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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quick Look Current California Wildfire Today (MAP)

Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today


Courtney CA-MMU-016429, Madera County, Update
320 acres, 40% Contained
Type 3 IC (Cheek).
Unified Command with Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Madera County Roads,
PG&E, Sierra Telephone Company and CHP.
Evacuations centers are established in Oakhurst and North Folk areas.
Fire crossed road 222 to the Northeast and burned into Bass Lake
Continue mop up and containment line improvement.
Temp 69°, RH 48%, wind E 6 mph.
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources.

Silverado, Vegetation Fire, CA-CNF-2873, Orange County, Update
SO CAL Type 2 IMT (Garwood) Unified Command with CNF, OCFA and CALFIRE.
968 acres, 91% contained.
250 residents remain under minimal threat in Silverado and Ladd Canyons.
All evacuation orders have been lifted
No fire spread due to successful suppression.
Continue structure protection in Silverado Canyon and continue to construct fire line.
Potential for thunderstorms and heavy rain over incident area.
Temp 72°, RH 79%, Wind N 1 mph.
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources.

Meadow Fire, CA-YNP-00101, Mariposa County, Update
4,772 acres, 80% contained.
Type 3 IC (Spielman)
Crews will continue line construction and improve direct fire line.
Transition to the Type 3 organization will occur at 0700
A closeout meeting for the Type 2 team will occur at 1300 on 09/16/2014
Two Type 2 helicopters will continue to support suppression actions.
Temp 68°, RH 40%, wind N 1 mph.
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources.

Conway Fire, CA-OVD-001333, Mono County, Update
50 acres, 98% contained.
Type 3 IC (Ray).
Temp 69°, RH 48%, winds W 1 mph.
Minimal fire behavior observed today.

Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening for the combination of strong winds and low humidity for fire weather zones 284 and 285.

Boles Fire: CA-SKU Boles Fire
375 acres, almost 100 percent contained.
 Long range spotting, torching and short crown runs. 150 residential structures damaged or destroyed. An unknown number of commercial buildings damaged or destroyed. Damage assesment is ongoing. Today the plan is to strengthen exisitng control lines and begin mopping up.

King Fire: CA-AEU King Fire
11, 570 acres, 5% contained.
The fire remained moderately active throughout the night. The winds reversed from up canyon to down canyon in the evening pushing the fire down through drainages.

Happy Camp Complex: CA-KNF Happy Camp Complex
113,158 acres, 55% contained.
 The Happy Camp Complex has merged with the Man Fire. The southern side of the fire continues to back into the wind while making occasional short surface fire runs.

July Complex: CA-KNF July Complex
 50,042 acres, 78% contained.
 Man Fire continued to be active on the southwest and south flanks. The Man fire has merged with the Happy Camp Complex.

Black Fire: CA-MEU Black Fire
403 acres, 85% contained.
 Significant progress made mopping up.

Dog Bar Fire: CA-NEU Dog Bar Fire
247 acres, 90% contained.
 Small pockets of interior fuels remain.

Bald Hill 3 Fire: CA-HIA Bald Hill 3 Fire
210 acres, 95% contained.
 Creeping and smoldering with continued consumption of interior fuels.

Gulch Fire: CA-SHU Gulch Fire1,375 acres, 100% contained.

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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