Tuesday, September 30, 2008

California wildland fires - News and Notes

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Cabin IC - New fire in the ENF near leaf springs lookout, Lot's of Cal Fire Units including dozer's heading to the El Dorado National forest area.
The fire is near Cabin Creek road and Cat's creek road - ENF
Comms: ENF Tac2 169.950
09/30/08-1630 Rock Fire, CA-PNF 20 acres crews are making progress with the fireline construction.
The fire is near Rock Creek powerhouse along Hwy 70 currently 3 to 5 acres with a moderate rate of spread.
09/30-1815 Chalk (CA-LPF-2754) has burned 3,453 acres and is 8% contained. The acreage increase is over a 24 hour burn period. Accurate data was not available at earlier. The incident will be in Unified Command with Fort Hunter Liggett tomorrow morning at 0600 hours.
09/30-1800 Tehipite (CA-KNP-0020) This monitor/confine/contain wildland fire has burned 11,085 acres. the main fire spread will be to the west. Some movement will continue on the southeast towards the northeast. All other areas of the perimeter show little or no movement.
09/30-1800 Hidden (CA-KNP-0035) is 100% contained at 3,668 acres. Ground resources continued to mop-up and patrol the containment lines. rehabilitation of the control lines has begun and will continue for the next 6 to 7 days.

Partially Derived from: http://gacc.nifc.gov and other sources

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