CALIFORNIA | LAKE FIRE | 4

CASTAIC, CALIFORNIA

Photo Credit: Inciweb

Incident Summary – A fast-moving fire that started on Saturday, June 17, 2017, on the north shoreline of Castaic Lake in California became an inferno burning to the NE into the forest.  The original fire call in the afternoon was at a small 3-5 acres turned into one of the most difficult fast-moving fires in recent times remembered.

As of Sunday, June 18, 2017, the fire has destroyed 1,000 acres though firefighters have reached a 10% containment status with 2 outbuildings being demolished.

Cause – The cause  is unknown at this time.

Resources – There are 450 firefighters from the Los Angeles County FD, Los Angeles City FD, Angeles National Forest, U.S. Forest Service, BLM and CA DOF & Fire Management joined together in a massive force.  Equipment and resources in the form of Air Tankers, Helicopters, Helco, Fire crews, Handcrews, Water Tenders among other high volumes of resources.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office was on hand to help with Law Enforcement objectives.

Los Angeles County FD and the Angeles National Forest are still in Unified Command.

 Conditions – Access to the fire was difficult and lifeguard boats were used to shuttle crews back and forth to/from the fire on the Angeles National Forest.

Grass and brush are considered as light to medium fire fuel.

Photo Credit: Angeles NF

Containment Status – Fire crews have now reached a 10% containment status with the heavy presence of crews, strike teams, skillfully planned operations by Fire Managers and large volume of air resources.

Injuries – None have been reported at this time.

Social Media – Hashtags #CAwildfires2017 #LakeFire are being used for this incident.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 0945 Hours PDT – 6/18/2017

CALIFORNIA | LAKE FIRE | 3

CASTAIC, CALIFORNIA

Photo Credit: Inciweb

Incident Summary – A fast-moving and well-established wildfire is burning on the West side of Castaic Lake on the shoreline (as seen in the above photo) in Castaic (Los Angeles County) and north of Santa Clarita in California.

Cause – The cause  is unknown at this time.

Resources – Scores of resources poured in from Los Angeles County FD, Los Angeles City FD, Angeles National Forest, CAL Fire and the US Forest Service. Copters, Air Tankers and other aircraft were working around the lake and further away.

 Conditions – Access to the fire was difficult and lifeguard boats were used to shuttle crews back and forth to/from the fire on the Angeles National Forest.

Photo Credit: Angeles NF

Fire Behavior – When the fire was reported, it was initially at 3-5 acres but would quickly turn into 500 acres with a short amount of time. As of this report, fire has destroyed 1,000 acres and 2 outbuildings.

Containment Status – Fire crews have now reached a 10% containment status with the heavy presence of crews, strike teams, skillfully planned operations by Fire Managers and large volume of air resources.

Operations – Night operations will continue throughout the evening on Saturday, June 17th into Sunday, June 18th when some resources are due to be reassigned to this wildfire.

Injuries – None have been reported at this time.

Social Media – Hashtags #CAwildfires2017 #LakeFire are being used for this incident.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2135 Hours PDT – 6/17/2017

CALIFORNIA | LAKE FIRE | 2

BREAKING NEWS | CASTAIC, CALIFORNIA

Photo Credit: LA Co Fire Ops

Incident Summary – A fast-moving and well-established wildfire is burning on the West side of Castaic Lake on the shoreline (as seen in the above photo) in Castaic (Los Angeles County) and north of Santa Clarita in California.

Resources – 2  #CDF S-2 Tankers 72 & 73 were on-scene. A strike team was requested and to meet on I-5 as part of staging.  LA County Fire Ops (helicopters) are working in conjunction with LA County ground firefighters.

Conditions – Access to the fire is difficult and firefighters are having to go to Temple Highway and go through the power plant.  Head of the fire was visible from Torrey Peak south of Piru.

Fire Behavior – The shoreline fire has destroyed 3-5 acres with moderate rate of spread (ROS) with spotting. Fire is now threatening SR8 and structures in this area.

Social Media – Hashtags #CAwildfires2017 #LakeFire are being used for this incident. Correction:  This fire was previously reported in error as the #Blue12Fire and is actually the #LakeFire

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1443 Hours PDT – 6/17/2017

CALIFORNIA | BLUE 12 FIRE | NEW!

BREAKING NEWS | CASTIAC, CALIFORNIA

Incident Summary – A fast-moving and well-established wildfire is burning on the West side of Castiac Lake, located at 32132 Castiac Lake Drive on the shoreline in Castiac (Los Angeles County) in California.  Smoke is showing on the lake side prompting the “Lake IC” to request one fixed wing tanker.

Resources – Division Alpha is established.  Fire Managers are working to establish additional divisions and getting additional resources on order.

Conditions – Access to the fire is difficult and firefighters are having to go to Temple Highway and go through the power plant.

Fire Behavior – The shoreline fire has destroyed 3-5 acres with moderate rate of spread (ROS) with spotting. Fire is now threatening SR8 and structures in this area.

Social Media – Hashtags #CAwildfires2017 #Blue12Fire are being used for this incident.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1420 Hours PDT – 6/17/2017

Tension Lines Fall on to Ohio Roadways Below

Macedonia OH | Scanner traffic reported around 1340 PST, that the installaton of high power tension lines had fallen on to State Route 8, Macedonia Commons and Interstate 271 this afternoon.

A truck driver was entrapped inside his vehicle and was immediately extricated.  His condition is unknown at this time.

Reports of multiple Fire Departments, including the Macedonia Firefighters  ascended on scene working to clear the scene.

No other information was available at the time of this post.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog