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Sunday, July 15, 2012

CA-MNF Mill Fire. 27,122 acres, 60% contained.

Update: 07/16/2012 17:20 - CA-MNF Mill Fire. 29,552 acres, 75% contained.
 Mill Fire - Perimeters, Location, Hot Spot Map

Summary: Winds predicted to be a North to Northeasterly direction throughout the operational period may slow progression of burnout operations. Good overnight recoveries may extend time needed to complete firing into the next operational shift. Smoke generation from the firing operation expected to switch directions to the South moving into the Sacramento Valley. Local impacts from smoke dispersion expected in local area.
 Estimated Containment Date Friday July 20th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM  

Residences Threatened by area: Fouts Springs: 25; Board Camp Spring: 18; Stony Ford: 60; Century Ranch: 300

Basic Incident Information:
Name: Mill Fire
Incident Type Wildfire
County: Colusa County
Location: 10 miles west of Stonyford, Mendocino National Forest
Administrative Unit: Mendoncino National Forest / CAL FIRE
Incident Commander Joe Molhoek
As of 7/11/2012 CAL FIRE has entered into Unified Command with the Forest Service. 
Total Personnel 1,664   
Date Started: July 7, 2012 3:00 pm 
Cause Under Investigation 
Phone Numbers (530) 963-3128 (Mill Fire Fire Information)

Current Situation:
Fuels Involved: The fire is burning in timber (litter and understory) and heavy mixed brush.
Fire Behavior: The main fire continued to back downhill toward indirect control lines.
Significant Events: Firing operations will continue on the southeast flank of the fire working toward completing containment lines. Crews completed indirect line prep; a hose lay supported by pumps is in place to assist with critical holding points along a razor back ridge top. Aircraft were used to check main fires advance and prep ridges with water drops. The north flank of the fire has been mopped up a minimum of 300 feet and continue to be patrolled and secured by resources. Completed firing operations from last night's operations are in the process of being mopped up and secured.

Outlook / Planned Actions: Continue burnout operations on the southeast end of the fire during the morning hours to continue burnout operations, weather permitting. Continued mop up of burnout will continue to further secure and hold lines. Continued patrol and mop up along the north flank of the fire is planned.
Growth Potential : Mill Fire has high potential for growth.
Terrain Difficulty: The difficulty of the terrain is high. 


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