Monday, July 27, 2009

Update: CA-STF-Knight Wildland Fire(heavy fuels) 650+ acres activity increasing

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Photo from mounted camera in Sonora, 7-27-09 PM Tuolumne County
Screenshot from towercam live view. Cam Credit: Link
30 residences remain threatened
Stanislaus National Forest - Knight Fire - Mount Elizabeth and Pilot Peak Fire Lookouts reported the Knight Fire on 7/26/09 (yesterday) at 3:36 p.m. The fire is currently estimated has now expanded to approximately 650 acres moving both up and down The Stanislaus River Canyon.
Yesterday's normal upcanyon afternoon winds fanned the fire, and the fire is now well established in the rugged canyon terrain, burning in heavy fuels including brush and timber.
Update: 2030hrs - Quick Look
  • -600 acres at 0% contained
  • -30 residences threatened
  • -Projected movement is east and west in the river canyon
  • -Fuels are timber and brush in steep and inaccessible terrain
  • -Today's witnessed activity was: Crown Fires, all flanks burning actively with multiple spot fires
  • -Transitioned to A. Johnsons type II team today
  • -No critical resource needs were posted
Resources at scene: 25 BLM; 5 local gov't; 174 Cal Fire; 329 USFS; 25 private (all tenders and dozers); 8 NPS
Update: 1900hrs - Stanislaus National Forest ask u to avoid Southfork Rd. in Twain Harte - used to move fire equip. via 4N01 to Mt. Knight

View CA-STF-Knight -Wildland Fire in a larger map
GPS Location: 38.18 latitude, -120.254 longitude
Inciweb: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/1757/
Previous related Cal Fire News post: CA-STF-Knight -Wildland Fire - 275 to 300 acres 0% going to be getting bigger

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