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Sunday, May 12, 2013

CA-SNF-#ChiquitoFire #Wildfire 40 acres, 65% Fire is burning mid-slope in heavy dead and downed fuels with numerous snags. #CaFire

Chiquito Fire SNF-847CA-SNF-Chiquito


Update 5-14-13 0800: 40 acres, 65% contained, Fire is burning mid-slope in heavy dead and downed fuels with numerous snags.
Update 5-13-13 0800: Helitanker 718 committed, SNF FRSNO4 (Type II) commited
Update 1300: SNF IC requesting to hold onto current resources overnight. Also requesting additional type II crew and 2 type II engines from Fresno.
Update 1100 hrs: Increased fire activity with group and single tree torching. Acreage updated to aprox 25, Crews have made it up 3/4 of the way on both flanks, AA-13 enroute to the fire from Fresno AAB,  Crane valley IHC out of service. T2 Helo ETA 11:15 hrs; Waiting for HT-795 to return.
Update 0900: Helitanker 795 from Fresno assigned. 

Location: North of Mammoth Pool, West of Minarets Rd.
GPS: Lat/Long, 37 25.824, -119 24.162
Reported Date/time: 5-11 2215
IC: SNF BC-52
IA: 15 acres, BC-52
ROS: Slow
ROC: potential for 25+ acres overnight.
Structure Threats: Not currently
Concerns: *
Resources: 
Command Staff: BC52, BC58, BP43, BP51
Fire Fighters: *
Engine Companies: SNF E31, SNF E43, SNF E52, E-4579,
Fire Crews: Sierra CRW15 IHC on scene, Crew 1 Crane Valley IHC, Kings River CRW2 IHC now on scene, Fulton IHC now commited.
Bulldozers: *
Water Tenders: WT 2
Helicopters: *
Air Attack: AA-13
Air Tankers: *
Truck Companies: *
Overhead Personnel:
Medics: *
Ambulance Air: 0 Ground: *
Specialized Equipment: *
OES: *
Cooperating Agencies: *
Weather Info: *
Special Conditions: *
Other Comments: *
Radio Frequencies: *
Maps: *
Agency Website: *
Live Video: *
Web Cams: *
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