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Thursday, June 30, 2016

CA-LPF Pine Fire Los Padres National Forest - Ventura County FRA

Pine Fire, CA-LPF-001986, Wildland Fire, Ventura County FRA

Pine Fire, Wildland Fire, Ventura County FRA 07/02/16
Credit: Incweb
 The Pine Fire started on 06/30/2016 at 0854 PDT, approximately eleven miles north of Ojai in the Sespe Wilderness. Fire suppression efforts in designated wilderness, involve being "light on the land", using minimal impact suppression techniques (MIST). Natural barriers, wet line and cold trail techniques, minimal power tool use, and no bulldozers are some of the techniques being used.

Location:
San Guillermo Mountains 11 miles north of Ojai in the Sespe Wilderness FRA

Updates:

07/01/2016 0930:
1450 acres, 0% Contained., The Pine Fire has burned approximately 1450 acres, is zero percent contained and has 366 assigned personnel. There remains high potential for growth due to heavy fuels and steep inaccessible terrain. The terrain is making access difficult, and crews and supplies are being helicoptered in. Crews were able to begin line construction yesterday and that work will be continuing today. Air support will continue with retardant drops.
  • 50 structures threatened 
  • Threat to Camp Scheideck community and nearby residence and ranches. 
  • Voluntary evacuation of Camp Scheideck, Reyes Creek Campground, Grade Valley area (including Thorne Meadow and Fish Bowls) 
  • Trail systems connecting Pine Mountain to Piedra Blanca area remain closed 
  • Fire will continue to burn north northeast 
  • Federal Ground/Air Resources committed 
  • Rugged and steep terrain; accessibility continues to be an issue 
Based on fire activity, the following closures are in place as of 07/01/2016 0930:

· Pine Mt Recreational Area is closed at the gate on Highway 33.
· Reyes Creek Campground near Sheideck.
· Reyes Creek Trail head
· Piedra Blanca Trail head
· Chorro Grande Trail

In addition to these closures, Grade Valley Road is closed at the junction of Lockwood Valley Road.

Voluntary evacuations
have currently been implemented by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department for the area south of Lockwood Valley Road in the vicinity of Camp Sheideck.

07/01/2016 1930: 300 acres, 0% Contained.
Central Sierra IMT2 (Mills) in command
Threat to Camp Scheideck community and nearby residence and ranches.
Fire will continue to burn to the northeast
Federal Ground/Air Resources committed

07/01/2016 1900: 300 acres, 0% Contained
Threat to Camp Scheideck community and nearby residence and ranches.
Fire will continue to burn to the northeast
Federal Ground/Air Resources committed

6/30/2016 1130:
IA Size 7 Acres

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