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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Afternoon OSCC Update: Major California Wildland Fire Incidents

A quick afternoon summary of major California wildland fire incidents today

Quick look California Wildfires Today
Map: Quick look California Wildfires Today
Federal incidents

Old Fire, CA-LAC-160799, Los Angeles County, LRA
Threat to SRA

Location: Mullholland Road and Old Topanga Rd. Calabasas
Update 1200 6/5/16: 516 acres, 30% contained.
  • · Multiple homes threatened, several damaged
  • · Mandatory evacuation, evacuation center is Calabasas High School
  • · People go to High School, animals to the Northwest Baseball Field
  • · 1 structure destroyed, additional structures have been reported to have damage.
Chimney Fire, CA-CND-001134, Tulare County, FRA
Central Sierra Type 2 IMT (Mills) in command

Location: Chimney Peak Wilderness FRA
Update 1200 6/5/16: 1826 acres, 90% Contained.
  • Preparations underway to transition to a BLM Type 3 organization, tentatively on 6/6/16.
  • The only activity today was interior heat while conducting mop up.
  • Federal commitment of air and ground resources.
Stony Fire, CA-FHL-001475, Monterey County, FRA
McGuire CA-FHL in command

Location: Fort Hunter-Liggett, FRA
Update 1200 6/5/16: 3000 acres, 70% contained.
  • Moderate to rapid rate of spread and short range spotting.
  • Reinforce western flank to minimize spread potential.
  • Federal commitment of air and ground resources
  • [no morning 209 received]
Soda Fire, CA-CND-001171, San Luis Obispo, FRA

Location: 7 miles Northeast of the Cuyama community
Update 1200 6/5/16: 2,003 acres, 80% Contained.
  • Fire behavior Minimal
  • Single digit RHs
Coleman Fire, CA-LPF-001504, Monterey County, FRA
 Unified Command with Cal Fire.

Location: North of Fort Hunter Liggett, in the Ventana Wilderness. FRA
Mission north of Milpitas, north of Hunter Liggett
IC: Harris (USFS), Herrera (Cal Fire)

Update 1200 6/5/16: 3,500 acres, 0% contained
· Fire behavior, Active.
· Fire will become extreme as the day goes on.
· Multiple residences out in front of the fire.
· Sheriffs office placed reversed 911 to residences in the area for evacuations. Not all residences have evacuated at this time.
· Type 1 team has been activated (McGowan).

State Incidents

Temecula Fire, CA-RRU-067665, Riverside County, SRA

Location: I-15 South of Temecula Parkway, south of Temecula community,
Update 1200 6/5/16: 70 acres, Heavy Brush, 30% Contained
· ROS Decreased through the day into the night. Minimal fire activity with creeping and smoldering into drainages.
· Keep fire within current containment lines, mop up interior, continue to construct and improve handline.

Pala Fire, CA-MVU-012932, San Diego County, SRA

Location: Pala-Temecula Rd X Rancho Heights, south of Temecula,
Update 1200 6/5/16: 70 acres, brush, 75% Contained
· Forward spread stopped
· Evacuations and road closures lifted

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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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