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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Quick Look: Major California Wildland Fires Today [MAP]

A quick summary of major California wildland fire incidents today

Federal incidents

Soda Fire, Vegetation Fire, CA-CND 001171 San Luis Obispo County
In unified Command Cal Fire and BLM 

Location: 7 miles Northeast of the Cuyama community, 
Start Time: 1740 hours.

6/5/2015 0900:
500+ acres, Grass and brush, 0% Contained.
· Rapid Rate of Spread
· Burning in grass and brush
· 94 °, 16 %RH, 17 mph, West
· CAL FIRE air and ground resources assigned and federal

Old Fire, V
egetation Fire, CA-LAC-160799, Los Angeles County, LRA

Location: Mullholland Road and Old Topanga Rd. Calabasas, LRA

Start Time: 1609 hours
6/5/2015 0900: 
Threat to SRA, 100+ acres, 0% 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

Coleman Fire
Vegetation Fire, CA-LPF-001504, Monterey County, FRA
The Southern California Geographic Area Coordination Center (OSCC) reported that the fire has the potential to burn 10,000 to 35,000 acres.
Mission north of Milpitas, north of Hunter Liggett
The fire is in Unified Command with Cal Fire
IC: Harris (USFS), Herrera (Cal Fire)McGowan’s Type 1 incident management team has been mobilized to the Coleman Fire which has spread to within eight miles of King City, California overnight. The team and will inbrief at 10 a.m.
Start Time: 1451 hours

6/5/2015 0900: 
Threat to SRA, Approximately 3,000+ acres, 0% contained
· Fire Behavior extreme, rapid rate of spread
· Potential for 10,000 – 35,000 acres.
· Burning toward the Ventana Wilderness

Chimney Fire
Vegetation Fire, CA-CND-001134, Tulare County, FRA

Chimney Peak Wilderness, FRA
6/5/2015 0900: 
1826 acres, 65% Contained
Central Sierra Type 2 IMT (Mills) in command
Preparations underway to transition to a BLM Type 3 organization.
The only activity today was interior heat while conducting mop up.
Federal commitment of air and ground resources.

Stony Fire
Vegetation Fire, CA-FHL-001475, Monterey County, Update

Location: Fort Hunter Liggett FRA
6/5/2015 0900: 
3000 acres, 35% contained
McGuire CA-FHL in command
Moderate to rapid rate of spread
Reinforce western flank to minimize spread potential.
Federal commitment of air and ground resources

State Incidents

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

Location: I-15 South of Temecula Parkway, south of Temecula community, SRAUpdates:
6/5/2015 0900: 
40 acres, Heavy Brush, 20% Contained
· Partial closure of Southbound I-15 (2 lanes open with CHP escort) from Rancho California Rd. to Rainbow Valley Rd.

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

Location: Pala-Temecula Rd X Rancho Heights, south of Temecula, SRAUpdates:
6/5/2015 0900: 
70 acres, brush, 75% Contained
· Forward spread stopped
· Evacuations and road closures lifted

Aukum Fire  - Vegetation Fire, CA-AEU Aukum Fire: 25 acres, 100% contained.

Blackhawk Fire CA-SCU Blackhawk Fire: 33 acres, 100% contained.

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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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