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 | 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Large Fire Incidents by #Hashtag | July 24, 2016

Hello and Welcome to The NW Fire Blog – Where we cover all Fire News in the NW and Beyond.

Due to the intensity of many wildfires burning across the U.S., we are switching over to wildfires over 10,000 acres as they appear to require more news coverage.

Additionally, we will be including any Large structure fires here in this post as well.

UPDATE | #BeaverCreekFire  – Routt NF. 24 mi NW of Walden (Colorado) | 24,491 acres

Prineville Hotshots

Prineville Hotshots (Credit: Mike McMillan)

Start 6/19/2016. Cause unknown and under investigation. Timber and brush. 7% contained.

Holding the line on the East Flank (Credit: Mike McMillan)

215 personnel.  3 crews. 15 engines. 1 dozer. 2 helicopters. Being managed on the Medicine Bow – Routt National Forests, BLM Kremmling Field Office, State of Colorado Lands, BLM Rawlins Field Office  and Wyoming State Forestry Division & command is a Type 3 IMT.

UPDATE |  #SandFire – NB Hwy 14/Sand Canyon Road. Los Angeles County (California) | 22,000 acres.

Started 7/22/2016 @ 1415 hours. Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Some reporting 30,000 acres. 10% contained.

Sand Fire from Hwy 14 afternoon of 7.24.2016

Hwy 14 on the Sand Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Unified Command with Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office, Angeles NF and Los Angeles Co FD.  1,673 firefighters assigned to this incident. 6 strike teams from LA Co FD

Repopulate order has been rescinded due to increased winds, danger to firefighters and to area residents.  All orders remain in effect until further notice.

Shelters:

  • Wiliam S Hart HS: 24825 Newhall Ave, Santa Clarita 
  • Pierce College at 6201 Winnetka Ave
  • Woodland Hills is now accepting large animals.
  • Hansen Dam has reached capacity of large animals.

Evacuations for:

  • Sierra Hwy at Shady Lane to Sierra Hwy at 14
  • Escondido at 14 to Sierra Hwy at 14
  • Agua Dulce Canyon Road north to the 14 Freeway
  • Crown Valley Road north to the 14 Freeway.
  • Soledad Canyon Road between Agua Dulce & Crown Valley
  • All residents in Sand Canyon from Lost Canyon to Bear Divide
  • All residents in Placerita Canyon from the Nature Center to Sand Canyon
  • Little Tujunga from Bear Divide to LA River Ranger District (Station)
  • 12371 Little Tujunga Cyn Rd.

Road Closures:

  • 14 Fwy is closed in both directions from the 5 to Avenue N
    Sand Canyon and Soledad Canyon- no entry into Sand Canyon
  • No access to Sand Canyon at NB 14 Fwy
  • Sand Canyon and Lost Canyon – no traffic into Sand Canyon / Placerita Canyon Rd EB from the 14 Fwy
  • Soledad Canyon Road EB from the 14 Fwy
  • Agua Dulce Canyon Rd EB from 14 Fwy
  • Crown Valley Road eastbound from the 14 Fwy
  • Sand Canyon Road East of Placerita Canyon to 12300 Little Tujunga.

Incident Cooperators:

  • CA Dept of Forestry
  • CAL Fire
  • San Bernardino Fire
  • CA Highway Patrol
  • Los Angeles County
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff
  • Los Angeles County Animal Control
  • National Weather Service – San Clarita
  • Los Angeles County DEM
  • Kern County Fire

Fire Facts:

  • 1500 evacuated
  • 18 structures destroyed
  • 1 civilian fatality

UPDATE | #SteamboatFire – 10 miles south west of McCarthy (Alaska) | 20,249 acres.

The Steamboat Fire moves downhill.

Steamboat Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start 7/15/2016 by lightning. 0% contained.  Min fire behavior.  Low fire activity and rain over the area.

11 personnel.  Firefighters and one heavy helicopter are working this incident.

UPDATE | #HaydenPassFire – 20 miles SE of Salida (Colorado) | 16,520 acres.

Start 7/8/2016 by lightning.   55% contained. Min fire behavior with smoldering and creeping.

July 12, hillside smoke patchwork burn/unburned fuel

Hayden Pass Fire (Credit: Dale McMillin)

196 personnel.   Transferred fire to Rocky Mountain Type 2 Blue Team (IMT). 1 small and 1 large helicopters.

UPDATE | #CliffCreek Fire –  5 Miles North of Bondurant (Wyoming) | 16,325 acres.

7/18 fire behind ranch Rhonda Bishop PIO

Cliff Creek Fire (Credit: Rhonda Bishop, PIO)

Start 7/17/2016 by lightning. 10% contained.

16 Crews assigned with resources:  Type I Helicopters (Heavy): 4, Type 2 Helicopters and 3 Type 3 Helicopters. 24 engines. 1 dozer.  Fire now managed by Great Basin Incident Command Team 7 .

UPDATE | #SoberanesFire – 5 miles South of Carmel and Garrapta State Park. North of Palo Colorado/Big Sur (California) | 10,262 acres.

Monterey County.   5% contained.

Pre- Evacuation advisory issued by the Monterey County Fire and Sheriff’s Office for Rancho San Carlos, White Rock and Rancho San Clemente

THANK YOU

Thank you for reading our post and following us along our journeys.  Be safe out there.  Please keep firefighters, Police Officers, and all support personnel in your thoughts/prayers while they are out fighting these big fires.

Sources:  CAL Fire, Inciweb, Facebook, Twitter, NICC.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog