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.

#SandFire #CAwildfires2019

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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.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 6/13/2019 – Thursday – 2110 PDT

 

The Wildfire Log | Saucito Fire | AZ | 1

ARIVACA, ARIZONA

Update 1 | June 13, 2019 | Thursday

Firefighters were dispatched on Wednesday, June 12th to a wildfire call out located north of the border and just south of Arivaca, Arizona at 0935 hours MST.

The wildfire has destroyed 45 acres of short grass and said to be 50% contained by fire crews on Thursday at 1125 hours MST.

Fire personnel and assets were dispatched out of the Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center.

No word on the cause.

No reports of injuries to fire crews or civilians, nor any property damaged or destruction by Fire Managers.

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The Wildfire Log | Calaveras Fire | CA | 1

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA

Update 1 | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 2045 hours PDT

A wildfire is burning in the CAL FIRE SCU area that provides fire services in the Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and in the western portion of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

Photo Credit: CAL FIRE SCU

It started on June 10, 2019, off of Calaveras Road and Weller Road, just east of Milpitas in Santa Clara County, California.

Fire crews have successfully held this to a small 35 acres and 90% containment.  Full containment is expected on Wednesday, June 12th.

This evening, firefighters will continue to reinforce containment lines and mop-up operations, as well as extinguishing any hot spots may rekindle in unburned fuels.

A firefighter was reportedly injured during yesterday’s fire suppression efforts. His condition is unknown.

As fire managers were managing this incident, another wildfire ignited called the WATER FIRE on the same day and located just west of the Calaveras Reservoir.  Crews were able to stop the forward spread of this fire.

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The Wildfire Log | Jordan Fire | CA | 1

TULARE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Update 1 | Monday, June 10, 2019 | 1945 hours PDT

Incident Summary | A wildfire started on the afternoon of Sunday, June 9, 2019, which is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness is west of Black Rock.  The fire appears to be burning downslope towards Jordan Hot Springs.

Incident Name | It has been named the JORDAN FIRE.

Image may contain: cloud, sky, mountain, outdoor and nature

Credit: USFS – Inyo NF

Size Up | The fire is approximately 150 acres and burning in the 2002 McNally fire burn scar.

Cause | Fire Managers have determined the the cause was related to lightning which was active in the area just before the fire ignited.

Challenges Faced | Fire crews are challenged with large amount of dead standing trees and downed logs, as well as thick decadent brush.  Personnel were expected to be helicoptered in to assess the needs of the fire and to determine what fire tactics are needed.

Credit: Sequoia NF

Resources | Resources include:  one helicopter, two crews and one engine.   Additional resources are on order.   The Inyo NF’s Type 3 Organization has been activated.   Personnel from neighboring Sequoia NF was also en route to assist in the wildfire fight.

Areas Open | The Golden Trout Wilderness is posting on their Social Media that the area is opened and has several roadway entrances that hikers and campers can easily access.

Alerts | The Inyo National Forest’s Mammoth and Mono Basin Visitor’s Centers will not be issuing fuelwood permits during the week of June 9-15, 2019.

How to Be Fire Smart | 

Give Smokey a hand! Follow these rules for campfire safety and wildfire prevention:

1. Make sure you are at a site that allows campfires.
2. Make sure there are no burn bans and it’s not too windy.
3. Lastly, Smokey’s friends never play with matches, lighters, lighter fluid or other flammable liquids.

For more campfire safety visit: https://smokeybear.com/en/prevention-how-tos/campfire-safety

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

The Wildfire Log | Spring Fire | NM | 1

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

Update 1:  June 10, 2019 (Monday) – 1000 hours PDT

A wildfire named the SPRING FIRE is burning on the Gila National Forest, about 44 miles north of Mimbres, New Mexico.

About 2,200 acres of timber and short grass have been scorched.  This incident is being managed with a strategy other than full suppression without a Type 1 or 2 IMT team.  Crews have reached a 10% containment status.

There are 53 total personnel assigned with one crew and five engines.

Total fire suppression and containment costs have reached $136,000.00.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

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

#SandFire #CAwildfires2019

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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 Report | Rollin Fire | CA | 1

YUBA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

JUNE 9TH, SUNDAY, 1230 PDT

A new brush fire has been reported to have started on Rollin Hills Road and south of Iowa City in Yuba County, California.

It has already scorched 2 acres.

More details to be updated.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

The Wildfire Log | Wedding Fire | UT | 1

STATE OF UTAH

JUNE 9 2019 – SUNDAY – 1200 PDT

A wildfire broke out near Spanish Valley in Utah on Sunday, June 9th has been named as the Wedding Fire.  It is about 63 miles southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado.

The cause is unknown at the time of this posting.

We are working to check our official fire sources on gaining more details but there is limited information as this is brand new fire start.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog