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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

CA-STF-#FAWNFire Shasta -Trinity National Forest - 2 Loads of smoke jumpers on this 1 acre Wilderness fire

Current Fire Situation: The fire is smoldering and has retardant line on all sides. Retardant was used from state air tankers during initial attack. The fire is in a heavy brush/snag patch on the SE aspect with a 45-50% slope. The location is in an old burn area where the 1999 Megram Fire occurred, northeast of Grizzly Camp on the west side of the Forest, near Fawn Ridge.

Summary: The excellent prospects for early containment of this fire are due to the fine work of the 05/12/2013 afternoon lightning reconnaissance personnel. Resources assigned initially were 2 air tankers, 2 loads of smoke jumpers and H 506 with bucket drops. Smokejumpers will remain on the fire until it is declared out. H 506 continues to provide bucket drops and logistics.

We do not anticipate prolonged smoke due to the fire size being less than 1 acre with successful fire suppression.

Basic Information
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin Sunday May 12th, 2013 approx. 04:00 PM
Current Situation
Size 1 acres
Percent Contained 30%
Estimated Containment Date Monday May 13th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM
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