FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS: NO ACTIVE FIRE WEATHER WATCHES OR WARNINGS
DISCUSSION: LOW PRESSURE LOCATED ALONG THE NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COAST WILL CONTINUE TO BRING UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES AND HIGHER HUMIDITY THROUGH THURSDAY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE COASTAL RANGE AND MOUNTAINS OF SHASTA COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THERE LATE THURSDAY.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FOR THE SIERRA CREST SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 50 THURSDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.
WARMER WEATHER RETURNS ON FRIDAY WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE WEEKEND.
CA-SLU- Calf Fire #Wildfire 640 acres and is 100% contained.
Last Updated: July 18, 2012 7:30 am
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: 620 acres
Containment 620 acres - 80% contained
Full containment expected tomorrow.
Evacuations: Evacuations orders have been reduced to an evacuation warning.
Cause: Under Investigation
Total Fire Personnel: 774 personnel
Engines: 73 engines
Fire crews: 34 crews
Helicopters: 3 helicopters
Dozers: 1 bulldozer
Water tenders: 3 watertenders
Conditions: Firefighters continue to make good progress on building and strenghtening containment lines around the fire. Mop-up and patrol continue. Demobilization of resources will begin today.
Phone Numbers (805) 543-9642 (Calf Fire Information Number)
Incident Name: Sand Fire - CA-KRN-22306
Incident Time: 01:00:00 PM
Incident Date: 07-17-2012
Incident Location: Tehachapi
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Resources Used: Air Tankers, Helicopters, Dozers, Type 1, 2, 3, & 4 Engines, Hand Crews, & Overhead
Number of Personnel: 512
Assisting Agencies: BLM, Cal Fire, Cal City Fire, L.A. County Fire, U.S.F.S., KSCO, CHP, So Cal Edison
Official Narrative: Tehachapi, CA: At approximately 1:00 PM on July 17th 2012, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a vegetation fire near Sand Canyon Road and Highway 58.
CA-TIA- Solo #ForestFire, Sequoia N.F., On ridge near Solo Peak, Contained at ½ acre by 8 smoke jumpers, CA-TIA-2217
CA-KNP- Woods Creek #ForestFire, In Cedar Grove, Sequoia-Kings N. P., 322 acres, 70% contained. CA-KNP-0072
CA-NEU Robbers Fire. 2,650 acres, 70% contained.
1 residence & 4 outbuildings Destroyed. Decrease in temperatures and increase in humidities have moderated fire behavior.Containment percentages have gone up and fire lines are holding. Fire active decreased. All Local Gov strike teams demobed yesterday.
Evacuations: The Placer County Sheriff announces that several of the areas under mandatory evacuation order since the opening stages of the Robbers Fire will be reopened today, July 18, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
- 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
- Yankee Jims Road between Canyon Way and Gillis Hill Road will open but a complete closure from that intersection eastward remains in place for Yankee Jims Road.
- Yankee Jims Road east of Small Hope Mine Lane will be open in the direction of the communities of Yankee Jims and Foresthill. However, a Level 1 Road Closure (i.e., local residents only may pass) will be in place at Small Hope Mine Lane, and only local residents living west of that intersection will be able to pass.
- Residents of the Foresthill Communities are requested to not travel west into the canyon on Yankee Jims Road until further notice due to continuing fire activity and road rehabilitation.
- South of Iowa Hill, a complete closure remains for Shirt Tail Canyon Road at Big Dipper Road.
- Mandatory evacuation of residents on Kings Hill Road remains in effect until further notice.
- For further information please contact the Placer County Public Information Office at (530) 886-5310 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM daily through Fri., July 20, 2012.
Last Updated: July 18, 2012 8:45 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 - 70% contained
Full containment expected on July 21, 2012.
Structures Destroyed: 1 residence & 4 outbuildings
Threatened: 170 residences
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: 1,799 personnel
Engines: 86 engines
Fire crews: 62 crews
Helicopters: 8 helicopters
Dozers: 24 bulldozers
Water tenders: 32 water tenders
Conditions: Favorable weather conditions continue to aid firefighters in strengthening and holding fire lines. Unburned areas of brush, within containment lines, may continue to periodically burn.
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
Total Personnel 485
Size 1,688 acres
Percent Contained 100%
Estimated Containment Date Wednesday July 18th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved - Timber with Hardwood litter and grass
Fire Behavior - Fire behavior limited to heavy jackpot fuels burning within the perimeter.
Significant Events - Transfer of command from IMT2 (Whitcome) to home unit Type 3 (Richter) occurred today at 0600. USFS Hayden Flat Campground remains closed.
· The Bureau of Reclamation has closed East Park Reservoir in Colusa County, about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento, California, to recreational activities due to safety concerns which include air quality and emergency vehicles operating in the area.
CA-SQF- George #Wildfire 1700 acres, 100%
The wildfire began on June 1, 2012 near the George Bush Tree in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest. Freeman Creek Trail, the Lloyd Meadow Road, and both Forks of the Kern and Jerkey Meadow Trailheads were re-opened on Friday June 15, 2012.
The Lloyd Meadow Road was closed north of Lower Peppermint Campground during the fire, and had to remain closed while crews repaired the most severely damaged sections. Additional sections will be repaired in coming weeks, use extreme caution. Expect road surfaces to be rough and watch for crews and equipment working in the area.
Natural barriers are being utilized along the northeast edge of the George Fire where it's too steep and rocky to construct hand line. This technique of securing the fires edge is often used to contain a fire with less risk to firefighters. Additionally, impacts to the environment are less if natural barriers can be used to avoid having to construct a break in the fuel large enough to stop the spread of fire.
This will be the last update on inciweb for the George Fire unless conditions change. If you would like additional information please call 559-539-2607 ext. 212 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin Friday June 01st, 2012 approx. 03:42 PM
Location George Bush Tree/Golden Trout Wilderness
Incident Commander David Ernst
Total Personnel 40
Size 1,707 acres
Percent Contained 100%
Estimated Containment Date Tuesday June 12th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM
Timber with a mixed conifer understory.
Fire Behavior - There was minimal fire behavior observed in the last 48 hours. Only interior heavy fuels, stumpholes, and duff continued to smolder overnight. No control issues were confronted.
Significant Events - All handline was completed that could be completed. Crews continue to implement fireline suppression repair.
Outlook / Planned Actions - Continue to hold and patrol line. Air support continues in conjunction with holding the fire from crossing the Little Kern Drainage.
Growth Potential Low
Terrain Difficulty High
Wind Conditions 2-10 mph SW
Temperature 79-84 degrees
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