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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

CA-SRF-Dance Fire: 577 acres, 100% contained, [Location and Perimeter Map] [FINAL] #CaFire

CA-SRF-Dance Fire

Incident Overview

Detected: Monday, July 29, 5:00 p.m.
Cause: Under Investigation
Fuels: Timber and Brush
Estimated Size: 650 acres
Containment: 60%
Committed Resources: Approximately 475
Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 1 home, 2 outbuildings
The Dance Fire is located on the Six Rivers National Forest, adjacent to Orleans, California. Northern California Interagency Team 2 (Johnson) took command of the incident at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
Night crews made good progress around the fire perimeter. They conducted successful burn out operations which helped secure the north and northwestern edges of the fire, and continued to patrol the areas around structures. Several spot fires were reported overnight, but crews were able to act quickly and build line around them. The area to the east of Camp Creek Road continues to challenge firefighters due to steep terrain, and crews will focus today on strengthening line in that area. Firefighters will also work to complete burnout (especially along the northern edge of the fire), to reinforce and strengthen hand-lines and to begin mop up where appropriate.
As of 9:00 a.m. today all evacuations will be lifted.
A Public Meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. tonight at the Karuk Department of Natural Resources.

Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday July 29th, 2013 approx. 05:15 PM
Locationadjacnet to community of Orleans
Incident CommanderDuane Franklin

Current Situation

Total Personnel475
Size650 acres
Percent Contained25%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday July 31st, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Fire Behavior
Fire mostly smoldering and creeping. No major runs today. Vast majority of acreage was during the first operational period.
Significant Events
Traffic restored to Highway 96. NorCal Team 2 assumed command of the fire at 6:00 p.m. tonight. Evacuation order for portions of Orleans will be lifted this evening or early tomorrow at the latest.


Planned Actions
Continue to burn out, hold and improve all lines within the community and protect structures. Continue efforts at full containment. Mop-up edges.
Growth Potential
Terrain Difficulty
Elements fo the NorCal Team 2 arrived and are integrating into the organization. The Incident Command Center will be out of the Hoopa Fire Station.

Current Weather

Wind Conditions9 mph SE
Temperature96 degrees
Dance Fire Location and Perimeter Map
Evacuations of some local residents in and near the town of Orleans, CA. Residents were evacuated to Junction Elementary School in Somes Bar and the Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources (DNR) building in Orleans. The evacuations are complete.

Update 08/5/2013 0915:  
Dance FireCA-SRF-1373Type: WFStart: 07/29/2013 1715Cause: UPriority:
Overhead Team Name: Matt JohnsonOrganization: Type 2 TeamLocal:GACC:
% Cnt/MMA:
100 %
Est Contain:
41° 17´ 42"
123° 33´ 21"
Location: Adjacent to community of Orleans$$ Costs to Date: $2,550,000
Structures Threatened: NONEStructures Destroyed: 1 PRIM , 2 OUTB
Resources Committed:Total Personnel: 55Report Date: Aug 04, 2013 0600
Significant Events: No night operations. Six Rivers National Forest assumed command of the fire today at 0600 hrs. This will be the final 209.Remarks: Nor Cal Team 2 has transferred command of the fire back to the Six Rivers National Forest on Sunday 8-4-13 at 0600 hrs.
Observed Fire Behavior: Smoldering within contained islands of fuels.
Planned Actions: Nor Cal Team 2 will transfer command of the fire today at 0600 hrs.

Update 08/1/2013 1615:  577 acres, 95% contained, full containment expected 8/2.
Update 07/31/2013 0615: 650 acres, 60% contained. Fire is expected to have minimal growth through burn operations and is expected to remain within established containment lines. Evacuations remain in place and will be assessed for removal during day operations.
Update 07/30/2013 0615: 350 acres, 10% contained.The Dance Fire in Humboldt County near Orleans has destroyed two homes and some outbuildings, as well as 350 acres, since it broke out around 5 p.m. Monday, forest officials said. 
Portions of the community of Orleans is evacuated. Power if off in Orleans, structure protection in progress.
Update 07/29/2013 2200CA-SRF Dance Fire: Fire is approximately 200 acres. NORCAL Team 2 is being activated. 
Update 07/29/2013 2010: CA-SRF Dance Fire, near the community of Orleans. Fire is 100 acres in size, burning in timber, 0% contained. Structures are threatened.

Overview: The Dance Fire, which started along Highway 96 near Camp Creek Road, has caused the evacuation of some local residents in and near the town of Orleans, CA. Residents were evacuated to Junction Elementary School in Somes Bar and the Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources (DNR) building in Orleans. The evacuations are complete.

The fire started at 5:15 p.m. on Monday and as of 3:00 a.m. today, has burned 350 acres with an estimated 10% containment.

 Hundreds of structures are threatened, power lines and phone lines are down, and Highway 96 near Orleans has been closed. Resources from the following agencies are on scene: Six Rivers and Klamath National Forest, Cal Fire, Hoopa Fire Department, Orleans Volunteer Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, County Sheriff’s Office, Forest Service law enforcement officers, and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Additional fire resources have been order, including a Type 2 Incident Management Team that will assume command of the fire on Tuesday afternoon.

Location:   In the community of Orleans, 36996 Hwy 96 in Orleans, Highway 96 near Camp Creek Road
Reported Date/time: 07/29/2013 2010
IA: *
ROS: *
ROC: Burning in timber, 0% contained
Structure Threats: Hundreds of structures are threatened
Concerns: Power lines and phone lines are down, and Highway 96 near Orleans has been closed. 
Resources: SRF CH 1,2; BC 21,22,23; E31,32,351,321; WT-25; PT 22,31;
SHF E334;
ST 9120C innediate need;
SKU S/T w B 2611, E 2675,2664,2668,2669,2666 immediate need;Alder camp crews 1,2,4,5 are committed to the fire.
Aircraft: AT 93,94,95,96 HUU helicopter 102 has been working the fire along with HUU air attack 120.  
Cooperating Agencies: *
Weather Info: *
Special Conditions: *
Other Comments: *
Radio Frequencies: *
Agency Website: *
Online Scanner: *
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