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Friday, June 17, 2016

Pony Fire, CA-KNF-004500 Siskiyou County Pony Peak Forest Fire

 Pony Fire, CA-KNF-004500 Siskiyou County Pony Peak

Location: Siskiyou County Pony Peak, California 96039, FRA

Terrain: Steep terrain with extremely difficult access. Long transport times to advanced medical care. The fire is burning in an old fire scar with an extreme snag hazard. Roads are narrow with limited access. Road controls are essential for safe travel around the fire area. 

Cultural resources: prodgeny sites, Spotted Owl habitat, endangered Coho salmon spawning areas, summer run steelhead in Dillon Creek & Crawford project areas. 

Updates: 

06/20/2016 1300: 2877 acres, 60% contained. Minimal fire activity observed. http://gacc.nifc.gov/oncc/predictive/intelligence/lg_fire_summary/Large_Fire_Summary.pdf

06/18/2016 1738:
 2826 acres, 55% contained.
Today's fire spread is minimal. Isolated pockets of heat continue to burn in the heavy concentrations of the dead and down. As clear skies have returned to the fire area, fuels are drying out and showing limited activity.
06/17/2016 1750: 2826 acres, 40% contained. Rainfall in amount and duration has been effective in halting fire spread and reducing any fire activity to smoldering area. Fire continues to be moderated by a low pressure system

06/16/2016 1750:
2806 acres, 25% contained.

06/15/2016 1755: 2706 acres, 20% contained. The fire continues to hold in creek beds where direct tactics have been effective. A much colder air mass with higher relative humidity moved into the area and will continue through the rest of the week.

06/15/2016 0930: National Weather Service-Reno has a High Wind Advisory for Lassen, Eastern Plumas, Eastern Sierra Counties for strong southwest winds from 1400 today through 2300 this evening.  Additionally, there is a Red Flag Warning in place for the Western Nevada Sierra Front for strong southwest wind 20-30 miles per hour with gusts to 50 miles per hour. This warning is in place from 1100 this morning through 2300 this evening. http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sto&wwa=red flag warning

06/14/2016 1805: 2,396 acres, 20% contained. Fire behavior moderated with increased relative humidity values and decreased temperatures.

06/14/2016 0630: 2,396 acres, 20% contained. Fire behavior moderated overnight under the influence of the incoming cold front. Crews, overnight held existing fire lines and improved lines where feasible.

06/13/2016 1810: 2096 acres, 20% contained. Lower temperatures and higher relative humidity moderated fire behavior today.

06/13/2016 0600: 2096 acres, 20% contained. Fire activity remained moderate over night. For additional information please select the Fire Infomation Summaryhttp://gacc.nifc.gov/oncc/predictive/intelligence/lg_fire_summary/Large_Fire_Summary.pdf

06/12/2016 0600: 1655 acres, 20% contained. Fire remained active over night. For additional information select the Fire Information Summary


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