AUGUST COMPLEX | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1

AUGUST COMPLEX | HUMBOLDT and MENDOCINO Counties

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Photo Credit | USFS

SIT REP 1 | September 19, 2020

Operations in the Hull Mountain area - Sept. 11, 2020. US Forest Service photo.

INCIDENT SUMMARY:

The AUGUST COMPLEX is made up of several wildfires include the DOE FIRE that is burning on the Mendocino National Forest in counties of Humboldt and Mendocino.

The incident started on August 16, 2020 in the Mendocino National Park.

“This is the State’s largest wildfire. Ever.” – CA Fire Foundation

UNIFIED COMMAND:

Command is Unified Command with Mendocino National Forest, CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit and the Humboldt Del Norte Unit.

Almost a million acres or more accurately 832,891 acres have been destroyed from this lightning-caused wildfire.  Fire crews have reached a 30% containment status.

mountain on fire and with smoke from an angle

Doe Fire

RESOURCES:

There are 2,149 total personnel assigned to the incident along with 52 crews that represent from 4 Fire Agencies.  Additionally, there are 17 helicopters, 195 engines, 72 dozers and 49 water tenders, which is so unheard of in the past but more common in today’s world.

Incident Cooperators | Humboldt County OES, Yolo-Solano AQMD, South Metro Fire Rescue, Shasta-Trinity NF, Mendocino NF, CA Fire Foundation, Six Rivers NF,  County of Sonoma, Red Cross, Swinteron Renewable, Sarasota County FD, San Lorenzo Valley Water District, BLM California.

HEARD FROM THE FIRE GROUND 

Firefighters have been for the last month fighting multiple lightning caused wildfires, with this one being the biggest in the State of California. Ever. Here are the eyewitness accounts from the fire ground first hand through photos and despictions.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE AEU

After fighting fires for the past 24 days, AEU Strike Team 9272C is leaving the LNU Lightning Complex and now heading to their 4th fire assignment since August 18th. They took a moment to recognize 9-11 heroes today before their next assignment.

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Photo Credit | SCG Emergency Services

Sarasota County Fire Department Wildfire Mitigation Specialist David Cavanaugh is temporarily assigned to the August Complex fire near Stonyford, California. Thank you David for all your hard work keeping others safe!

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Photo Credit | Flower Mound MD 

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On today’s 24 hour shift at the #AugustComplex West Zone, Strike Team 139 has been assisting other hand crews with back burning operations. These operations use fire to remove fuels between the containment line and the active fire.

Photo Credit | South Metro Fire Rescue

BRE41’s wildland team is working the night shift on the #AugustComplex fire in #California under the Redding Command Team. Firefighters are setting up sprinkler systems for structure protection. This system is setup in a nearby creek to protect 10 homes. Briefings held virtually.

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Photo Credit | McKinney Fire (TX)

The MFD crew in California coming off a 24-hour shift on the line at the August Complex Fire. The crew spent the day doing structure protection prep — then shifted to a massive 2 mile firing operation all night. #californiafires #wildfires2020 #TIFMAS  

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Photo Credit | US Army North #JFLCCCresponds @USArmyNorth (Twitter)

Every single foot of hose must be carried in & placed by hand to help reinforce dozer lines & prepare for burnout operations-14th BEB Soldiers & USFS wildland firefighters are working together to build fire lines, remove fuels & slow the spread of the August Complex fire.

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Photo Credit | Fort Worth FD

Strike team #139 which includes 8 of #yourFWFD firefighters continues to work the August complex fire in Northern California. We will update as we get information.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

A NWS Burlington IMET is in the Command Post. This wildfire is near Elk Creek, CA.

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EVACUATIONS:

  • Zone AB: South of the Middle Fork of the Eel River, west of Eden Creek, north of Salt Flat and east of Salt Creek
  • Zone AC: East of Brushy Mountain, south of the fire road on Salt Flat, west of Eden Valley and north of Bald Mountain
  • Zone E: South of the county line, east of the National Forest boundary, north of Forest Highway 7 and west of the county line near the M2.

“In 2020, there was a total of 3,400,000 acres burned. 25 Souls lost their lives.”                         – CA Fire Foundaiton

  • Zone C: North of the M1, East of the National Forest Boundary, south of Forest Highway 7.
  • Zone B: West of Evacuation Zone A, North of Jack Hollow Creek and Thatcher Creek, East of the Middle Fork of the Eel River, South of Green Lambert Canyon through Bentley Basin to the M1 and South of the M1, to include Timber Ridge, and Bentley Ridge, and Hayshed Basin.

  • Zone A: West of the county line, south of Anthony Peak and North of Hull Mountain.
  • Zone F: East of the National Forest boundary near Garcia Creek, South of Thatcher Creek, west of the County Line and North of the County Line on Hull Mountain.
  • Zone H: West of the National Forest Boundary, North of Thomas Creek and the Eel River, East of Twin Bridges Creek, South of Bald Mountain
  • Zone I: West of Elk Creek, South of Deep Hole Creek, North of the National Forest Boundary.
  • Zone J: East of Elk River, north of Deep Hole Creek, east of Eden Valley, south of Thatcher Creek.
  • Zone W: West of the Eel River, north of Deep Hole Creek, east of Eden Valley including the entire valley floor, south of Eden Creek.
  • Lake County:  All areas north of Pack Saddle; west of Lake County line; East of the Lake County line.
View of the fire Sunday evening

Rockwell Fire

EVACUATION WARNINGS:

  • Zone S: South of the County Line, East of Bell Springs Rd, North of Bell Springs Creek and West of the North Fork of the Eel River.
  • Zone Q: South of the County Line, West and North of the North Fork of the Eel River, North and East of Bald Mountain Road.
  • Zone D: South and East of the Eel river, North of Bentley Basin and West of the National Forest Boundary.
  • Zone N: North of the Middle Fork of the Eel River including the Eel River Ranger Station and Black Butte Store, West and South of the National Forest Boundary, East of Williams Creek.
  • Zone U – South of the County Line, east and north of the East Branch of the South Fork of the Eel River, west of Bell Springs Rd.
  • Zone T – South of Bell Springs, east of Bell Springs Rd, north of Iron Peak and Simmerly Rd, west of the Eel River.
  • Zone R – West of and south of Mina Rd, south of the North Fork of Eel River, east of the Eel River.
  • Zone P – South of the County Line, east of Mina Rd, north of Hulls Valley Rd and west of Hulls Creek.
  • Zone O – South of the County Line, east of Hulls Creek, north of Mendocino Pass Rd, and west of Williams Creek
  • Zone L: South and West of Mendocino Pass Rd, West of The Middle Fork of the Eel River, north of Eel River Ranch Rd, East of Hill Rd and Short Creek Rd.
  • Zone K: West and North of the Middle Fork of the Eel River, East of Redwine Spring, South of Hill Rd and Eel River Ranch Rd.
  • Zone X: North of Eden Creek, East of Hearst Willits Rd, South and West of the Eel River.
  • Zone G: West of the County Line, North of the Eel River and Van Aresdale Reservoir, East of the Eel River, South of the National Forest Boundary.
  • Zone AD: South and west of the Eel River, north of Foster Mountain Road, east of the ridge west of Willits Road
  • Zone AE: North of Twin Bridges Creek, east of the Eel River, south of Brushy Creek and west of Brushy Mountain
  • Zone AN: South of Highway 162 and the Eel River, west of Salt Creek, north of Brushy Creek and the Eel River, east of Highway 162.
  • Zone AQ: North of the Eel River, south and east of Highway 162, west of Redwine Spring.
  • Lake County:  Pillsbury Ranch Area; North of M-1; South of Lake county line; East of the Lake County line.
Airtanker support on the Doe Fire

Doe Fire

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Private Driveway to Murphy Creek
  • Bell Springs closed to north bound traffic at Lundblade Ranch Road
  • Mina Road is closed to north bound traffic at the bridge over the North Fork of the Eel River
  • Mendocino Pass Road closed to east bound traffic just east of the Williams Creek Bridge
  • Hearst Willits Road at the bridge, closed to east bound traffic
  • Hearst Willits Road at the Eel River Bridge
  • FH7 at M1 to Eel River

EVACUATION SHELTERS

MENDOCINO COUNTY | Covelo High School, 76280 High School Street, Covelo, CA.

TRINITY COUNTY | Southern Trinity High School, 600 Van Duzen Road.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY | Contact Fire Information line. Phone #707-268-2500 to be connected to available resources.

ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTERS

SMALL ANIMALS | Ukiah Animal Shelter. 298 Plant Road, Ukiah, CA 95482.

SMALL / LARGE ANIMALS | round Valley Rodeo Grounds. 22830 South Airport Road, Covelo, CA.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

There has been 5 structures damaged and 51 destroyed.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1950 PT

HOLSER FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1

HOLSER FIRE

SIT REP 1 | AUGUST 17, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire is burning in the area of Holser Canyon Rd which is near the shooting range in unicorporated area of Piru (Ventura County) but it is headed towards Los Angeles County.  It is burning in a remote area.

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SIZE, CONTAINMENT

  There has been 4,000 + acres that have been destroyed.  There is a 0% containment status.

FIRE BEHAVIOR

Extreme behavior in light to medium fire fuels with a rapid rate of spread.  Fire crossed over into Lechler Canyon with structures now being impacted. (1748)  Reports of too much fire activity for structure defense (1748).

FIRE OPERATIONS  

COMMAND

Unified Command between LA Co FD and VCFD. A5 is the Agency Rep.

Photo Credit | S Cal Ops

Photo Credit | So Cal Ops

DIVISIONS

Echo, Foxtrot and Gulft recently added.

FIRE ATTACK

Direct attack will continue overnight.

RESOURCES

AIR RESOURCES

Numerous aircraft being diverted from the Lake and Ranch Fires to respond to this one.

According to sources, there are S-2: T78, T73.  LATs:  T101, T107, T15, T131. VLATs: T944. Copters:  C16, C7, C2 and C21.

Tuesday’s Order: AA340 | Helco 51, 4 tankers, 3 tankers, 2 copters. AA, fixed-wing and rotarwing will all be up and ready at 0800 hours PT.

AGENCY DEPLOYMENTS

CEDR Digital Corps

Gleaning information and updating it on Social Media. Great resource for evacuations and other important Public Service Announcements.

CHP Moorpark

Road closures: Piru Canyon Road x Main Street at Orchard St in Piru.  Access limited to emergency vehicles only. No access to Lake Piru

Fillmore SO

Flightradar 24

Flight radar mapper

Kern Co FD

Sending 1 Type 3 strike team, hand crew and ground resources (mutual aid).

LA Co  Fire Ops

Aircraft dipping out of a nearby lake.

LA Co FD

1 Type 1 Strike Team (ST1135A) en route. A second one is on order.  Staging set-up at LA Co Fire Station 143 in Castaic. Has not arrived but to arrive any minute.

American Red Cross

Temporary Evacuation point has been opened at Fillmore Middle School in Fillmore.

Ventura Co FD

VLAT (structure protection)

Ventura Co SO

EVACUATIONS

 —> Oak Canyon, Piru Canyon Rd, North to Lake Piru, Southto Hwy 126, East to the LA County line and West to Piru Canyon Road <—- (1850PT)

THREATS

  Structures are threatened on Lechler and Santa Felicia Roads.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

INJURIES

2 Firefighters have suffered minor injuries. 1 resident also injured. They were evaluated and released.

FIRE FACT | Lake Fire (LA Co), Ranch 2 Fire (LA Co), Dome Fire (Mojave Natl Preserve) are now burning in the State of California as large incidents.

CLOSURES

Go to vemergency.com for specific details.  There is a lot of information.

THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Beautiful sunset can be seen through the smoke, just east of Hwy 126. – Local photographer

Even my dogs are sneezing from the smoke. – Local Resident

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/17/2020 2030 PT

RIVER FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1

RIVER FIRE

UPDATE 1 | AUGUST 16, 2020

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Photo Credit | PG&E

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The RIVER FIRE is located in Pine Canyon and River Road, just south of Salinas (Monterey County) in the State of California. It was sparked on Sunday, August 16, 2020 around 1456 hours PT.

Fire is in Unified Command with CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit and Monterey County Regional FD.

Incident Cooperators:  Monterey County Sheriff Office.

CURRENT STATUS

The fire has destroyed 150 acres but fire crews have been able to reach a 20% containment status.

Evacuation advisory in effect. (Level 1 – Notification).  A shelter has been set-up. Road closures are also in effect.

RESOURCES

There are 190 total personnel along with 4 crews, 2 helicopters, 18 engines, 4 dozers, 4 water tenders and 6 air tankers.

EVACUATION INFO

Evacuation warnings are in effect for the following areas:

  • Mt. Toro Access Roads
  • San Benancio Road from Troy Lane to Corral De Tierra
  • Corral Del Cielo Road
  • Lucie Lane
  • Covey lane

A shelter is opening up at the Carmel Valley Library (Masks are required for entry).

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

There have been 2 firefighters have suffered heat-related injuries.

30 structures are under threat.

CLOSURES

Road closures include Corral del Cielo and Mt. Toro Access Roads.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2020 1600 PT

 

FLATS FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1

FLATS FIRE

UPDATE 1 | AUGUST 16, 2020

A wildfire is burning in the Indian Flats Campground on the Cleveland National Forest, named the FLATS FIRE.  It was sparked by an unknown ignition source on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

Resources were dispatched at 1249 PT.  These include AA 330, AT 70 and 71, BC 31, Engines 323R, 331, 337, H 12, H301 and PT 31.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2020 1340 PT

LOYALTON FIRE | CA | UPDATE 2

LOYALTON FIRE

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Photo Credit | TMFPD

UPDATE 2 | AUGUST 16, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire was sparked by an unknown ignition on August 14th around 1630 hours, is burning 4 miles east of the town of Loyalton and southwest of Mount Ina Coolbirth, California.  It is just north of Reno (Washoe County), Nevada.

CURRENT STATUS

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Fire is still currently at the time of this post was published holding at 20,000 acres with a 5% containment status.  Fire behavior is extreme with wind-driven runs, short-range spotting and running.

The CA Team 10, a Type 2 IMT is currently mobilizing today.

Homes are still being threatened,  prompting evacuations and closures in effect.

The cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $1 Million.

ALERTS!

  • See Evacuation orders for impacted areas
  • RED FLAG WARNING in the Washoe County (NV) area from 0900 – 1900 PT (9am-7pm) for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds. Conditions remain hot/dry.
  • Do not call 9-1-1 about the Loyalton Fire. There are no fires in the Washoe County area.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

Mandatory evacuations are in effect for Plumas, Lassen and Sierra Counties, as well as for the following areas:

  • Chilcoot, south of Hwy 70
  • Long Valley Road and Scott’s Flat Road south of Hwy 70
  • West of Hwy 395 from Hallelujah unction to Cold Springs
  • Cold Springs and Bordertown
  • West side of US 395

ADVISORY EVACUATIONS

Advisory Evacuation orders for the following:

  • Vinton
  • Chilcoot, north of Hwy 70
  • East of 395 from Hallelujah Junction to Cold Springs

EVACUATION SHELTER

  • Washoe County Senior Services. 1155 E 9th Street, Reno, NV. For residents under evacuation advisories.
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Photo Credit | Red Cross Nevada

ROAD CLOSURES

Closures are in effect for:

  • Hwy 70 from Hwy 49 to Hwy 395
  • Hwy 395 from Hallelujah Junction to Border Town
  • UPDATE | Hwy 395 open with CHP escort

RESOURCES

There are 441 total personnel including 11 crews, 35 engines and 6 helos. Resource orders are starting to appear from the Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency (1243) and Arizona Dispatch Center (1310 MST) Comm Centers, sending reinforcements as mutual aid.

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Photo Credit | TMFPD

Incident Cooperators Include: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (CA), Washoe County (NV), Tahoe National Forest. BLM Nevada, Reno FD, EFP Firefighters, Tahoe FFD, Central Lyon FD, Washoe County EQ, Washoe County SO, Tahoe NF, Red Cross.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2020 

LOYALTON FIRE | CA | UPDATE 1

LOYALTON FIRE

Smoke from a wildfire billowing above a hillside.

PC: BLM

UPDATE 1 | AUGUST 16, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire was sparked by an unknown ignition on August 14th around 1630 hours, is burning east of the town of Loyalton and southwest of Mount Ina Coolbirth and just north of Reno, Nevada.

CURRENT STATUS

The fire was said to be at least 20,000 acres of timber, sage and grass has been destroyed but fire crews have reached a 5% containment status.

Fire behavior is extreme with wind-driven runs with short-range spotting with rapid rates of spread.  It has forced many evacuations, road closures and creating its very own and dangerous fire tornadoes.

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PC: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue

The fire jumped Highway 395 with vehicles stuck on the road.  Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue’s Brush Engine 44 provided cover as they worked tirelessly and under pressure to help assist drivers evacuate the area. No injuries were reported. (1926 PT)

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

Mandatory evacuations are in effect for Plumas, Lassen and Sierra Counties, as well as for the following areas:

  • Chilcoot, south of Hwy 70
  • Long Valley Road and Scott’s Flat Road south of Hwy 70
  • West of Hwy 395 from Hallelujah unction to Cold Springs

ADVISORY EVACUATIONS

Advisory Evacuation orders for the following:

  • Vinton
  • Chilcoot, north of Hwy 70
  • East of 395 from Hallelujah Junction to Cold Springs

ROAD CLOSURES

Closures are in effect for:

  • Hwy 70 from Hwy 49 to Hwy 395
  • Hwy 395 from Hallelujah Junction to Border Town

RESOURCES

There are approximately 441 total personnel that represent many California and Nevada fire agencies.

Incident Cooperators Include: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (CA), Washoe County (NV), Tahoe National Forest. BLM Nevada, Reno FD, EFP Firefighters, Tahoe FFD, Central Lyon FD.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2020 0225 PT

LAKE FIRE | CA SIT REP | 2

LAKE FIRE

Lake Hughes Community (Los Angeles County), California

Lake fire smoke plumes from road

UPDATE 2 – Thursday, August 13, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The fire started Wednesday around 1540 hours PT.  A local FD responded to a report of a wildfire in the area of Lake Hughes and Prospect Roads, southwest Lake Hughes, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, California.

They immediately reported extreme fire behavior with a rapid of progression. More personnel and equipment were ordered and immediately were on-scene.

Within one hour and 40 minutes into the incident, the fire had already scorched 6,000 acres with no containment in sight!

Eyewitness accounts reported by media, local residents and firefighters showed many countless images of fire burning horizontally and running uphill, projecting a fiery grass hillside looking more like a roman candle and a firestorm surrounding them all.

Massive evacuations were in effect for those in the Lake Hughes area where the fire reportedly was ignited from an unknown cause.

CURRENT STATUS

The fire has destroyed 11,000 acres of chaparral, brush and timber.  Fire personnel have gained a successful 5% containment status but know there is going to be a serious fight with this monstrous of a fire storm.  Fire was said to be near Red Lakes but unconfirmed by CAL FIRE as of yet.

RESOURCES

There are approximately 1,159 personnel from 3 agencies that include , 362 engines, 14 crews, 3 helicopters, 8 dozers and 9 water tenders.

Fire Management is currently under Unified which include the LA CO FD and the Angeles National Forest.

Incident Cooperators Include:  LA CO Sheriff, CA Hwy Patrol (CHP), County of LA Public Works Animal Care and Control, Public Works, Parks and Rec, Red Cross and the Southern CAL Edison, Angeles National Forest, Inciweb.

Fire Fighters working to put out Lake Fire

EVACUATIONS

Mandatory Evacuations – GO NOW!

The following areas are under mandatory evacuations, meaning you need to GO NOW.

  • Lake Hughes Road West of Pine Canyon and North of Dry Gulch Road
  • East of Ridge Route Road
  • West of Lake Hughes Road and Fire Station 78
  • North of Pine Canyon and Lake Hughes Road
  • South of SR 138

Evacuation Shelters

  • Highland HS – 39055 25th Street.  West Palmdale, CA 93551
  • Castaic Sports Center – 31230 Castaic Road, Castaic, CA

Large Animal Shelters

  • Antelope Valley Fairgrounds – Castaic Fairgrounds

CLOSURES

  • San Francisquito Canyon Road from Slater Lane to Spunky Canyon
  • 3 Points Road from Hwy 138 to Pine Canyon
  • Old Ridge Route from Hwy 138 to Pine Canyon
  • Lake Hughes Road from Ridge Route Road to Pine Canyon

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

There have been three structures that have been destroyed.   There are currently 5,420 structures that are currently under threat at the time of this second update.

PHOTO CREDITS

Photo Credits are from the USFS via Inciweb. We do not lay claim to these photos.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/13/2020 2100 PT

 

FEATHER FIRE | CA WILDFIRE SIT REP 1

FEATHER FIRE – Sierra County, California

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Photo Credit | PG&E

UPDATE 1 – August 13, 2020 – Thursday

A wildfire is burning east of Little Grass Valley Reservoir near Slate Creek in Sierra County on the Plumas National Forest that started this evening.

Resources include the USFS (Lead Agency) and CAL FIRE (mutual aid.

ABOUT THE #FEATHER FIRE NAME

This name has been used quite a bit in various location.  Here is the fire history using this incident name.

July 20-22 2020 – Brush fire. Thermalito (Butte Co). S of Grand Avenue. 30 acres. Grass with moderate rate of spread during peak of fire. 2 structures fully involved, more threatened. 1700 blk on Feather Avenue. Evacuations along Grand Avenue x Feather Ave between 18th and 12th Streets.  Fire investigation leads to a citation issued to an individual driving through the area. 3 outbuildings destroyed. Contained July 22, 2020.

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Photo Credit | PG&E

August 3, 2019 – Butte County.  Incident Cooperators:  CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte Co FD. Mutual Aid:  El Medio FD, Oroville FD.

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Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

January 12, 2019 – Sauna area (Butte County). Feather Falls Casino and Lodge. Early morning fire.  Evacuations in effect.  CAL FIRE.

August 8, 2016 – Two Feathers Rd, West Valley (Shasta County).  19 acres. 100% contained.

July 18-19, 2016 – Off of El Capitan Truck Trail/Ramona (San Diego County). 133 acres. 100% contained. Threats to Barona Mesa. Evacuations were in effect then lifted. Cause:  Lawn mower. CAL FIRE lead agency.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

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June 22, 2014 – 1000 blk x Feather Ave in Thermalito (Butte County)

Structure fire. Also a brush fire in the same area.

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Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/13/2020 2025 PT

 

APPLE FIRE | CA | SIT REP 1

APPLE FIRE

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Photo Credit | Rich Thompson, IMET (@RichIMET)

Incident Summary

The Apple Fire is located about 1 mile from the Apple Valley area.  Start date was 7/31/2020 at 1808 PT.  It has been burning over 11 days.  Fire fuels include: timber, chaparral and tall grass.

Current Status

Currently, there is minimal fire behavior but it is still smoldering and creeping. Homes are considered still be under threat. Closures are in effect.

There has been 33,424 acres destroyed.  There is a 70% containment status.

Resources

Resources from CAL FIRE – Riverside Unit, managed by the CA Team 2, a Type 1 IMT.  Command is in Unified Command with CAL FIre, USFS, San Bernardino and Yucaipa Fire Departments.

There is a total of 1,446 personnel that includes 27 crews, 67 engines and 12 helos.

Incident Cooperators

Incident Cooperators:  World Central Kitchen, San Bernadino NF, Global Supertanker Services, Chino Valley RD, OCFD, RivCO Animal Services, Wildfire Alert Cams, NASA Earth, LAFD Talk, LAFD PIO, Weather Nation, San Bernardino County Sheriff Office, CAL FiRE BDU, CAL FIRE RRU, Crockett Carquinez FD, Idyll Emergency, La Verne FD, Glendale FD, American Red Cross – Southern Region, Morongo Basin Sheriff Office, NWS IMET, San Bernardino Co FD, USFS, CA Conservation Members.

Damage Assessments

There has been 13 structures destroyed with a $43.6 Million cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment costs.

Injuries Reported

3 injuries reported.  It is unknown if they are all firefighters or civilians or a combination of the two.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/12/2020 2330 PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | STAGECOACH FIRE | AUGUST 10 2020

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Photo Credit | USFS

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

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