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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

CA-LPF/KCFD #SchoolFire 238.5 acres 100% Contained.

School Fire Wildfire Los Padres National Forest CA-LPF-1126


Update 5-1 1850: 238.5 acres, 100% contained.
Fire will be in patrol status overnight.
Update 1850: 238.5 acres and 60% contained.  Unified Command; Kern County and Los Padres NF.  Moderate rate of spread.

School Incident. 238 acres. Fixed wing aircraft are being released. Crews will be on scene for several hours to mop up. This is now under the administration of the Los Padres National Forest.
Location: Los Padres National Forest Bitter Creek Preserve

Kern County Fire Agency Facebook: http://fb.me/1pRgSTHSn


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CA-BDF-#EtiwandaFire San Bernardino County 2,190 acres, 98% Type 4 IC.

 CA-BDF-6646, San Bernardino National Forest

Date of Origin: Wednesday April 30th, 2014 approx. 08:00 AM
Cause: Under Investigation
Location: Etiwanda Preserve north of Rancho Cucamonga
Incident Commander: Kempter Note: 
Type II Incident Management So Cal Team 1 is in command of the fire as of 0600 on 05/01/14.
Current Situation: Size 1,000 acres
Fuels:  Brush 
Fire Behavior: Wind driven fire, rapid rate of spread, extreme fire behavior  structure defense in place 
Terrain Difficulty: Rugged
Update 5-7-14 0900: Fire has burned 2,190 acres, with 98% containment.
This incident has transitioned to a Type 4 IC.
Update 5-6-14 0945: Fire has burned 2,190 acres, with 96% containment.
Update 5-5-14 1545: 2,190 acres, with 94% containment.
Type 3 organization has taken over the fire
Update 5-5-14 0745: Etiwanda fire is 94% contained this morning. Most of the fire is now confined to heat patches in the mountain foothills. The San Bernardino National Forest and Cal Fire are working on the remaining heat patches and mopping up. Crews are also restoring areas affected by dozer lines. The fire size of 2190 acres is expected to be the final size.
Update 5-3-14 1745: Fire has burned 2,190 acres, with 67% containment
Incident remains in Unified Command;
(USFS, Cal Fire, Rancho Cucamonga FD,
Rancho Cucamonga PD)  
SOCAL T/2 IMT (Walker Team 1) remains assigned.
Update 5-3-14 0745: Fire is holding at 2,190 acres, with 67% containmentNo significant fire behavior observed. Fire consists of smoldering remnants that require mop-up. Hot material near fire line still poses a threat.
Incident commanders met with local forest representative and agreed on a transition of command back to San Bernardino national forest tentatively at 0600 on 5/4/2014.
Update 5-2-14 1745: 2,190 acres, 67% contained. Midslope fireline continues to be wind tested as wind direction has changed. The trend toward cooler temperatures will moderate fire activity.
Update 5-2-14 0900:The perimeter of the Etiwanda fire held successfully overnight. A small flare up did occur in the area of Smith drainage but was quickly put out. Firefighters were able to make good progress on constructing line around the burn. The estimated size of the fire has increased to 2190 acres due to better mapping, with containment remaining at 53%. Structure protection engines will continue to patrol the neighborhoods near the fire perimeter.
Engines: 62
Crews: 20
Dozers: 3
Water Tenders: 16
Helicopters: 4
Fixed Wing: 2 air tankers
Injuries: 2 
Total Personnel: 929 
Structures Destroyed: 0 

Structures Damaged: 1
Road Closures : The opening of some roads began at 7:00 p.m. last night and will continue today.
Injuries: 3 firefighters recieved minor injuries
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, US Forest Service and Rancho Cucamonga Fire
Total Fire Personnel: 892
Total Fire Engines: 52
Total Fire crews: 20
Total Dozers: 3
Total Water Tenders: 16
Incident Management Team: Unified Command USFS/CAL FIRE/Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department.
Update 5-2-14 0800: 2,190 acres and 67% contained
Update 5-2-14 0800: 1,627 acres, 53% contained.  Minor interior flareups overnight with diminishing winds.  All schools have reopened today. Threat to endangered species habitat and watershed has diminished, however potential still remains
Etiwanda Fire Hot-spot and Perimeter Map 5-1-14
#EtiwandaFire: Thermal MODIS Street Map 1 Fire Perimeters
: Thermal MODIS Satellite Map Fire Perimeters 2014-04-30
Smoke from 800-acre blowing in strong winds
Source:  tweet
Etiwanda Wildfire San Bernardino County
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Evacuations: Mandatory evacuation order has been Lifted

April 30, 2014 3:33 p.m. – Update Etiwanda Fire 
Mandatory evacuations have been established for the areas of:
All homes north of Banyan – between Rochester and Etiwanda
North of Wilson from Etiwanda Ave. and west to the wash.
Etiwanda Ave. to Day Creek, north of Wilson
Voluntary Evacuations: 
North of Hillside from Haven, East to Milliken 
North of the 210 freeway between Milliken and Etiwanda 

North of Wilson between Day Creek and Etiwanda
All residents East of Haven to Carnelian, North of Hillside. 
For updates on the fire and evacuations call (909)383-5688.

Evacuation Center Central Park on Baseline/Milliken in Rancho Cucamonga
Mandatory evacuation order has been issued for residents from east of Day Creek wash, west of Etiwanda Avenue, north of Wilson Avenue, officials said.Day Creek Intermediate School, Caryn Elementary and Los Osos High School have been evacuated.
Students from Day Creek Intermediate are being taken to Heritage Immediate School at 13766 South Heritage Circle in Fontana and Caryn Elementary students are being transported to Perdew Elementary School at 13051 Miller Avenue in Etiwanda.
Los Osos High School students without transportation will be bused to Rancho Cucamonga High School at 11801 Lark Drive.

Road Closures: Only residents allowed in
Etiwanda Ave between Banyan St. and the Northern City Limit
Day Creek Blvd. between Banyan St and the Northern City Limit
Milliken Ave between Wilson Ave and Northern City Limit
Hillside Rd between Haven Ave and the Western CIty Limit 
Banyan St between Milliken Ave and Day Creek Blvd

Media Center at Indian Wells and Melon Ct. Contact Bob Poole


Update 5-1 1930: 1,627 acres, 53% contained. FRA. Unified Command; USFS, Cal Fire, Rancho Cucamonga RD, Rancho Cucamonga PD. Strong Santa Ana winds continue to effect the incident. A Red Flag warning and high wind warning are in effect throughout this evening.
Update 5-1 0930: Last night, fireline around the Etiwanda fire held successfully. The fire did not move beyond the perimeter from yesterday, despite high winds occurring early this morning. Until aircraft are able to fly and map the fire area, the fire size remains at 1,000 acres with 10% containment this morning. Firefighters are working on strengthening existing fire lines in Rancho Cucamonga and constructing new lines and extending hose lines in the foothill areas of Deer and Day Creek Canyons. Structure protection engines continue to patrol the neighborhoods near the fire perimeter.
Update 5-1 0830: 1000 acres 10% contained. Type II Incident Management So Cal Team 1 is in command of the fire as of 0600 on 05/01/14. 
 Red Flag Warning with forecsted winds of 40 to 60 mph.  Extremely low relative humidity with little or no recovery through Thursday
Update 2230: 1,000 acres, all mandatory evacuations lifted. Fire is being pushed south by winds gusting to 60 mph.
Wildfire


Current Situation

Total Personnel706
Size1,000 acres
Fuels Involved
brush
Fire Behavior
wind driven fire, rapid rate of spread, extreme fire behavior

Outlook

Planned Actions
structure defense in place
Terrain Difficulty
rugged
Remarks
55 engines, 19 crews, 4 dozers,
Update 1830:  1,000 acres, 0% contained. FRA, Unified Command; USFS, Cal Fire, Rancho Cucamonga FD, Rancho Cucamonga PD, The fire is north of Rancho Cucamonga in the Etiwanda Falls area. Extreme fire behavior with rapid rate of spread. Evacuations in effect for the north end of Rancho Cucamonga. 5 schools and 1,100 residents are evacuated. There is a Red Flag Warning in place with winds to 60 to 90 mph expected.
Update 1530:  is now over 1000 acres, About 550 firefighters on scene. Temps around 90, RH 3% - 9%. typical Santa Ana-type outflow winds are coming out of the mountains.
Update 1330: Officially now 800 acres 1,650 homes evacuated.
Administrative Unit:CAL FIRE San Bernardino / USFS / Rancho Cucamonga Fire 
County:San Bernardino County  
Location:North of Rancho Cucamonga  
Acres Burned - Containment:800 acres  
Structures Threatened:Structures remain threatened  
Evacuations:Mandatory evacuations have been established for the area of: All areas north of Wilson from Etiwanda Ave. and west to the wash.
Voluntary evacuation areas: All residents East of Haven to Carnelian, North of Hillside.
A temporary evacuation center has been at Central Park, Northwest corner of Milliken/Baseline, for residents within the mandatory evacuation area.
Chaffey College classes have been cancelled for the day.
Etiwanda School District voluntarily moved students from Colony Elementary to Terra Vista Elementary.
More info on Evacuations can be found on the San Bernardino County Sheriff's website.  
Cooperating Agencies:CAL FIRE, US Forest Service and Rancho Cucamonga Fire  
Total Fire Personnel:550  
Total Fire Engines:30  
Total Fire crews:18  
Incident Management Team:Unified Command USFS/CAL FIRE/Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department  
Lat/Long:-117.55292/34.167091  
Conditions:The fire is being pushed south by gusty winds of up to 60 mph.  
Update 1240:  Officially now 650 acres
Update 1110: - 1 sizeup report of approximately 700 acres. Bulldozers have now been approved for use in the Etiwanda preserve. winds sustained 20, gusts over 50. Fuels only 2 foot tall near the interface and with winds flattening the flames, flame lengths at the interface are low. Small spots in ornamental veg. around structures
Update 1030: - 200 acres RROS, burning South. 550 personel, 30 engines, 18 crews



IA: Wildland Fire started around 8:00 am on Wednesday April 30 in Day Canyon above Rancho Cucamonga. 
Location: North of Rancho Cucamonga San Bernardino National Forest / Day Canyon. East Ave x Powerline Rd, Etiwanda, San Bernardino County,
Staging 6001 Millerton Ave.
GPS: 34.175 latitude, -117.542 longitude
CDF - 34.169346 latitude, -117.547374 longitude
Wind Forecast: http://tmappsevents.esri.com/website/wildfire_time/
Frequencies: 171.475, 168.200. Tac: NIFC TAC 2,4,6

Online Scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/15126/web
Live Video:http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/live
Weather: -

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY


Red Flag Warning

OSCC News and Notes 04/29/2014: Hot, dry and windy weather is expected across Southern California through Thursday.  The strongest winds will occur Wednesday when offshore winds of 20-35 mph with gusts to over 60 mph will be possible.  Temperatures in the valleys and lower foothills will reach the mid 90s to around 100 with minimum RH readings in the teens.  Poor RH recovery is expected each night this week.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ246-253-254-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH WILL
  CONTINUE THIS EVENING...INCREASING TO 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 70 MPH LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED GUSTS TO 80 MPH
  ARE EXPECTED IN THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS THE WESTERN
  PEAKS OF THE SANTA MONICAS. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO 25 TO 35
  MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND PREVAIL THROUGH
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. VERY POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT IN THE AREAS EXPOSED
  TO THE NORTHEAST WINDS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY IN THE 60S TO AROUND 70 IN THE
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND MIDDLE 70S TO MIDDLE 80S IN THE LOWER
  ELEVATIONS...CLIMBING A FEW DEGREES ON THURSDAY. OVERNIGHT
  TEMPERATURES EXPOSED TO THE NORTHEAST WINDS IN THE 60S TO LOWER
  70S.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF
  WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ241-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FROM MALIBU TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS...

* WINDS...FROM MALIBU TO HOLLYWOOD HILLS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST
  WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL REDEVELOP
  TONIGHT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH ON
  WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED DAMAGING GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE
  IN THE VICINITY OF MALIBU. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO 15 TO 25
  MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND PREVAIL THROUGH
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT IN WIND EXPOSED
  LOCATIONS AND FOOTHILLS.


* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 90S. LOWS IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S
  IN FOOTHILS AND WIND EXPOSED LOCATIONS.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF
  WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

GOMBERG/HALL

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ244-245-547-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL
  CONTINUE TONIGHT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60
  MPH ON WEDNESDAY. STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FOCUSED
  ACROSS THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE VENTURA COUNTY VALLEYS AS
  WELL AS THE NORTHERN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY. THE WINDS WILL
  DIMINISH TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
  AND PREVAIL THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. VERY POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT IN THE FOOTHILLS AND
  WIND EXPOSED LOCATIONS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 90S. LOWS IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S
  IN THE FOOTHILLS AND WIND EXPOSED AREAS.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF
  WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ240-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL
  REDEVELOP TONIGHT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55
  MPH ON WEDNESDAY. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 40 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND PREVAIL THROUGH THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT IN WIND EXPOSED
  LOCATIONS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 90S. LOWS IN THE THE 60S TO LOWER
  70S IN WIND EXPOSED LOCATIONS.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF
  WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ288-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH THIS
  EVENING...INCREASING TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH LATE
  TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO 20 TO 30
  MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND PREVAIL THROUGH
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. VERY POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ON WEDNESDAY...CLIMBING
  INTO THE 90S ON THURSDAY. LOWS IN THE 60S.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF
  WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...

.MODERATE SANTA ANA WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING...THEN A
BURST OF STRONGER SANTA ANA WINDS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW
INCREASES ACROSS THE REGION. DURING THE PEAK OF THE
EVENT...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
PORTIONS OF THE VALLEYS IN LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES...WITH
PEAK GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...HOWEVER WIND
SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE COMBINATION
OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...AND
HOT TEMPERATURES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EXTREME FIRE
DANGER TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

CAZ548-301700-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
729 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SINGLE
DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL
  INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH LATE TONIGHT
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE
  IN THE FOOTHILLS. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 40 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND PREVAIL THROUGH THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITY. VERY POOR
  OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED EACH NIGHT IN THE FOOTHILLS AND
  WIND EXPOSED LOCATIONS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 90S. LOWS IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S
  IN THE FOOTHILLS AND WIND EXPOSED AREAS.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF
  WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1002 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY EVENING...

.A SURGE OF STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND
CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY WEDNESDAY. SUSTAINED WINDS DURING THIS
TIME WILL BE FROM 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 60 MPH OVER
THE FOOTHILLS AND VALLEYS. PEAK WINDS OF 60 TO 80 MPH ARE LIKELY
IN A FEW OF THE WIND PRONE MOUNTAIN AND FOOTHILL AREAS. A BRIEF
LULL IN THE WINDS IS FORECAST WEDNESDAY EVENING BEFORE A THIRD AND
FINAL SURGE OF GUSTY WINDS ARRIVES WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY. THE WINDS WITH THIS THIRD EVENT ARE EXPECTED TO BE
SLIGHTLY WEAKER. THE HOT WEATHER...STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS AND WIDESPREAD
SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF ELEVATED
FIRE CONCERNS.

CAZ242-248-255>257-301300-
/O.CON.KSGX.FW.W.0004.140430T0900Z-140502T0300Z/
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE MOUNTAIN TOP AND FRONT COUNTRY RANGER DISTRICTS OF
THE SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE SAN JACINTO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE SAN BERNARDINO
NATIONAL FOREST-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE TRABUCO RANGER DISTRICT OF THE CLEVELAND NATIONAL
FOREST-
1002 PM PDT TUE APR 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITES AND HOT WEATHER...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM
PDT THURSDAY.

* WINDS...VERY STRONG WINDS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY
  AFTERNOON WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH IN THE FOOTHILLS
  AND VALLEYS WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 60 MPH. PEAK GUSTS OF 60 TO 80
  MPH IN THE WIND PRONE MOUNTAIN AND FOOTHILL AREAS. A SECOND
  SURGE OF STRONG WINDS WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON...ALTHOUGH NOT AS STRONG AS THEY WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY
  MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WIDESPREAD HUMIDITES 5 TO 10 PERCENT THROUGH
  THURSDAY WITH POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY.

* TEMPERATURES...88 TO 98 DEGREES FROM THE INLAND VALLEYS TO THE
  COAST.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TONIGHT...PEAKING EARLY
  WEDNESDAY MORNING BEFORE WEAKENING SOMEWHAT WEDNESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN AGAIN THURSDAY
  MORNING...BUT WILL NOT REACH THE STRENGTH OF THE WINDS
  EXPECTED WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* OUTLOOK...WINDS BEGIN TO WEAKEN THURSDAY NIGHT AND HUMIDITIES
  BEGIN TO RECOVER NEAR THE COAST. HUMIDITY RECOVERY SPREADING
  INLAND FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.
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Red Flag Warning: LAFD pre-deploying additional resources beginning 8:00 AM Wednesday 4-30-14

As a result of the National Weather Service Red Flag Warning, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will pre-deploy additional resources beginning at 8:00 AM on Wednesday April 30, 2014

. These additional firefighters will be placed at select Neighborhood Fire Stations serving high hazard brush areas for an anticipated 24 hours, pending re-evaluated weather conditions.


      These Fire Stations include:
28 (Porter Ranch) 
71 (Bel Air, Beverly Glen, UCLA Campus)
77 (Sun Valley, Shadow Hills, La Tuna Canyon)
82 (Hollywood Hills and Northeast) 
83 (Encino) 
84 (Woodland Hills)
91 (Sylmar, N/E City of San Fernando)
97 (Laurel Canyon & Mulholland Drive)
99 (Beverly Glen and Mulholland Drive)
106 (West Hills, Chatsworth Lake, Canoga Park)
The specific stations and locations are based on fire experience, area access and fire potential.

Additional staffing includes:  21 Engines, 5 Brush Patrols (4x4 trucks able to access remote areas, equipped with water and hose), one Bulldozer Team, two Water Tenders (apparatus containing a large amount of water), one EIT (Firefighter Staff Assistant) for each Battalion and Division Chief, one additional Division Chief, two Metro Fire Dispatchers, one Air Operations Officer, one additional Pilot and two Helitac (helicopter) members.

'Red Flag' No Parking Sign. Click to learn more...
The City of Los Angeles has enacted special parking restrictions in areas historically prone to wildfire. These are critical areas (very narrow roads, hairpin turns, and key intersections) where parked vehicles could delay citizens trying to evacuate and delay fire companies attempting to gain access during a fast moving Brush Fire.
This local declaration of parking restrictions is separate from regional forecasts from our friends at the National Weather Service.

To stay informed of current Red Flag Alert Parking Restrictions in the City of Los Angeles, please visit: lafd.org/redflag

The Lowell Fire in Sunland on May 13, 2008
You Can Help!
While terrain is readily assessed, and many hazards are managed by our annual Brush Clearance Program, the LAFD asks you to remain cognizant of local fire weather.
Your personal awareness of overall wildfire danger, combined with readiness to take quick action are key to our collective survival of brush fires.

Some have asked, "What exactly is Ready! Set! Go!?" 

Here's a brief explanation. Those three words can prepare you and your family for a Wildfire:

Get Ready: Help protect your property by creating defensible space around your home. That means removing brush and replacing shake-shingle roofs. Assemble emergency supplies and plan your escape routes.
Get Set: If a wildfire threatens your neighborhood, act immediately. Place valuables in your vehicle, roll up the windows and back your vehicle into the driveway. Remove flammable materials from around your house.
Go: You don't have to wait to be told to leave, but if told to do so, do it. Remember firefighters need room in which to work. By leaving, you give them the best chance to protect your property.

For Updated Information and Video Please Refer to: http://lafd.blogspot.com/2014/04/lafd-pre-deploys-additional-resources.html
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LAFD Arson Arrest Of 78-year-old Nick Pecarich, of San Pedro, For San Pedro Elks Lodge Fire

The San Pedro Elks Lodge suffered a devastating fire Tuesday morning. (photo: Chris Villanueva)
LOS ANGELES – Investigators from the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Arson-

Counter-Terrorism Section, in coordination with detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Criminal Conspiracy Section, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, announced the arrest of 78-year-old Nick Pecarich, of San Pedro, in connection to the April 15 Greater Alarm structure fire at the San Pedro Elks Lodge.

Pecarich was arrested without incident early Tuesday afternoon and was booked at the LAPD Metropolitan Detention Center for violation of Penal Code Section 451(c), Arson of a structure. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for filing of formal criminal charges.

As LAFD arson investigators and their law enforcement counterparts are continuing the investigation into this crime, no further details will be released at this time.

Pursuant to a request from the District Attorney’s office to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation, a booking photo will not be released at this time.

The LAFD wishes to thank the local community for its cooperation and assistance following this fire and during the course of the investigation. Community involvement often plays a key role in the aftermath of significant incidents, and this investigation benefited from that involvement.

The LAFD considers arson a serious crime. We will work diligently in all cases of arson to thoroughly investigate, arrest and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Submitted by Katherine Main, Spokesperson Los Angeles Fire Department 
The lodge, located at 1748 Cumbre Dr. in San Pedro, suffered massive damage to the main dining hall, the legendary bar area and other rooms in the multilevel structure. Firefighters were able to save the ritual hall and some of its priceless heirlooms inside.
More than 100 firefighters were called to the scene to put out the fire, which started at approximately 3 a.m.

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