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Monday, July 9, 2012

Update :Mill Fire #Wildfire 13,00 acres, 20%

Incident: Mill Fire Wildfire 


Update:
7-10-04 0800: 13,00 acres, 20%, Mill Fire is burning in northwestern Colusa County on the Mendocino National Forest.
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. Northern California Team 2 (NorCal2), a Type 2 Interagency Incident Management Team assumed command of the Mill Fire this morning.

7-9-12 1900hrs: 2,500 acres 10%
169.175 Command
167.950 Air Tactics

Summary: The Mill 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.
Northern California Team 2 (NorCal2), a Type 2 Interagency Incident Management Team assumed command of the Mill Fire this morning.

Time/Date Started: July 7, 20012
Location: Mendocino National Forest, north and east of Letts Lake
Cause: Under investigation
Fuels: Timber, brush
Size: 2,500 acres (estimated)
Containment: 10%
Resources Committed: 9 Type 1 crews, 3 Type 2 crews, 8 helicopters, 17 engines, 4 dozers, 2 water tenders. Total personnel = 360
Predicted Weather: Unseasonably high temperatures (90-95) and low relative humidity (9-16 %) are forecast for the next several days and will continue to challenge firefighting efforts.


Evacuations and Closures:

  • Evacuations are in effect for the communities of Fouts Springs, Bonnie View, and Board Camp Springs and campgrounds within the Upper Letts Lake area.
  • Portions of the community of Stonyford are under voluntary evacuation,
  • The Fouts Spring Road (The M10 Road) is closed at Stonyford.
  • The Goat Mountain Road is closed at the Stonyford Lodoga Road.
  • An Advisory has been issued to residents west of the Stonyford Lodoga Road between Stonyford and Goat Mountain Road to be prepared for a possible evacuation.
  • An Area Closure is in effect for the Mendocino National Forest for all roads, trails, recreational facilities within the Grindstone Ranger District.

Public Meeting is planned at the Stonyford Town Hall today, July 9, at 7:00pm. Members of NorCal2 and the Mendocino National Forest will provide the most current fire information and updates at that time.
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