Fire Storm 2016 | CA’s #PonyFire | June 12, 2016 – AM Update

Updated  0030 Hours PDT

Pony Peak Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Pony Peak Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Incident Summary

The Pony Fire ignited on June 7, 2016 around 0245 Hours PDT from lightning.  This wildfire is located on the Happy Camp Ranger District, about 1/2 mile NE of Pony Peak. 15 miles SW of Happy Camp. 17 miles N of Somes Bar. 2.7 miles W of State Highway 96 and the Klamath River.

The fire was active as conditions worsened with being warmer and dry on Saturday crossing over the containment line @ Dillon Creek drainage.  Air resources worked into Saturday evening, which help stop the downhill progression.

The Dillon Creek fire has been 100% contained, but crews will continue to monitor until it has been completely put out.

The Pony wildfire is burning within the perimeter of the 2001 Swillup Fire.

A light column of smoke drifts over a forested landscape.

Pony Fire. (Credit: Zachariah Rodriguez)

Fire Fuels

The fire has consumed 1,135 acres of litter, dry brush, timer and heavy dead and down snags from previous fires.  Fire crews have successfully reached a 20% containment around the wildfire.


There are currently 897 fire personnel and support resources on the fire ground.  The fire is being managed by IC Rick Young, a Northern CAL IMT 2 and his unit.


Information in this post has been gleaned from Inciweb, the internet and other fire resources.

View of the Pony Fire taken on the afternoon of June 11th while on an aerial recon mission

Pony Fire. (Credit: Zachariah Rodriguez)

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