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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

California Wildfires - Quick Look - 06/20/2012


 No new large fires reported in the GACC overnight (1730-0530).
Light initial attack in the Geographic Area today; no new large fires reported (0530-1730).

CA-TGU-Skyline wildland Fire, -85 acres of grass, 100% contained as of 1730 last night. 2 residential structures and 2 outbuildings destroyed.


CA-SNF- China  Near Mammoth Pool Reservoir, 37.3704992, -119.3020716
 2+ Acres.

CA-MVU-Otay wildland Fire, 30 acres, potential 1000 acres, Power lines in the area, forward spread Stopped.

Gulch wildland Fire, CA-SQF-1664, 385 acres, 75% contained. No further spread expected.

Old 2 wildland Fire, Fire is now 995 acres, 100% contained. Containment completed.

CA-LPF-Ozena wildland Fire, Hwy 33 near Ozena Fire Station - 352 acres, 100% contained, Continue to improve and reinforce control lines, mop-up, suppression repair, implement demobilization plan. Under investigation.


CA-YNP- Hodgdon Prescribed Fire 204 acres to date

Hodgdon Prescribed Fire 

From the Hodgdon Burn Boss: Total acres to date: 204
Total burned 06/19/2012: 70 acres
Total burned 06/20/2012: 134 acres
Total acres left to burn on 06/21/2012: 30 acres

Fire Managers are forecasting this project to be completed mid-day

Dry Meadow  Prescribed Fire -Summit Ranger District Prescribed Fire Stanislaus National Forest 1,529 Acres. Dry Meadow Underburn, Summit Ranger District. The prescribed fire is located northwest of Beardsley Lake and adjacent to Forest Service Roads 5N02 (Beardsley Road). A total of 1529 acres are to be treated with low-intensity fire, with planned ignition on approximately 150 acres daily. Burn proect objectives are to reduce the buildup of flammable forest fuels, both ground fuels and ladder fuels; reduce the threat of uncontrolled, large and damaging fires,maintain vital fuelbreaks to slow or halt the spread of wildfire, protect public investment in conifer tree plantations and protect wildlife habitat. Smoke might be visible along the Highway 108 corridor, FS Roads 5N02, 5N22, and 4N66. There will be smoke in the canyons during the night and early morning. 

Jordan Prescribed Burn Groveland Ranger Prescribed Fire Stanislaus National Forest Active 200 Acres. The burn is located approximately four miles east of the community of Greeley Hill. The project is traversed by Jordan Creek and is east of Jordan Pond. The Broadcast burn is in 90 % meadow grasses infested with Yellow Star Thistle. Approximately 10% within perimeters and creek zones is mixed conifer, brush and riparian species.

Whitaker Prescribed Fire  Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Park Active 504 acres.

Bear Mountain Understory Burn Prescribed Fire Stanislaus National Forest  212 acres.

Shasta-Trinity N. F. Prescribed Prescribed Fire Shasta - Trinity National Forest  0 acres.

Irish Understory Burn Prescribed Fire Stanislaus National Forest  435 acres.


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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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