A flash flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service through this evening for the San Bernardino Mountains and Deserts, the Riverside County Mountains, Inland Empire, Santa Ana Mountains, San Diego County Mountains, Coachella Valley and the San Diego County Deserts.
CA-BEU- Turkey Fire Monterey County, Turkey Flats and Cholame, Parkfield
CAL FIRE San Benito - Monterey Unit 2,700 acres - 60% contained.
CA-MNF Mill Fire. 23,414 acres, 45% contained. The Mill Fire is burning in northwestern Colusa County on the Mendocino National Forest. Northern California Team 2 (NorCal2), a Type 2 Interagency Incident Management Team assumed command of the Mill Fire this morning.
The fire showed significant growth yesterday, driven by hot, dry, conditions. Growth was predominately to the east and north. Fire behavior including active torching, crown runs, and spotting up to one half mile in advance of the main fire.
Accessibility issues to construct direct line due to steep terrain, heavy vegetation, and fire behavior with high rates of spread with spotting. DIV T is a narrow, razorback ridge, without road access. Dozer line in place but only a single blade width in places due to terrain limitations.
Complex burning and holding operations require the use of Type 1 crews with support from aviation assets.
PG&E has repaired power lines in the Fouts Springs area and plans to reenergize them today.
Firing operations on the north and east flanks of the fire were successful on Thursday. Crews secured fire lines where burn out operations occurred and completed preparations for additional burn out to the south. Structure protection is in place during burn out operations.
Air Quality: Smoke generation from the firing operation will move into the Sacramento Valley similar to dispersion patterns on Thursday.
CA-NEU- Robbers Fire. 1157 acres, 10% contained. Extreme fire behavior observed during this operational period.The fire is burning in heavy brush and timber in steep terrain where travel is slow and difficult with limited turnouts and bridges with weight limitations.
CA-SBC/BLM- Panorama Fire started at 1:54 pm on Monday July 9th. It burned 75 acres above State Highway 18 in Waterman Canyon near Panorama Point. On Tuesday firefighters completed and improved containment lines and mopped up hotspots within the interior of the burn. It is now 100% contained.
CA-LNU- Sites Complex Fires Sites Lodoga Road, west of Maxwell, Colusa County is now 4,185 acres, 100% contained.
California Fire News 2012