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Sunday, September 25, 2011

California Widfires Quick Look at the GACC's

Northern California:
CA-SRF Ruth Incident - 1500 acres, 25% contained. 


Southern California: 
TUU Sept. Lightning (CA-TUU_0397)390 acres, 75% contained. No movement is anticipated on the fires.

Quail Fire CA-CDD-13812, the incident is being managed under a single type 3 organization (D. Washington, IC), (60 acres) 85% contained. The Incident is in Jawbone Canyon in the Kelso Valley area Fuel types are juniper and bull pine. Poor access and a possible wind event is anticipated, partial hand line is around the fire. 271 personnel remained assigned. Kelso Valley is 88°, RH 19%, wind 16 mph from the West North West with gusts to 21 mph.

Windy Point (CA-BDF-13860) update: at 0800 hours 329 acres 16% contained. Highway 111 reported closed from Overture to Gateway. Moderate to Extreme fire behavior was reported overnight.

Notes:  Three Hotshot Crews were mobilized to an area below Reno Nevada

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