Tuesday, September 22, 2009

CA-VNC- Guiberson Fire (Ventura Co) *Brush* 17,500 acres; 75%

Guiberson Fire: Evacuations orders in some areas are currently being modified and in some cases, lifted.
CA-VNC-Guiberson
Satellite Perimeter and Hot spot map

Evacuations have been ordered in the Barnsdale area, which is south of Fillmore. And Meridian Hills area. Fillmore. And Meridian Hills area.

View Ventura County fire map 9/22/09 in a larger map
CA-VNC- Guiberson Fire (Ventura Co)

389-9736 GUIBERSON INCIDENT **FOR PUBLIC INQUIRIES ON THE FIRE**

Location: Approx start location: GUIBERSON RD & CALUMET CANYON RD Fillmore, CA -
Start:
1048hrs - Now 5 acres and running, Large potential, This fire appears to be going big in SRA... Large resource orders

Resources: Large resource orders
8 airtankers 4 heavy helitankers
Ground:
Cooperating Agencies: Ventura County Fire Department, CAL FIRE, Ventura County Sheriff, CHP, Ventura County Animal Control, CalEMA, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Southern California Edison and Red Cross.
Total Fire Personnel: 864
Engines: 84
Fire crews: 18
Airtankers: 8
Helicopters: 12
Dozers: 9
Water tenders: 4

Update: 9-25 o600hrs - 17,500 acres; 75% contained; Personnel: 2,683; 1 outbuildings destroyed. 9 FF's injured.

Fire Situation report 09-24-09
Significant Events:
The fire has slopped over control lines at Balcom Canyon Road, however firefighters were able to pick up and contain these spots. The fire continues to move to the east, where it has damaged high voltage lines causing power delivery issues and concerns. This problem has resulted in the ISO having to redistribute power at a large expense to Southern California Edison. Should the fire align properly with topography, the potential exists for large runs into the footprint of the Sheckel and Simi fires. Evacuations orders in some areas are currently being modified and in some cases, lifted.

Remarks: CALFIRE Team 10 (Lewin) is in unifed command with Ventura County Fire (Vanden Bosch). The Incident Command Post is located at Arroyo Vista Community Park in the city of Moorpark. An FMAG application has been filed and approved for this incident. Firefighting resources continue to arrive on the incident.

Observed Fire Behavior: Red Flag Warning conditions exist in the fire area until 1800 on 9/24. Extreme rates of spread and long range spotting. Fire behavior is being driven by winds and topography. Weather conditions are predicted to not improve until Sunday 9/27.

Planned Actions: Structure protection in threatened residential areas. Continue direct line construction and perimeter control where feasible. Protect public and private infrastructure and utilities in the fire area. Continue to provide for public and firefighter safety. Protect agricultural assets.Update: 0830hrs 9-24 - 16,400+ acres & is 40% contained. large blow-up on the east side near Piru, w/ loss of ranch structures
Update: 1530hrs 9-23 - 16,100 acres & is 40% contained. Active growth on So. & West flanks.
Update: 1430hrs 9-23 - Guiberson Fire (Ventura County) is 16,000 acres & is 40% contained. Active growth on So. & West flanks.
Update: 0830hrs 9-23 - GUIBERSON FIRE CA-VNC-54871. CALFIRE IMT #10 (Lewin) assumed command as of 0600 today. Fire is currently 9700 acres with 20% as indicated by an IR flight of the incident. No mandatory evacuations in affect. 2 elementary schools (Campus Canyon Elementary, and Walnut Canyon Elementary) and Moorpark College are closed. Further incident information is available at http://local.nixle.com/alert/269427/
Update: 0430hrs 9-23 - Fire now 9500 acres per Ventura fire dept
Update: 2130hrs 9-22 - Fire currently at 8,500 acres & growing. Currently 10 percent contained. 4 firefighters have sustained minor injuries, The fire jumped the dozer line in Happy camp Canyon at about 2130 and is now moving into the Moorpark College area.
Update: 1600hrs CA-VNC- #Guiberson 1600hrs - now at 6000+ acres. 0% 200 homes evacuated. 300+ FF's on scene. Tanker 910 working the fire.
Update: #Guiberson 1500hrs - Ventura County now at 2300+ acres. 0% 200 homes evacuated. 300+ FF's on scene
Update: 1345hrs Guiberson IC* Fire in Ventura County now at 1500+ acres with 300+ FF's from multiple agencies including LACoFD, grew 1200 Acres in one hour
Update: 1345hrs Appears CALFIRE Team 10 has been activated for this fire
Update: 1320hrs 300 acres 0% Guiberson Rd & Calumet Canyon Rd, near Fillmore
Update:1300hrs 200+ acres Region 1 received 6 type 1 engine ST request. 2 sent from LACoFD, 2 from LAFD, 1 from LBFD & 1 from Verdugo.
Update: 1225hrs - LAFD Mutual Aid Ventura County; LAFD sent 1 Helitanker and assembling 1 strike team for 'Guiberson' incident near Fillmore
Update: 1120hrs - Ca-VNC-GUIBERSON Now 200 acres no containment, fire is over the ridge towards MPK 8 total airtankers 4 heavy helitankers

Weather:
12:30hrs - Ventura County Wiley Ridge RAWS: http://bit.ly/2heHWJ Wiley Ridge RAWS shows Temp: 94.0° F Winds: 31 mph from NE Gusts: to 54 mph RH: 4% Fuel temp: 98.0° F
Nearest RAWS: http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/rom....cgi?stn=WLYC1
LIVE VIDEO: Ventura County brush fire: AIR7 (no sound): http://bit.ly/10xOR

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