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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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Butte County: CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Arrested A Suspected Arsonist (Mug Shot)

CAL FIRE law enforcement arrested a suspect arsonist Monday for suspicion of setting several wildfires in Butte County.


CAL FIRE Booking photo of the suspect arsonist
CAL FIRE Booking photo of the suspect arsonist as Charles Richard Benish
 CAL FIRE Officials identified the suspect as Charles Richard Benish, 24. Benish is suspected of setting four fires in the Feather River Wildlife area. Officials said the first fire was reported to CAL FIRE's Emergency Command Center in Oroville at 6:34 p.m. Monday.

Officials said after a two mile pursuit, Benish was detained by a CAL FIRE Peace Officer and was placed under arrest with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol. Officials said Benish has been charged with four counts of arson to forestland, found counts of being armed with a firearm in the commission of a felony, one count of willfully evading a pursuing peace officer's vehicle, and one count of driving under the influence. Benish is being held on a $371,000 bail.

Chief Darren Read of CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire said, "Thanks to swift and accurate reporting from the public, our law enforcement officer was able to quickly apprehend this suspect and firefighters were able to rapidly contain the wildfires"

CAL FIRE officials continue to urge the public to be vigilant outdoors and report any suspicious activity. The public can provide valuable assistance by following these steps; do not approach the individual or individuals engaging in the suspicious behavior, report behavior to law enforcement, and if safe to do so, note the description of the individual to include location, gender, height, weight, clothing description, hair color, and any distinguishing characteristics such as tattoos.

Officials added one of the most important pieces of information for investigators can be the time the behavior is observed, so be sure to make note of that. If a vehicle is involved in the suspicious activity, the following information can also be helpful to investigators; make and model of the vehicle, color of the vehicle, location and direction of travel, license plate number-even partial number can be useful, bumper stickers or other markings, and number of people in the vehicle including their descriptions.

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CA-AEU Rancho Fire - Vegetation Fire Amador County West of Ione

CA-AEU Rancho Fire - Vegetation Fire - Amador County 

Location: Hwy 104, west of Ione. 

Updates: 

06/29/2016 0630: FINAL 350 acres, 100% contained.
06/28/2016 1920: 350 acres, 0% contained. Forward rate of spread stopped.

CA-NEU Trailhead Fire - El Dorado National Forest - Placer County and El Dorado County [NEW MAPS]

Trailhead Fire - CA-NEU Trailhead  - El Dorado National Forest - Placer county and El Dorado county

The Trailhead Fire is burning along the middle fork of the American River outside Todd Valley and is being managed under unified command by the U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE.

Evacuation Updates and Road Closures from Placer County Sheriff's Office
Evacuation Updates and Road Closures from El Dorado County Sheriff's Office


Location: Fire is in Middle Fork of the American River near Todd Valley. El Dorado National Forest.
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit / El Dorado National Forest
Date Started: June 28, 2016 - 1:55 PM
Fire Information: 530-886-5310
Cause: Under Investigation
UPDATES:
7/01/16 0800:  2,151 acres, 12% contained. Active fire behavior. On the Placer County side, crews were able to complete and strengthen lines overnight to prevent fire spread up Peachstone Gulch, and contingency lines are in place to protect the community of Todd Valley. 
Crews on the south side of the American River made good progress overnight constructing dozer line south adjacent to New Orleans Gulch. Their goal today is to tie line back towards Bottle Hill. The fire was most active overnight on the Hornblende Mountains, bumping the road along the ridge. Fire is established in Otter Creek, and crews overnight made good progress on constructing line from the Otter Creek drainage north to Jakey’s Hill, and then to Buckeye Point and ultimately to the river. A priority today is to complete and strengthen that line to protect structures in Volcanoville. Structure protection assessment will also be occurring in the Volcanoville and Buckeye areas.
The fire continues to burn in extremely steep, rugged terrain. Crews may take advantage of more favorable night time conditions to conduct strategic firing operations. Weather conditions are predicted to remain about the same through the weekend, with upslope, up canyon winds in the late morning through early evening, and downslope, down canyon winds at night.

Resources:

Engines: 48
Crews: 38
Dozers: 30
Watertenders: 10
Helicopters: 13
Air Tankers: 8
Total Personnel: 1992


Public Information: Starting July 1, 2016, a NEW phone number will be in effect for the Trailhead Fire. As of 8:00 am, the previous number will no longer be used for Trailhead Fire information. The new number is 530-642-5156, and it will be staffed from 8 am to 8 pm.

Public Meeting: 
A public meeting will be held tonight July 1, 2016 at 7 pm at the Foresthill High School at 23319 Foresthill Rd, Foresthill, CA 95631. Fire staff will give an informational update and answer questions from the public. Further public meetings are planned; stay tuned for locations and times.
Recreation: 
The only campgrounds on the Eldorado National Forest directly affected by this fire is Dru Barner campground. There might be some smoke in the Crystal Basin and Lake Tahoe areas. Access to the Middle Fork of the American River From Oxbow Reservoir put in to Ruck-A-Chucky take out is temporarily closed to protect firefighter and public safety. Please see the full closure order for more information. 
Structure Damage: As of 7 am this morning, no structures have been damaged or destroyed. At this time, all evacuations are still in effect. Please watch Placer and El Dorado County sheriff office websites for the most updated evacuation information. (Placer County placer.ca.gov/emergency/trail-fire; El Dorado County pio.edso.org/.
Mandatory Evacuations: CODE RED - El Dorado Counties notification system. To register your phone go towww.ready.edso.org.
 Placer county (http://placer.ca.gov/emergency/trail-fire) - All residents living east of Green Ridge Dr. to Oakwood Ln. to Nugget Dr. Skyview Terrace Mobile Home Park, Oakwood Ct, Vinewood Ct, Trail Head Ct, Green Pine Ct., White Tail Ct Alton Trail, Gray Ct, Tevis Ct.
 El Dorado County (http://pio.edso.org/)- Due to increased fire activity the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a MANDATORY EVACUATION NOTICE for residents on the following streets East to West:
Mameluke Hill Road, East side of from Canyon Creek to Bottle Hill, Bottle Hill Road, East from the intersection of Cement Hill Road, Roanoak, Bear Flat, Bear Flat South, Bottle Hill, Antwine, Jinnor, Kelliher, South of Otter Creek, N Hyder, S Hyder, Miners Delight, Air Shaft, Little Miner, Breedlove Road, North of Canyon Creek, La Cresta Drive, Strawn, Mining Claim, Paymaster Loop, Otter Creek Road, South of Otter Creek, Four Wheeler Drive, Earthsong Lane, Slow Go Road, Bottle Hill Bypass, Rowdy Road, Stag Lane, Dru Barner, North of Wentworth Springs Road, Tierra Lane, NF 13N16a, Garden Tower Lane.
Volcanoville area - 4 Wheel Drive Road, Bear State Road, Bearfoot Road, Breedlove Road, North of Bottle Hill Road, Bojac Court, Cassill Mine Road, Cecil Lane, Cedar Maddone Road, Christmas Tree Lane, Country Court, Country Road, Dusty Camp Road, Dusty Mine Road, El Bosque Place, Haven Ridge Road, Haven Ridge Court, Hobby Horse Lane, Kentucky Flat Road, Lake Avenue, Lofty Peak Lane, Merkel Drive, Mosswood Road, Narrow Way, Pay Master Mine Road, Ringtale Road, Shotgun Lane, Spring Tunnel Mine Road, Spirit Creek, Star Lake, Sticker Bush Trail, Sunset Peak Lane, Tall Timber Road, Thumper Lane, Tin Ranch Road, Tinsel Trail, Tipten Hill Court, Tullamore Lane, Wolfridge Road, Volcanoville Road, and an unnamed road (west of Volcanoville Road) Possibly Cock Robin Road.

Voluntary or Advisory Evacuations
 Placer county (http://placer.ca.gov/emergency/trail-fire) - Residents to the west of the above listed roads in the Foresthill/Todd Valley area are under an advisory evacuation order.

Evacuation Shelters:

 Placer county - Residents, including those with animals and livestock, can go to the Gold Country Fair Grounds in Auburn where staff, food and water are available at the Sierra building.
 El Dorado county - Golden Sierra High School at 5101 Garden Valley Road in Garden Valley, and this shelter can accommodate small animals. All large animals need to be transported to 1100 Cold Springs Road, where Animal Services has arranged for accommodations. For assistance with animal evacuations and sheltering for those impacted by the Trailhead Fire, please call Animal Services at 530-621-5795 (until 9:00 pm); please call the El Dorado County Sheriff's non-emergency line at 530-621-6600 (after 9:00 pm).

Road Closures:
 Placer county - at Nugget Dr and Oakwood Ln. Nugget Road is closed from start to end, both sides of the road.
 El Dorado county - Due to increased fire activity there is now hard road closures at:
Bottle Hill Road at Wentworth Springs Road
Mameluke Hill Road at Canyon Creek
Breedlove Road at Canyon Creek
Volcanoville Road at Wentworth Springs Road.


7/91/16 0745: 2,151 acres, 12% contained. Active fire behavior with uphill runs.
  •  Mandatory evacuations remain for Todd Valley Subdivision of Foresthill.
  •  Advisory evacuation warnings remain in place for communities of Volcanoville and Bottle Hill.
  • PGE 230KV powerlines remain threatened.
Trailhead Fire Last night IR Over Flight - ArcGIS Software
Trailhead Fire Last night IR Over Flight - ArcGIS Software
Trailhead Fire Topographic Perimeter Map
Trailhead Fire Topographic Perimeter Map
6/30/16 1445: #TrailheadFire has spotted over otter creek at the confluence and is taking off.  VLAT & (3) Type 1 ATs on order. 

6/30/16 0830: 1,264 acres, 12% contained. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, short range spotting into extremely receptive fuel beds. Road, trail and area closures in place. Mandatory evacuations in place for Todd Valley subdivision of Foresthill, advisory evacuation warnings in place for El Dorado county communities of Volcanoville and Bottle Hill.
Trailhead Fire Map - CA-NEU 6/29/16 1215:  - El Dorado National Forest
Trailhead Fire Map - CA-NEU 6/29/16 1215:  - El Dorado National Forest


6/29/16 1850: 650 acres, 12% contained. Unified Command CAL FIRE and Forest Service. Active fire behavior with upslope runs, short range spotting and roll out due to steep canyon terrain. Mandatory evacuations in place for Todd Valley subdivision of Foresthill. Advisory evacuation warnings for Volcanoville and Bottle Hill.
Trailhead Fire Map - CA-NEU 6/29/16 1215:  - El Dorado National Forest
CA-NEU Trailhead Fire - El Dorado National Forest
Trailhead Fire - El Dorado National Forest
Credit: CAL FIRE Tweet 
6/29/16 1215: 650 acres - 5% contained under Unified Command CAL FIRE NEU (Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit) / U.S. FOREST SERVICE – El Dorado National Forest
Assisting Agencies: Local Fire Departments, Placer county , Nevada County , Sacramento County , El Dorado County

  • Structures Threatened: 2,444
  • Total Personnel: 250
  • Engines: 48
  • Crews: 5
  • Dozers: 6
  • Watertenders: 3
Current Situation:
The Trailhead Fire is being managed under unified command by CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service. The fire continued to burn through the night, though without significant growth. Crews working night operations took direct and indirect action, putting in hand and dozer line through steep terrain. Dense vegetation and heavy timber has made progress difficult and dangerous. A significant augmentation of resources including hand crews, dozers, engines and aircraft will occur throughout the day. Aircraft will take advantage of all opportunities for air operations. Law Enforcement will continue to patrol the area, maintaining road blocks and evacuation areas as necessary. A Type 2 Incident Management Team is enroute. Additional updates will be made available as the incident develops.
Evacuations:
Mandatory Evacuations: Oakwood Ct, Vinewood Ct, Trail Head Ct, Green Pine Ct.
Evacuation Advisory in place for: White Tail Ct Alton Trail, Gray Ct, Tevis Ct.
Evacuation Updates from Placer County Sheriff's Office
Road Closures: Road closed at Nugget Dr and Oakwood Ln
Additional Information: While the fire is still under investigation, investigators are asking for the public’s help for any information about how the fire started. While the area is very remote it is often frequented by rafters. Anyone with information is urged to contact the CAL FIRE Arson Tip Line at – 1-800-468-4408.


06/29/2016 1100: NORCAL 2 IMT2 (Young ) now activated for the Trailhead Fire.The fire continued to burn through the night, though without significant growth. Crews working night operations took direct and indirect action, putting in hand and dozer line through steep terrain. Dense vegetation and heavy timber has made progress difficult and dangerous. A significant augmentation of resources including hand crews, dozers, engines and aircraft will occur throughout the day. Aircraft will take advantage of all opportunities for air operations. Law Enforcement will continue to patrol the area, maintaining road blocks and evacuation areas as necessary. A Type 2 Incident Management Team is en-route. Additional updates will be made available as the incident develops

The major part of the fire is now in El Dorado County.
Mandatory evacuations: Oakwood Ct, Vinewood Ct, Trail Head Ct, Green Pine Ct., White Tail Ct Alton Trail, Gray Ct, Tevis Ct.
Evacuation Advisory: All residents living east of Green Ridge Dr. to Oakwood Ln. to Nugget Dr. Residents to the west of the above listed roads in the Foresthill/Todd Valley area are under an advisory evacuation order.
Evacuation Centers: Residents, including those with animals and livestock, can go to the Gold Country Fair Grounds in Auburn where staff, food and water are available at the Sierra building.
Road closures:
Placer county - at Nugget Dr and Oakwood Ln
El Dorado county - Hard road closures at Mameluke road and Wentworth Springs road

06/29/2016 0630: 350 acres, 5% contained. Evacuations in place with structures remain threatened. See Large Fire Summary for additional information.  Multiple spots on the El dorado County side of the canyon. Short range spotting, structures threatened. http://gacc.nifc.gov/oncc/predictive/intelligence/lg_fire_summary/Large_Fire_Summary.pdf

06/28/2016 1741: 100 acres, 0% contained. Evacuations in progress and structures threatened. Fire has spread onto the El Dorado National Forest. A drone has been spotted over the #TrailheadFire in Placer&El Dorado counties causing impact to aerial firefighting.

06/28/2016 1637: 5 acres, 0% contained. Fire is in the Middle fork of the American River canyon. Multiple spots on the El dorado County side of the canyon. Short range spotting, structures threatened.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Arizona: Six Wildland Firefighters Hurt During Fire Shelter Deployment On Cedar Fire #AzFire

6 firefighters hurt while battling Cedar Fire

"There was a sudden and unexpected change in the fire"
The Cedar Fire (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
The Cedar Fire is 75% contained as of Tuesday evening. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
 SHOW LOW, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) - Six firefighters were transported to the hospital after deploying their fire shelters while battling the Cedar Fire near Show Low on Tuesday.
There was a sudden and unexpected change in the fire, according to Candy Lupe with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Fire Management.

A group of fire crews had to deploy their fire shelters. Once the danger passed, they were able to walk out and get medical help, Lupe said.

The six firefighters were treated for non-life threatening injuries. They were treated at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low and were released.

Fire shelters are small tents the firefighters carry with them and crawl under if they are overtaken by flames.

The incident brings back memories of the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013, where Granite Mountain Hotshots deployed their fire shelters. In that case, the fire was too intense for the fire crews and 19 firefighters died. The third anniversary of the tragedy is coming up on June 30.

As for the Cedar Fire, the wildfire has burned 45,977 acres since it started on June 15. It is 75 percent contained as of Tuesday evening. Firefighters hope to have full containment by early July.

Source: http://www.kmov.com/story/32330977/6-firefighters-hurt-while-battling-cedar-fire

Sunday, June 26, 2016

CA-LNU Creek Fire - Yolo County Burning in Grass and Oak Woodland near the Cache Creek Casino.

Creek Fire, CA-LNU Creek Fire, Yolo County

Burning in grass and oak woodland 

Location: Fire is 4 miles south of Brooks, near the Cache Creek Casino. 
Updates: 
06/26/2016 1857: 300 acres, 50% contained.
06/26/2016 1820:300 acres, 0% contained.
06/26/2016 1750: 40 acres burning in grass and oak woodland with a moderate rate of spread, 0% contained.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

9-11 Victim Compensation Fund Pays Over $1.52 Billion to Claimants and Announces Updated Regulations and Claim Form

9-11 Victim Compensation Fund Pays Over $1.52 Billion to Claimants and Announces Updated Regulations and Claim Form

The Department of Justice announced today that since it reopened in 2011, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has paid over $1.52 billion to first responders, recovery workers, and residents who suffered physical harm or were killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of Sept. 11, 2001 or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes.  The VCF is now ready to enter its next phase and today posted for public commentupdated regulations that will govern the program for the next several years.  
The $1.52 billion includes all payments made to date – either partial or in full – on Group A claims, defined as claims for which a loss determination was issued on or before Dec. 17, 2015.  Since reauthorization of the VCF in December 2015, the Special Master has authorized the final payment on 8,930 Group A claims.  This means that the VCF has less than 200 Group A claims left to be authorized for full payment.  All of the remaining claims have issues preventing payment; however, the VCF is working with claimants and their representatives to resolve the open issues as quickly as possible.  The Special Master will authorize payment on remaining Group A claims by the end of the month. 
In addition to the priority placed on paying Group A claims as quickly as possible, the Special Master has also issued updated regulations as an Interim Final Rule, with a 30-day post-publication comment period, as well as created an updated claim form. 
“It has taken a tremendous amount of work to update the regulations to reflect the reauthorization law and to redesign the claim form to make it easier to use, while at the same time continuing to implement the other changes required by the reauthorization,” said VCF Special Master Sheila Birnbaum.  “I encourage claimants to review the new sample claim form and begin gathering the relevant information and documents so they are prepared to submit their claim when the form becomes available online and in hard copy at the end of July.  I realize no amount of money can alleviate the losses suffered on Sept. 11, 2001, but the 9-11 community is one of great resilience, and the men and women who are working so hard to process VCF claims are proud and privileged to work with all of you.”
The Interim Final Rule is effective as of today and has been posted on the VCF website for public inspection and review.  The rule has also been formally published in the Federal Register and the 30-day comment period has begun.  Information on how to submit comments can be found in the document.  By publishing the regulations as an Interim Final Rule, the VCF can begin issuing Group B compensation decisions as soon as Group B funding becomes available, while still allowing Special Master Birnbaum to carefully consider any comments received post-publication and make any necessary changes before issuing a Final Rule. 
Additionally, the updated claim form has been finalized.  A sample version of the revised form can be found on the VCF website.  The sample form cannot be submitted as a claim at this time, but provides claimants with a guide to understand the type of information and documents that will be needed once the VCF begins accepting new claims.  For more information about the timing for submitting new claims, please see the Special Master’s May 24 message
The VCF continues to review Group B claims and contact claimants to request missing information when needed.  The VCF has rendered more than 2,500 eligibility decisions since the beginning of January and completed loss calculations for more than 1,000 claims.  The VCF continues to send “Group B Complete” letters to claimants to inform them that their claim has been reviewed and any eligible loss has been calculated.   The Special Master expects to begin issuing the first Group B loss determinations at the end of June, with the expectation that the first full payments will be authorized in mid-August.  This is contingent on finalizing the accounting for Group A payments and the subsequent availability of Group B funding.
Claimants are encouraged to call the VCF Helpline at 1-855-885-1555 with any questions they may have.  For the hearing impaired, please call 1-855-885-1558 (TDD).  If you are calling from outside the United States, please call 1-202-514-1100.

NWS-Sacramento Issued Red Flag Warning for a portion of interior Northern California.

National Weather Service-Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning for a portion of interior northern California. It will be in effect from 2300 tonight through 1800 Saturday evening.

California Red Flag Warnings National Weather Service Fire Weather Map

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
407 AM PDT SAT JUN 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR A PORTION OF INTERIOR NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA...

.BREEZY NORTH TO EAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE
AFFECTED AREA TODAY RESULTING IN ANOTHER DAY OF VERY LOW HUMIDITY.
MINIMUM RH VALUES IN PARTS OF THE NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY WILL
LIKELY DROP TO SINGLE DIGITS. THE WINDS WILL LIKELY DROP DOWN THIS
EVENING BUT HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY POOR. LIGHTER
WINDS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AND THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK BUT
HUMIDITY WILL REMAIN ON THE DRY SIDE.

CAZ213-215>217-263-264-266-268-279-260100-
/O.CON.KSTO.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160626T0100Z/
EASTERN PORTION OF SHASTA/TRINITY NF-
NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY TO SOUTHERN TEHAMA COUNTY LINE BELOW
1000 FT-
CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY IN GLENN, COLUSA, YUBA, NORTHERN
SUTTER, AND BUTTE COUNTY BELOW 1000 FT-
SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY IN YOLO-
SACRAMENTO FAR WESTERN PLACER, SOUTHERN SUTTER AND SOLANO COUNTY
BELOW 1000 FT-SOUTHEAST EDGE SHASTA-
TRINITY NF AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF TEHAMA-GLENN UNIT-
LAKE COUNTY PORTION OF LAKE-NAPA-SONOMA UNIT-
NORTHERN SIERRA FOOTHILLS FROM 1000 TO 3000 FT. INCLUDES PORTIONS
OF SHASTA-TRINITY AND BUTTE UNITS-
NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING LASSEN NP AND PLUMAS AND LASSEN NF/S
WEST OF THE SIERRA CREST (WEST OF EVANS PEAK-GRIZZLY PEAK-
BECKWORTH PEAK)-EASTERN MENDOCINO NF-
407 AM PDT SAT JUN 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING
FOR BREEZY NORTH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
213...215...216... 217...263...264...266...268 AND 279...

* HUMIDITY...MODERATE TO POOR MORNING RECOVERY FROM 30 TO 50
  PERCENT WITH LOW HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON FROM 8-15 PERCENT.

* WIND...NORTHERLY WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 25 MPH.

* HIGHEST THREAT AREA...MID TO UPPER SLOPES AND RIDGES BELOW
  4500 FEET IN SHASTA... TEHAMA... GLENN... AND PORTIONS OF
  LAKE AND BUTTE COUNTIES... AND THE WEST SIDE OF THE
  SACRAMENTO VALLEY.

* IMPACTS...EASIER FIRE STARTS AND RAPID SPREAD OF FIRE DUE TO
  DRY FUELS AND DRY NORTHERLY WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW....OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO

$$
For more detailed information follow this link http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sto&wwa=red flag warning





Friday, June 24, 2016

CA-INF Marina Fire CA-INF-000992, Vegetation Fire, Mono County, FRA/SRA {MAP}

Marina Fire, CA-INF-000992, Vegetation Fire, Mono County, FRA/SRA

Vegetation fire Unified command with USFS, Mono County, and CHP

Location: Hwy 395 x Mono Lake, Mono Lake, California 93541, USA [
1 Mile NW of Lee Vining]

Updates: 


06/30/2016 0915: 654 Acres, 89% Contained. SoCal IMT2 (Fogle) in command. 
  • No fire growth anticipated.
  • Demobilization of excess resources
06/29/2016 0830: 654 Acres, 81% Contained 
No fire growth anticipated.
Demobilization of excess resources.06/28/2016 0830: 654 Acres, 74% Contained
SoCal IMT2 (Fogle) in command - FRA/SRA

  • Gasex (Avalanche Control Devices) log cabin mine site which contains hazardous materials structurally unstable.
  • Expected thunderstorms Potential for debris and mud flow from predicted thunderstorm outflow and wetting  rain
  • SoCal IMT2 (Fogle) closeout on 07/01/2016 at 0900 at Mammoth Lakes
  • Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources

  • 06/28/2016 1915: 654 Acres, 81% Contained
    • No fire growth anticipated.
    • Demobilization of excess resources.

    06/27/2016 1830: 654 Acres, 61% Contained

    • Minimal fire growth anticipated.
    • Continued threat to Tioga Lodge, High Sierra Shrimp Plant, Mono Inn and Sage Grouse Habitat
      Big Horn sheep habitat, Lee Vining, and electric transmission lines.
    • As of 0800 all evacuations have been lifted.
    • Hwy395 has been reopened in both directions.
    • Mono County Sheriffs is no longer in Unified Command with USFS.

    06/26/2016 0830: 819 Acres, 30% Contained.

    • Threat to Tioga Lodge, High Sierra Shrimp Plant, Mono Inn and Sage Grouse Habitat
    • Hwy 395 closed Between Lee Vining and Highway 167 with
    Periodic escorted one-lane traffic
    Power outages reported North of Lee Vining
    Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources

    06/25/2016 0830: 600 Acres, 5% Contained
    • Southern California Type 2 Team (Fogle) activated.
      In-brief Lee Vining Community Center, Saturday 25 June, time 1400.
    • Threat to Tioga Lodge, High Sierra Plant, and Mono Inn.
    • Hwy 395 closed
    • Power outages reported North of Lee Vining.
    • Steep and inaccessible terrain.

    06/24/2016 1830: 
    500 Acres, 0% Contained.

    • Southern California Type 2 Team (Fogle) activated.
    • In-brief Lee Vining Community Center, Saturday 25 June, time TBD.
    • Threat to Tioga Lodge, High Sierra Plant, and Mono Inn.
    • Hwy 395 closed
    • Power outages reported North of Lee Vining.
    • Steep and inaccessible terrain.
    Marina Fire Perimeter & Hot Spot Map 06/24/16

    Marina Fire Perimeter & Hot Spot Map 06/24/16

    SO CAL CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER - RED FLAG WARNINGS

    National Weather Service Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for California


    NWS Fire Weather Map
    URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
    319 PM PDT THU JUN 23 2016

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY
    WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE ANTELOPE VALLEY AND
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS..

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY
    WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SANTA BARBARA AND VENTURA
    COUNTY MOUNTAINS..

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
    MORNING FOR THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST FOR GUSTY WIND
    AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY..

    .NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
    ANTELOPE VALLEY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
    PASSES TO THE NORTH AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INLAND. THE NORTH TO
    NORTHWEST WINDS WILL USHER IN A DRIER AIR MASS AS WELL...BRINGING
    DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO PARTS OF THE
    AREA...ESPECIALLY FOR THE ANTELOPE VALLEY...THROUGH THE I-5
    CORRIDOR...AND ALONG THE SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAIN RANGE IN SOUTHERN
    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. SUNDOWNER WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE DANGEROUS
    FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST
    FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

    CAZ253-254-241645-
    /O.EXT.KLOX.FW.W.0003.160624T0100Z-160625T1700Z/
    VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
    319 PM PDT THU JUN 23 2016

    ...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
    PDT SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE MOUNTAINS
    OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES..

    * WINDS...AREAS OF NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55
    MPH. STRONGEST THROUGH THE I-5 CORRIDOR. LOCAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 8-15 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON
    AND EVENING HOURS...WITH LITTLE RECOVERY AT NIGHT IN WIND PRONE AREAS.

    * IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...CONDITIONS WILL BE
    FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID FIRE SPREAD..
    WHICH COULD THREATEN LIFE AND PROPERTY.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

    A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
    ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
    STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
    CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
    OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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    URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
    319 PM PDT THU JUN 23 2016

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY
    WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE ANTELOPE VALLEY AND
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS..

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY
    WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SANTA BARBARA AND VENTURA
    COUNTY MOUNTAINS..

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
    MORNING FOR THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST FOR GUSTY WIND
    AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY..

    .NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
    ANTELOPE VALLEY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
    PASSES TO THE NORTH AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INLAND. THE NORTH TO
    NORTHWEST WINDS WILL USHER IN A DRIER AIR MASS AS WELL...BRINGING
    DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO PARTS OF THE
    AREA...ESPECIALLY FOR THE ANTELOPE VALLEY...THROUGH THE I-5
    CORRIDOR...AND ALONG THE SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAIN RANGE IN SOUTHERN
    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. SUNDOWNER WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE DANGEROUS
    FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST
    FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

    ANTELOPE VALLEY-
    319 PM PDT THU JUN 23 2016

    ...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR
    WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE ANTELOPE VALLEY..

    * WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. STRONGEST
    WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE ANTELOPE VALLEY.

    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 5 TO 10 PERCENT DURING THE DAY..
    REMAINING BELOW 20 PERCENT IN WIND PRONE AREAS.

    * IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...CONDITIONS WILL BE
    FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID FIRE SPREAD..
    WHICH COULD THREATEN LIFE AND PROPERTY.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

    A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
    ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
    STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
    CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
    OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
    319 PM PDT THU JUN 23 2016

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY
    WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE ANTELOPE VALLEY AND
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS..

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY
    WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SANTA BARBARA AND VENTURA
    COUNTY MOUNTAINS..

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
    MORNING FOR THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST FOR GUSTY WIND
    AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY..

    .NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
    ANTELOPE VALLEY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
    PASSES TO THE NORTH AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INLAND. THE NORTH TO
    NORTHWEST WINDS WILL USHER IN A DRIER AIR MASS AS WELL...BRINGING
    DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO PARTS OF THE
    AREA...ESPECIALLY FOR THE ANTELOPE VALLEY...THROUGH THE I-5
    CORRIDOR...AND ALONG THE SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAIN RANGE IN SOUTHERN
    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. SUNDOWNER WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE DANGEROUS
    FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST
    FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

    CAZ252-241645-
    /O.EXT.KLOX.FW.W.0003.160624T0100Z-160625T1700Z/
    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
    319 PM PDT THU JUN 23 2016

    ...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
    PDT SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE SANTA
    BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS..

    * WINDS...AREAS OF NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
    STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR DURING THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT
    HOURS ALONG THE SANTA YNEZ RANGE.

    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 8 TO 15 PERCENT IN WIND PRONE
    AREAS.

    * IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...CONDITIONS WILL BE
    FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID FIRE SPREAD..
    WHICH COULD THREATEN LIFE AND PROPERTY.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

    A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
    ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
    STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
    CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
    OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
    319 PM PDT THU JUN 23 2016

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY
    WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE ANTELOPE VALLEY AND
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS..

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT SATURDAY FOR GUSTY
    WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SANTA BARBARA AND VENTURA
    COUNTY MOUNTAINS..

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
    MORNING FOR THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST FOR GUSTY WIND
    AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY..

    .NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
    ANTELOPE VALLEY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
    PASSES TO THE NORTH AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INLAND. THE NORTH TO
    NORTHWEST WINDS WILL USHER IN A DRIER AIR MASS AS WELL...BRINGING
    DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO PARTS OF THE
    AREA...ESPECIALLY FOR THE ANTELOPE VALLEY...THROUGH THE I-5
    CORRIDOR...AND ALONG THE SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAIN RANGE IN SOUTHERN
    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. SUNDOWNER WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE DANGEROUS
    FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST
    FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

    CAZ239-241645-
    /O.EXT.KLOX.FW.W.0003.160624T2200Z-160625T1700Z/
    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-
    319 PM PDT THU JUN 23 2016

    ...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PDT
    SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH COAST..

    * WINDS...AREAS OF NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
    STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR DURING THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT
    HOURS THROUGH AND BELOW PASSES ALONG THE SANTA YNEZ RANGE.

    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 8-15 PERCENT DURING THE
    AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS...WITH LITTLE RECOVERY AT NIGHT IN
    WINDY AREAS.

    * IMPACTS...CONDITIONS MAY BE FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE
    BEHAVIOR WHICH COULD THREATEN LIFE AND PROPERTY.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

    A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
    ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
    STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
    CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE
    OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.


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