CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | STAGECOACH FIRE | AUGUST 10 2020

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STAGECOACH FIRE | Kern County FD

About 9 miles South of Lake Isabella, near Havilah Community

UPDATE 2 | MONDAY (8/10/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Reported – 8/3/2020, 1529 PT
  • Cause – Unknown, under investigation
  • Response – Wildfire
  • Fuels – Tall brush, tall grass
  • Area – Havilah and Piute communities in Kern County. 9 miles south of Lake Isabella.
  • Command – Kern  County FD (Lead), BLM Fire and Sequoia Forest
  • IMT – IMT 2 – CA Team 15
  • Incident Cooperators – Kern Co SO, CAL FIRE, Kern HS District, CHP, Liberty Ambulance, CAL OES, Red Cross, CA DOC, San Joaquin and East Kern APCD, Joseph Elft (@MappingSupport)

Photo Credit | Kern FD

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CURRENT STATUS

  • Size/Containment – 7,760 acres
  • Containment Status – 77%
  • Personnel – 974 total personnel including 30 crews, 33 engines, 9 helicopters.
  • Fire Behavior – Min with flanking, creeping and smoldering
  • Operations – Firefighters making good press, increased containment achieved daily, construction and reinforcement of fire line in continually progress on eastern and northern edges.
  • Mop-up operations in progress to address hot spots.
  • Fire Weather – expected high winds on Tuesday afternoon, may increase fire behavior
  • Evacuations in progress

Photo Credit | Kern County FD

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EVACUATIONS

  • Thompson Canyon Area – Includes Caliente Bodfish Rd east to Piute Mtn Rd, from area South of School Street to South of Heritage Way
  • Valley Area – Saddles Springs Road/Piute Mtn Road as it goes near Burton Mill, Clear Creek, Cold Spring, Liebel Peak, Piute Peak, Piute Spring, Rocky Point and Saddle Spring

Photo Credit | City of Tehachapi | Photo taken of a helo on August 5th that was seen staged/flying out of the Tehachapi Municipal Airport

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CLOSURES

  • Roads – Thompson Canyon Road east of the cattle guard, approximately .25 mile East of Gossip Rock

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

  • $9 Million Cost-to-date (Fire Suppression/Containment efforts)
  • Damages – 5 structures
  • Destroyed – 15 structures (habitable), 25 (outbuildings)
  • Injuries – 1

Photo Credit | Alert Wildfire | Photo taken on August 4, 2020 as seen from Breckenridge.  This is showing a wind shift from NV fire cameras. Amazing….

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RESOURCES

  • Engines – 25
  • Helos – 9
  • Dozers – 1
  • Water Tenders – 14
  • Air Tankers – 0
  • Crews  – 21
  • Overhead Personnel – 139
  • Total Personnel – 754

HASHTAGS

  • #StagecoachFire
  • #CAwildfires
  • #FireSeason2020

PHOTO(S) CREDIT

  • Central CA District – BLM

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/10/2020 2055 PT

CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | STAGECOACH FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

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STAGECOACH FIRE | BLM – Central California District

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Reported – 8/3/2020, 1529 PT
  • Cause – Unknown, under investigation
  • Response – Wildfire
  • Fuels – Tall brush, tall grass
  • Area – Havilah and Piute communities in Kern County. 9 miles south of Lake Isabella.
  • Command – Unified Command (BLM)

CURRENT STATUS

  • Fire behavior – Active with uphill and wind-driven runs
  • Fire weather concerns – high temps, low RH and winds
  • Size/Containment -7,748 acres, 31% contained
  • Damages – 2 structures damaged
  • Destroyed – 25 structures
  • Injuries – 0
  • EVACUATIONS – in effect

EVACUATIONS !

Mandatory

  • Caliente Bodfish Road East to Piute Mtn Road
  • From area South of School Street to just South of Heritage Way
  • Saddle Springs Road/Piute Mtn Road as it goes near Burton Mill, Clear Creek, Cold Spring, Liebel Peak, Piute Peak, Piute Spring, Rocky Point and Saddle Spring

Temporary Evacuation Point

  • Former K-Mart
  • 710 W Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA

Evacuation Shelter

  • RED CROSS – Call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment

Precautionary

  • Dailey Road East to West end of Gold Spur
  • Between top of Indian Oak Loop South to Williams Road and Williams Road South to Walker Basin Road
  • Between Johns Road East to East end of Douglas Avenue

Lifted*

  • LIFTED as of 6pm Saturday evening*
  • West end of Oak Ox Road East to Caliente Bodfish Road
  • Between Quail Canyon Road South to Foxtail Canyon Road
  • The west end of Owls Clover Road/Malivn Road east to the east end of Kendall Road
  • Between Erdle Drive South to Piute Meadows Road

CLOSURES

Roads

  • Thompson Canyon Road east of the cattle guard
  • Approximately .25 mile east of Gossip Rock

RESOURCES

  • Staffing – Total 852 personnel including  92 overhead personnel
  • Equipment – 9 helicopters, 5 air tankers, 7 dozers, 32 engines, 11 water tenders, 22 crews

HASHTAGS

  • #StagecoachFire
  • #CAwildfires
  • #FireSeason2020

PHOTO(S) CREDIT

  • Central CA District – BLM

SOCIAL MEDIA

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1420 PT

California Wildfires | Update 4

Update 6 PM Hours PST

The following wildfires are burning in the State of California and all fires will be updated as new information has been received from our sources. Thank you for reading and following our Blog!

HIDDEN FIRE

The Hidden Fire started on October 29th from lightning. The fire is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest east of Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest.

Hidden Fire photo taken Nov 19 at 3 pm

Hidden Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The fire is being managed by Unified Command with CAL FIRE to confine and contain the fire within the predetermined area.

Currently, the fire has burned 2739 acres  of timber with a 10% containment status.

There are 35 personnel assigned to this incident.

MEADOW FIRE

The Meadow Fire is located East of Trail of 100 Giants between Lloyd Meadow Road and Western Divide Highway.  It was ignited by lightning on October 15th at 11:15 AM PST.

There are 25 personnel attached to this wildfire.

At this time, 4347 acres have been consumed with a 95% containment status.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

California Wildfires | Update 3

Update 8:30 PM Hours PST

The following wildfires are burning in the State of California and all fires will be updated as new information has been received from our sources. Thank you for reading and following our Blog!

HIDDEN FIRE

Photo of Hidden Fire taken October 8th

Photo taken on October 8, 2016. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The Hidden Fire started on October 29th from lightning. The fire is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest east of Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest.

The fire is being managed by Unified Command with CAL FIRE to confine and contain the fire within the predetermined area.

Currently, the fire has burned 1161 acres  of timber with an unknown containment status.

There are 137 personnel assigned to this incident.

MAREK FIRE

The Marek Fire started on November 14th by an unknown cause that is being thoroughly investigated by Officials.  This wildfire is located in the Lake View Terrace on the Angeles National Forest.  The fire has consumed 44 acres of brush fuels and has a 95% containment status.

There are 40 personnel assigned to this incident.

MEADOW FIRE

The Meadow Fire is located East of Trail of 100 Giants between Lloyd Meadow Road and Western Divide Highway.  It was ignited by lightning on October 15th at 11:15 AM PST.

There are 65 personnel attached to this wildfire.

At this time, 1724 acres have been consumed.

YUCCA FIRE

Yucca Fire on 11-17-16.

Yucca Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The Yucca Fire was reported after a CAL Fire plane flying over the area discovered the fire on the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Forest on Saturday, November 5th.  It was determined to be ignited by lightning.

On November 11th, crews reached a 100% containment status but the fire activity would soon increase on November 17th.  Currently, there have been 20 acres consumed with a new containment status of 10% reached.  Fire behavior at this time is said to be low to moderate, smoldering with isolated pockets.

There are no threats or closures at this time.

7 Personnel are assigned to this wildfire.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

California Wildfires | Update 2

Update 2:30PM Hours PST

The following wildfires are burning in the State of California and all fires will be updated as new information has been received from our sources. Thank you for reading and following our Blog!

HIDDEN FIRE

Photo of Hidden Fire Nov 11

Hidden Fire – Courtesy: Inciweb

The Hidden Fire started on October 29th from lightning. The fire is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest east of Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest.

The fire is being managed by Unified Command with CAL FIRE to confine and contain the fire within the predetermined area.

Currently, the fire has burned 310 acres with an unknown containment status.

There are 175 personnel assigned to this incident.

MAREK FIRE

The Marek Fire started on November 14th by an unknown cause that is being thoroughly investigated by Officials.  This wildfire is located in the Lake View Terrace on the Angeles National Forest.  The fire has consumed 44 acres of brush fuels and has a 95% containment status.

There are 40 personnel assigned to this incident.

MEADOW FIRE

The Meadow Fire is located East of Trail of 100 Giants between Lloyd Meadow Road and Western Divide Highway.  It was ignited by lightning on October 15th at 11:15 AM PST.

There are 65 personnel attached to this wildfire.

At this time, 1724 acres have been consumed.

YUCCA FIRE

Yucca Fire on 11-17-16.

Yucca Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

The Yucca Fire was reported after a CAL Fire plane flying over the area discovered the fire on the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Forest on Saturday, November 5th.  It was determined to be ignited by lightning.

On November 11th, crews reached a 100% containment status but the fire activity would soon increase on November 17th.  Currently, there have been 20 acres consumed with a new containment status of 10% reached.  Fire behavior at this time is said to be low to moderate, smoldering with isolated pockets.

There are no threats or closures at this time.

7 Personnel are assigned to this wildfire.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

NEW FIRE: #WatermanFire | California | Update 1

Updated 7:45 am PDT

San Bernardino National Forest – A single acre wildfire started on 10/7/2016 from a car fire that extended into the brush.  Forward spread has been stopped.

A traffic alert has been issued for Hwy 18, which is closed from lower Waterman Canyon to upper Waterman Canyon.

Resources from CAL FIRE and SB County Fire are assigned to this incident along with 16 Engines, 3 crews and a water tender. CAL Trans is also on scene working as an incident cooperator.

The fire is still being held at 1 acre with a 20% containment status.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Soberanes Fire | California | Update 28

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Soberanes Fire started on 7/22/2016 around 0845 hours PDT from an illegal campfire.

LOCATION

The Fire is burning on the Los Padres National Forest inside the Garrapata State Park in the Ventana Wilderness, South of Carmel Valley, California.

FUELS

Fire fuels consist of;  Timber, chaparral and tall grass.

RESOURCES

The fire is under the Command of the California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 with 953 personnel.

There are 12 helicopters, 30 water tenders, 24 engines, 7 dozers and 15 crews.

Incident Partners are:

  • BLM
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Sur Land Trust
  • Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade
  • Cachagua Fire Protection District
  • CAL FIRE, CA Conservation Corps
  • CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
  • CA Dept of Parks and Rec
  • CAL Trans
  • CHP
  • CALOES
  • CA DOT
  • Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District
  • County of Monterey
  • Mid-Coast Fire Brigade
  • Montrey Bay Air Resource District
  • Montrey County Regional Fire Protection District
  • PG & E
  • United Way

FIRE FACTS

 CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408

There have been 132,095 acres consumed with a breakdown of 37,194 acres on CAL Fire managed lands and 94,901 acres in the Los Padres National Forest.

Containment has reached 97%.

Ten (10) injuries have been reported along with 1 death.

57 homes and 11 outbuildings have been destroyed.  20 structures are currently under threat.

HOT SHOTS: are working on completing containment lines in the Miller Creek area.

Fire Crews:  Crews are working on fire suppression repair, areas severely damaged by fire suppression efforts.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

The  Montrey County EOC recommends residents sign up for Reverse 911 to get Important Alerts.  https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611217#/overview

Flying Drones and Planes Tips from the Fire Service listed here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg0LBGwv59s&feature=em-share_video_user

How you can help with Fire Prevention.  A great resource guide here.  http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/

Thank you for visiting us today and reading our post on one of California’s longer burning fires.  Stay safe out there!

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog  – Updated 2200 hours PDT

Soberanes Fire | California | Update 28

COMMUNITY MEETING

When:  10/1/2016, Saturday

Where:  Arroyo Seco Firehouse/Community Center

Address:  47600 Arroyo Seco Rd, Greenfield, California

Contact Info:  831-674-2326 or 415-279-9442

Fire coming from Big Sur on the Soberanes Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date : 7/22/2016 (72 days ago today)

Start Time :  0845 hours PDT

Cause:  Illegal campfire

LOCATION

National Forest:  Los Padres NF

State Park:  Garrapata

Wilderness:  Ventana

Location:  South of Carmel Valley

FUELS

Heavy Fuels:  Timber, chaparral and tall grass.

RESOURCES

Command:   California Interagency Incident Management Team 4.

Personnel:  1030

Staffing Type:  17 crews

Equipment Type:  31 engines, 15 helicopters, 5 dozers, 4 masticators and 5 water tenders

Cooperating Agencies:  BLM, American Red Cross, Big Sur Land Trust, Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, Cachagua Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE, CA Conservation Corps, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, CA Dept of Parks and Rec, CAL Trans, CHP, CALOES, CA DOT, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, County of Monterey, Mid-Coast Fire Brigade, Montrey Bay Air Resource District, Montrey County Regional Fire Protection District, PG & E and United Way.

FIRE FACTS

 CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408

Acres: 132,069.

Destruction: 68 structures destroyed.  (57 homes, 11 outbuildings)

Death(s):  1

Injuries:  8

Containment Status: 92%.

Cost-to-Date:  $236.5 Million.

THREATS

Structures:  Many under threat.

FIRE STATUS

North side:  In patrol status.

East side:  Active fire. Fire suppression efforts in effect.

South Side:  Air resources making retardant drops.

West Side:  Direct attack.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

Alerts:  Montrey County – Sign-up forReverse 911 to get Important Alerts.  https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611217#/overview

Know Before You Fly: (& How you can Help the Fire Service)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg0LBGwv59s&feature=em-share_video_user

One Less Spark Campaign:  http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/

Thank you for visiting us today and reading our post on one of California’s longer burning fires.  Stay safe out there!

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog  – Updated 1020 hours PDT

Soberanes Fire Update | CA | Update 27

 CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date : 7/22/2016 (71 days ago today)

Start Time :  0845 hours PDT

Cause:  Illegal campfire

LOCATION

National Forest:  Los Padres NF

State Park:  Garrapata

Wilderness:  Ventana

Location:  South of Carmel Valley

FUELS

Heavy Fuels:  Timber, chaparral and tall grass.

RESOURCES

Command:   California Interagency Incident Management Team 4.

Staffing / Equipment:  24 crews, 33 engines and 15 helicopters.

Cooperating Agencies:  BLM, American Red Cross, Big Sur Land Trust, Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, Cachagua Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE, CA Conservation Corps, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, CA Dept of Parks and Rec, CAL Trans, CHP, CALOES, CA DOT, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, County of Monterey, Mid-Coast Fire Brigade, Montrey Bay Air Resource District, Montrey County Regional Fire Protection District, PG & E and United Way.

FIRE FACTS

Acres: 132,069.

Destruction: 68 structures destroyed.  (57 homes, 11 outbuildings)

Death(s):  1

Injuries:  8

Containment Status: 92%.

Cost-to-Date:  $236.5 Million.

THREATS

Structures:  Many under threat.

FIRE STATUS

North side:  In patrol status.

East side:  Active fire. Fire suppression efforts in effect.

South Side:  Air resources making retardant drops.

West Side:  Direct attack.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

Alerts:  Montrey County – Sign-up forReverse 911 to get Important Alerts.  https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611217#/overview

Know Before You Fly: (& How you can Help the Fire Service)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg0LBGwv59s&feature=em-share_video_user

One Less Spark Campaign:  http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/

Thank you for visiting us today and reading our post on one of California’s longer burning fires.  Stay safe out there!

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog  – Updated 1910 Hours PDT

Soberanes Fire Update | CA | Sep 27 2016

 CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408

Incident Summary

An illegal campfire started the Soberanes Wildfire on Friday, July 22nd around 0845 hours.

Location

The Soberanes Fire is located approximately 7 miles NW of Big Sur and on the Ventana Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest, Garrapata State Park, and areas south of the Carmel Valley in California.

Mostly burning in steep, rugged and difficult to access terrain on the Ventana Wilderness area.

Fuels

Timber, chaparral and tall grass.

Resources

Command:   California Interagency Incident Management Team 4.

Staffing / Equipment:  38 Crews, 110 Engines, 23 Helicopters, 11 Dozers, 4 Masicators and 15 Water Tenders.

Cooperating Agencies:  BLM, American Red Cross, Big Sur Land Trust, Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, Cachagua Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE, CA Conservation Corps, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, CA Dept of Parks and Rec, CAL Trans, CHP, CALOES, CA DOT, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, County of Monterey, Mid-Coast Fire Brigade, Montrey Bay Air Resource District, Montrey County Regional Fire Protection District, PG & E and United Way.

Fire Facts

Acres: 128,380 acres.  (breakdown:  91,186 acres Los Padres National Forest; 37,194 acres CAL FIRE)

Destruction: 68 structures destroyed.  (57 homes, 11 outbuildings)

Death(s):  1

Injuries:  8

Containment Status: 89%.

Status:  Inside containment lines increased fire.  Lines holding despite all thresholds being exceeded.

Incidents:  A fuel truck pulling a trailer was involved in an accident on the Carmel Valley Road near the Ranch helicopter base. The driver was not injured. The trailer went off the road spilling 300-500 gallons of aviation fuel.

Cost-to-Date:  $229.9 Million.

Threats

Numerous structures threatened.

Public Information

Alerts:  Montrey County – Sign-up forReverse 911 to get Important Alerts.  https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611217#/overview

Know Before You Fly: (& How you can Help the Fire Service)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg0LBGwv59s&feature=em-share_video_user

One Less Spark Campaign:  http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/

Thank you for visiting us today and reading our post on one of California’s longer burning fires.  Stay safe out there!

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog  – Updated 2045 Hours PDT