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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

CA-LNU-BECKS 296 acres & 100% contained. Full containment tomorrow.

 Lake County Fire / CAL FIRE working a wildland fire that resulted when a control burn at a vineyard escaped.

1-23 1000hrs: 296 acres and 100% contained.
1630hrs: #BecksFire now 300 acres & 50% contained. Full containment tomorrow.
1500hrs: AQ Advisory has been issued due to heavy smoke in the Redwood Valley and Willits Areas. Source is the #BecksFire in Lake County.
1400hrs: Reports indicating the fire is now possibly 300 acres, 10 percent contained.
1330hrs: Fire on Mt. Konocti now reported to be 250 acres with potential to grow to 600 acres.
1300hrs: 150+ acres? moving toward the peak of Mt. Konocti and away from Kelseyville and structures.
12:45hrs: Request for 2 engine strike teams to meet at the base of Mt. Konocti.
1230hrs Request for 3 additional crews, a strike team, a dozer and more overhead command staff.
1200hrs: 90 acres
1100hrs: 5 - 7 acres heavy brush, with structure threat.

Eric Wheaton took this picture of an escaped control burn in the area of Red Hills Road near Kelseyville, Calif., on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
Location: Mt. Konocti area Lake County- Red Hills Vineyard, 7900 Highway 29.
Acres: 150 (UC)
ROS: Initialy slow rate of spread, with difficult access.
ROC: 5 - 7 acres, heavy brush
Structures: Yes
Special Hazards: Lookout/Radio towers on mountain top. Heavy brush 
Resources: Multiple LG engines, calling for code 3 dozers and hand crews.
Radio Frequencies: CMD: LNU East TAC: VFIRE22
Weather Info:
Other Comments: Started from a burn pile at vineyard, Ash from the fire was reported to be falling in the Kelseyville area, as well as in Lakeport and Upper Lake.

Road Closures: Lake County Public Works said Konocti Road, at the base of Mt. Konocti – past Mt. Vista Middle School closed to all traffic due to the fire.

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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