CA WILDFIRE | ROWHER FIRE | ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST | 1

1855 PT | UPDATE 1 | JULY 1, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY.

Around 1526 Hours PT this afternoon, Angeles National Forest equipment were dispatched to a wildfire burning west of Agua Dulce in California.

The incident is named the ROWHER FIRE.

PHOTO CREDIT | ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST

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RESOURCES.  

Personnel | CAL FIRE.  LA Co FD, LA City FD.  USFS – Angeles NF.  . LA Co FD PIO, NWS Los Angeles.  Wildfire mapping.

Equipment | 2 Type3 strike teams, 2 Type1 Hotshot crews, 4 tactical water tenders, 2 dozers. Helitankers, 259, 781, 6HT. Tankers 910, 70, 72, 100, 131, 912. Copters 72. 532, 305, 307, 37S, 25M, CH16, CH17, CH12, Type 1 (NW to reservoir).

WEATHER REPORT.

80*F temps, 47% RH, Winds SW at 7 mph. (1832 PT)

INCIDENT TIMELINE.

1819 | Helicopters to fly back/forth to/from the Reservoir.

1707 | 400 acres per AA. Making progress on the left flank.

1724 | Potential for 1400 acres. Smoke blowing towards Palmdale.

1558 | Tankers T72 and T70 assigned.

1555 | Valley residents plan for evacuations with their animals, if needed.

1545 | LA Co FD units assisting USFS. 150-200 acres near Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce

1541 | Escalated to a 2 alarm brush fire.

1557 | Total 6 tankers assigned.

1536 | BC22: fire now 150-200 acres for potential 1500 acres. ANF requested 4 additional tankers.

1532 | AA310 overhead requested 2 additional closest air tankers.

1526 | Fire has  burned between 50-100 acres with a 0% containment status.

1519 | Units staging at the Agua Dulce movie ranch.  Burning towards the Sierra Pelona area.

1512 | LA Co FD units on-scene at 11110 W Mint Canyon Roady. 4-5 acre fire with moderate rate of spread. 0 Structures threatened.

1511 | Type 1 Helicopter HT25M out of PTV.

PHOTO CREDIT | LA CO FIRE OPS

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THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

“Smoke can be seen from Leona Valley.” 

Smoky conditions near Elizabeth Lake.  Helicopters flying over.”

“Smoke from the north in the Leona Valley. Smoke blowing down into the Antelope Valley area.”

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