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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CA-KRN/LPF-#GrandFire Kern County Frazier Park Area - 4,346 acres, 100% contained. Little to no fire behavior observed

Grand Fire CA-LPF-001281

Evacuations: Hungry Valley State Park and Piru Creek recreation area will remain closed until further notice

Road Closures: Hungry Valley State Park and Gold Hill Road are scheduled to be reopened on 5/22/2013 during daylight hours. Frazier Mtn. Road will remain closed until 5/24/2013.
Update 20:00 5-21-13: Incident Overview The Grand Fire was first reported after noon on May 15 near Frazier Park, Calif. Little to no fire behavior was observed today. While there are occasional interior torching of unburned islands, they are well within 100 feet of the control lines. Today, crews will continue to patrol, mop-up and hold existing lines. They will also back haul trash to ensure the safety of the California Condor habitat in the area.

US Forest Service, Kern County and Ventura County are in Unified Command. There are currently 1,046 personnel assigned to the fire, including 33 crews, 49 engines, 5 dozers, 16 water tenders and 190 overhead. Two helicopters are providing air support.

Angeles NF, LA County Fire, Kern County Fire, Ventura County Fire, Bureau of Land Management and Cal Fire are all providing fire suppression resources. Other cooperators include, Ventura, Los Angeles and Kern County Sheriff Departments, California Highway Patrol, California State Parks and the California Conservation Corp.
Fire Behavior
Little to no fire behavior observed, there are still areas of isolated heat with occasional interior torching of unburned islands well within 100 feet of the control lines.

Remarks
Cal Fire IMT 6 (Kaslin) Incident Commander Kaslin remains in unified command of the fire while in unified command with the US Forest Service (D'Andrea). Demobilization will continue. Crews will continue to back haul trash to ensure the safety of the California Condor habitat in the area.


Update 18:00 5-19-13: 4,346 acres, 85% contained.
Update 09:00 5-18-13: 4,358 acres, 70% contained. Demobilization will continue. Some resources were, diverted to the Lake incident

Update 20:00 5-17-13: Incident Overview
 The Grand Fire was first reported after noon on May 15 near Frazier Park, Calif. Good progress was made today with crews successfully completing line around the entire perimeter of the fire. Crews will continue to hold and improve the fire line as it is being wind tested. Starting tomorrow at 8:00 am, major mobilization of resources will begin.
The US Forest Service, Kern County and Ventura County are in Unified Command. There are 1,853 personnel on scene, including 73 crews, 84 engines, 14 dozers, 25 water tenders and 203 overhead. Eleven helicopters are providing air support.
Angeles NF, LA County Fire, Kern County Fire, Ventura County Fire, Bureau of Land Management and Cal Fire are all providing fire suppression resources. Other cooperators include, Ventura, Los Angeles and Kern County Sheriff Departments, California Highway Patrol, California State Parks and the California Conservation Corp.

Basic Information:
Total Personnel 1,853
Size 4,300 acres
Percent Contained 55%
Estimated Containment Date Monday May 20th, 2013 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved Chaparral
Fire Behavior Little to no fire behavior observed, there are still areas of isolated heat and interior torching.
Significant Events Hungry Valley State Park, Frazier Mtn Road (8N42)and Gold Hill Road (8N01)remain closed. Crews were successful today in completing line around the whole fire and continue to hold and improve as the lines are being wind tested.
Outlook:
Planned Actions
Continue to improve and hold existing lines, continue with fire suppression repair.
Growth Potential Low
Terrain Difficulty High
Remarks:
Cal Fire IMT 6 (Kaslin) Incident Commander Kaslin remains in unified command of the fire while in unified command with the US Forest Service (D'Andrea). Massive demobilization will start tomorrow at 8:00am.
Current Weather
Wind Conditions 15 mph NW
Temperature 66 degrees
Humidity 37%

Grand Fire Hotspot and Perimeter Satellite Map



Grand Fire Kern County Location and Perimeter Map 5-16-13

Grand Fire Kern County Location and Perimeter Map 5-15-13
Incident Overview: The Grand Fire was first reported after noon on May 15 near Frazier Park, Calif. The fire is threatening several structures, including a school. Evacuations are in progress at the Hungry Valley State OHV Recreation Area, which is in the direct line of the fire.
The US Forest Service and Kern County are in Unified Command. There are at least 200 personnel on scene, including 10 engines, dozers, crews, and patrols. Five air tankers and four helicopters are providing air support.
The Angeles NF, LA County Fire, and Kern County Fire are all providing resources.



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Update 09:30 5-17-13: Unified Command Cal Fire IMT 6 (Kaslin) and USFS (D’Andres). 4,100 acres and 35% contained.  Increased acreage based on 0300 hrs. Infrared Flight.  The Frazier Mountain Communication facility continues to be a concern. Hungry Valley State Park, Frazier Mtn. (8N42), Gold Hill Road (8N01) still remain closed. Crews made excellent progress in all divisions last night, even as the fire continued to make moderate runs to the southwest.

Update 19:30 5-16-13:  The fire has burned 3,800 acres and is 25% contained. 1445 Firefighting Personnel, Cal Fire Team 6 (Kaslin) has assumed command of the fire.  The fire is moving into thicker brush and has moved into heavy timber stands on Frazier Mountain.  Isolated pockets of heavy fuels with isolated torching.  Extreme fire behavior with spotting was observed near the southwest corner of the fire.  Hungry Valley State Park, Frazier Mtn Road (8N42), Gold Hill Road (8N01) remains closed.

Update 16:00 5-16-13: The fire burned agressively towards the south and east (Hungry Valley State Recreation Area & Gorman) pushed by strong south winds, Isolated pockets of heavy fuels torching. Estimated Containment Date Saturday May 25th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM

Update 10:00 5-16-13: Grand Fire CA-LPF-1281 The fire is 3,500 acres and 15% contained.  Steep dangerous terrain with limited access.  Smoke from the fire is impacting major roadways and 500KV power lines.  Frazier Mountain High School, Hungry Valley State Park, and Grand Terrace Estate evacuation potential remain in place.  Cal Fire Team 6 (Kaslin) has arrived and transitioning planned for 1800 hours today.
Update 10:00 5-16-13: 1000 firefighters. 6 Helicopters, 6 ATs
Update 09:00 5-16-13: The fire is impacting major roadways, Frazier Mountain High School, Hungry Valley State Park, Piru Campground, and Grand Terrace Estate. Evacuations are still in place. School is cancelled at Frazier Mountain High School.

AA has the following air tankers assigned & working this morning: T-76, 78, 41, 44 all reloading at Fox.  Type 1 Copters: HT-781 & 795 @ Hungry Valley

Update 08:00 5-16-13: 3,500 acres and 15 percent contained, according to Kern County Fire spokesman Corey Wilford. Air Attack is reporting that military traffic (F/A-18's) breaking through the fire-related TFR.

Update 03:00 5-16-13: 2,800 acres and is 15% contained.

Update 20:30: 7 air tankers to be ready for the work in morning, briefing 07:30, all fixed wing air planes will be on the fire at 8:30 am tomorrow.

Update 20:00: Grand Fire CA-LPF-1281 Fire has burned into Ventura county and is unified command with Los Padres National Forest, CALFIRE, Ventura County Fire and Kern County Fire.
CALFIRE IMT #6 (Kaslin) will transition with the LPF, tentatively 0700, 5-16-2013.Unified ordering point is the Los Padres National Forest. 2500+ acres, 0% contained Fire continues to burn in light grass to medium brush, moderate to rapid rate of spread

Update 19:30: 3000 acres 10% CAL FIRE IMT 6 activated, There are currently 600+ personnel on the fire. It does appear that it has crossed into both LA Co and Ventura co.

Update 16:30: 3000+ acres.

Update 16:00: 2500+ acres, and growing now 7 Air Tankers 74, 76, 78, 90, 41, 44 and 05. Reloading out of Fox Field and Santa Maria Air Tanker Base, additional VNC resources just dispatched

Update 15:30: 5 Air Tankers on the fire, getting into heavy Los Padres National Forest fuelsHelicopters on scene/enroute H-534, KRN 407, 408, HT781, HT795, LACoFD 12, 14, 15

Update 15:00: 750+ acres, IC requesting a full response from LA County, On the edge of SRA and FRA if moving west headed to the FRA probably going to go big, Cal Fire rep responding and possible transition to a team. Major Power Lines are a concern.

Update 14:40: 300+ acres, Evacuations and Structure Threats, Per AA, Right Flank is out Flanking them and is the main concern.

Update 13:40: 150 acres, IC requesting a light task force for structure protection, ATs 76, 78 enroute to the fire, LP Div 7 need to evacuate Frazier Mopuntain High School.


Location: Frazier Park Area, Frazier Park Mountain Rd X Grand Terrace, South Eastern LPF - West of I5 and south of Frazier mountain park rd.
Reported Date/time: Noon, 5-15-13
IA: 3 acres, ICP for unified command being set up at Frazier Mountain High school. Jurisdiction FRA Threat to SRA and LRA
ROS: Rapid
ROC: 2 - 3 acs, Rapid ROS, Light to Moderate Fuels, brush & grass, Very Windy, Under High Voltage Power Lines, Running to the Top
Structure Threats: Yes
Concerns: Special Hazards: Power Lines Through the Fire, Structure protection strike team is is 5230
Resources: Kern County -BC5, E57, P57, E356, E58, Dozer, Crew 82;
ATs, 41, 76, 78; LP - 55
HT - 781
Helos - 407, 408
LAC - E77, P77:
LPF - Crew-76, Dozer-3, E-336, E-34, and WT-233, LPF; BC71, BC72,Crew3, Div7, E352, E51,,E36, E37, E44, E53, E55, E72, E74, E75, Pat 41, Pat75, Wt3. 
LPF: BC71LPF, BC72LPF, CRW3LPF, DIV7LPF, E352LPF, E37LPF, E44LPF, E51LPF, E53LPF, E55LPF, E72LPF, E74LPF, E75LPF, WT3LPF
E36ANF, 
PAT34LPF F
PAT41LPF F
PAT75LPF F
Resource updates and Notes: 7 Air Tankers 74, 76, 78, 90, 41, 44. Reloading out of Fox Field and Santa Maria Air Tanker Base, additional VNC resources just dispatched: Type 3 strike team, water tender, dozer and 2 BCs., Kern Valley IHC assigned
Cooperating Agencies: Angeles NF, LA County Fire, and Kern County Fire
Fuels/Terrain: Rugged terrain light grass,medium brush and pinion juniper
Weather Info: Winds expected to pickup tonight after 1700hrs up to 25 mph gust's
CW3196 Pine Mountain RAWSTime: 5/15/13 - 2123Z 14:23PDT
Temperature: 72° F / 22° C
Dew Point: 27° F / -3° C
Relative Humidity: 19%
Altimeter: 29.86 in / 1011.11 mb
Wind Speed: 0 mph / 0 m/s
Wind Gust: 0 mph / 0 m/s
http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/rom....cgi?stn=C3196

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...%20CA%2C%20USA
Special Conditions: *
Other Comments: *
Radio Frequencies: Local - 170.550, Kern Command 3 - 155.625, NIFC Tac - 168.200
LAC Comm Plan: Admin Blue 12
Command LPF Forest Net Tone 2
Primary Tac NIFC Tac 1
Secondary Tac NIFC Tac 2
Air to Ground R5 A/G 6
Maps: *
Agency Website: LPF Inciweb http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3385/
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