Sunday, June 28, 2009

CA-SQF-Fairview - Wildland Fire - 100 acres -Tulare County

CA-SQF-Fairview - Wildland Fire - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Update: 1330hrs - (2) Texas Canyon Hotshots based near Santa Clarita headed to assist with Fairview Fire in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Update: 1230hrs - (1) Incident is requesting a Type 1 and an additional Type 2 Helicopter.
SQF has committed Engines 22,24,31,42,44,46 and BLM 3134.
The 2 air tankers are on a load and return from Porterville.
SNF H520 and support units were off Trimmer about 1000 enroute to the Fairview Helispot.
Arroyo Grande IHC enroute
Los Padres IHC enroute
On the McNalley, Base Camp was at the R Ranch in Johnsonville.

News and notes: 0900hrs - Fairview Incident CA-SQF-002098 Fire located in the Fairview Campground area 20 miles north of Kernville. Fire began early this morning and is approximately 100 acres.
Ground resources and aircraft are attempting to slow the forward rate of spread as fire is burning in dead and down fuels in the old McNalley fire perimeter (2002).
Access to area is limited. 1 air tactical, 1 lead plane, 1 Type 3 air tanker, 1 Type 1 helitanker and 1 Type 2 helicopter and 3 Type 1 hand crews(HS) currently assigned. On order are 1 additional Type 2 helicopter and 1 additional heavy air tanker.
Update:
0900hrs - Reported 75-100 Acres with no containment. IC is requesting a Type 1 and an additional Type 2 Helicopter.

IA: 22:00 last night - Report of vegetation fire.
Location: Fairview Campground on Mountain 99 North of Kernville in Tulare County. Fire is on the West side of the Kern River with the origin area having little to no road access.
This area is close to where the McNally Fire 02' started.
Resources: SQF has committed Engines 22,24,31,42,44,46 and BLM 3134.
Committed hand crews are Fulton, Rio Bravo, Fulton, Breckenridge, BBD-Kern Valley, Horseshoe, and ANF-Texas Canyon.
Aircraft: Air tankers are on a load and return from Porterville.
H-523 SQF Helicopter committed
Cause: Fireworks investigation
Webcam: Sherman Peak #6

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