Saturday, August 29, 2009

CA-ANF-Station Wildland Fire - 35,200, acres 5% contained, Homes lost

STATION FIRE CA-ANF-003622 35,200, acres 5% contained. Area remains under a red flag warning for very high temperatures and low relative humidity. Angeles Crest Hwy is still closed. A spike camp will be established today in Santa Clarita
Station IC - Los Angeles County Wildland Fire today
latest 209, Very Large Resource orders pending.
Selected Incident Intelligence Summary (ICS-209)
Incident Status Summary (ICS-209)
1: Date: 08/29/2009
2: Time: 1800
4: Incident Number: CA-ANF-003622
5: Incident Name: Station
6: Incident Kind: Wildfire - (Full Suppression/Perimeter Control)
7: Start Date Time: 08/26/2009 1520
8: Cause: Under Investigation
9: Incident Commander: Dietrich/Powers/Fender
10: Incident Command Organization: Unified Command
11: State-Unit: CA-ANF
12: County: Los Angeles
13: Latitude and Longitude: Lat: 34° 15´ 4" Long: 118° 11´ 41"
Ownership: CA-ANF 14: Short Location Description (in reference to nearest town):
4 miles north of La Canada on SR2 - Angeles Crest Hwy
15: Size/Area Involved: 20,102 ACRES
16: % Contained or MMA: 5 Percent 17: Expected Containment
Date: 09/08/2009
18: Line to Build: 98 Miles
19: Estimated Costs to Date: $1,361,000
20: Declared Controlled Date: Time:
21: Injuries this Reporting Period:
22: Injuries to Date:
23: Fatalities
24: Structure Information: 0 1 0 Type of Structure # Threatened # Damaged # Destroyed
25: Threat to Human Life/Safety: Evacuations in progress
Potential future threat: Residence 10,000 Commercial Property 500 0 0 Outbuilding/Other 2,000 0 0
26: Projected incident movement/spread 12, 24, 48, and 72 hour time frames:
12 hours: South toward the Cities of LaCanda-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Pasadena and Glendale. West toward the Yerba Buena Ridge. North toward the 14 Freeway and the Santa Clara Ridge. East toward Mt Disappointment and Mt. Wilson.
24 hours: South toward the Cities of LaCanda-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Pasadena and Glendale. West toward the Yerba Buena Ridge. North toward the 14 Freeway and the Santa Clara Ridge. East toward Mt Disappointment and Mt. Wilson.
48 hours:
72 hours:
27: Values at Risk: include communities, critical infrastructure, natural and cultural resources in 12, 24, 48 and 72 hour time frames:
12 hours: Northern portions of the Foothill Communities of La Canada-Flintridge, Altadena, Glendale, Pasadena and Sunland-Tujunga. Mount Lukens Communications Facility, Edison 220 Kv Powerlines, Edison 33Kv Powerlines to Mt. Wilson, Gould Sub-station, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Arroyo Seco Residences, ANF Clear Creek Fire Station, Clear Creek School, Red Box and Mt Disappointment communication sites and the Mount Wilson Communications Facility/Observatory.
24 hours: Northern portions of the Foothill Communities of La Canada-Flintridge, Altadena, Glendale, Pasadena,and Sunland-Tujunga. Mount Lukens Communications Facility, Edison 220 Kv Powerlines, Edison 33Kv Powerlines to Mt. Wilson, Gould Sub-station, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Arroyo Seco Residences, ANF Clear Creek Fire Station, Clear Creek School, Red Box and Mt Disappointment communication sites and the Mount Wilson Communications Facility/Observatory.
48 hours:
72 hours:
28: Critical Resource Needs (amount, type, kind and number of operational periods () in priority order in 12, 24, 48, and 72 hour time frames):
12 hours: S/T Type I Crews (5), Type I Crews (15), S/T Type III ENG (10), DIVS (12), Type II WT (5), Type II Crews, OPBD (8), Dozers (20), DOZB (20), LSC1 (1), PIO any type 15.
24 hours:
48 hours:
72 hours:
29: Major problems and concerns:
Red Flag Warning for very high temperatures and low relative humidity remains in effect. The fire area is extremely steep and inaccessible. The fire is burning in burning in 40+ year old 15 to 20 foot high decadent vegetation. Fire is active during the day and night operational periods. The fire is currently making runs toward Mount Wilson, which is a major communications facility servicing all of Southern California.
30: Observed Weather for Current Operational Period:
Peak Gusts (mph): 15 Max. Temperature: 100
Wind Direction: SE Min. Relative Humidity: 7 31:
Fuels/Materials Involved: 4 Chaparral (6 Feet)
Type 4 Chaparral
32: Today's observed fire behavior:
Extreme fire behavior observed including plume dominated fire behavior, spotting and major runs.
33: Significant events today (closures, evacuations, significant progress made, etc.):
The fire quadrupled in size driven by SE winds. Major fire activity drove the fire north across Big Tujunga Rd and west over Mt. Lukens. The SW portion of the fire extended causing new mandatory evacuations in the Foothill Communities of Altadena, LaCanada-Flintridge, LaCresenta and Glendale. The fire is now threatening the Mount Wilson Communications Facilities and Observatory. Unified Command was expanded to include Glendale and Pasadena.
34: Forecasted Weather for next Operational Period
Wind Speed (mph): 8-12 Temperature: 75-80
Wind Direction: Downcanyon Relative Humidity: 10-20 35: Estimated Control
Date and Time:
36: Projected Final Size:
37: Estimated Final Cost:
38: Actions planned for next operational period:
Triage, prepare, and protect structures when and where necessary. Construct handlines and dozer lines. Protect critical communication sites.
39: For fire incidents, describe resistance to control in terms of:
1. Growth Potential - Extreme
2. Difficulty of Terrain - Extreme
40: Given the current constraints, when will the chosen management strategy succeed?
Current Strategy will succeed only if critical resource needs are met and the current weather conditions improve.
41: Projected demobilization start date:
42: Remarks: Angeles Crest Highway remains closed and is the primary access route for 18+ Camps/residences , numerous private residences, and the Mount Wilson Communication Facility and Observatory. Multiple evacuation centers have been established. The Mount Wilson Communications is now a major concern. This facility is a major communications hub for all of Southern California. 3 civilian injuries were reported today. A spike camp will be established in Santa Clarita.

43: Committed Resources (Supplemental Committed Resources follow the first block)
Agency CRW1 CRW2 HEL1 HEL2 HEL3 ENGS DOZR WTDR OVHD Camp
Crews Total
Personnel
SR ST SR ST SR SR SR SR ST SR ST SR SR
CNTY 3 1 6 2 24 244
ST 1 3 1 6 26 214
PRI 8 12 16
USFS 20 3 6 3 2 8 2 10 85 702
NPS 1 1
DDQ 1 20
BLM 1 1 10 37
OTHR 3 5 1 3 214
LGR 2 14 22 356
Total 26 6 10 0 6 4 2 9 23 8 6 24 169 3 1,804
Total personnel by agency are listed in the first section of committed resources.
Agency HELTK FIXW TRKCO RESMD LGTAIR
SR SR SR SR
CNTY
ST
PRI
USFS
NPS
DDQ
BLM
OTHR
LGR
Total 0 0 0 0 0
44: Cooperating and Assisting Agencies Not Listed Above:
LA County Fire, LA County Sheriffs, CHP, Edison, and Cal-Trans
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