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Monday, August 29, 2011

OSCC News and Notes: Current #Wildland Fire Incidents

Wells; Mojave National Preserve, San Bernardino County

900 acres, 30% contained as of 2100 hours last night.

Values at risk include natural cultural resources including endangered species desert tortoise.

Ridge CA-CNF-002676; Pine Valley, San Diego County.

150 acres, 35% contained as of 2300 hours last night. There was potential on the east flank for spreading to private property if line doesn’t hold. Extremely steep terrain, hampering control efforts.

Motor; Mariposa County
4,755 acres, 35% contained, Fire activity continues on the east flank of the fire. Isolated hot spots and areas of interior burnout were observed on the Divisions north of the Merced river. Fire south of the Merced showed little activity. Crews made good progress through the night.


Florida; Mentone, San BernardinoCounty

67 acres 60% contained. Heavy brush and grass, citrus groves. Greenspot Road opened both directions at 0400 hours.


Oasis; Pinion Hills, Los Angeles County

345 acres, 85% contained. No fire behavior was observed last night. Hot weather slowing progress of mop up efforts.

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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