Friday, May 29, 2009

CA-TUU- Tule IC (South fires) - Lightning IC (North fires) - Lightning series 300 acres

Tulare County Lightning Series - TUU - Porterville in the Fountain Springs area.... Started yesterday around 1900hrs - 11 fires - 300+ acres - numerous down strikes in area, Some precipitation, wind gust up to 60 mph.

Update: Yesterday AM: New Fire-South Complex-Gibbon Peak. Gibbon Peak area which is a very remote area due south of the Tule Indian Reservation. Crews were unable to make access last night due to steep, rocky terrain and dense brush. Crews are making access this morning via helicopter shuttle. The nearest road is 1-2 miles away. Air tankers are keeping the fire in check while crews are making access. A CWN dozer is being used to open up roads into the area. Est. 15 acres, potential is 5,000 acres. Heavy brush and mixed oak, terrain is extremely steep and rocky. No structure threat. AA, 4 AT, copter, Crew S/T, 1 dozer.
Source: http://www.wildlandfire.com/hotlist =4

Fires renamed:
Northern Complex
Southern Complex
CA-TUU-Fountain
CA-TUU- Tule
CA-TUU-Lightning
Resources: About 110 firefighters from CALFIRE along with two hotshot crews from the National Forest Service are battling the blazes.
Current sizeup: 300+ acres, Not all of the fires are contained yet. AM recon flight
Structure threat: No structures are threatened and no injuries have been reported.
Comms:Local 151.190 / 154.010, Command - 151.265, Command 2 / 151.355, command 1
Tac 8 - 151.370 / 154.265, White Fire 2 / 154.295, White Fire 3/ 153.905, Tulare County Tac
Air - 151.310
Air / Grnd - 151.220

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