#PonyFire Update – June 20, 2016

Updated 1830 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

Pony Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Pony Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The #PonyFire is located West of Highway 96, approximately 15 miles SW of Happy Camp, California.  It is burning in the Klamath National Forest and within the perimeter of the 2001 Swillup Fire.

The fire was caused by lightning that hit the area on June 7th around 0245 hours.

Staffing, Resources

There are 446 personnel assigned to this incident.

A 10-person wildland fire module has been assigned to the Dillon Fire, which is at a 100% containment status.  They will work on mop-up operations.

Fire Status

Fire crews have successfully gained a 60% containment status on the fire thanks to the hard work by Hotshot Crews who assisted finishing containment lines on the East and South perimeters.  All crews are now in mop-up operations on the Northern, Eastern and Southern flanks.  This will help the spread of the fire from advancing towards any homes in the area.

The fire is burning litter, dry brush, timber in heavy dead and down snags from the previous fire.

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