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Monday, August 5, 2013

CA-CNF-Falls 1,383 acres 100% contained. [FINAL REPORT] #CaFire

CA-CNF-Falls - Falls Fire, CA-CNF-2512 #FallsFire Wildland Fire

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 Falls fire 175+ acres
Update 8-9 1900: 1,383 acres 100% contained
Reduction in acres due to accurate mapping. Fire is in unified command with Southern California Interagency Team #3 (Wakoski), Cleveland National Forest, and Cal Fire (Gallegos). SoCal IIMT#3 transitioning to a local type 3 organization on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 0600. Continue to mop up. Continue fire suppression damage repairs. Incident close out at Lake Elsinore High School at 1100hrs.
This will be the last update from this incident.
Update 8-9 0900: 1,416 acres 95% contained
Fire has been wind and time tested. Fire is expected to remain within current containment lines. Suppression repairs are underway. Back haul of hose and supplies are occurring from the fire perimeter. The Ortega Highway remains open under CHP escorts. CALTRANS continues to repair highway features within the fire area. Demobilization continues with surplus resources being made available to other incidents. Management of the fire will be transferred to a local type 3 organization on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 0600. SoCal IIMT#3 to close out with the forest on Saturday, August 10, 2013 in the afternoon at Elsinore High School.Update 8-8 1900: 1,416 acres 95% contained
Fire is expected to remain within current containment lines.
Hot spots near fire line and some burning in interior islands remain a threat.
Line construction is complete

Update 8-8 0900: 1,416 acres 85% contained
Fire is expected to remain within current containment lines. Hot spots near fire line and some burning in interior islands remain a concern. Line construction has been completed. The Ortega Highway (Hwy 74) is intermittently opened to residents with Caltrans escorting traffic. Rolling rocks, fire damaged guardrails and highway signs remain a problem. Caltrans continues to escort intermittent traffic in Decker Canyon. Suppression rehabilitation started today. The demobilization process continues today
Update 8-7 1900: 1416 acres 78% contained
The fire is expected to remain within the containment lines.
The Ortega Highway (HWY 74) is being intermittently opened to residents with Caltrans escorting traffic. 
Update 8-7 0900: 1,416 acres 73% contained
 Southern California Interagency Type 2 Incident Management Team 3 (Wakoski) is assigned. The fire is being managed under a Unified command between USFS, CALFIRE, RRU, and Riverside County Sheriff’s Office.  The Ortega Highway (Highway 74) is open to traffic under CHP escorts. Fire damaged hillsides and roadways present risks to roadway users. Escorts continue in Decker Canyon
Update 8-6 1900: 1,416 acres 30% contained
Ortega Hwy (Hwy 74) remains closed. Should fire escape existing perimeters communities of Lakeland Village, Lake Elsinore, Rancho Capistrano, El Cariso Village, Morrell Canyon and Decker Canyon are threatened. Additional damage to Wildland habitat is possible should the fire escape the control lines. Rolling rocks, fire damaged guardrails and highway signs will remain a problem. Residences in Lakeland Village repopulated residences. Decker Canyon will be repopulated tonight with Caltrans starting traffic escorts at 1700 hrs. Significant progress was made constructing fire line on the South and East flanks of the fire.
Update 8-6 0900: 1,416 acres 0% contained.
Fire continues to move South and East and has established itself in the San Mateo Wilderness, but is holding at the ridge lines. The fire has potential to move further North, resulting in additional structure threat and has potential to move into Morrell and Decker Canyons. Immediate concerns involving communities of LakeLand Village, Rancho Capistrano and Decker Canyon remain under mandatory evacuation orders.
Ortega Highway (Hwy 74) is closed.
If fire spreads into the San Mateo Wilderness it will create access problems due to lack of roads available.
Update 8-5 1635: All CNF units to remain at stations till 2100 this evening and back on at 0700 tomorrow. Just asked for 4 additional Alpha strike teams to Grand and SR74 in Lake Elsinore.  
Update 1600: 400 acres 0% contained
Fire is moving south and east and has established itself in the San Mateo Wilderness. Lakeland Village is immediately threatened; Rancho Capistrano, repeater sites and cell phone sites are also threatened. 
Lakeland Village and Rancho Capistrano Decker Canyon are under evacuation orders. Ortega Highway (Hwy. 74) closed.  
If the fire continues to spread into the San Mateo Wilderness it will create ingress and egress problems due to the lack of roads into the area.
Update 1530: 500 acres and growing,AA is requesting DC-10 with lead plane.
Update 1515: TYPE 2 Team on order, fire jumped south main divide in multiple spots, crossed ridge burning downslope.
Update 1455: 3 immediate need any type engine ST's for lakelan village. Batt. 33 CNF assuming Div Sup for lakelan village
Update 1335: 175 acres, Structures are threatened, Evacs for Decker Canyon 
Update 1315: 75+ acres and growing. MVU 6 crews. BDU dispatched a ST to form up at Chino Hills Station approx 1305
Update 1245: "Spotting in front going to hit the Ortega Hwy pretty hard."
Additional Hand Crews dispatched, MVU is sending 4 Rainbow and 2 PLC Crews to the incident.
Update 1225: Wind is heading fire East to Lake Elsinore. AA requested 2 additional any type AT

Location: S. of Ortega Hwy, off of Morrell Canyon, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County
Ortega Hwy X Tenaja Truck Trail, Lake Elsinore
Reported Date/time: August 5, 2013 10:10 am 
IA25 acres
IC:  CA-CNF-FALLS ICP at the "Candy Store" on Ortega Hwy.
ROS: Rapid
ROC: Medium Brush, potential for 200 acres
Structure Threats: Yes
Concerns: *
Resources:  AA 504, AT 70, AT 71, AT 72, AT 73, BC21, BC23, DESCANSO 5, CNF: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E326, E37, E38. GLDNEGLHS, H301, H534, H554, H901, MCP E2728, PALOMAR 6, PT32, REC2. Plus RRU and ORC Crew 1 enroute as well as a type 3 strike team it should be 307,318,339,347,350 with B28 and B39 as STL. Strike team is 1400C
Cooperating Agencies: *
Weather Info: *
Special Conditions: *
Other Comments: *
Radio Frequencies: Command CNF Forest Net, Tone 6; Victor 135.575
Maps: *
Agency Website: *
Live Video: *

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