Friday, October 31, 2008

CA-LPF- Chalk wildland fire 16,269 acres, 100%

Basic Information

Incident Type Wildland Fire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin Saturday September 27th, 2008 aprox 07:30 PM
Location 22 mi southwest of King City, CA
Incident Commander Mark Nunez

Current Situation

Total Personnel 106
Size 16,269 acres
Percent Contained 100%
Estimated Containment Date Thursday October 30th, 2008 aprox 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

4 Chaparral (6 Feet) Large volume of dead and down material in fire fuel bed from sudden oak death and previous fires. Oak woodland and pockets of timber.

Fire Behavior

Interior burning of unburned fuel, creeping and smoldering.

Significant Events

Mop up and rehab continued

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol, mop-up and rehab. With predictated rain crews will not be on the line. Rehab will continue once rains are finished and conditions are safe.

Growth Potential

Low

Terrain Difficulty

Extreme

Remarks

Incident Commander has declared the incident contained as of 10/30/2008 at 1800 hrs. Cone Peak Road remains closed until further notice per Monterey Ranger District Office. Highway 1 and other roads affected by the fire will continue to have rolling rocks and debris. Be cautious while driving and on these roads. Highway 1 may be closed periodically due to rock slides caused by predicated rain. Contact Cal Trans or look up road conditions on the Cal Trans web site.

Weather

Current Wind Conditions 15-20(G)30 mph SW
Current Temperature 55 degrees
Current Humidity 70-100 %

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