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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Quick Look: California Wildfires Today - Map

 California Continuing Incidents: There are no NWS Current Fire Weather Watches / Warnings this morning.

CA-TGU-Cody Fire 94 acres, 100%  
Location: Cody Dr X rawson Rd. South Red Bluff.
Acres: 200
ROS: Rapid
ROC: 200 acres Rapid ROS, 5 structures involved, going hard.
Structures: are threatened
Special Hazards: Contract Dozer rollover(No Injury), power lines down
Resources:[I] C2500, D2501, B2513, B2514, B2520, B2525, E2551, E2572, E2562, E2582, E2573, E2553, E2563, E2584, E2452, E110, E112, E101, E103, E104, E111, E201, WT801, WT809, WT810, WT812, WT814, D2540, D2444, Bens DZR (rolled), ISH 4 and 5
CA-MNF Woods Creek. 29,552 acres, 75% contained.
3 Mi north of Mt. Clarence King, in the Castle Domes Meadow area. Independence, in Inyo Co.
CA-SLU- Calf Fire  640 acres - 30% contained  
Conditions: The fire is located in very rough terrain making access difficult for firefighters.
Road Closures: Currently the road is closed at the intersection of Highway 58 and Parkhill Road.
Evacuations: An evacuation shelter has been set up by the American Red Cross at Santa Margarita Elementary School.
The HEET (Horse Emergency Evacuation Team) has also set up facilities at the Templeton Live Stock Yard for evacuated animals with feed and water available on site.
Phone Numbers (805) 543-9642 (Calf Fire Information Number
Date/Time Started: July 16, 2012 11:35 am
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo Unit
County: San Luis Obispo County
Location: Highway 58 and Pozo Road, 5-8 miles east of the town of Santa Margarita
Acres Burned: 640 acres
Containment 640 acres - 30% contained
Evacuations: A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for the homes located on Parkhill Road between Highway 58 and Seven Oaks Road.
Cause: Under Investigation
Total Fire Personnel: 907
Engines: 73
Fire crews: 35
Airtankers: 7
Helicopters: 3
Dozers: 9
Water tenders: 3
CA-MNF Mill Fire. 29,552 acres, 75% contained.
The Mill Fire is burning in northwestern Colusa County on the Mendocino National Forest.
  Crews conducted burning operations in the remaining fuels between the fire's edge and Goat Mountain Road. Firefighters are now working to put direct line on this edge of the fire. Crews will be staffing the area overnight, watching for any spots and keeping fire activity in check. Firefighters will continue to secure containment lines around the fire perimeter, extinguish hot spots from the fire's edge, and patrol up to 300 feet inside the lines. 
  • A closure order remains in effect for the Mendocino National Forest for all roads and trails in the recreation area outside Stonyford on the south central portion of the Grindstone Ranger District. he closure order can be found on the internet at:
  •  East Park Reservoir in Colusa County, about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento, Calif., has been closed to recreational activities due to safety concerns including air quality and emergency vehicles operating in the area.
Basic Information
Incident Type Wildfire
Evacuations: Voluntary evacuations and advisories for the Lakeview Loop, the west side of the Stonyford-Lodoga Road between Stonyford and Goat Mountain, and Century Ranch have been lifted. 
 Road Closures: The Goat Mountain Road remains closed. Fire crews will be working on this narrow road and falling debris may make travel dangerous. Residents will be notified when operations are complete and the road is reopened.
Trail Closures:  The Grindstone Ranger District provides unique recreation opportunities including a popular off-highway vehicle trail system. The fire has impacted ninety miles or two-thirds of this system.
Significant Events - Fire was successfully held above the Goat Mountain Road. Night shift continued patrol and mop up around the fire perimeter. 
Summary: Smoke increased today as a result of burnout operations that began this afternoon. Good progress was made securing fire lines along the east and west flanks of the fire, and the north flank continued to hold well. Burnout operations will continue into the night, as conditions permit.
Smoke: Fire managers are concerned about smoke impacts to surrounding communities. Local Forest Service officials and the Incident Team are in close communication with local Air Quality Management Districts, and are also working with agricultural business operations in nearby areas. The Forest Service and the California Air Resources Board have set up smoke monitors. Air Quality Alerts have been issued by Mendocino & Lake County Air Quality Management Districts for the region. 
BAER: Fire repair efforts have begun around the fire.
Basic Information: 
Time/Date Started: July 7, 2012
Location: Mendocino National Forest, north and east of Letts Lake
Cause: Under investigation
Fuels: Timber, brush
Size: 18,985 acres
Injuries: 3
Containment: 40%
Structures Destroyed: 5 outbuildings
Cost: $5,000,000
Estimated Containment Date: 07/20/2012
Resources Committed: 29 Type 1 crews, 13 Type 2 crews, 8 helicopters, 100 engines, 19 dozers, 12
water tenders. Total personnel = 1,582
Predicted Weather: Minor cooling and increased humidity is expected for the area over night, and into
the next few days. Although temperatures will decrease slightly, conditions will remain hot and dry.
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin Saturday July 07th, 2012 approx. 03:00 PM
Location 10 miles west of Stonyford, CA
Incident Commander Joe Molhoek
Current Situation
Total Personnel 965
Size 29,552 acres
Percent Contained 75%
Estimated Containment Date Friday July 20th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved - The fire is burning in timber and brush.
Fire Behavior - Interior islands continue to burn within the containment lines. Fire behavior decreased due to higher humidity.
Outlook / Planned Actions - Direct handline is being completed on the southern edge of the fire, above Goat Mountain Road. Divisions will continue to mop up and secure inside the containment lines to 300 feet. Continue to patrol and conduct repair actions in all divisions of the fire.
Growth Potential - The Mill Fire has low potential for growth.
Terrain Difficulty - The difficulty of the terrain is high.
Remarks - Acres burned by land allocation: USFS: 26,019 acres; BLM: 1,574 acres; Private: 1,659 acres. Acres burned by DPA: Federal: 27,092 acres; State: 2,160 acres.
Current Weather
Wind Conditions 4-10G15 mph NA
Temperature 55-60 degrees
Humidity 70-85%
CA-NEU Robbers Fire. 2,650 acres, 50% contained.
Evacuations: Evacuations remain in effect for homes off Yankee Jims Canyon & Shirttail Canyon area, as well as parts of Iowa Hill.
The American Red Cross has established an evacuation shelter at the Foresthill High School.
Animal Shelter is located at the Pleasant Street entrance of the Gold Country Fairgrounds
The following streets are evacuated: Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Ln., Macy Creek, Adelin, Blind Doe, Mountain Lion, Spring Garden Rd, Log Cabin Ln, Pine Mountain Rd, Small Hope Mine Ln, Owl Creek Rd and parts of Shirttail Canyon.
Road Closures: Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Rd., Shirt Tail Canyon Rd. 
  Incident Information: Last Updated: July 17, 2012 6:45 am 
Date/Time Started: July 11, 2012 3:25 pm 
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit 
County: Placer County 
Location: Shirt Tail Canyon Rd and Yankee Jims Rd, northwest of Foresthill 
Acres Burned: 2,650 acres 
Containment 2,650 acres - 50% contained 
Structures Destroyed: 1 residence & 4 outbuildings 
Threatened: 170 residences 
Injuries: 12 
Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: Placer County Sheriff, Placer County OES, Placer County Animal Control, California National Guard, CHP, CalEMA, BLM, CDCR, State Parks, and BOR. 
Total Fire Personnel: 2,206 personnel 
Engines: 161 engines 
Fire crews: 62 crews 
Airtankers: 2 air tankers 
Helicopters: 15 helicopters 
Dozers: 37 bulldozers 
Water tenders: 32 water tenders 
Phone Numbers (530) 823-4083 (Robbers Fire Information Line)
CA-SHF Flat Fire. 1688 acres, 80% contained.
Current Situation: The Flat Fire is burning on U.S. Forest Service land on the Trinity River Management Unit of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest near the community of Del Loma. The Northern California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 is in command of the fire. The fire has been burning along Highway 299 in the Del Loma area.

Road Closures:  The highway is open with one-way controlled traffic with a pilot car through the fire area. The highway may be closed at times due to fire activity. 
Summary: Crews are protecting structures in the Del Loma area and are improving firelines around the fires perimeter. Last night crews successfully completed lighting low intensity backing fires and have secured the firelines that have been constructed behind the community of Del Loma. Today crews will concentrate their efforts on mopping up around the Del Loma community. Crews will remain on the fire for several more days to complete mop up and ensure that all firelines have been secured.
Significant Events Highway 299 continues to have traffic control with pilot car due to rolling rocks and burning debris. The USFS Hayden Flat Campground remains closed.
Basic Information
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin Wednesday July 11th, 2012 approx. 05:03 PM
Location Highway 299, two miles west of Del Loma
Incident Commander Paul Whitcome, 
Type 3 organization will shadow IMT 2 on 7/17 in preparation for transfer of command back to local unit on 7/18. State CRW2's are from Eastern States. 
Current Situation
Total Personnel 533
Size 1,712 acres
Percent Contained 80%
Estimated Containment Date - Wednesday July 18th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved - Timber with Hardwood litter and grass
Fire Behavior - Backing, flanking and short uphill runs with moderate rates of spread, single tree torching, and short range spotting less than 1/4 mile.
Outlook Planned Actions - Continue holding, mop up, and suppression repair in all divisions. Continue structure protection around community of Del Loma and isolated private residences.
Growth Potential - Medium
Terrain Difficulty - Extreme
Remarks - Reportable injuries to two firefighters were a shin and ankle injury.
Current Weather
Wind Conditions 12 mph W
Temperature 88 degrees
Humidity 25%
Additional Information: Additional fire information can be obtained by calling the Public Information Line at (530) 623-2534 or contact the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Public Affairs Officer Robin Croft at (530) 226-2494. Also check for additional updates.

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