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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Quick Look: California Wildfires Today: 143 New Fires

Southern California Area (PL 3) New fires: 11 
New large fires: 2 
Uncontained large fires: 2 
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1 

* Springs, Ventura County. Cal Fire IMT 1 (Smith). One mile east of Camarillo, CA. Chaparral. Active fire behavior with long-range spotting. Numerous structures threatened. Road closures and evacuations in effect.

* Summit, Riverside Unit, Cal Fire. One mile north of Banning, CA. Chaparral and grass. Minimal fire activity. 

Northern California Area (PL 3) New fires: 132 
New large fires: 1 
Uncontained large fires: 1 
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1 

* Panther, Butte Unit, Cal Fire. Cal Fire IMT 1 (Derum). Eight miles northwest of Butte Meadows, CA. Timber and logging slash. Wind driven fire with long-range spotting.

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CA-VNC- Springs Fire: 
28,000 acres - 30% contained 
Status/Notes: Mandatory evacuations occurred in the community of Hidden Valley and remain in effect. The PCH was opened last night at 2100 hours, CALFIRE IMT-5 (Smith) remains in Unified command with Ventura County Fire Department, Ventura County Sheriff Department, and National Park Service. Mandatory evacuations occurred in the community of Hidden Valley and remain in effect.  Re-population of CSUCI and the Dos Vientos Residential area is occurring now. Partial road closures remain on PCH
Name: Springs Fire
County: Ventura County
Location: Southbound Highway 101 at Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo
Administrative Unit: Ventura County Fire/CAL FIRE
Injuries: 2 Injured, 1 firefighter and civilian injured off fire in vehicle accident.
Date Started: May 2, 2013 7:01 am
Last update: May 4, 2013 6:15 am

CA-RRU-Summit Fire: 
3,166 acres - 85% contained 
Name: Summit Fire - RRU-44298
County: Riverside County
Location: Mias Canyon and Bluff Road in Banning
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire
Date Started: May 1, 2013 12:38 pm 
Last update: May 4, 2013 6:30 am

CA-BTU-Panther Fire: 
 6,705 acres -20% containment 
Name: Panther Fire
County: Tehama County
Location: 140K3 Line, 8 miles northwest of Butte Meadows
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte Unit
Date Started: May 1, 2013 9:12 am 
Last update: May 4, 2013 6:45 am

CA-TGU-306 Fire: 
217 acres - 90% contained 
Name: 306 Fire
County: Glenn County
Location: 2 miles south of the community of Elk Creek
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Tehama-Glenn Unit
Date Started: May 1, 2013 7:00 pm
Last update: May 4, 2013 6:30 am

CA-BTU-Cedar Fire:  
72 acres - 90% containment 
Name: Cedar Fire
County: Butte County
Location: Off Cedar Creek Loop Rd, South of Butte Meadows
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte Unit
Date Started: May 1, 2013 4:16 am 
Last update: May 4, 2013 7:00 am
CA-GLN-Solway: 75 acres,
Status/Notes: Glendale College was evacuated and Freeway 134 closed
Name: Solway
Location: Chevy Chase and Glen Oak Canyon
IA: 5+
ROS: Moderate
ROC: Structure Protection In place. Evacuations been made.
Structures: are threatened
CA-MVU-Highway 2: 15 acres
Status/Notes: AA now estimating 15 acres grass holding on east-side with retardant & road. Both AT's released along with AA. IC states the resource assigned should be able to containLocation: Highway 78 - NW Witch Creek FFS
IA: 3+
ROS: Moderate
ROC: 2-3 acres grass w/ potential for 20+
Structures: are not currently threatened

CA-BEU-Tres Pinos: 400 acres
Location: Tres Pinos / Highway 25 / Horizon DriveAcres: 4+
ROS: Rapid
ROC: Light fuels and Brush 4 acres making a run
Structures: are threatened

4.1 acres, - Contained
Status/Notes: Handline around fire. Working on mopup.Location:
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10 Acres
Location: Reche Canyon x High Country
Acres: 10
ROS: Moderate
ROC: Mod.

15-20 acres
Status/Notes: Sounds wrapped up with 12-14 spots along 101.Approx 15-20 acres in process of mapping the spots.Location: 101 Between Bradley/Camp Roberts and San Ardo
Acres: 10
ROS: Moderate
ROC: Multiple spots grass light brush, largest spot is 5+ acres potential to make a run
Structures: are not currently threatened

CA-LAC-Silver: 2 acres - Contained
Location: LAC 146 Area -Pomona/Walnut Area
Acres: 2
ROS: Moderate
ROC: 2 Ares running uphill toward structures. Helespot 182B
Structures are threatened
CA-SHU-Wildcat: 17 acres - Contained
Status/Notes:  Wild cat road was shut down from black butte to dersch.
Location: Wildcat Road X Black Butte Road. Shingletown, Shasta County
Acres: 6
ROS: Rapid
ROC: Per engine 2473 (wildcat IC) 1 acre north or wildcat road south side of wildcat is 5 acres in brush. Starting to get into the timber. Rapid rate of spread, wind driven.

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