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Sunday, October 25, 2009

CA-CZU- Loma - Wildland Fire - 485 acres, 100% Contained - Mount Modonna

Loma Fire - Santa Cruz Mountains -

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Map courtesy North Tree Fire and U.S.G.S.
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Summit - Loma Fire in Santa Cruz - 10-25-09
Credit: Dan Dawson via Flickr

EVACUATIONS - Mandatory evacuations lifted that were in effect for the areas of Ormsby Cutoff and Highland Way. About 85 structures are threatened.

Road Closures: Maymens Flat Rd, Highland Way, Ormsby Cut, Loma Prieta, Mt. Madonna, Spanish Ranch.

Weather:
CAZ511-512-261130-
EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE-SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS-
422 AM PDT SUN OCT 25 2009
.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-81.
24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........25-35%.
24 HR TREND......10% DRIER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......
VALLEYS/SLOPE....NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGE TOPS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30
MPH.
CWR (>0.10).........0%.
LAL.................1.
MARINE LAYER........500 FT ASL.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-62.
24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........53-73%.
24 HR TREND......35% DRIER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......
VALLEYS/SLOPE....NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGE TOPS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30
MPH.
CWR (>0.10).........0%.
LAL.................1.
MARINE LAYER........500 FT ASL.

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-81.
MIN HUMIDITY........25-35%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......
VALLEYS/SLOPE....NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGE TOPS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30
MPH IN THE MORNING.
CWR (>0.10).........0%.
LAL.................1.

.EXTENDED...
.MONDAY NIGHT...COLDER. MOSTLY CLEAR. WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
LOCAL GUSTS TO 30 MPH. LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S.
.TUESDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
LOCAL GUSTS TO 45 MPH. LOWS IN THE 40S TO LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
50S TO UPPER 60S.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS
TO 40 MPH IN THE MORNING. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S. HIGHS
IN THE 50S TO UPPER 60S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. LOWS IN THE 40S. HIGHS IN THE 50S TO UPPER 60S.

Update: 07214 10-27 - 485 acres. 75% - SCU Cal Fire Battalion Chief Darrell Wolf admits possibility that CDF started the #LomaFire.
Update: 0714 10-26 NOPS GACC - The Loma Incident, CA-SCU, is 600 acres with 20 percent containment.
This fire is under the command of Morris' Type 1 Team, with over thirty years of firefighting experience Chief George Morris Jr. has commanded some of the state’s largest and most complex emergencies.
Update: Noon - Per CAL FIRE 800 acres - 0% containment, 100 engines(25 CAL FIRE), 26 Crews, 12 dozers, 6 water tenders, 8 AT's, 5 copters
Strike Team (9110c) engine involved in Hit-Run non injury MVA in Oakland, other veh. took off
Update: 1130 hours - 800 acres, CAL Fire Team 3 (Morris) to transition this evening at 2000 hours.
Fixed wing still grounded (1130 hours), wind has increased to steady 20 with gusts to 50. 10 to 12 Golf ST requested.
Update: 1100hrs ICP currently being set up at Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds.
0630 local Command and Operations agreed that this fire will need a command team for logistic reasons, They are anticipating 4-5 days.
Update: 0900hrs 600+ acres, CAL FIRE Team 3 (Morris) is ordered. Aircraft resuming flights. Still fairly strong north winds at 30 MPH.
Update: 0800hrs - 400 acres, Mandatory evacuations were in effect for the areas of Ormsby Cutoff and Highland Way. About 85 structures are threatened, she said.
Update: 0700hrs - 300+ acres, *Evacuations* - Hundreds being evacuated this morning due to a wildfire burning in the Santa Cruz Mnt. area. Temporary Flight Restriction in effect for media aircraft over the fire.
Update: 0500hrs - 100+ acres, high winds, heavy fuels.
Update: 0330hrs - Summit IC - 5ac mod rate of spread, Fire has now burned thru a canyon burning up the other side of the canyon.

IA: Aprrox 0424hrs - E1768 reporting a 3 acre fire throwing spots down the hill, heavy fuel,
requesting a full wildland response Loma Prieta Wy x. Summit Rd./Mt.
Madonna Rd. Santa Clara/Santa Cruz County Line
Comms: TAC4 and TAC 2 are tactical, air show is on Air Tactics 5, Air Victor is 134.875, CMD 1 151.355, SCU Local 151.455 and CZU Local 151.370, CZU Sheriff RED 154.950
Location: Lat/Long is 37° 5'49.07"N 121°50'46.82"W
Staging at Burrell Station on Summit Rd.
Webcam: CZU- webcam: http://morganhillweather.co...
Resources: Large resource orders, dozers, and crews.
100 engines(25 CAL FIRE), 26 Crews, 12 dozers, 6 water tenders, 8 AT's, 5 copters
Casa Loma Volunteers Paged
B1613 E1663 E1672 E1762 E1768 E1673
TD1640 TD1744
ST9270L
2 Ben Lomond Crews
#LomaFire on Twitter
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Santa Cruz County FD, Santa Cruz County Sherrif's Office, CHP, Office of Emergency Services and Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation
More information
Phone Numbers:
(831) 335-6717 (Loma Fire Media Line)
(831) 335-6718 (Loma Fire Information )
CAL FIRE website Info: Link

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