS CA-SRF M 3 0 0 29 27 7 190 36 217
Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit - USFS USFS CA-TMU VH 1 0 0 0 34 2,921 4 2 38 2,923
Tahoe NF USFS CA-TNF H 3 6 1 0 44 62 37 17 81 79
sum 14 107 0 296 5,311 247 51,898 543 57,209
total 27 128 0 2,161 36,819 381 53,106 2,542 89,925

Units in: Low = 3, Moderate = 6, High = 17, Very High = 7, Extreme = 2


Prescribed Fires daily Report
Prescribed Fires Wildland Fire Use (WFU)
New Year to Date New Year to Date
Unit Agency Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CA-NOD BLM 0 0 3 175 0 0 0 0
sum 0 0 3 175 0 0 0 0
Prescribed Fires Wildland Fire Use (WFU)
New Year to Date New Year to Date
Unit Agency Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CA-MRN CNTY 1 7 0 0
sum 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0
Prescribed Fires Wildland Fire Use (WFU)
New Year to Date New Year to Date
Unit Agency Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CA-LKR FWS 2 19,974 0 0
CA-SWR FWS 5 0 0 0
sum 0 0 7 19,974 0 0 0 0
Prescribed Fires Wildland Fire Use (WFU)
New Year to Date New Year to Date
Unit Agency Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CA-BNP NPS 0 0 3 1
CA-RWP NPS 9 14 0 0
sum 0 0 9 14 0 0 3 1
Prescribed Fires Wildland Fire Use (WFU)
New Year to Date New Year to Date
Unit Agency Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CA-AEU ST 5 1 0 0
CA-BTU ST 0 0 16 1,766 0 0
CA-CZU ST 0 0 1 130 0 0 0 0
CA-HUU ST 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
CA-MEU ST 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
CA-NEU ST N/R 5 201 0 0
CA-SCU ST 0 0 6 378 0 0
CA-TGU ST 0 0 3 2,150 0 0
sum 0 0 38 4,628 0 0 0 0
Prescribed Fires Wildland Fire Use (WFU)
New Year to Date New Year to Date
Unit Agency Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CA-KNF USFS 11 1,665 1 0
CA-LNF USFS 0 0 4 2,202 0 0 0 0
CA-MDF USFS 4 704 0 0
CA-MNF USFS 19 2,006 0 0
CA-PNF USFS 0 0 46 1,118 0 0 0 0
CA-SHF USFS 0 0 4 999 0 0
CA-SRF USFS 52 485 0 0
CA-TNF USFS 0 0 54 2,233 0 0 0 0
sum 0 0 194 11,412 0 0 1 0
total 0 0 252 36,210 0 0 4 1


Remarks by reporting office
CA-CZU
CA-ENF
CA-KNF 16:49 currently receiving downstrikes on the salmon river district and both salmon river and scott river districts are going into there lightning plans
CA-LNF
CA-MDF MICC STAFFED TILL 1900 ADJ. RATING IS VERY HIGH
CA-MNF
CA-ONC
CA-PNF
CA-SHF
CA-SRF
CA-TNF


WALLOW CA-SHF-1882 Type: WF Start: 08/29/2007 1400 Cause: U Priority:
Overhead Team Name: Armstrong Organization: Type 3 IC Local: GACC:
Size:
500 ACRES
% Cnt/MMA:
0 %
Est Contain:
NR
Latitude:
40° 28´ 59"
Longitude:
123° 22´ 17"
Location: 7 miles southwest of Hayork, CA $$ Costs to Date: NR
Structures Threatened: 7 PRIM , 5 OUTB Structures Destroyed: NONE
Resources Committed: Total Personnel: 195 Report Date: Aug 29, 2007 1800
Agency CRW1 CRW2 HEL1 HEL2 HEL3 ENGS OVHD
PRI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
ST 6 0 0 1 0 2 0
USFS 2 1 0 1 0 8 7
Significant Events: Rapid fire spread due to dry fuels and thunderstorm generated winds.

Remarks: Fire behavior included rapid rates of spread and long range spotting. Fire is burning on private and USFS lands. Fire has burned into Plummer Creek and has high potential to become established in the South Fork Trinity River. Fire is also established into heavy brush from 1987 fires.

Observed Fire Behavior: Rapid rates of spread; long range spotting.

Planned Actions: Continue flanking actions and burnout operations from established roads.



Large Fire Totals
Acreage Personnel CRW1 CRW2 HEL1 HEL2 HEL3 ENGS OVHD
500 195 8 1 1 2 0 10 7


Resource status ( a = Available, c = Committed)
AIRT SEAT LEAD AAAC SJAC HEL1 HEL2 HEL3 CRW1 CRW2
Office a c a c a c a c a c a c a c a c a c a c
CA-ENF 2 0 1 2
CA-KNF 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
CA-LNF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
CA-MDF 0 0 0
CA-MNF 0 1 3 0
CA-ONC 1
CA-PNF 0 1 1 2
CA-SHF 0 1 0 2 0 5
CA-SRF
CA-TNF 1 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 1 2 1 4 2 1 1 6 6 7


Resource status ( a = Available, c = Committed)
OVHD HRAP SMKJ ENGS WTDR DOZR ATBP ATMU 4390 SCOP
Office a c a c a c a c a c a c a c a c a c a c
CA-ENF 8 7 0 1
CA-KNF 9 0 0 0 0 0
CA-LNF 15 0 3 0
CA-MDF 6 0 2 0 1 0
CA-MNF 0 0 5 6 0 2
CA-ONC 8
CA-PNF 8 4 3 0
CA-SHF 7 15 0 1 0 2
CA-SRF 10 3 0
CA-TNF 6 1 1 0
Totals 8 74 33 9 3 4 3






Report executed on: 29-Aug-2007 2236 central time

Southern California Geographic Area Daily sit report

DAILY SITUATION REPORT

Southern California Geographic Area Coordination Center Intelligence

Detailed Situation Report
Preparedness Level III
08/29/07

Wildfire Activity Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
Southern California Agency - BIA BIA CA-BIA VH 3 0 0 32 17 0 0 32 17
Tule River Indian Reservation - BIA BIA CA-TIA Ex 3 0 0 0 28 2,459 0 0 28 2,459
sum 0 0 0 60 2,476 0 0 60 2,476
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
Bakersfield District - BLM BLM CA-BBD VH 3 1 0 0 44 970 0 0 44 970
California Desert District - BLM BLM CA-CDD M 3 0 0 52 6,047 9 1,489 61 7,536
BBD Owens Valley District BLM CA-OVD Ex 3 0 0 0 2 28 7 1,186 9 1,214
sum 1 0 0 98 7,045 16 2,675 114 9,720
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
Marine Corps Air Stn Miramar FD DDQ CA-MSM VH 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 1
sum 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 1
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
KERN NWR FWS CA-KRR L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
San Luis NWR FWS CA-LUR N/R 9 18 0 0 9 18
Tijuana Slough NWR FWS CA-TNR N/R 4 16 0 0 4 16
sum 0 0 0 13 34 0 0 13 34
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
Death Valley NM NPS CA-DVP H 3 0 0 1 1,988 0 0 1 1,988
Joshua Tree NM NPS CA-JTP H 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Sequoia - Kings Canyon NP NPS CA-KNP VH 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2
Mojave NP NPS CA-MNP VH 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Yosemite NP NPS CA-YNP N/R 17 23 1 1 18 24
sum 0 0 0 21 2,013 2 1 23 2,014
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CSR - CDF Southern Region Operations ST CA-CSR H 3 24 6 3,121 21,063 0 0 3,121 21,063
sum 24 6 0 3,121 21,063 0 0 3,121 21,063
Year to Date
Unit Fire P New Uncntrld Human Lightning Total
Unit Name Agency ID Dngr L Fires Acres Fires Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
Angeles NF USFS CA-ANF Ex 1 0 0 117 197 0 0 117 197
San Bernardino NF USFS CA-BDF VH 3 0 0 73 287 12 46 85 333
Cleveland NF USFS CA-CNF N/R 61 74 2 2 63 76
Inyo NF USFS CA-INF Ex 3 3 5 0 10 55 28 38,135 38 38,190
Los Padres NF USFS CA-LPF VH 3 0 2,000 29 242,783 0 0 29 242,783
Sierra NF USFS CA-SNF N/R 33 271 28 70 61 341
Sequoia NF USFS CA-SQF Ex 3 0 275 1 41 5,990 6 300 47 6,290
Stanislaus NF USFS CA-STF H 4 4 0 0 37 212 21 5 58 217
sum 7 2,280 1 401 249,869 97 38,558 498 288,427
total 33 2,286 1 3,718 282,501 115 41,234 3,833 323,735


Units in: Low = 1, Moderate = 1, High = 4, Very High = 7, Extreme = 5



Prescribed Fires daily Report
Prescribed Fires Wildland Fire Use (WFU)
New Year to Date New Year to Date
Unit Agency Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CA-BBD BLM 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0
CA-OVD BLM 0 0 2 177 0 0 0 0
sum 0 0 4 180 0 0 0 0
Prescribed Fires Wildland Fire Use (WFU)
New Year to Date New Year to Date
Unit Agency Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CA-MSM DDQ 0 0 5 57 0 0 0 0
sum 0 0 5 57 0 0 0 0
Prescribed Fires Wildland Fire Use (WFU)
New Year to Date New Year to Date
Unit Agency Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CA-LUR FWS N/R 10 3,011 0 0
sum 0 0 10 3,011 0 0 0 0
Prescribed Fires Wildland Fire Use (WFU)
New Year to Date New Year to Date
Unit Agency Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CA-KNP NPS 0 0 3 54 0 0 5 187
CA-YNP NPS N/R 7 396 8 227
sum 0 0 10 450 0 0 13 414
Prescribed Fires Wildland Fire Use (WFU)
New Year to Date New Year to Date
Unit Agency Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
CA-BDF USFS 1 20 0 0
CA-CNF USFS N/R 3 132 0 0
CA-INF USFS 0 0 9 1,085 0 0 0 0
CA-LPF USFS 33 4,368 0 0
CA-SNF USFS N/R 28 784 1 86
CA-SQF USFS 0 0 6 540 0 0 0 0
CA-STF USFS 0 0 10 2,583 3 0 3 0
sum 0 0 90 9,512 3 0 4 86
total 0 0 119 13,210 3 0 17 500



Remarks by reporting office
CA-ANF Area 652 Extreme Area 655 Extreme Area 690 Extreme
CA-BDF A694, A696, A693 HIGH, A660 VERY HIGH, A665 EXTREME
CA-INF
CA-KNP
CA-LPF
CA-OSC Moderate initial attack activity today
CA-SQF AREA 435 E 438 E 445 E
CA-STF Have 3 fires that are being looked at for Fire Use- Jenkins, Hiram and Hollow. As for now all are under 1/10 of an acre. Had a total of 7 starts from lightning from last afternoons storm all above 6000 ft elev.



Grouse CA-SQF-2947 Type: WF Start: 08/27/2007 0000 Cause: L Priority:
Overhead Team Name: Robert Sanders Organization: Type 3 IC Local: 1 GACC: 1
Size:
350 ACRES
% Cnt/MMA:
5 %
Est Contain:
NR
Latitude:
36° 16´ 39"
Longitude:
118° 25´ 14"
Location: 52 miles North east of Porterville in the Golden Trout Wilderness $$ Costs to Date: $120,000
Structures Threatened: NONE Structures Destroyed: NONE
Resources Committed: Total Personnel: 116 Report Date: Aug 29, 2007 1430
Agency CRW1 CRW2 HEL1 HEL2 HEL3 ENGS OVHD
CNTY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
USFS 0 4 0 2 0 0 4
Significant Events: Most of the constructed handl ine was lost with the increase in fire activity.

Remarks:

Observed Fire Behavior: Crown fire was observed at the head with an up a hill run, with active flanking and backing fire. During the night a thermal belt is in the area and the fire is active until early morning.

Planned Actions: Transition with a team, monitor the fire.



AUBERRY CA-FKU-009400 Type: WF Start: 08/28/2007 1500 Cause: H Priority:
Overhead Team Name: B4312 - C. Tolmie Organization: NR Local: GACC:
Size:
154 ACRES
% Cnt/MMA:
90 %
Est Contain:
08/29/2007
Latitude:
37° 4´ 24"
Longitude:
119° 26´ 34"
Location: NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF AUBERRY $$ Costs to Date: NR
Structures Threatened: 20 PRIM Structures Destroyed: NONE
Resources Committed: Total Personnel: 515 Report Date: Aug 29, 2007 1800
Agency CRW1 CRW2 HEL1 HEL2 HEL3 ENGS OVHD
LGR 0 0 0 0 0 10 10
OES 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
OTHR 0 0 1 2 2 0 0
PRI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ST 12 0 0 0 0 20 40
Significant Events: 110 Chains Built, High Temperatures; Low Humidity resulting in severe crew fatigue

Remarks:

Observed Fire Behavior: Creeping, Smoldering, Tourching

Planned Actions: Continued Mop-Up,Line Construction, Patrol



BABCOCK CA-YNP-2397 Type: WFU Start: 07/11/2007 1821 Cause: L Priority:
Overhead Team Name: MIKE BEASLEY Organization: Type 4 IC Local: GACC:
Size:
218 ACRES
% Cnt/MMA:
NR %
Est Contain:
NR
Latitude:
37° 45´ 55"
Longitude:
119° 24´ 10"
Location: Nine miles East of Yosemite Valley $$ Costs to Date: NR
Structures Threatened: NONE Structures Destroyed: NONE
Resources Committed: Total Personnel: 4 Report Date: Aug 28, 2007 1600
Agency CRW1 CRW2 HEL1 HEL2 HEL3 ENGS OVHD
NPS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Significant Events:

Remarks:

Observed Fire Behavior: Low fire activity, 25% perimeter is active with creeping and isolated torching

Planned Actions: Continued monitoring



Zaca CA-LPF-001087 Type: WF Start: 07/04/2007 1053 Cause: H Priority:
Overhead Team Name: Hawkins Organization: Type 1 Team Local: GACC:
Size:
240,207 ACRES
% Cnt/MMA:
90 %
Est Contain:
09/04/2007
Latitude:
34° 46´ 45"
Longitude:
120° 5´ 24"
Location: 15 miles NE of Buellton $$ Costs to Date: $110,750
Structures Threatened: 2 COMM , 10 PRIM , 20 OUTB Structures Destroyed: 1 OUTB
Resources Committed: Total Personnel: 1,290 Report Date: Aug 29, 2007 1800
Agency CRW1 CRW2 HEL1 HEL2 HEL3 ENGS OVHD
BIA 0 6 0 0 0 1 3
BLM 0 3 0 1 0 1 12
CNTY 0 0 0 1 0 17 94
DDQ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LGR 0 0 0 0 0 10 69
NPS 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
OES 0 0 0 0 0 11 6
OTHR 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
PRI 0 5 3 1 5 8 101
ST 12 0 0 0 0 10 58
USFS 32 18 7 20 15 12 2,116
Significant Events: Richardson Zone: Good progress was made with line improvements and mop up in all Divisions. Crews were able to mop-up remaining hot spots near the line in Division AA. Contingency line was completed in Branch XXV. Live Oak Zone: Progress is being made in the Suppression Rehab Branch.

Remarks: Injury reported in Block 21 was due to a respiratory condition due to dust inhalation causing Bronchitis. Block 31 cont.: Live Oak Zone: Heavy brush containing high dead component. Some conifer at higher elevations. Live fuel moistures are at 45% which is well below critical levels.

Observed Fire Behavior: Richardson Zone: Minimal fire activity was observed with no growth in the fire perimeter. Live Oak Zone: Occasional smokes may continue to be seen from interior islands.

Planned Actions: Richardson Zone: Monitor and mop-up/patrol in all Divisions 100' to 500'. Contingency planning will continue for Branch XXV. Continue to identify and complete Fire Suppression Rehab. Live Oak Zone: Patrol by air. Continue Fire Suppression Rehab.

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