Saturday, August 21, 2010

CA-SLU-Pozo - Wildfire - 1263 acres 5% - Jim Smith's Type 2 IMT

  POZO Wildland Fire - CA-SLU-006481 - CA-LPF-002596 - 1263 acres and 5% contained. Unified command with SRA and FRA. This entire area last burned in the 1996 Highway 58 Fire at 106,668 acres

Incident Overview

The Pozo Fire began yesterday at 12:34 pm. Control problems arose from frequent spotting, resulting in a rapid rate of the fire's spread into brush. Due to deer season currently in progress, multiple campgrounds had to be evacuated

Significant events: Incident is merging from state to federal command.
Planned actions: Aggressive fire suppression tactics to include direct line construction.
Fuels: 6 Dormant Brush, Hardwood Slash Grass/Brush/Oaks

Fire Behavior: Multiple spot fires with rapid rate of spread. 
Growth Potential: High
Terrain Difficulty: Extreme.
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Pozo Fire Header 08-21-10 Photo credit: by Ray Martorano via Big Sur Kate Blog
Evacuations: Campgrounds nearby have been evacuated as a precaution, including Navajo Flat and Turkey Flat.
Updates:

2200hrs- 1263 Acres. Shakey containment per Ops. per wlf
2000hrs- ANF Helitanker 746 assigned and departing for the incident Sunday morning at 0700. ST 5650C From SQF(SQF Engines 21,22,41,44, and 46 ) En Route.
1900hrs- OSCC News and Notes: Pozo Fire CA-SLU-006481 2,500 acres and 10% contained. Fire is under unified command with SRA & FRA. Smiths Central Coast IMT team will assume command of the incident at 0600 Sunday.
1830hrs- ROSS
C-18 Filled Crew, Type 1 1 / 1 CREW - T1 - Modoc IHC Mob En Route
C-19 Filled Crew, Type 1 1 / 1 CREW - T1 - Eldorado IHC Mob En Route
C-20 Filled Crew, Type 1 1 / 1 CREW - T1 - Smith River IHC (CAFICC)
C-21 Filled Crew, Type 1 1 / 1 CREW - T1 - SACRAMENTO HOTSHOTS IHC
C-22 Pending Crew, Type 1 1 / 1 CREW - T1 - SMOKEY BEAR HOTSHOTS
C-25 Filled Crew, Type 1 1 / 1 CREW - T1 - Mormon Lake IHC (AZFLZ)
E-23 Filled Engine, Strike Team, Type 3 1 / 1 ENGINE S/T - T3 - 9410C
E-24 Filled Engine, Strike Team, Type 3 1 / 1 ENGINE S/T - T3 - 9430C Mob En Route
E-25 Filled Engine, Strike Team, Type 3 1 / 1 ENGINE S/T - T3 - 5626 C
E-26 Pending Engine, Strike Team, Type 3 1 / 1 Pending
E-27 Filled Engine, Strike Team, Type 3 1 / 1 ENGINE S/T - T3 - 9420C Mob
E-28 Filled Dozer, Strike Team, Type 2 1 / 1 DOZER S/T - T2 - 9468L Mob En
E-29 Pending Dozer, Strike Team, Type 2 1 / 1 DOZER S/T - T2 - 9418L
1800hrs- 2,500 acres and 10% contained.Vandenberg Hot Shots ordered up, Smith River IHC is also shown as ordered, ST9410C and ST9418L en route from TUU, ST9420C from MM.
1715hrs- 1500+ acres 0% ROSS: Jim Smith's Central Coast Type 2 IMT team on order, large resource orders
1700hrs- Jim Smith's Type 2 IMT on order in ROSS, no immediate structure threats.
1500hrs- 1200 acres moving into brush - fire started in SRA now threatening FRA. Multiple structures threatened
1315hrs- 2 LPF engines dispatched to assist, 3 additional type 3s. 2 crews and 2 dozers..
1300hrs- 25 to 30 acres with spotting full Cal Fire and LPF response can see large header from Paso Robles.

Location: Parkhill Rd in the Pozo area in San Luis Obispo County. Hills west of Paso Robles.....
Fire behavior: Fire is developing well-defined convection cloud structure churning and rotating up off the fire which is now clearly climbing the shoulders of Black Mountain which contains an FAA radar facility. This entire area last burned in the 1996 Highway 58 Fire at 106,668 acres.
Resources: Major resource order shown is ROSS: Pending:12 type 1 HC, 5 type 1HC S/T, 5 Type 3 Eng S/T, 10 Doz S/T, 8 Water Tenders.
CALFIRE Incident link:  http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=446
Inciweb link: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2078/

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