New Mexico Wildfire | Sardinas Canyon Fire | 1

SARDINAS CANYON, Mex. – A large wildfire that ignited and showed up on-scene, took off on June 24, 2018, around 1409 hours MDT.

LOCATION

The fire is burning in Sardinas Canyon, about 18 miles southeast of Taos on Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest.

FIRE STATUS

The fire has consumed 2,307 acres of aspen, hi-altitude mixed conifer and sub-alpine pine.  Crews have reached a successful 12% containment status but still focusing on the fire suppression objective of 100%.

Fire Officials have ruled this to be human-caused but its exact point of origin or cause is still being investigated.

Photo Credit | Carson NF – Inciweb

A TFR or temporary flight restriction over the fire is in effect.  As reminder :  No Drones in Fire Zones as this will cause existing assigned air craft to land and operations cease putting lives and property in danger.  #NoDronesInFireZones

RESOURCES

There are currently 164 personnel with the assistance of three crews, seven engines, two dozers, 3 helicopters, 3 water tenders, one grader, one ambulance, one rapid extrication module and a single skidgen.

SOCIAL MEDIA

#SardinasCanyonFire #SardinasCanyon #NMwildfires2018 #CarsonNF #CaminoRealRangerDistrict #Inciweb

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2005 PDT

 

NEW WILDFIRE: May Branch Fire | Update 1

Updated 10:10 AM PDT

The May Branch Fire broke out on November 3rd around 5:00 PM EDT (2:00 PM PDT) just West of Nanatahala Lake in the National Forests of North Carolina.  It is being managed by a USFS Type 4 ICMT.

The fire is said to be have caused by human intervention but there were no exact details released as to what actually occurred.

Currently, the fire has consumed 175 acres of hardwood litter #9 but fire crews have reached a 50% containment status.  However, the fire behavior is still active, flanking, backing and creeping.

Future plans by Fire Managers are to have crews go into mop-up operations, reinforce control lines, monitor and patrol.  Weather concerns consist of low RH and drought in the area.

There are 34 personnel assigned to this incident.

No injuries, evacuations or damages have been reported.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Wildland Fire: Van Dyke Fire Burning Causes Evacuations

South of Bridgeport, CA | Another fire is raging in California near Highway 395 where the Round Fire is burning.  Like the Round Fire, it has caused more evacuations.  The Van Dyke Fire, initially called the Point Ranch fire, is located South of Bridgeport, East of Highway 395 and North of Point Ranch.

The U.S. Forest – Inyo National Forest is now reporting the Van Dyke fire at 300 acres with 0% containment.  The initial attack was being done by the Humboldt-Tioyabe National Forest but has since moved on to Bureau of Land Management’s response area.

Homes are currently being threatened. No structures or injuries are being reported.  Residents of the Evans Track have been evacuated from the area.  A shelter has opened at the Bridgeport Memorial Hall located at 73 N School Street in Bridgeport, California.

A request for the number of personnel on the fireground and apparatus on scene was sent to their Facebook page since they stated cell phone coverage is down and power is out in the area.  We are waiting to hear back.

Multiple agencies currently on scene are Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, and June Lake Fire Departments, as well as Bureau of Land Management, Bishop Field Office and U.S. Forest Service (Humboldt-Tioyabe and Inyo National Forests).

Highway 395 is closed at Bridgeport and Lee Vining.

The fire has increased in size to 300 acres.  It is burning in grass and sage.  Sustained winds are causing problems for firefighters.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

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WILDFIRE: COLBY – Angeles National Forest, Glendora, CA

Glendora, California –  Three people are currently in custody for starting a huge fire that is increasingly endangering residents, wildlife and structures.

AHJ

3 Suspects:  [L] Steven Aguirre, [C] Clifford Eugene Henry Jr and [R] Jonathan Carl Jarrell are shown in booking photos. [Photo Credit: Glendora PD]

FIRE COMMAND NAME / TYPE

CA-ANF-#ColbyFire WUI Brush Fire

 

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

The Fire is under LA Co FD as the Incident Manager.

Azusa Fire & Police Departments; CA Highway Patrol; Glendora Fire & Police Departments; LA Co FD & LA Co Sheriff’s Office.  American Red Cross.

PERSONNEL

800+  personnel on the ground.

RESOURCES

A-1 Filled Fixed Wing, Air Tactical 1 / 1 FIXED WING – AIR TACTICAL – CDF AA 310
A-2 Filled Fixed Wing, Leadplane 1 / 1 FIXED WING – LEADPLANE/ASM – 904JG – King AIR
A-3 Filled Airtanker, Any Type 1 / 1 AIRTANKER – T3ME – CDF 93 (N450DF) (CA-RRCC)
A-4 Filled Airtanker, Any Type 1 / 1 AIRTANKER – T3ME – CDF 100 (N441DF) (CA-RRCC)
A-5 Pending Helicopter, Type 1 Limited 1 / 0 Pending
A-6 Filled Helicopter, Type 2 Standard 1 / 1 HELICOPTER – T2S – 932CH (N932CH) (ID-NIC)
A-7 Filled Airtanker, Any Type 1 / 1 AIRTANKER – T3ME – CDF 74
A-8 Filled Airtanker, Any Type 1 / 1 AIRTANKER – T3ME – CDF 75 (N444DF) (CA-SLCC)
A-9 Filled Airtanker, Any Type 1 / 1 AIRTANKER – T2 – 48 – P2V (N4692A) (ID-NIC)
A-10 Filled Airtanker, Any Type 1 / 1 AIRTANKER – T3ME – CDF 95 (N447DF) (CA-MVIC)
A-11 Filled Helicopter, Type 2 Standard 1 / 1 HELICOPTER – T2S – CDF 901
A-12 Filled Helicopter, Type 2 Standard 1 / 1 HELICOPTER – T2S – CDF 301
A-13 Pending Airtanker, Any Type 1 / 0 Pending
A-14 Pending Airtanker, Any Type 1 / 0 Pending
A-15 Pending Helicopter, Type 2 Standard 1 / 0 Pending
A-16 Pending Helicopter, Type 1 Limited 1 / 0 Pending
A-17 Pending Service – Temporary Flight Restriction 1 / 0 Pending
C-1 Pending Crew, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
C-2 Pending Crew, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
C-3 Pending Crew, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
C-4 Pending Crew, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
C-5 Pending Crew, Strike Team, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
C-6 Pending Crew, Strike Team, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
C-7 Pending Crew, Strike Team, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
C-8 Pending Crew, Strike Team, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-1 Pending Dozer, Type 2 1 / 0 Pending
E-2 Pending Helicopter Support Vehicle 1 / 0 Pending
E-3 Pending Medical Squad Vehicle 1 / 0 Pending
E-4 Pending Dozer, Type Any 1 / 0 Pending
E-5 Pending Tender, Water (Support), Type 2 1 / 0 Pending
E-6 Pending Engine, Type 4 1 / 0 Pending
E-7 Pending Engine, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-8 Pending Engine, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-9 Pending Engine, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-10 Pending Engine, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-11 Pending Engine, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-12 Pending Engine, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-13 Pending Engine, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-14 Filled Engine, Strike Team, Type 1 1 / 1 ENGINE S/T – T1 – 1001A
E-15 Pending Engine, Strike Team, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-16 Pending Engine, Strike Team, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-17 Pending Engine, Strike Team, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-18 Pending Engine, Strike Team, Type 1 1 / 0 Pending
E-19 Filled Engine, Strike Team, Type 1 1 / 1 ENGINE S/T – T1 – 1202A
E-20 Filled Engine, Strike Team, Type 1 1 / 1 ENGINE S/T – T1 – 1204A
E-21 Pending Engine, Type 3 1 / 0 Pending
E-22 Pending Engine, Type 3 1 / 0 Pending
E-23 Pending Dozer, Type Any 1 / 0 Pending
E-24 Pending Dozer, Type Any 1 / 0 Pending
E-25 Pending Engine, Strike Team, Type 3 1 / 0 Pending
E-26 Pending Engine, Strike Team, Type 3 1 / 0 Pending
E-27 Pending Engine, Strike Team, Type 3 1 / 0 Pending
E-28 Pending Engine, Strike Team, Type 3 1 / 0 Pending
E-29 Pending Engine, Strike Team, Type 3 1 / 0 Pending
E-30 Pending Engine, Strike Team, Type 3 1 / 0 Pending
E-31 Pending Tender, Water (Tactical), Type 2 1 / 0 Pending
E-32 Pending Tender, Water (Tactical), Type 2 1 / 0 Pending
E-33 Pending Tender, Water (Tactical), Type 2 1 / 0 Pending
E-34 Pending Tender, Water (Tactical), Type 2 1 / 0 Pending
E-35 Pending Tender, Water (Tactical), Type 2 1 / 0 Pending
O-1 Pending CHIEF OFFICER (CALIFORNIA ONLY) 1 / 0 Pending
O-2 Pending CHIEF OFFICER (CALIFORNIA ONLY) 1 / 0 Pending
O-3 Pending CREW BOSS (CRWB) 1 / 0 Pending
O-4 Pending CREW BOSS (CRWB) 1 / 0 Pending
O-5 Pending CREW BOSS (CRWB) 1 / 0 Pending
O-6 Pending Team, Type 2 Long 1 / 0 Pending

[Courtesy:  CAL Fire]

FIRE CONDITIONS & WEATHER

Light to Medium Fuels.  Temps in 70’s.  Red Flag Warning ordered into Friday due to Santa Ana Winds. 1700+ acres burned. Steep slope conditions.  30% contained.

Photo Credit: Al Seib

CAUSE

Piece of paper that caught fire from being thrown into a campfire. Fire began at approx 0555 in the vicinity of Glendora Mtn Rd & Colby Truck Trail in the San Gabriel Mtns.

TIME LINE

0555 [Fire started] – Approximate time fire started.

Photo Credit: Will Lester

0600 [5 mins into incident] – Fire crews deployed to vicinity of Glendora Mtn Rd & Colby Truck Trail. #Colby Fire in Glendora, CA.

0700 [1 hr] – The fire could be seen seven miles away in Covina.

0800 [2 hrs] – Mandatory evacuations in Glendora & surrounding cities:  Azusa, Bradbury & Duarte were being executed.  125+ acres burned. Could be seen from Ponoma.  Colleges & Schools cancelling classes.

Photo Credit: K McPhee

-> Check out an amazing photo taken. “Sunset Through the Smoke” by Pablo Periera at https://twitter.com/search?q=%23colby&src=typd <-

1100 [5 hrs] – Azusa PD announces the cause of fire.

1245 [5.75 hrs] – CAL Fire Strike Team of Engines, 2 Air Tankers deployed.

Photo Credit: Julie Sone

1400 [8 hrs] – Red Cross sets up shelter for fire victims, evacuees at Glendora High.  Needs:  Bottled water, food for displaced & volunteers throughout the evening. Contact:  ARC Rep Michael Duarte 818-400-3455 if local and would like to volunteer.  Burning just NE of Los Angeles, CA.

[Note: Red Cross doesn’t accept individual donations or gift cards]

1700 [9 hrs] – Spread of fire stopped, hazards subsiding.  Los Angeles Co EOC activated, Level 2.  3700 people evacuated, 1600 returned.  5 homes destroyed. 17 structures damaged.

2030 [12.5 hrs] – Over 1700 acres burned. 5 houses destroyed.  17 structures damaged.  

2100 [13 hrs] – Firefighters fighting agressively on fire.

Photo Credit: E. Fox

2130 [13.5 hrs] – Fire Command relocating to Santa Fe Dam Rec area at 15501 Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA.

2200 [14 hrs] – Flames facing Mtn Cove, about 15 minutes ago.

2230 [14.5 hrs] – 5 Cities Engine 68, Atascadero City Fire, SLO Fire and 2 Co Fire Engines on scene.

2235 [14.75 hrs] – US Forest Service Firefighters [approximately 300] nightshift continuing fireline construction in steep rugged terrain.

2240 [14.80 hrs] – Smoke reaches Coast. Officials warn residents to stay indoors.

SHELTERS

[People & Domestic Pets]

Bradbury & Duarte -> Duarte Community Center – 1600 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA.  Hosted by the City of Duarte.

Glendora -> American Legion Hall – 159 N. Cullen Avenue.  Hosted by City of Glendora.  — Glendora High School – 1600 E. Foothill Blvd.  Hosted by the Red Cross.

 

[Horses]

Ponoma -> Ponoma Fairplex, Gate 12 – 1101 W. McKinely Avenue.  [Note: Call before your arrival for space, any changes]

[Animal Shelters]

Azusa -> Memorial Park – 320 N. Orange Ave, Azusa, CA. [can bring pets].

LA Co -> Animals taken to LA Co. Animal Care & Control. Evac trailers being sent to Baldwin Park Cure Center, 4275 N. Elton.

Pasadena -> Pasadena Humane Society – 361 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91107.

Pomona -> Inland Valley Human Society – 500 Humane  Way, Pomona, CA 91766.

[Small Animals]

Glendora -> Goddard Middle School – 859 E. Sierra Madre Avenue.

ROAD CLOSURES

Emergency Vehicles Allowed in – N. of Sierra Madre Blvd. Between Lorraine & Hwy 39.

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Photo Credit: CAL Fire [from 2300 hrs]

SCHOOL CLOSURES

[Glendora only]

Cullen Elementary School – 440 N. Live Oak.

La Fetra Elementary School – 547 W. Bennett Ave.

Sllers Elementary School – 500 N. Lorraine Ave.

Goddard Middle School – 859 E. Sierra Madre Ave.

Sanburg Middle School – 819 E. Bennett Ave.

IMPACTED AREAS

Reminder: Watch out for Wildlife, they are going to be coming into Impacted Areas and may feel stressed that they may not have any other place to run to. Do not approach them.

[Power Outages]

Southern CA Edison (SCE), Customer Service 800-655-4555 or visit http://sce.comoutages.

Reminder:  Watch for downed power lines. Do not approach.  Call 9-1-1.

[Natural Gas Outages]

Southern CA Gas Co, Customer Service 800-427-2200.

[Disability Needs]

Call 211 – Available 24/7 or visit http://211la.org.

An update will be given by the IC Commander at 0600 on Friday, January 17, 2014.

2014 The NW Fire Blog