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Monday, September 15, 2014

Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today (MAP)

Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today 9/15/14

Coulson's C-130Q Tanker 131 makes a retardant drop two ridges over on the Silverado Fire
Coulson's C-130Q Tanker 131 makes a retardant drop two ridges over on the Silverado Fire yesterday.
Credit: w/ 
Steve Whitby U.S. Forest Service using 100-400 Canon zoom lens
FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM TUESDAY FOR THE
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF LOS ANGELES...VENTURA...AND
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS DUE TO VERY HOT AND UNSTABLE
CONDITIONS WITH MODERATELY LOW HUMIDITIES..
PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

FIRE WEATHER MAP

OSCC - SOUTH OPS

Courtney Fire, CA-MMU-016429, Madera County
320 acres, 20% Contained

Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources
Type 3 IC (Cheek). Unified Command with Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Madera County Roads,
PG&E, Sierra Telephone Company and CHP.

Evacuations
  • Multiple structures damaged
  • Evacuations centers are established in Oakhurst and North Folk areas,
  • Reverse 9-1-1 being conducted by Madera County Sheriff’s Office
  • Road closure on Road 222 and Road 426 to Suncrest Road.
  • Damage to PG&E infrastructure including lines and transformers. Threat to recreational campgrounds along Bass Lake.
Temp 59°, RH 59%, wind SE 2 mph

Silverado Fire, CA-CNF-2873, Orange County, FRA
968 acres, 80% contained.
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources
SO CAL Type 2 IMT (Garwood) Unified Command with CNF, OCFA and CALFIRE.

  • 250 residents remain under minimal threat in Silverado and Ladd Canyons
  • All evacuation orders lifted. Re-population of evacuated areas has begun.
  • Fire remains threat to power lines that supply Orange County/San Diego with power.
  • Power had been restored to the residents of Silverado Canyon.
Temp 71°, RH 85%, wind 0 mph

Meadow Fire, CA-YNP-00101, Mariposa County, FRA
4,772 acres, 80% contained.
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources
Type 2 Central Sierra IMT 2 (Cooper)

  • Fire beginning transitional planning to return incident back to the Yosemite National Park
  • Crews continue to patrol containment lines and hotspots as needed.
  • As containment lines are met, crews are being placed in demob status.
Temp 69°, RH 35%, wind N 12 mph


Conway Fire, CA-OVD-001333, Mono County, FRA and SRA
50 acres, 75% contained
Type 3 IC (Ray)
Fire is in patrol status.
Temp 46°, RH 74%, winds NW 4 mph

ONCC - NORTH OPS

King Fire, CA-AEU King Fire
3,900 acres, 10% contained. 
Unified Command with Eldorado National Forest and CALFIRE. CA IMT1 Team 5 (Giachino) as been assigned and will in brief at 1200 hours today.
  • Critical rates of spread with long range spotting.
  • Significant threat to the White Meadows, Spring Valley, Camino and Pollock Pines communities. 
  • Mandatory evacuation orders are in place. 
Bald Hill 3 Fire, CA-HIA Bald Hill 3 Fire
210 acres, 85% contained.
Creeping and smoldering fire behavior as interior fuels consume.

July Complex, CA-KNF July Complex
48,964 acres, 78% contained.
Southwest and south flanks of the Man Fire continue to be active with fire growth towards the Hooligan Lake area.

Happy Camp Complex, CA-KNF Happy Camp Complex
112,643 acres, 55% contained. Southern portion of the fire remained active with surface fire, group tree torching and crown runs with long range spotting under the influence of strong southwest ridge top winds. The other portions of the fire are in mop up, patrol and fire suppression repair status. CA IMT1 Team 4 (Opliger) assumed command at 1800 hours last evening.

Black Fire, CA-MEU Black Fire
417 acres, 50% contained.
  • Fire behavior moderated allowing for significant gains in perimeter control. 
  • Road closures have been lifted and repopulation of evacuated areas has occurred.
Gulch Fire, CA-SHU Gulch Fire
1,300 acres, 96% contained.
  • Minimal fire behavior. 
  • Demob of excess resources continues.
Dog Bar Fire, CA-NEU Dog Bar Fire
247 acres, 75% contained.
Forward rate of spread has been stopped. Interior fuels continue to consume.


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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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