Sunday, May 24, 2009

CA-JTP-Lost Horse - Wild land fire Joshua Tree Park - 450 acres 100%

CA-JTP-Lost Horse - JTP 7519A2, Wild land fire

Update: 5-27-09 0700hrs - at 450 acres 100% contained and controlled the fire is out. A few firefighters will continue to check for any remaining hotspots.
Twelve people hiking the park’s Lost Horse Mine Trail were unable to retreat back down the trail when they encountered the fire, though never in immediate danger, the hikers were airlifted to safety by helicopter.
Update: 1800hrs- 50 acres inaccessible terrain. Evacuating some hikers in the area,
Crew 3 and 5 fron San Bernardino N.F. dispatched to the fire.

IC: Lost Horse IC.
Location: Sec7, T2S, R9E, Lat 33.56.4, Lon 116.08.0,
Resources: Reload at Hemet and Copter 554 in the area.
Comms: AA on 168.550
Victor 122.575
Cmd 171.575
Tac NIFC 1 168.050
Notes: A burnout was completed around the Lost Horse mine and stamp mill, the Lost Horse Mine, produced 10,000 ounces of gold and 16,000 ounces of silver (worth approximately $5 million today) between 1894 and 1931.

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