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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today - News and Notes (MAPS)

Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today (MAP)



NWS Fire Weather Map

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
   FOR COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR
   FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281, SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MT
SHASTA-MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST-
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON DESERT INCLUDING THE BLM LAND IN EASTERN
LAKE AND WESTERN HARNEY COUNTIES.

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
   9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW
   RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 624. ..625. ..284. ..
   AND 285. ..

* AFFECTED AREA: FIRE WEATHER ZONES 624. ..625. ..284. ..AND 285.

* WIND...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
  HUMIDITIES ON CRITICALLY DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN THE
  POSSIBILITY OF RAPID FIRE GROWTH DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/ZYV5.
OSCC - SOUTH OPS

Notes: So Cal type 2 team(Wakoski) is being mobilized to the June Fire, CA-INF-1351 In briefing scheduled later today at Mammoth Lakes Ranger station

Courtney F
ire CA-MMU-016429, Madera County
320 acres, 60% Contained
Type 3 IC (Cheek) - Unified Command with Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Madera County Roads, PG&E, Sierra Telephone Company and CHP.
Evacuation centers are established in the Oakhurst and North Folk areas.
Damage inspection survey continues today
Utility companies continue to repair damaged infrastructure
Temp 69°, RH 42%, wind E 7 mph.

Silverado Fire, CA-CNF-2873, Orange County, FRA
968 acres, 95% contained.
SO CAL Type 2 IMT (Garwood) - Unified Command with CNF, OCFA and CALFIRE.

Meadow Fire, CA-YNP-00101, Mariposa County
4,772 acres, 80% contained.
Type 3 IC (Speilman)

Conway Fire, CA-OVD-001333, Mono County
50 acres, 100% contained.
Type 3 IC (Ray)
This will be the last report on this incident

ONCC - NORTH OPS

Happy Camp Complex
CA-KNF Happy Camp Complex
114,664 acres, 60% contained. 
The Happy Camp Complex has burned south and merged with the Man Fire. The Man fire perimeter now lies fully within the perimeter of the complex and will no longer be reported on separately.

King FireCA-ENF King Fire
18,544 acres, 5% contained.
 Poor overnight humidity recovery above 3,000' allowed the fire to remain active on ridges and upper plateaus. Down canyon winds pushed fire down drainages.

July Complex
CA-KNF July Complex 
50,042 acres, 98% contained. Creeping and smoldering in interior fuels.

Boles Fire
CA-SKU Boles Fire
375 acres, 25% contained. Fire continued to smolder. Red Flag Warning in effect over the fire area for strong winds and low humidity.

Irene Fire: CA-ENF Irene Fire: 85 acres in brush, 0% contained. Creeping and smoldering with isolated pockets of heavy fuels, short range spotting and roll-out.


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