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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CA-BDU- John Fire Incident - Wildfire - 1,250 acres - 5% contained

 John Fire Incident Information 
Last Updated: September 13, 2011 9:00 pm  
Date/Time Started: September 13, 2011 1:54 pm
Administrative Unit: BDU CAL FIRE San Bernardino
County: Inyo County
Location: Highway 395, 2 miles south of Big Pine
Acres Burned: 1,250 acres
Containment 1,250 acres - 5% contained
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Inyo Fire, USFS, BLM, local agencies, CHP, Inyo Co Sheriff, Inyo County, Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power.
Total Fire Personnel: 120
Engines: 6  
Fire crews: 4  
Airtankers: 4  
Helicopters: 1  
Dozers: 1  
Water tenders: 3  
Conditions: Crews will be working to contain the fire. A wind shift turned the fire toward the south causing it to burn up and over Crater Mountain.
Agency Incident Link: CAL FIRE - Link
Notes: Yesterday 1600hrs - Fire burning under LADWP power lines‪ • 4 Air Tankers assigned • In addition 1 MAFFS assigned ‬ ‬
California Statewide Fire Map - CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES as of 9/13/11 - 0700 Hour .pdf Link

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