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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today News and Notes (MAP)

Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today (MAP)


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California Fire News and Notes:

  • No Current Fire Weather Watches / Warnings
  • Authorities Announced today that Wayne Allen Huntsman has been arrested for alleged deliberate arson in starting the
KING FIRE MEDIA BRIEFING 9/18/14 REGARDING ARSON ARREST
OSCC - SOUTH OPS

June Fire, CA-INF-001351, Mono County, June Lake Parking Lot, FRA
65 acres, 50% Contained
SoCal Type 2 team (Wakoski) assumed command.
Unified command with June Lake Fire Protection District, USFS-INF,
CHP, and Mono County Sheriff
Evacuations: 250 residences remain threatened with 150 people evacuated and 100 people in temporary shelters.
  • June mountain ski resort and the Owens River head water wilderness continues to be threatened. 
  • Power remains out to June Lake area as fire damaged transmission lines. Also impacted cell tower infrastructure.
  • WX: Temp 57°, RH 47%, Wind NW 5 mph.
  • For today’s operational period, Complete hose lay and begin mop up operations with Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources.

Courtney Fire, CA-MMU-016429, Madera County
320 acres, 80% Contained.

Type 1 IC (Drozen)
Notes: All evacuations have been lifted for the community of Bass Lake Heights.
  • Soft road closure in place for residents only on Rd 426 between 
  • Summit Rd & Rd 223
  • WX: Temp 72°, RH 66%, winds NW 10 mph 
  • Continued mop up. 
  • Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources.
Silverado Fire, CA-CNF-2873, Orange County, FRA968 acres, 97% contained.
SO CAL Type 2 IMT (Garwood)
Notes:

  • The Silverado will transition back to the Forest this morning
  • The Close-out for Garwood’s IMT is at 0930 today.
  • Fire will be unstaffed during nighttime hours.
  • WX: Temp 71°, RH 68%, Wind S 3 mph.
  • Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources.
Meadow Fire, CA-YNP-00101, Mariposa County
4,772 acres, 80% contained.
Notes:

  • Type 3 IC (Speilman/ Loomis Trainee)
  • Ground resources continue to patrol fire.
  • Temp 67°, RH 54%, wind N 4 mph.
  • Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources.

ONCC - NORTH OPS

Track 17 FireCA-SWR Track 17 Fire
500 acres burning in grass and brush, 75% contained.
Update 1230: 395 acres, 80% contained. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.
July ComplexCA-KNF July Complex, Klamath National Forest
50,042 acres, 98% contained.
Notes: Creeping and smoldering.
Happy Camp ComplexCA-KNF Happy Camp Complex: 125,788 acres, 68% contained. 
Notes:
  • Increased moisture resulted in decreased spread overnight.
  • Creeping and smoldering.
  • Precipitation occured over the fire area.

Boles FireCA-SKU Boles Fire
375 acres, 60% contained. 
Notes: Fire continued to smolder. Strong winds continue to make any smoldering material within 500' of the line a danger to renewed fire spread.

Irene Fire: CA-ENF Irene Fire
85 acres in brush, 0% contained. 
Notes: Main emphasis is to locate spot fires and mop-up the north side of the fire as it is holding most of the heat.

King FireCA-ENF King Fire
70,944 acres, 5% contained. 
Notes: The fire remained active overnight. Incident personnel determined that the fire made a run of over ten miles north between 1600 yesterday and 0600 this morning.

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