Springs Fire | California | Update 1

APRIL 5 (MONDAY) | UPDATE 1

Brush is ablaze in Los Angeles County on the Angeles National Forest that is currently a wind-driven fire, but aerial firefighting resources are starting to knock it down. Due to winds, low RH and high temps, fire resources will be challenged by many obstacles but are working towards a 100% suppression and containment objective.

Incident Summary

  • Wildfire
  • Reported 4/5/2021 1618 hours PT
  • Springs Fire incident designation
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Credit: Angeles National Forest

Location

  • East of Paradise Springs and South of Big Pines Highway
  • West of Phelan (Los Angeles County), California

Command

  • Angeles National Forest
  • Los Angeles County FD

Resources

  • Angeles National Forest – 1-C-1 AC-7 AC-8 BC-21 CHF-1 DIV-1 DIV-3 DOZ-10 ED-11 ED-17 ENG-10 ENG-19 ENG-310 ENG-315 ENG-333 ENG-37 ENG-532 PAT-15 PAT-32 PVBC-13 WT-10 via Angeles ECC
  • Los Angeles County FD – E24 E37 E80 E108 E129 BC11
  • CAL FIRE (Mutual Aid

Air Operations include:

  • 4 Airtankers
  • 4 Copters

Structure Protection – Strike Team 1111A

  • 2 Strike Teams designated ‘Valermo” and “Mountain”.

Fire Status

  • 60 acres. 0% containment status
  • 2nd Alarm Brush Fire
  • Near the 2020 Bobcat burn scar
  • South side of fire – expected to burn into the snow
  • East side of fire – due to crest the ridge, backing down towards structures; through heavy (thick) brush.
  • Active fire behavior with backing, potential for long-range spotting.
  • Copter 18 has picked up a spot fire outside of the main fire
  • Main fire is holding between the retardant lines
  • Air Ops to lose light soon, IC asking for 4 copters for Tuesday, 4/6/2021.

Current Weather Report

  • For Los Angeles County area (as of 1845 hours PT)
  • 62*F Temps
  • Sunny
  • 0% Precip
  • Winds are at 10 mph
  • RH is 58%

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog- Updated 1900 hours PT