The Wildfire Log | 46 Fire | CA | 2

UPDATE 2 – NOVEMBER 2, 2019 – 2215 PDT

A wildfire has ignited in the 5300 block of 46th Street n East Jurupa Valley (Riverside County), which is about two miles northeast of Riverside, California.

It was reported at 0039 hours in early Wednesday morning.

The cause was deemed due to a car fire into wildland interface from the wreckage of a stolen vehicle being chased by local Police until they crashed into a field. Both occupants were arrested with one having a felony warrant and the other being charged with arson.

The fire burned about 300 acres of brush and tall grass.  Fire crews have successfully reached 70% containment.

About 347 fire personnel are still deployed on this wildfire that is now visibly displaying minimal fire behavior that is smolderng.  Along with staffing, there are 10 crews and 47 engines.

Six homes were destroyed.

Cost-to-date in firefighting suppression and containment efforts have reached $2.8 Million.

Classes with the Indian Hills and Peralta Elementary Schools in Riverside were cancelled on October 31st.

Incident Cooperators include AMR, Animal Control, CAL FIRE/Riverside, City of Corona FD, Riverside City FD, Riverside County FD, Riverside Co EMD, Riverside County Parks and the Sheriff’s Office and the Red Cross.

Photo Credit | Riverside County Parks

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The Wildfire Log | 46 Fire | CA | 1

UPDATE 1 – OCTOBER 31, 2019 – 2200 PDT

A wildfire has ignited in the 5300 block of 46th Street n East Jurupa Valley (Riverside County) in California, that started today.  It was reported at 0039 hours in early Wednesday morning.

The cause was a car fire into vegetation at the end of a police chase. Two people were arrested with one may be charged with arson and the other had a felony warrant.

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Photo Credit | Red Cross

The fire has burned approximately 300 acres and has a 50% containment status.

Mandatory evacuations were immediately issued but were lifted at 1400 hours this afternoon.

There are still 200 firefighters assigned to this incident along with 34 engines, 17 overhead personnel, four fire crews, one water tender, one ground unit, breathing support unit, five RVC patrol units, law enforcement units and a PIO.

Incident Cooperators include AMR, Animal Control, CAL FIRE/Riverside, City of Corona FD, Riverside City FD, Riverside County FD, Riverside Co EMD, Riverside County Parks and the Sheriff’s Office and the Red Cross.

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Photo Credit | Riverside County Parks

Hashtags include:  #CAWildfires #FireSeason #46Fire

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The Wildfire Log | Sand Fire | CA | 8

CALIFORNIA

JUNE 13, 2019 – THURSDAY – 2111 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

The SAND FIRE began on June 8th around 1450 hours PDT.  The official cause has not been released yet via CAL FIRE, who is the lead fire agency.

It is located about seven miles NNW of Guinida and 92 miles NNE of San Francisco, California.

Aerial shot of Sand Fire burn area

Photo Credit: CAL FIRE

Current Status

Fire crews have reached a 95% containment status with the fire scorching 2,512 acres.

There are still 200 fire personnel assigned to this incident along with 5 engines, 3 fire crews, 4 dozers and 4 water tenders

Significant Events

  • 7 non-residential structures were destroyed.
  • 2 minor firefighter injuries
  • Highest amount of fire personnel reached 500 at peak of fire
  • Fire jumped Highway 16
  • Evacuations were in effect
  • Largest wildfire for Northern California
View of the Sand Fire taken on June 9, 2019.

Courtesy | Inciweb

Social Media

This is our last and final post on this wildfire incident. Thank you to all of you who followed us on live coverage on our Twitter @nwfireblog and visiting us here for our Official posts! We Thank you and hope you are safe whereever you play/work/live. – Ed.

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The Wildfire Log | McMillan Fire | CA

CALIFORNIA

CAL FIRE and SLO County FD fire crews were on-scene to a brush fire located east of McMillan Canyon Road on Highway 46 on June 12th.

Here is a timeline of the wildfire as it unfolded over Social Media:

6/12 1305 | Fire reached 10 acres with a moderate rate of spread.

Credit | CAL FIRE – SLO Unit

1320 | Fire increased to 50 acres.

1340 | Fire behavior began to change from moderate to a rapid rate of spread, bringing it to 200 acres destroyed.

1351 | By this time, just shy over 10 minutes, the wildfire exploded into 600 acres.

1439 | Fire crews were beginning to get a handle on the wildfire and bringing the containment now to 20%.

Credit | CAL FIRE – SLO Unit

1501 | Firefighters were still at 20% containment but the fire grew to a scary 1,000 acres.  Fire assets were brought in for fire suppression from the skies and the ground.

Credit | CAL FIRE – SLO Unit

1626 | The fire was still increasing.  It had now reached 2,000 acres destroyed with 20% containment status remaining the same.

1523 | Firefighters were working tirelessly as they were trying to bring this fire under control and contained.  At this time, the forward progression of the fire was stopped and containment now up to 50%.  Fire Managers and Law Enforcement reopened EB traffic on Hwy 46.

1554 | As containment increased, some fire assets and personnel were slowly beginning to be released from the incident.  Progress for full containment was still the main objective.  Smoke was still visible in the northeastern portion of (SLO) the County.

Credit | CAL FIRE – SLO Unit

1827 | Fire remained at the same 50% containment but structures were no longer threatened by the impending wildfire, thanks to the efforts by fire crews in both the air and on the ground.  Both directions of the highway were now opened but traffic was being diverted through Shandon.

2104 | CAL FIRE, CHP, and CAL Trans worked through coordination to open one WB lane on the Highway.  Once all the way open, no more traffic was said to be diverted through Shandon.

2116 | Fire equipment and personnel were due to remain on the fireline throughout the evening to strengthen containment lines and put out any hot spots that may arise.  A strike team of engines are due to be deployed to the line the following morning.

Credit | CAL FIRE – SLO Unit

6/13/2019 1000 | CAL FIRE – SLO Unit E3469 out of the Cayucos FS #11 worked on the containment lines.  With good weather conditions, crews were able to help those area assigned to the fire to increase the containment status even higher.

1109  | Fire objective is still the focus of fire crews. Containment increases to 75%. With more accurate mapping, Fire Managers release the total destroyed by the fire at 1,764 acres.

1631 | Fire crews have been on-scene all day and have now reached a containment status of 95%.  They have laid almost 10 miles of fireline constructed around the fire.

This is our first and last report on this wildfire since fire crews have reached their fire objective. – Ed.

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The Wildfire Log | Sand Fire | CA | 7

CALIFORNIA

JUNE 9, 2019 – SUNDAY – 2100 PDT

Incident Summary

The SAND FIRE began on June 8th around 1450 hours PDT.  The official cause has not been released yet via CAL FIRE, who is the lead fire agency.

It is located about seven miles NNW of Guinida and 92 miles NNE of San Francisco, California.

Aerial shot of Sand Fire burn area

Photo Credit: CAL FIRE

Current Status

The fire has burned approximately 2,220 acres total acres and crews have reached a 20% containment status.

7 non-residential structures have been destroyed.

Evacuations are still in effect for those on CR 41.

Resources

There are a total of 627 fire personnel attached to this incident along with 45 engines, 24 crews, 4 helicopters, 12 dozers and 11 water tenders.

Evacuation Information

Evacuations are in effect for those on County Rd 41. CAL FIRE evacuation map https://yolo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ea03deb166f849a7acb9153779001c98

Shelter is located at Esparto Boy Scout Cabin.  16980 Yolo Avenue. (Source:  Yolo Co Sheriff Office)

Current Fire Weather

Current weather conditions are temps at 80*F with partially clear skies. Winds have really died down to 2 mph and humidity is up to 28%.

There is a RED FLAG WARNING for all of Yolo County.

Social Media

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The Wildfire Log | Sand Fire | CA | 6

CALIFORNIA

JUNE 9, 2019 – SUNDAY – 1630 PDT

Incident Summary

The SAND FIRE began on June 8th around 1450 hours PDT.  The official cause has not been released yet via CAL FIRE, who is the lead fire agency.

It is located about seven miles NNW of Guinida and 92 miles NNE of San Francisco, California.

Current Status

The fire has burned approximately 2,220 acres and south of Hwy 16, there’s an additional 1,020 acres.  The total appears to be 3,240 acres. This was heard via scanner feed. CAL FIRE’s official presser states 2,220 acres total and 20% contained.

It appears the fire is holding inside the retardant line but they still have another 500 acres of control lines to be put into place. They are saying these will be mostly handlines and dozers will be tasked with half of that amount of acres.

Some air tankers are being returned back to their home base for load and hold.

Resources

There is a total of 500 fire personnel along with 38 engines, 4 fire crews, 4 helicopters, 5 dozers and 5 water tenders assigned to this incident as previously reported by CAL FIRE.

Evacuation Information

Evacuations are in effect for those on County Rd 41. CAL FIRE evacuation map https://yolo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ea03deb166f849a7acb9153779001c98

Shelter is located at Esparto Boy Scout Cabin.  16980 Yolo Avenue. (Source:  Yolo Co Sheriff Office)

Current Fire Weather

Current weather conditions in Brooks, California is Sunny skies with temps 94*F, winds have died down to 7 mph and humidity the same at 15%.

There is a RED FLAG WARNING for all of Yolo County.

Social Media

You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog tweeting out live coverage on wildfires as providing full updates on this Official Fire Blog.  To find out more information about who we are, what we do and why we do it – Follow us here on this Blog! We appreciate you reading this post and others. – Ed.

#SandFire #CAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Sand Fire | CA | 5

CALIFORNIA

JUNE 9, 2019 – SUNDAY – 1145 PDT

Incident Summary

The SAND FIRE began on June 8th around 1450 hours PDT.  The official cause has not been released yet via CAL FIRE, whom is the lead fire agency.

It is located about seven miles NNW of Guinida and 92 miles NNE of San Francisco, California.

Current Status

The fire grew 100 acres overnight and has now reached 1,800 acres burned.

There is still a 0% containment status.

Resources

There is a total of 500 fire personnel along with 38 engines, 4 fire crews, 4 helicopters, 5 dozers and 5 water tenders assigned to this incident.

Incident Cooperators include CAL FIRE (Lead Agency), CAL OES, Yolo County Sheriff Office, CHP,  Sacramento County and many other fire agencies in the State.

Evacuation Information

Evacuations are in effect for those on County Rd 41. CAL FIRE evacuation map https://yolo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ea03deb166f849a7acb9153779001c98

Shelter is located at Esparto Boy Scout Cabin.  16980 Yolo Avenue. (Source:  Yolo Co Sheriff Office)

Current Fire Weather

As of 2345 hours PDT:  73*F temps, partly cloudy with winds at 12 mph. Humidity is at 20%.  Weather forecast for Sunday are 94*F temps and partly sunny with low temps in mid 60’s.  Monday through Wednesday of the following week are expected to hit 102-105*F temps with partly sunny skies.

There is a RED FLAG WARNING for all of Yolo County.

Social Media

You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog tweeting out live coverage on wildfires as providing full updates on this Official Fire Blog.  To find out more information about who we are, what we do and why we do it – Follow us here on this Blog! We appreciate you reading this post and others. – Ed.

Other wildfires burning in California that were ignited today are the INK FIRE, WEST BUTTE FIRE, LEVEE FIRE and the STUHR FIRE.

ABOUT RUMSEY, CALIFORNIA

Rumsey is located in California

The area of Rumsey is considered as an unincorporated community inside of Yolo County that is located 18 miles northwest of Esparato in the Capay Valley and in the northwestern part of the County.  It sits at an elevation of 420 fee.

#SandFire #CAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Sand Fire | CA | 5

CALIFORNIA

JUNE 8, 2019 – SATURDAY – 2360 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

The SAND FIRE began on June 8th around 1450 hours PDT.  The official cause has not been released yet via CAL FIRE, whom is the lead fire agency.

It is located about seven miles NNW of Guinida and 92 miles NNE of San Francisco, California.

Current Status

The fire has now destroyed 1,700 acres.  Fire behavior is extremely active with a high rate of spread, running, backing and spotting.

There is still a 0% containment status.

Firefighters are working in Capay Valley near the top of the town of Guinda.  No structures have been damaged or destroyed.  They were challenged with hot and dry conditions along with winds that were coming out of the northeast at 20 miles-per-hour  – as well as working on very steep and brushy slopes.

Hwy 16 is closed from Hwy 20 to the town of Brooks, California.

There are no reports of injuries reported.

Resources

There is a total of 500 fire personnel along with 38 engines, 4 fire crews, 4 helicopters, 5 dozers and 5 water tenders assigned to this incident.

Incident Cooperators include CAL FIRE (Lead Agency), CAL OES, Yolo County Sheriff Office, CHP,  Sacramento County and many other fire agencies in the State.

Some reported units dispatched/deployed include:

* Sacramento County : Type 3 Strike Team that includes: 1 from Sacramento FD, Metro FD and Consumes FD (BC1, Engines 318, 343, 363, 372 and 37).

*UC Davis FD:  Brush 34.

Evacuation Information

Evacuations are in effect for those on County Rd 41. CAL FIRE evacuation map https://yolo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ea03deb166f849a7acb9153779001c98

Shelter is located at Esparto Boy Scout Cabin.  16980 Yolo Avenue. (Source:  Yolo Co Sheriff Office)

Current Fire Weather

As of 2345 hours PDT:  73*F temps, partly cloudy with winds at 12 mph. Humidity is at 20%.  Weather forecast for Sunday are 94*F temps and partly sunny with low temps in mid 60’s.  Monday through Wednesday of the following week are expected to hit 102-105*F temps with partly sunny skies.

There is a RED FLAG WARNING for all of Yolo County.

Smoke  Reports

Smoke reports are rolling in through eyewitness accounts as posted on Social Media.  Some of those have been reported whom are in San Rafael, Emeryville, North Napa, Napa Valley, near the Airport (south of on I-5) and from Mt. St. Helena are just a few of the many.

“Smoke to the east is coming from the Sand Fire towards Yolo County. We have fire cameras that monitor activity in the area.” – Santa Rosa FD

Social Media

You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog tweeting out live coverage on wildfires as providing full updates on this Official Fire Blog.  To find out more information about who we are, what we do and why we do it – Follow us here on this Blog! We appreciate you reading this post and others. – Ed.

Other wildfires burning in California that were ignited today are the INK FIRE, WEST BUTTE FIRE, LEVEE FIRE and the STUHR FIRE.

ABOUT RUMSEY, CALIFORNIA

Rumsey is located in California

The area of Rumsey is considered as an unincorporated community inside of Yolo County that is located 18 miles northwest of Esparato in the Capay Valley and in the northwestern part of the County.  It sits at an elevation of 420 fee.

#SandFire #CAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Sand Fire | CA | 4

CALIFORNIA

JUNE 8, 2019 – SATURDAY – 2000 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

A 3-month old compost fire has rekindled as the winds increased igniting a human-caused wildfire named the SAND FIRE, which is burning off of Country Rd 41 and Highway 16 towards Rumsey, California.

Current Status

The fire has scorched 600 acres. (1939 hours PDT)

Big smoke is located at the heel of the fire.

Air Support

All fixed wing aircraft have landed and are currently being held in staging.

Evacuation Information

Evacuations are in effect.

Shelter is located at Esparto Boy Scout Cabin.  16980 Yolo Avenue. (Source:  Yolo Co Sheriff Office)

Public Service Announcements

Due to PG &E’s bleak financial situation due to two major wildfires that have caused them to be either in or near Bankruptcy, they are starting to impact their customers by going dark.  Here is the outage map and how it may impact you:

Social Media

“Fire  is now being seen near Camp Haswell which is on the eastside of Hwy 16.”  – Twitter user

“Smoke to the east is coming from the Sand Fire towards Yolo County. We have fire cameras that monitor activity in the area.” – Santa Rosa FD

*We are signing off this incident as it appears air resources are being released for the evening, while a few remain on-scene.

#SandFire #CAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Sand Fire | CA | 3

CALIFORNIA – this is the correct 3rd update.

JUNE 8, 2019 – SATURDAY – 1900 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

A 3-month old compost fire has rekindled as the winds increased igniting a human-caused wildfire named the SAND FIRE, which is burning off of Country Rd 41 and Highway 16 towards Rumsey, California.

Current Status

Tankers 163 and 164 are inbound.

Sand Fire Map

Media is  reporting that the fire has spotted over Hwy 16, south of Valley Vista Regional Park. This is a true grass fire incident.

Fire Resources

Additional resources are pouring in. Staging is located at the Fire Station 123.

Engines 343 and 318 have been sent by the Santa Rosa FD as mutual aid.

Sacramento County has deployed a Strike Team/Task Force that includes personnel and assets from Sacramento FD, Metro Fire and Cosumnes FD.  Sent are BC1, Engines 318, 343, 363, 372 and 37 today at 1650 hours PDT.

FIRE FACT | It’s getting hot out there. Here are some tips on how to practice heat safety.  Courtesy of Yolo County, CA.

Air Support

Air Tankers 91, 163 and 164 are assigned and have arrived on-scene.

There are a total of (5) Type 2 helicopters with two Type 1’s on order. The IC is unable to get the two Type 1’s orders filled tonight.

Evacuation Information

Evacuations are in effect.

Shelter is located at Esparto Boy Scout Cabin.  16980 Yolo Avenue. (Source:  Yolo Co Sheriff Office)

Public Service Announcements

Due to PG &E’s bleak financial situation due to two major wildfires that have caused them to be either in or near Bankruptcy, they are starting to impact their customers by going dark.  Here is the outage map and how it may impact you:

Social Media

“Fire  is now being seen near Camp Haswell which is on the eastside of Hwy 16.”  – Twitter user

“Smoke to the east is coming from the Sand Fire towards Yolo County. We have fire cameras that monitor activity in the area.” – Santa Rosa FD

Live updates are being covered via our Twitter page @nwfireblog

 

#SandFire #CAwildfires2019

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