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Friday, July 31, 2015

CA-SHU Barker Fire Trinity County, Mandatory evacuations

Barker Fire: CA-SHU Barker Fire, Trinity County

 Firefighters continue to battle a wildland fire burning in the brush and timber in Trinity County. 

Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations for Barker Creek Rd. An Evacuation Shelter has been set up at the Solid Rock Christian Church, 66 Tule Creek Rd. Hayfork. Road Closures : Highway 3 and Barker Creek Road. 

Update 08/01/2015 0845900 acres, 5% contained. Located northeast of Hayfork. Threat to residences; mandatory evacuations in place for the Barker Creek area. There is a potential threat of lightning in the area today. 
Total Fire Personnel: 248 
Total Fire Engines: 30 
Total Fire crews: 5 
Total Helicopters: 1 
Total Dozers: 11 
Total Water Tenders: 10 
Update 07/31/2015 1445: 70 acres, 0% contained.
Evacuations underway for Hayfork. Group torching observed and spotting 1/3mi ahead.

Date/Time Started: July 31, 2015 12:34 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit
Location: Barker Valley North of Highway 3, 5 miles NE of Hayfork,
Trinity County.
GPS: Long/Lat: -123.0779/40.6000 

IA ROS: Moderate to rapid spread rate.
IA Concerns: Threat to commercial timber lands.
Fuels:
 Burning in brush and timber  Short range spotting.
Special Hazards: Future structure threat, threat to commercial timber
IA Resources: AA 240, Ishi Crew 5, 2 ST Charlie's, 4Golfs and 4 additional dozers.
Cause: Under Investigation
Phone Numbers (530) 225-2510 (Fire Information Line)

CA-MNF Estel Fire: Yuki Wilderness Mendocino National Forest

Estel Fire CA-MNF Estel Fire Mendocino National Forest

Burning in timber and brush in the Yuki Wilderness.
The Forest has 8 other fires reported.

Updates :
08/01/2015 0930: 32 acres, 20% contained. 

07/31/2015 1330: 
45 acres, 0% contained. Burning in timber and brush in the Yuki Wilderness.

Location: Yuki Wilderness Mendocino National Forest - The ancient forests of the Yuki Wilderness consist of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, Shasta red fir, white fir, and incense cedar.

CA-SRF Mad River Complex: Numerous lighting Starts, Ruth Lake area Trinity County. [MAP]

Mad River Complex CA-SRF Mad River Complex Trinity County

Six Rivers National Forest The complex consists of 19 fires.


The Mad River Complex is a series of five lightning fires that started on July 30th, 2015. Crews have initiated structure defense and attacking the edge of the Gobbler and Pickett Fire around the Ruth Lake communities south of Highway 36. There are five fires that have been detected on the Mad River Ranger District and they include the Blake Mountain Fire, the Buck Mountain Fire, Lassic Fire, the Gobbler Fire and the Pickett Fire. Some of the fires are in remote areas with limited accessibility and will require days to access. Additionally, firefighters will be arriving throughout the next few days and begin to attack the other fires.


Updates:

08/08/2015 0830: 17,852 acres, 30%  Containment. 
 Yesterday, firefighters made good progress in containment efforts on the fires in the Mad River Complex.
Lassic Fire: The Lassic and Swayback Fires burning in the Mt. Lassic Wilderness cover an area of 1,771 acres. Crews were successful in establishing containment line on the southeast corner of the fire. The Lassic fires are located 5 miles south of the Rock Fire (Route Complex) and 3 miles north of the HUU fires (Cal Fire). Fire activity on any of these fires may affect the Lassic Fires, so fire managers are coordinating suppression efforts and sharing fire suppression resources. A spike camp is established at Scotts Glade to stage fire crews overnight closer to fire lines where they are working during the day.
Gobbler Fire: Current size is 7,721 acres. Containment lines from a previous burnout on the northern portion the fire are holding well and crews are monitoring for any spot fires. The fire is backing down towards the Lower West Side Road (Road 1S06). Crews fired out the southeast corner of the fire last night and will reinforce fire line today.
Pickett Fire: This fire is now 8,360 acres. Structure protection continues in the Forest Glen area and a voluntary evacuation advisory is in place. Fire managers are looking at options to construct line where needed and tie in to existing roads. Containment lines on the west side of the fire are holding.

08/05/2015 0830: 14028 Acres 8 %, Road closures are in effect for Highway 36 from Lower Mad River Road (County Road 501) east to Wildwood Road; Lower Mad River Road from State Highway 36 south to Three Forks; and Van Duzen Road (County Road 511) from Brown's Canyon Road south to Ruth/Zenia Road (County Road 502). State Highway 36 from Van Duzen Road to Lower Mad River Road is open to residents only. Voluntary Evacuations - for the communities around Ruth Lake, Mad River, and the Lassic area.
The following are the primary values at risk: Structures - Communities of Ruth Lake, Mad River, and structures in the Van Duzen and Lassic areas' 
Infrastructure - The Watershed, Ruth Lake reservoir, Meadow Dam, the power generating facility, transmission lines, Gas lines, cell towers, microwave towers, repeaters, and the road systems. Threatened and Endangered species - Lassic Lupine, Northern Spotted Owl, Trout and Salmon streams, and various habitats. Community - Schools, Community Centers, and health facilities. Recreation - Public/Private campgrounds, private camps, Lake use, hunting and fishing. Commercial - Logging, plantations, tourism, and local businesses. 24 hours: The following are the primary values at risk: Structures - Communities of Ruth Lake, Mad River, and structures in the Van Duzen and Lassic areas' Infrastructure - The Watershed, Ruth Lake

08/03/2015 0830: 13,127 acres, 5% contained. Active fire behavior with short range spotting. Threat to structures, power plant and distribution lines, Pickett Peak repeater and cell towers. Evacuations are in place for the Mad River and Ruth Lake area. Two structures have been destroyed.
08/02/2015 1130: 11,300 Acres, Total Personnel 350
08/02/2015 0830: 6,000+ acres, 0% contained. Complex consists of 19 fires that are merging into 5 large fires. CA IMT1 Team 5 (Minton) has been assigned. SOCAL IMT2 (Walker) has been assigned.
08/01/2015 0930: 1,500 acres, 0% contained. SOCAL IMT2 (Walker) has been assigned.
07/31/2015 1930: 400 acres, 0% contained. Type 2 team has been ordered.
07/31/2015 1330: 100 acres, 0% contained, Type 2 team has been ordered.


Location: Near the Ruth Lake area Trinity County. 

GPS: 40.335 latitude, -123.383 longitude
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Thursday July 30th, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM
Location Ruth Lake and Mad River Communities
Incident Commander Norm Walker-So. Cal Team 1
Incident Description Lightning Fires


CA-HUU Humboldt Lighting Complex 70 Wildfires

Humboldt Lighting Complex CA-HUU Humboldt Lighting Complex

Numerous lighting starts Humboldt County, Complex consists of 70 fires, with 18 fires uncontrolled. Fire presents Immediate threat to the community of Blocksburg.

Updates as available:
08/10/2015 0830: 4,665 acres - 50% contained (over 70 fires) There are 7 active fires ranging in size from 147 to 1,560 acres, for a total of 4,665 acres burned. Fire growth is not anticipated on the Blocksburg , Bluford, Dobbyn, Steelhead, Wildcat or Winchester Fires.
 Fires are burning in steep, rugged terrain with poor access and heavy timber fuels. Fires threaten Mount Lassic Wilderness, as well as commercial timberland. Much of the timberland is owned by small timberland and rangeland owners, who rely on timber and range revenue for a steady source of income. Fires threaten habitat for threatened and endangered species.
 There are several additional fires burning near the Humbodlt Complex in United States Forest Service jurisdiction

08/05/2015 0830: 3702 Acres 30%  Firefighter safety is a concern due to steep rugged terrain and long distances between fires, which compounds firefighter fatigue. Driving conditions are further impacted by smoke and cattle traffic
08/03/2015 0830: 2,692 acres, 15% contained. Six fires remain uncontained. Concern remains that additional new fires will be detected today. Evacuation advisory remains in place for the community of Blocksburg.
08/02/2015 0830: 1,200 acres, 10% contained. Complex consists of 70 fires, of which 10 fires are now uncontrolled. Evacuation advisory for the community of Blocksburg.
08/01/2015 1930: 1,000 acres, 5% contained. Complex consists of 70 fires, with 18 fires uncontrolled. Immediate threat to the community of Blocksburg.07/31/2015 1930: 900 acres, 5% contained. 
07/31/2015 1930: 200 acres, 20% contained. Type 3 organization in place.

Location: Fires are located near Bridgeville, Alderpoint and Zenia. Humboldt county.

For information on the USFS fires contact: 530-628-0039.  

CA-SHF Fork Complex: Numerous Lightning Fires with Evacuations

Fork Complex Fires CA-SHF Fork Complex Trinity County

Complex consists of numerous fires near Hayfork, Hyampom and Harrison Gulch areas.

The Fork Complex consists of over 40 fires, all of which were ignited by lightning between July 29 and 31, 2015. All fires being managed by California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (CIIMT 4) are still being identified, assessed, and prioritized. Updated acreage and information about specific fires will be published as it is known.

These updates is for fires burning on the Hayfork Ranger District, and includes the communities of Hayfork, Harrison Gulch and Trinity Pines along with the surrounding areas.

EVACUATIONS AND CLOSURES: Mandatory Evacuations: - Shiell Ranch *NEW* -13 Dips Road Area *NEW* - Barker Creek Road - Mill Gulch Mandatory ( Highway 3 to Hayfork) - Kingsbury Gulch Road (Hayfork Area) Residences in the area of Morgan Hill Road from Pine Street to Kingsbury Gulch Road Advisory Evacuations: -Wildwood *NEW* Voluntary Evacuations - Farmer Ranch Road - Trinity Pine (moved from Mandatory)
 -Forest Closure(s)- The Shasta Trinity National Forest is initiating a forest closure pending approval. EVACUATION CENTER: Red Cross has established an evacuation center at the Solid Rock Christian Church at the intersection of State Route 3 and Tule Creek Road in Hayfork. The Salvation Army is also offering water and meals at the evacuation center. ROAD CLOSURES: -13 Dips Rd -State Route 36 from Forest Glen to Mad River -Wildwood Rd; Gemmill Gulch picnic to E Fork Rd -Rattlesnake Rd from Post Mountain Road to HWY 3 - State Route 3 south of the Hayfork Fairgrounds to HWY 36 - All roads associated with the residences listed above INFRASTRUCTURE THREATENED: Public Safety Communication/Repeater Infrastructure, Verizon Communication Infrastructure, PG&E/Trinity Co. PUD Power transmission lines (115v & 60 kv), PG&E major gas line servicing Northern California Coastal Communities, and several sole logistical transportation routes servicing the fire area and communities within.
RESOURCES AT RISK: Multiple Watersheds & Commercial Timber/Livestock; Recreational values; Cultural/Heritage, Wildlife, and Environmentally Sensitive Areas. Areas of considerable concern: Chanchelulla Wilderness; Coho Salmon Habitat; Natural Bridge Special Interest Area (Prehistoric Cultural Site) HEALTH THREATS: A dense smoke inversion poses a significant impact to responders and the public. This will continue to impact the fire area and surrounding communities. 
NOTEWORTHY HAZARDS TO FIREFIGHTERS Major Gas lines, Marijuana cultivation, High Power Transmission Lines

Fork Complex Fire Information phone number has been established for further information about the fires. That number is (530) 324-5145.

South Complex Fire Information phone number is (530) 628-0093.

Updates as available: 

08/08/2015 0800: 17,622 Acres 12%,  The DINS team is in place and damage assessments are being conducted to evaluate and record further destroyed structures. Damage assessment is being closely coordinated with Trinity County Sheriff and cooperating agencies. Multiple structures are immediately threatened in the Shiell Ranch, Wildwood, Trinity Pines, Hayfork and surrounding area communities. Evacuations continue and other areas are being evaluated based on the changing conditions.


08/05/2015 0800: 11,862 Acres 7 %, An initial assessment has revealed 8 single residences and 4 minor structures were destroyed in the Trinity Pines area *** Initial damage assessments are still being conducted to determine further destroyed structures. Damage assessment is being closely coordinated with Trinity County Sheriff and cooperating agencies. **A DINS is being requested as a 12 hour critical resource need. Multiple structures are immediately threatened in the Shiell Ranch, Wildwood, Hayfork, Trinity Pines, and surrounding area communities. Evacuations continue and other areas are being evaluated based on the changing conditions.

08/05/2015 0800: 11,461 Acres 7% cont. 8 single residences and 4 structures destroyed in the Trinity Pines area. evacuations continue. Multiple structures are immediately threatened in the Hayfork, Trinity Pines, and surrounding area communities. Evacuations continue and other areas are being evaluated based on the changing conditions.

08/03/2015 2000: 8,083 acres, 5% contained. Reduction of 17,230 acres due to splitting complex into two complexes (Fork Complex and South Complex).

08/03/2015 1900: 8,083 Acres, 5% contained. Operational priorities are to provide for firefighter and public safety, provide community and infrastructure defense, defend area resources.
Public Meeting held tonight available with Live Steam at http://ustre.am/1fXEJ
 Fire activity moderated throughout last night with the smoke inversion layer remaining in place today. It is hoped this will create favorable conditions for fire crews to take direct fire attack on the fires edge, construct dozer line and scout for possible future handline locations on all fires in the complex.
 Additional overhead has been ordered to more effectively manage the large number of fires in the area. The Type I Incident Management Team (Opliger) in Unified Command with CALFIRE has assumed command of the Fork Complex this morning. The Fork Complex now includes the fires around Hayfork, including the Blue, Deer, Farmer, Shiell, Cold, Rail, and Barker Fires.


08/03/2015 0815: 25,313 acres, 5% contained. CA IMT1 Team 4 (Opliger) assumed command at 0600 today. Fire is in Unified Command with CAL FIRE (McCain). Fires remained active well into last night's operational shift. Mandatory evacuations remain in place. NorCal IMT2 (Young) assumed command of the South Complex at 0600 today. The South Complex will include fires previously in the Fork Complex along with other fires previously in command by a Type 3 IC organization.

08/02/2015 0815: 23,400 acres, 0% contained. Fire is in Unified Command with CALFIRE. Multiple structures threatened. Complex consists of the large fires Deer, Barker, Rail and Castle 1 and numerous other smaller fires. Multiple structures continue to be threatened in the communities of Hayfork, Hyampom and Post Mountain area.

08/01/2015 0815: 4,000 acres, 0% contained. Multiple structures threatened in the Hyampom, Hayfork and Post Mountain communities. All fires remained active throughout the night. NorCal IMT2 (Young) assumed command at 0600 hours today. CA IMT1 Team 4 (Opliger) has been ordered.

07/31/2015 1930: 2,000 acres, 0% contained. Extreme fire behavior, with crown runs. .


Location: near Hayfork, Hyampom and Harrison Gulch in Trinity County.

Structure Threats: Yes
Weather 1930: 89°F (32°C), Wind SE at 2 mph (3 km/h), 25% Humidity

CA-SHF River Complex: Numerous fires spread over the New River drainage Trinity County w/ Evacuations [MAP]

River Complex CA-SHF River ComplexCA-SHF-002066 Trinity County Vegetation Fires

Numerous Lightning fires spread over the New River drainage.

08/11/2015 0830: Evacuations, road and area closures:
 The Trinity County Sheriff’s Department mandatory evacuation are still in effect for Denny (including Quinby), Dailey, Hoboken and Bell Flats areas due to increased fire activity. A hard road closure is in effect on Denny Road at the junction of Forest Road 7N26 at Onion Saddle. Forest area, trail, and road closures are in effect on the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests. For more information on these closures, visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4431/26432/.

Updates as available:
08/11/2015 0930: 21,072 acres, 12% containment.
 Despite a weather disturbance producing strong winds from the south, operations were successful on the River Complex Fire yesterday. Crews held and strengthened firelines and scouted unstaffed portions of the fire, planning for future operations. As the fire burned actively through the night, crews patrolled fire lines and monitored burn activity on the perimeter.
 Most of the growth of the fire yesterday was on the southeast portion near Big Mountain. Fire progression is expected to continue in that area today. Firefighters will look for opportunities to build contingency lines in that region. Dozers have constructed several contingency lines between Trinity Village and the western flank of the fire.
 A Red Flag Warning continues for the fire area until 8 P.M. The impacts of the weather system are expected to continue throughout the day


RIVER COMPLEX FIRES PERIMETER AND HOTSPOT MAP
08/09/2015 0930: 15879 Acres 8% contained . 
Possible impacts:
12 hours: In 12 hours, With active backing and flanking fire, the communities of Denny and Hoboken will continue to be threatened. Natural resources threatened
include inventoried roadless areas, late successional reserves, falcon and goshawk habitat and wilderness. Heavy smoke will continue to impact the local
economy and summer tourism.
24 hours: In 24 hours, The communities of Dailey Ranch, Hoboken and Denny will be threatened. There will continue to be heavy smoke in communities around
Willow Creek. The smoke will impact the local economy and summer tourism. Natural resources threatened include inventoried roadless areas, late
successional reserves, northern spotted owl,falcon and goshawk habitat and wilderness. The fire could also affect traditional cultural interests.
48 hours: In 48 hours, The communities of Daily Ranch, Hoboken and Denny will be threatened. There will continue to be heavy smoke in communities around
Willow Creek. The smoke will impact the local economy and summer tourism. Natural resources threatened include inventoried roadless areas, late
successional reserves, northern spotted owl, falcon and goshawk habitat and wilderness.
72 hoursIn 72 hours, The communities of Dennny will be threatened. There will continue to be heavy smoke in communities around Willow Creek. The smoke
will impact the local economy and summer tourism. Natural resources threatened include inventoried roadless areas, late successional reserves, northern
spotted owl and falcon habitat and wilderness. A PG&E power lines if the fire enters Hoopa Indian Reservation. 

08/08/2015 0830: 13,827 Acres 10% Evacuations remain in place for communities in the New River drainage north of Trinity Village. Heavy smoke conditions are contributing to poor air quality in the Willow Creek area. AREA CLOSURES: SHF: The Shasta Trinity Forest closure has been implemented to close the trails and roads within the River Complex fire area. 


08/05/2015 0830: 8,536 acres, 0% containment, In the next 12 hours the fire will continue to burn around 5 waters ranch, Dailey Ranch, Hoboken and Denny. Smoke production from other fires are contributing to very heavy smoke conditions on the River Complex

08/03/2015 0830: 3,745 acres, 0% contained. Fires remain active through 0100 hours. Rolling debris continues to impact access on the Denny Road. Evacuations remain in place for the Hoboken, Dailey, Denny and scattered residences on the Denny Road.

08/02/2015 0830: 1,827 acres, 0% contained. 18 fires in the complex, with some fires merging together. Evacuations in place for the Hoboken, Dailey, Denny and scattered residences on the Denny Road. Acreage determined by IR flight.


08/01/2015 0830: 1,800 acres, 0% contained. Evacuations in place for the Denny area. Numerous active fires over a large geographic area. CA IMT1 Team 3 (Vontillow) assumed command at 0600 hours today.


07/31/2015 1930: 500 - 800 acres, 0% contained. Evacuations in place for Denny. Numerous fires spread over the New River drainage.

07/31/2015 1345: 500 acres, 0% contained, burning in the New River drainage. Limited access. Advisory evacuations in place for the area around Denny. Burning in the footprint of the 1999 Megram and 2008 Ironside fires.

Location: New River Drainage near the communities of Dailey Ranch, Hoboken and Denny

CA-MDF Frog Fire: Vegetation Fire Modoc County

Frog Fire: Vegetation Fire CA-MDF Frog Fire Modoc county

The Frog Fire was located by firefighters the afternoon of July 30, 2015 just southwest of Lava Campground on the Big Valley Ranger District. As of 8 a.m. July 31, it was estimated at 480 acres. Erratic fire behavior was observed yesterday with active spotting ahead of the fire front. 

FIRE IS BURNING IN PONDEROSA PINE WITH GRASS AND NEEDLE DRAPED MANZANITA UNDERSTORY, SIGNIFICANT LADDER FUELS ARE PRESENT.

HAZARDOUS TERRAIN WORKING AROUND LAVA FLOW TUBES. DIFFICULTY IN FINDING ADEQUATE VANTAGE POINTS TO ESTABLISH LOOKOUTS. COMMUNICATIONS ARE SPOTTY AND LIMITED IN THE FIRE AREA.

08/03/2015 LAVA CAMPGROUND AND HOWARD GULCH CAMPGROUND ARE CLOSED. LONG BELL FIRE STATION HAS BEEN EVACUATED.

Updates as available:

08/03/2015 0930: 4745 Acres 75%.

08/03/2015 0930: 4,213 acres, 20% contained. Main fire spread is to the north and east in pockets of heavy fuels. High humidity and cloud cover has moderated fire behavior. COTP power lines and natural gas lines are threatened.

08/02/2015 0930: 3,900 acres, 5% contained. COTP power lines and natural gas lines are threatened. Fire had significant runs with spotting across containment lines due to thunderstorm activity.

08/01/2015 0930: 1,850 acres, 5% contained. Fire made extreme runs under yesterday's thunder cells causing 1/2 mile spotting. NorCal IMT2 (Kurth) assumed command at 0600 hours today. 

07/31/2015 1930: 1,000 acres, 10% contained. COTP power lines threatened. Thunderstorms in the fire area today caused extreme fire behavior.

07/31/2015 1400:
500 acres, 0% contained. Burning in timber and brush with active fire in all directions. COTP power lines threatened. 
A Type-2 Incident Management Team has been ordered, and is expected to take over management of the incident the evening of July 31. Erratic winds and possible additional lighting expected.

07/31/2015 1115: NorCal IMT2 (Kurth) has been assigned to the CA-MDF Frog Fire.

Location:
Problems/Concerns: COTP power lines threatened.

Basic Information
Current as of 7/31/2015, 10:18:48 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin: Thursday July 30th, 2015 approx. 05:45 PM
Location: SW of Lava Campground, 
near Tionesta, in Modoc county.
Fuels: Brush and Grass

RED FLAG WARNING DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS #CAFire #CAWX

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST-
CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY INCLUDING SHASTA VALLEY-
SISKIYOU COUNTY FROM THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS EAST AND SOUTH TO MT
SHASTA-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING..
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AND ALSO POSSIBLE FROM LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS: DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS
WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
IN NORTHERN CA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280. ..281 AND 284.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: SISKIYOU.

* WIND: NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. STRONG
GUSTY WINDS POSSIBLE WITH THUNDERSTORMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON EXISTING VERY DRY FUELS COULD CAUSE
NUMEROUS NEW FIRE IGNITIONS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS COULD
ALSO CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST IN SISKIYOU COUNTY-
MODOC COUNTY EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE VALLEY-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS: DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS
WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
IN NORTHERN CA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 282 AND 285.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: JOSEPHINE...JACKSON...KLAMATH...SISKIYOU.

* FIRE WEATHER WATCH INFORMATION: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 621
AND 623 ON SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL STARTS AND EXTREME FIRE
BEHAVIOR WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WIND: SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. STRONG GUSTY
WINDS POSSIBLE WITH THUNDERSTORMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.

ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON EXISTING VERY DRY FUELS COULD CAUSE
NUMEROUS NEW FIRE IGNITIONS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS COULD
ALSO CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-
SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST-
WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-
EASTERN ROGUE VALLEY-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING..

* THUNDERSTORMS: THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CONFINED TO THE
CASCADES AND SISKIYOUS TODAY. HOWEVER.. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FROM LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. THUNDERSTORMS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE
SCATTERED IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH ISOLATED STORMS IN THE VALLEYS.

* IMPACTS: DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS
WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
IN SOUTHWEST OR...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 615. ..619. ..620 AND 622.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: CURRY...JOSEPHINE...JACKSON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

UMPQUA BASIN-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING..
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING..

* IMPACTS TO EXISTING FIRES: VERY DRY AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS
WILL SUPPORT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLUME DOMINATION IS
POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY GENERATED ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS.
SPOTTING COULD BE A PROBLEM. IN ADDITION...STRONG AND GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS FROM THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE CASCADES MAY AFFECT
ONGOING FIRES.

* ONGOING FIRES AFFECTED BY HAINES 6: CABLE CROSSING.

* FIRE WEATHER ZONES AFFECTED: EASTERN PORTION OF 616.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: DOUGLAS.

* FIRE WEATHER WATCH INFORMATION: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN
PORTION OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 616 ON SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL STARTS
AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WILL BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
11 PM PDT THIS EVENING..
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING..

* IMPACTS TO EXISTING FIRES: VERY DRY AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS
WILL SUPPORT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLUME DOMINATION IS
POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY- GENERATED ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS.
SPOTTING COULD BE A PROBLEM. IN ADDITION...STRONG AND GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS FROM THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE CASCADES MAY AFFECT
ONGOING FIRES.

* IMPACTS FROM THUNDERSTORMS: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY
THUNDERSTORMS OVER EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY MAY PRODUCE NEW
STARTS. GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR.

* ONGOING FIRES AFFECTED BY HAINES 6: STOUTS.

* AREA AFFECTED BY DRY THUNDERSTORMS: EASTERN PORTION OF FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 617.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: DOUGLAS.

* FIRE WEATHER WATCH INFORMATION: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 617
ON SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL STARTS AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WILL
BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
1005 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING..
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING..

* IMPACTS: DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS
WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
IN SOUTHWEST OR...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 621 AND 623.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED: JOSEPHINE...JACKSON...KLAMATH...SISKIYOU.

* FIRE WEATHER WATCH INFORMATION: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 621
AND 623 ON SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL STARTS AND EXTREME FIRE
BEHAVIOR WILL BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING OR IMMINENT.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

CA-TCU- Big Creek Fire Groveland Area; Tuolumne County [Updated]

BIG CREEK FIRE CA-TCU- BIG CREEK FIRE Tuolumne County

Further Updates At: http://calfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/ca-tcu-big-creek-fire-tuolumne-county.html

Evacuations 7-29-15 1800: Evacuations Hells Hollow rd, Sprague Rd East, and all spur roads off of them.
Road Closure 7-29-15 1800: Hwy 120 is closed in both directions from Big Shaft Creek to East Hells Hollow. Hwy 120 is now open.

Update 08-02-15 0900: 204 Acres, timber, 79% Contained
Threat to commercial timber, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, PG&E infrastructure,
and Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River drainage.
No further spread is predicted.
No new 209 submitted.        
Update 08-01-15 0900: 204 Acres, timber, 45% Contained
25 structures were evacuated. Crews are working to gain containment.
Threat to commercial timber, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, PG&E infrastructure,
and Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River drainage.
Extended driving times and remoteness of incident hampers fire containment.
Update 07-30-15 0900: 265 acres - 5% contained  

Location: Groveland Area; Sprague Rd E X Bucktail Dr,
IA ROS: Rapid
IA ROC: Groveland Area; Bucktail Dr X Sprague Rd E, Structures Threatened, Heavy Spotting. Structures are threatened

Structure threat: Yes
Fuels: Heavy Timber

CAL FIRE Incident Report:

BIG CREEK FIRE

Big Creek Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated:July 30, 2015 11:25 am  
Date/Time Started:July 29, 2015 6:00 pm  
Administrative Unit:CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calevaras County 
County:Tuolumne County  
Location:off Hwy 120 and Sprague Rd near Groveland  
Acres Burned - Containment:265 acres - 5% contained  
Evacuations:Hells Hollow Rd.
Groveland Community Hall being opened as the evacuation center.  
Long/Lat:-120.15644/37.823  
Conditions:Hwy 120 is now open.  
Phone Numbers (209) 754-5527 (Big Creek Fire Information Line) 

CA-SHU Mallard Fire: Millville Shasta County, Forward spread stopped.

Mallard Fire: CA-SHU Mallard Fire: Millville Shasta County

#MallardFire

Update 07/31/2015 0745: 75 acres, 95% contained. [Final unless warranted]

Update 07/30/2015 0745: 75 acres, 90% contained. Structure threat mitigated. Forward spread stopped. 


Location: Mallard Wy, Millville Shasta County

CA-BTU Swedes Fire Vegetation Fire Butte County

Swedes Fire - CA-BTU Swedes Fire - Vegetation Fire Butte County

Original fire contained at 5 acres. Spot fire across lines blew up to 100 acres in about 30 minutes.





Updates: 
08/02/2015 0900: 400 acres, 90% contained. Suppression repair continues. Fire has transitioned to a Type 3 IC organization.
08/02/2015 0900: 400 acres, 90% contained. Suppression repair continues.
08/01/2015 0900: 400 acres, 80% contained.
07/31/2015 1930: 400 acres, 80% contained.
07/30/2015 0900: 400 acres, 60% contained. Mop up and patrol continues. demob of excess personnel and equipment is under way.
07/30/2015 0900: 550 acres, 45% contained. Fire spread continues to move to the north to Swedes Flat Road and east toward Stony Oaks Loop. Structure threat remains.

Location: Swedes Flat Road and Stoney Oak Loop area, Bangor
IA Acres: 100
IA ROS: Moderate
IA ROC: Original fire contained at 5 acres. Spot fire established and took off blowing up to 100 acres in about 30 minutes.
Structure threat: 

Related Story: Woman, 85, escapes by sliding down driveway

CA-SHU China Fire: Vegetation / WUI Fire 3 fires near Redding and Millville

China Fire CA-SHU China Fire Complex Shasta County

3 wildland WUI fires near Redding and Millville

Update 8-01-15 0900:  212 acres, 95% contained. Possibly final update.

Update 7-31-15 0745:  212 acres, 80% contained. Structure threat has been mitigated. All evacuations have been lifted. Mop up and patrol continues.

Update 7-30-15 0745: 150 acres, 60% contained. Two residences destroyed and two residences damaged. Structure threat continues. Complex: China-120 acres; 0%
Mallard-75 acres; 45% contained.

Location: Redding and Millville.
GPS: 
-122.439939/40.415108 
IA Acres: 200+
ROS: Rapid
ROC: 3 fires burning in foothill,urban interface areas.
Structures: are threatened.


CAL FIRE INCIDENT PAGE 7-30-15 1100:

CHINA FIRE

China Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated:July 30, 2015 10:00 am  
Date/Time Started:July 29, 2015 5:55 pm  
Administrative Unit:CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit 
County:Shasta County  
Location:China Gulch, Happy Valley, Southwest of Redding  
Acres Burned - Containment:2 fires for a total of 150 acres - 60% contained  
Structures Destroyed:2 structures destroyed, 2 structures and 1 outbuilding damaged.  
Evacuations:Evacuations for Treat Ave, Fuzzy Lane, Flower Lane along with roads between Treat Ave and Flower lane. All roads West of Happy Valley Road.
A Red Cross shelter has been opened at Anderson High School.  
Road Closures :Happy Valley Road @Canyon Road, Canyon Road @HWY 273, Olinda Road @ Happy Valley Road.  
Injuries:2 minor  
Cause:Under Investigation 
Total Fire Personnel:120  
Total Fire Engines:20  
Total Fire crews:3  
Total Helicopters:2  
Total Dozers:1  
Total Water Tenders:5  
Long/Lat:-122.439939/40.415108  
Conditions:Firefighters continued overnight to aggressively fight the fire. Fire crews made great progress last night but are concerned about the weather forecasted for today. Weather continues to be hot and dry with very low moisture recovery at night. Firefighters will the day to gain containment and re- evaluate road closures and evacuations. Damage assessment is ongoing. Please be cautious of fire equipment and personnel when driving in the area.  

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