Saturday, August 29, 2009

CA-LMU-Day - Wildland Fire - 853 Acres 50% Contained

Day Fire:
County: Lassen County
Location: Near Day Road/Hwy 299E
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit
Status/Notes: 853 acres - 85% contained
Full containment expected: August 30, 2009.
Date Started: August 27, 2009 2:00 pm

more info...
From last night (Date: 08/28/2009 Time: 1800) 209: Incident Status Summary
1: Date 08/28/2009 2: Time 1800
4: Incident Number CA-LMU-004366
5: Incident Name: DAY
6: Incident Kind: Wildfire (Full Suppression/Perimeter Control)
7: Start Date Time: 08/27/2009 1327
8: Cause: Under Investigation
9: Incident Commander: Jerry Burke
10: Incident Command Organization Type 3 IC
11: State-Unit: CA-LMU
12: County: LASSEN
13: Latitude and Longitude: Lat: 41° 5´ 47" Long: 121° 15´ 53" Ownership: CA-LMU
14: Short Location Description (in reference to nearest town): 10 miles NE of McArthur
15: Size/Area Involved 853 ACRES
16: % Contained or MMA 50 Percent
17: Expected Containment Date: 08/30/2009
18: Line to Build 0 Miles
19: Estimated Costs to Date: $650,000
21: Injuries this Reporting Period:
22: Injuries to Date:
23: Fatalities
24: Structure Information
0 0 0 Type of Structure # Threatened # Damaged # Destroyed
25: Threat to Human Life/Safety:
Evacuation(s) in progress ----
No evacuation(s) imminent -- XX
Potential future threat --------
No likely threat --------------- Residence 25 0 0
Commercial Property 2
Outbuilding/Other 30 0 0
26: Projected incident movement/spread 12, 24, 48, and 72 hour time frames:
12 hours: Minor spot fires are being picked up by suppression crews.
24 hours:
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: Big Valley Repeater Site within 1/2 mile and Intermountain Conservation Camp within 1 mile of fire. Private commercial timberlands involved.
24 hours:
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: Helibase Manager.
24 hours:
48 hours:
72 hours:
29: Major problems and concerns (control problems, social/political/economic concerns or impacts, etc.) Relate critical resources needs identified above to the Incident Action Plan.
Advisory Evacuation for Foothill Road is being lifted at 2000 hours this evening. Foothill Road area will be open to local residents only. Big Valley Memorial Hall has been closed as an Evacuation Center. Handlines and dozer lines have been completed around the fire, however, spot fires have been located outside those control lines today. Crews are widening control lines.
30: Observed Weather for Current Operational Period
Peak Gusts (mph): 11 Max. Temperature: 82
Wind Direction: SW Min. Relative Humidity: 23% 31: Fuels/Materials Involved: 10 Timber (litter and understory)
Eastside timberlands and plantations.
32: Today's observed fire behavior (leave blank for non-fire events):
Some isolated interior torching was observed today. Numerous spot fires have been picked up outside the control lines. Crews are taking advantage of favorable weather conditions today.
33: Significant events today (closures, evacuations, significant progress made, etc.):
Handlines and dozer lines have been completed around the fire. Advisory evacuations will be lifted tonight and the Evacuation Center has been closed. Revised acreage due to better mapping.
34: Forecasted Weather for next Operational Period
Wind Speed (mph): 5 Temperature: 75
Wind Direction: SW Relative Humidity: 30% 35: Estimated Control
Date and Time:
36: Projected Final Size:
37: Estimated Final Cost:
38: Actions planned for next operational period:
Widening and improving control lines, mopping up, finding and suppressing spot fires.
39: For fire incidents, describe resistance to control in terms of:
1. Growth Potential - Medium
2. Difficulty of Terrain - Medium
40: Given the current constraints, when will the chosen management strategy succeed?
41: Projected demobilization start date: 08/30/2009 1000
42: Remarks:
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
LGR 4 2 5 54
USFS 1 2 2 2 4 1 8 98
BLM 1 1
ST 4 9 1 8 5 4 44 634
PRI 13 12 7 57
Total 5 9 2 0 2 3 0 16 7 18 0 17 60 0 844
Total personnel by agency are listed in the first section of committed resources.
Agency HELTK FIXW TRKCO RESMD LGTAIR
SR SR SR SR
LGR
USFS
BLM
ST 1
PRI
Total 0 1 0 0 0
44: Cooperating and Assisting Agencies Not Listed Above:
Big Valley FPD, Adin FPD, Canby FPD, Cal Pines FPD, Alturas Rural FPD, Susanville City FD, Siskiyou County and Shasta County Operational Areas, Lassen County Sheriff's Office, CHP, CDCR, LNF, MDF, SHF, NOD and CalTrans.
45: Prepared by:
S. Peterson 46: Approved by:
J. Young 47: Sent to:NOPS by: S. Peterson

Phone Numbers (530) 257-9553 (Day Fire Information)

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