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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

CA-SHF Saddle Fire Trinity Co 1,542 acres, 93% contained. Interior islands continue to burn #CAFire

Saddle Fire Trinity CountyCA-SHF Saddle Fire

Update 6/24/2015 0800hrs: 1,542 acres, 93% contained. Last report until significant activity occurs.

Update 6/20/2015 0800hrs: 1,542 acres, 95% contained. A Type 3 organization assumed command of the fire last evening at 1800.

Update 6/19/2015 0800hrs: 1,542 acres, 95% contained. Interior islands continue to burn down. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.

Update 6/17/2015 1800hrs: 1,546 acres, 90% contained. Interior islands continue to be consumed by low intensity fire.

Update 6/17/2015 1800hrs: The is 1546 acres and 85% contained. This will be the last full night shift, except for a few resources patrolling tonight

Update 6/16/2015 1800hrs: 1,530 acres, 75% contained. Rollout continues to be a problem on steep areas of the fire. Smoldering and creeping continues in limited areas in all divisions as mop up operations progress. Anticipated containment 6/19.

Update 6/16/2015 0700hrs: 1,530 acres, 65% contained. Steep terrain and rolling material continue to pose a threat to fire lines

Update 6/15/2015 1700hrs: 1,509 acres, 60% contained.

Saddle Fire Plume Trinity County - Credit: +KTVU Channel 2 

Update 6/15/2015 0700hrs:  1,509 acres, 45% contained.

Update 6/14/2015 1700hrs: 1,490 acres, 40% contained. Fire behavior moderated through out the day. The fire exhibited active backing and isolated torching. Potential for spot fires continues.

Update 6/14/2015 0700hrs: 1,480 acres, 20% contained. The fire continued active flanking and backing through the early part of the evening consuming interior islands and large dead and down fuels.

Update 6/13/2015 1745hrs:  1,480 acres, 15% contained. The fire continues to advance under wind driven conditions when aligned with slopes and drainages. Spotting continues to challenge suppression resources on all Divisions. The fire continues to impact outlying areas of the City of Hyampom.

Update 6/13/2015 0745hrs: 1,331 acres, 5% contained. Active fire behavior through the night with some spotting. The fire continues to impact outlying areas of the City of Hyampom. Power was restored to the affected area.

Update 6/12/2015 1745hrs: 1,020 acres, 5% contained. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs and spotting. The fire continues to impact outlying areas of the City of Hyampom and approximately an additional 200 residences are being affected by de-energized lines.

Update 6/12/2015 0800hrs:  CA-SHF Saddle Fire: 880 acres, 0% contained. Active fire behavior with short crown runs. The fire continues to impact outlying areas of the City of Hyampom. NORCAL Team 2 assumed command of the fire at 0600 this morning. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.

Update 6/11/2015 1800hrs:   1,000 acres, 0% contained. Active fire behavior with short crown runs. The fire continues to impact outlying areas of the City of Hyampom however no additional evacuations were done this operational period. NORCAL Team 2 will assume command of the fire at 0600 tomorrow morning.


Update 6/11/2015 1100hrs:  Acres Burned: 921, Percent Contained: 0%
Resources
Crews: 6
Engines: 17
Helicopters: 2
Air Tankers: 0
Total Resources Assigned: 290

Current Fire Situation: The Saddle Fire is currently being managed by a Type 3 Incident Management Team, transitioning to a Type 2 IMT Friday, June 12. The fire made uphill runs yesterday afternoon towards South Fork Ridge during the peak burning period, but held in place last night. Additional crews are in place this morning.
 The main objectives for today include continuing structure defense on the northwest and west side of Hyampom and dividing the fire perimeter into divisions. Fire crews will also continue with fire line construction.
Area Closures:The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office has implemented mandatory evacuations along County Road 311, also known as the Lower South Fork Road, north of Big Slide Campground to Manzanita Ranch. Residents of Hyampom are under an advisory evacuation.
Evacuations: The location of the Red Cross Evacuation Center in Hayfork has been moved from the Hayfork Fairgrounds to the Hayfork High School.
Health Advisories: No Advisories today North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District 2300 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 Telephone (707) 443-3093 FAX (707) 443-3099
http://www.ncuaqmd.org


Update 6/11/2015 0600hrs:  800 acres, 0% contained. Fire burned actively through the night. Evacuations are in progress for the outlying areas of City of Hyampom. NORCAL Team 2 has been assigned to the incident

Saddle Fire Trinity County 
Credit: Jennifer Lance
Update 6/10/2015 1900hrs: The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office is implementing mandatory evacuations along County Road 311, also known as the Lower South Fork Road, north of Big Slide Campground to Manzanita Ranch. Residents of Hyampom are under an advisory evacuation. The Red Cross is setting up an evacuation center at the Hayfork High School.
Saddle Fire Trinity County 
Credit: Jennifer Lance
Update 6/10/2015 1700hrs:  CA-SHF Saddle Fire: 250 acres, 0% contained. Structures threatened and evacuations in effect. Fire is burning in timber, brush and grass with a rapid rate of spread. Fire is located 4 miles northwest of Hyampom in Trinity county.
The location of the Red Cross Evacuation Center in Hayfork has been moved from the Hayfork Fairgrounds to the Hayfork High School.

Update 6/10/2015 1545hrs:  50 acres, 0% contained.

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Incident Overview
The Saddle Fire began on Tuesday, January 9, 2015. It is currently estimated to be 750 acres. A Type 2 Incident Management Team will be coming tomorrow to assist with fire management.
Basic Information
Current as of 6/10/2015, 8:58:34 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Tuesday June 09th, 2015 approx. 05:30 PM
Location Northwest of Hyampom, west of Lower South Fork Road
GPS: 40.694 latitude, -123.534 longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel 99
Size 750 Acres
Fuels Involved
Medium logging slash and tall grass
Significant Events
The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office is implementing mandatory evacuations along County Road 311, also known as the Lower South Fork Road, north of Big Slide Campground to Manzanita Ranch.
Outlook / Planned Actions
A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered and will arrive tomorrow.
Projected Incident Activity
The fire is expected to continue moving south and west.
Current Weather
Weather Concerns
High pressure is expected over the fire area for the next 7 days. Northwinds are forecast for tomorrow.
Fire Information: For specific inquiries, contact the fire information center at 530-605-7337.
Official Info Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4278/
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