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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Quick Look: California Wildfires Today

     In memoriam - On July 25, 2008, NPS firefighter Andrew Palmer was killed during a tree falling incident on the Eagle fire, part of the Iron Complex on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Wildland fire agencies are continually improving medical evacuation procedures because of this tragedy. For more information, visit http://www.wlfalwaysremember.org/incident-lists/107-andy-palmer-dutch-creek.html

    Wildland News: U.S. Forest Service said yesterday it reduced the number of Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) –equipped C-130s requested for firefighting in the Rocky Mountain region from six to four. 



    Weather: No current fire weather watches or warnings -  NWS Current Fire Weather Watches / Warnings

    ONCC
    No new large fires reported in the Geographic Area overnight (1800-0600).

    2012 Lightning TNF

    Incident Information
     Tuesday July 24 Update - Additional lightning was received yesterday and last night. For the 24 hour period from 6:00 am yesterday through 6:00 am this morning, 345 strikes were recorded in the Tahoe National Forest with over 1,000 strikes on National Forests in California. See the maps enclosed.
     New Fires: Some additional fires were spotted last evening and this morning for a total of 25 fires in the TNF. Out of these 22 are contained or controlled with the largest being 1.5 acres and the majority less than an acre.
     New fires include:
    Sierraville District - one near the hotsprings southeast of Sierraville (controlled), one in Russell Valley area, northeast of Truckee (contained), and one near Verdi Peak.
    Yuba River District - one near Signal Peak north of Interstate 80.
    We expect additional fires to pop up as temperatures warm. No additional lightning is expected today. Forest Service air attack plane will be making an aerial reconnaisance of the forest later this morning.
    In addition to TNF crews, assistance is being provided by the Pike Fire Department, Redding Smokejumpers, Salmon River Hotshots from the Klammath National Forest and Calfire.
    Current Situation
    Total Personnel 150
    Fire Behavior - fires all small so far.
    Outlook / Planned Actions - Crews continue to mop up fires today. As new smokes pop up, personell will be assigned to take action.

    Northern Region Lightning Incident Information:
    Last Updated: July 24, 2012 11:30 am
    Date/Time Started: July 22, 2012 10:30 pm
    Administrative Unit: Multiple CAL FIRE Units
    County: Multiple Counties
    Location: Areas of northern California (State and Federal Lands)
    Acres Burned:
    Containment 2,800 lightning strikes for a total of 73 confirmed fires.
    Conditions: 8-24 400 new lightning strikes in the past 24 hours. 73 total confirmed fires ranging from a single tree to 28 acres
    8-23 Approximately 2,400 lightning strikes in the past 24 hours. Over 50 new fires on state and federal land. Largest fire is 10 acres.

    Amador Lightning Complex:
    Date/Time Started: July 22, 2012 11:30 pm
    Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit
    County: Amador and El Dorado Counties
    Location: across Amador and El Dorado counties
    Acres Burned: 54 acres
    Containment 19 fires totaling 54 acres - 90% contained
    Cause: Lightning
    Total Fire Personnel: 73
    Engines: 5
    Fire crews: 2
    Conditions: The Amador-El Dorado Unit of CAL FIRE experienced extreme lightning activity Sunday July 22, 2012 and Monday July 23, 2012. There were 1,848 lightning strikes that hit both El Dorado and Amador Counties.
     Grizzly Fire, End of Happy Valley Rd., Grizzly Flats (El Dorado County) - 4 acres and 100% contained
     Farnham Fire, Farnham Ridge Rd., Fiddletown (Amador County)
    Iowa Fire, South of Slab Creek Res., Camino (El Dorado County)
    Freshwater Fire, west of Painted Pony Road, Somerset (El Dorado County)
    *3 fires totaling 7 acres and 100% contained.
     Dove Fire, Timber Ridge/Tabeaud Rd. Jackson (Amador County)
    Roades Fire, Farnham Ridge, Fiddletown (Amador County)
    Scott Fire, Near Dew Drop Station, Pioneer (Amador County)
    *3 fires totaling 5 acres and 100% contained
     Electra Fire, Electra Rd., Jackson (Amador County) - 28 acres and 100% contained
     Omo #1 Fire, Omo Ranch (Amador County)
     Omo #2 Fire, Farnham Ridge, Fiddletown (Amador County)
     Ridge Fire, Farnham Ridge, Fiddletown (Amador County)
    *3 fires totaling 6 acres and 100% contained
     Coyoteville Fire, Farnham Ridge, Fiddletown (Amador County) - 6 acres and 90% contained
     Mountain Fire, Farnham Ridge, Fiddletown (Amador County)
    Schools Fire, Farnham Ridge, Fiddletown (Amador County
    *2 fires totaling 2 acres and 100% contained
     Scott Fire, Near Dew Drop Station, Pioneer (Amador County) - 2.5 acres and 100% contained
     Black Oak Fire, Black Oak Rd., Fiddletown (Anador County)- 5 acres and 100% contained
     Painted, Buckaroo and Forebay Fire(s) are less than 1 acres and 100% contained.
     Isolated hot spots, and smoldering vegetation is to be extinguished. Most fires are in patrol status.

    Gopher Fire:
    Name: Gopher Fire
    County: Calaveras County
    Location: Gopher Ridge, South of Highway 4, Copperopolis, Ca.
    Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit
    Status/Notes: 75 acres - 100% contained
    Date Started: July 23, 2012 10:49 am
    Last update: July 23, 2012 2:00 pm

    Forrest Fire:
    County: Yolo County
    Location: Forest Ave & Hwy 16, at Guinda, south of Rumsey Canyon
    Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit
    Status/Notes: 520 acres - 100% contained
    Date Started: July 21, 2012 10:13 am
    Last update: July 24, 2012 10:00 am

    OSCC
    No new large fires reported in the Geographic Area overnight (1800-0600).

    California Fire News 2012 
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