Active California Wildfires – Fire Fact Sheet – June 26, 2016

Thank you for following our Blog Post on California Wildfires for Sunday, June 26, 2016.  We appreciate you coming along for the ride while we work to provide updates on all of these wildfires!

Here is the Quote of the Day:  ” Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek

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ERSKINE FIRE – Central California District (BLM)  Command:  IMT 1 (Minton).  Location:  1 mile SE of Lake Isabella, CA.  Fire Fuels:  Brush and short grass.

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Erskine Fire. (Source: Forest Service).

Current Status:  Active fire behavior with wind-driven and uphill runs. Numerous residences threatened.  Alerts:  Evacuations, road, area, and trail closures in effect. Size:  36,810 acres.  Contained:  10%  Resources:  1712 personnel. 36 crews. 13 engines. 13 helos. 200 structures lost. Cost-to-Date:  $5 Million.

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LAGUNA FIRE – (NEW!)  Orange County, CA.   Command:  OCFA and Laguna Beach on-scene.  Location:   Laguna Beach / Laguna Canyon Road.  Current Status:  Top of the World area is being evacuated.  Air tankers and a Type 3 strike team has been ordered.   Fire Behavior:  Fire is spotting across the Canyon with moderate rate of speed. Size:  6 acres.  (as of 1348 hours PDT)

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MARINA FIRE – Inyo National Forest. Command:  IMT2 (Fogel). Location:  1 mile NW of Lee Vining, CA. Fire Fuels:  Timber brush .

Marina Fire. (Source: Inciweb)

Current Status:  Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching, creeping and smoldering.  Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect.  Size:  819 acres.  Contained:  30%.  Resources:  355 personnel. 8 crews. 23 engines. 6 helos.  Cost-to-Date:  $500K.

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SAN GABRIEL COMPLEX – 2 Combined Fires (Fish, Reservoir)

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Yesterday, fire aircraft identified multiple intrusions by drones over the fire. This caused a temporary halt to air operations. The San Gabriel Complex remains under a Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR).

Combined Size:  5285 acres.


FISH FIRE – Los Angeles County.  Command:  Los Angeles Co FD. IMT 2 (Wakoski). IMT is also managing the Reservoir fire. Location:  2 miles NE of Azusa, CA.   Fire Fuels:  Chaparral, brush, and tall grass.  Containment:  62%.

Current Status: Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened.   Alerts:  Road, area, and trail closures in effect.  Size:  4,085 acres.  Containment:   62%.  Resources:  923 personnel, including 39 engines, 25 hand crews, 15 water tenders, 5 bulldozers, 15 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

Part of burned area on San Gabriel Complex. (Source: Inciweb)


RESERVOIR FIRE – Angeles National Forest.  Location:  3 miles  N of Azusa, CA.  Fire Fuels:  Chaparral, brush, and short grass.

Fire Behavior:  Minimal.  Threats:  Structures threatened. Alerts:  Road and area closures in effect. Size:  1200 ac. Containment:  48%.  Resources:  194 personnel. 3 crews. Cost-to-Date:  N/A.

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BORDER (aka Border 3) –  CAL Fire – Monte Vista Unit.  Command: Cal Fire IMT 1 (Bravo).  Location:  2 miles E of Potrero, CA. Fire Fuels: Chaparral, dormant brush, and tall grass.

Engines on the San Gabriel Complex

Engines on the San Gabriel Complex (Source: Inciweb)


Fire Behavior:  Minimal.  Alerts: Trail closures in effect. Road and area closures have been lifted.  Size:  7609 acres.  Containment: 75%.  Resources: 1498 personnel.  45 crews.  99 engines.  4 helos.  Cost-to-Date: $12.9M.

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PONY FIRE – Klamath National Forest.  Location:  15 miles SW of Happy Camp, CA.  Fire Fuels: Timber, heavy logging slash, and chaparral.

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

Pony Fire photo on June 11. (Source: Inciweb)

Current Status:  Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. Road, area, and trail closures in effect.  Size:  2,858 ac. Containment: 60%.  Resources:  152 personnel.  3 acres.  3 engines. 2 helos. Cost-to-Date:  $17 Million.

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SHERPA FIRE – Los Padres National Forest.  Location:  19 miles NW of Santa Barbara, CA.   Fire Fuel:  Chaparral and tall grass.

Image shows yellow fire equipment being sprayed to remove invasive seeds after being used on fireline

Equipment being sprayed to remove invasive vegetation. (Source: Inciweb)


Current Status:  Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, creeping, and smoldering. Numerous residences threatened.  Alerts: Road, area and trail closures in effect.




Updated 6/26/2016 1350 Hours PDT

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