Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quick Look Current California Wildfire Today (MAP)

Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today


NWS FIRE WEATHER MAP


OSCC - SOUTH OPS
Courtney CA-MMU-016429, Madera County, Update
320 acres, 40% Contained
Type 3 IC (Cheek).
Unified Command with Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Madera County Roads,
PG&E, Sierra Telephone Company and CHP.
Evacuations centers are established in Oakhurst and North Folk areas.
Fire crossed road 222 to the Northeast and burned into Bass Lake
Continue mop up and containment line improvement.
Temp 69°, RH 48%, wind E 6 mph.
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources.

Silverado, Vegetation Fire, CA-CNF-2873, Orange County, Update
FRA
SO CAL Type 2 IMT (Garwood) Unified Command with CNF, OCFA and CALFIRE.
968 acres, 91% contained.
250 residents remain under minimal threat in Silverado and Ladd Canyons.
All evacuation orders have been lifted
No fire spread due to successful suppression.
Continue structure protection in Silverado Canyon and continue to construct fire line.
Potential for thunderstorms and heavy rain over incident area.
Temp 72°, RH 79%, Wind N 1 mph.
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources.

Meadow Fire, CA-YNP-00101, Mariposa County, Update
4,772 acres, 80% contained.
Type 3 IC (Spielman)
Crews will continue line construction and improve direct fire line.
Transition to the Type 3 organization will occur at 0700
A closeout meeting for the Type 2 team will occur at 1300 on 09/16/2014
Two Type 2 helicopters will continue to support suppression actions.
Temp 68°, RH 40%, wind N 1 mph.
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources.

Conway Fire, CA-OVD-001333, Mono County, Update
FRA and SRA
50 acres, 98% contained.
Type 3 IC (Ray).
Temp 69°, RH 48%, winds W 1 mph.
Minimal fire behavior observed today.

ONCC - NORTH OPS
Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening for the combination of strong winds and low humidity for fire weather zones 284 and 285. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/cafw/rfwwarningsbycwa.php?pil=XXXRFWMFR

Boles Fire: CA-SKU Boles Fire
375 acres, almost 100 percent contained.
 Long range spotting, torching and short crown runs. 150 residential structures damaged or destroyed. An unknown number of commercial buildings damaged or destroyed. Damage assesment is ongoing. Today the plan is to strengthen exisitng control lines and begin mopping up.

King Fire: CA-AEU King Fire
11, 570 acres, 5% contained.
The fire remained moderately active throughout the night. The winds reversed from up canyon to down canyon in the evening pushing the fire down through drainages.

Happy Camp Complex: CA-KNF Happy Camp Complex
113,158 acres, 55% contained.
 The Happy Camp Complex has merged with the Man Fire. The southern side of the fire continues to back into the wind while making occasional short surface fire runs.

July Complex: CA-KNF July Complex
 50,042 acres, 78% contained.
 Man Fire continued to be active on the southwest and south flanks. The Man fire has merged with the Happy Camp Complex.

Black Fire: CA-MEU Black Fire
403 acres, 85% contained.
 Significant progress made mopping up.

Dog Bar Fire: CA-NEU Dog Bar Fire
247 acres, 90% contained.
 Small pockets of interior fuels remain.

Bald Hill 3 Fire: CA-HIA Bald Hill 3 Fire
210 acres, 95% contained.
 Creeping and smoldering with continued consumption of interior fuels.

Gulch Fire: CA-SHU Gulch Fire1,375 acres, 100% contained.


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#WEED WUI FIRE - Devastation from Boles Fire (Video from Weed) #BolesFire #Cafire

WEED - Devastation
Boles Fire: 300 acres, 0% contained. Rapid rates of spread within the community of Weed. Over 100 structures damaged or destroyed. 


Post by Ann Wagner.Video: Angel valley area
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Monday, September 15, 2014

CA-SKU Boles Fire: 400 acres, 0% contained. Spotting, Multiple structures involved. (MAP)

Boles Fire: CA-SKU Boles Fire
CA-SKU BOLES FIRE PERIMETER MAP 9-15-14
CA-SKU BOLES FIRE PERIMETER MAP 9-15-14


Update 1900: 400 acres, The evacuation for Lake Shastina area has been lifted as of 2015 Hrs., Fire spread to the North has been stopped at this time.


Update 1900: 400 acres, Some Evacuations Lifted Lumber Mill fully involved, Tanker 912 just went OOS mechanical, and has blocked in Tanker 911 on the ramp. AA released both of them. CAL FIRE IMT 4 to the fire. 

Update 1830:  300 acres, 0% contained.  Evacuations 
Rapid rates of spread within the community of Weed. Over 100 structures damaged or destroyed. Interstate 5 was closed for several hours, but has re-opened to both north and south bound traffic. The fire has crossed Highway 97. Highway 97 is closed.

Update 1700: 200 acres, 0% contained.  Evacuations 
Rapid ROS, Fire continues to spot ahead of the main fire. Multiple structures involved.
Evacuation orders for the communities of Carrick and Lake Shastina.

Location: Fire is located on Boles Street, in Weed. 
Fuels: Burning in brush and residential structures.. One structure fully involved, multiple structures threatened. 
Wx: 89 degrees, 13% RH, winds south at 26 mph, with gusts to 39 mph.
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RED FLAG WARNING & FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SOCAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS #CAFIRE #CAWX

RED FLAG WARNING AND FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SOCAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS

NWS FIRE WEATHER MAP

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
948 AM PDT MON SEP 15 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM TUESDAY FOR THE
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF LOS ANGELES...VENTURA...AND
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS DUE TO VERY HOT AND UNSTABLE
CONDITIONS WITH MODERATELY LOW HUMIDITIES..

.A PROLONGED HEAT WAVE WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
THROUGH TUESDAY. THE VERY HOT AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COMBINED
WITH MODERATELY LOW HUMIDITIES WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE
PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH OVER THE LOCAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT
FOOTHILLS IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS. POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES AND
WARM TEMPERATURES AT NIGHT WILL ADD TO THE FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS. WEAK SUNDOWNER WINDS WITH GUSTS
IN THE 20 TO 30 MPH RANGE WILL ADD TO THE FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS DURING THE
NIGHTTIME HOURS THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

CAZ252-160100-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-140917T0400Z/
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
948 AM PDT MON SEP 15 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM TUESDAY FOR THE SANTA
BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS DUE TO VERY HOT
AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WITH MODERATELY LOW HUMIDITIES..

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS GENERALLY BETWEEN 95 AND 105 DEGREES.
OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE 70S TO AROUND 80 ACROSS LOWER ELEVATIONS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITY 15 TO 25 PERCENT TODAY.
SLIGHTLY HIGHER TUESDAY. POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES IN THE
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH THROUGH
PASSES AND CANYONS OF THE SANTA YNEZ RANGE AND ADJACENT
FOOTHILLS EACH NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY WINDS
6-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH DURING DAYTIME HOURS.

* FIRE BEHAVIOR...ANY FIRE IGNITION WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR
LARGE PLUME DOMINATED GROWTH OVER THE MOUNTAINS DUE TO HOT
TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITIES...INSTABILITY...AND EXTREMELY DRY
FUELS.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE COULD BE RAPID
SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND
PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH VERY DRY FUELS COULD
CREATE EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
948 AM PDT MON SEP 15 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM TUESDAY FOR THE
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF LOS ANGELES...VENTURA...AND
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS DUE TO VERY HOT AND UNSTABLE
CONDITIONS WITH MODERATELY LOW HUMIDITIES..

.A PROLONGED HEAT WAVE WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
THROUGH TUESDAY. THE VERY HOT AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COMBINED
WITH MODERATELY LOW HUMIDITIES WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE
PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH OVER THE LOCAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT
FOOTHILLS IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS. POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES AND
WARM TEMPERATURES AT NIGHT WILL ADD TO THE FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS. WEAK SUNDOWNER WINDS WITH GUSTS
IN THE 20 TO 30 MPH RANGE WILL ADD TO THE FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS DURING THE
NIGHTTIME HOURS THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

CAZ253-254-160100-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-140917T0400Z/
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
948 AM PDT MON SEP 15 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM TUESDAY FOR THE
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS
DUE TO VERY HOT AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WITH MODERATELY LOW
HUMIDITIES..

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS GENERALLY BETWEEN 95 AND 105 DEGREES.
OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE 70S TO AROUND 80 ACROSS LOWER ELEVATIONS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITY 12 TO 20 PERCENT TODAY.
SLIGHTLY HIGHER TUESDAY. POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES IN THE
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.

* FIRE BEHAVIOR...ANY FIRE IGNITION WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR
LARGE PLUME DOMINATED GROWTH OVER THE MOUNTAINS DUE TO HOT
TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITIES...RELATIVELY LIGHT
WINDS...INSTABILITY...AND EXTREMELY DRY FUELS.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS...THERE COULD BE RAPID
SPREAD OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND
PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH VERY DRY FUELS COULD
CREATE EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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Yosemite National Park CA-YNP Meadow Fire Information: 4,772 Acres 80% Containment (PROGRESSION MAP)

MEADOW FIRE CA-YNP MEADOW FIRE 

Yosemite National Park Meadow Fire Information

Update #7 - Release for Sunday, September 14, 2014/Time: 8:00 AM Last night’s operational briefing indicated an additional 30 percent containment of the fire. There are still a few isolated heat sources along the fires perimeter with most of the heat dispersed through the fires interior. Crews continue to patrol containment lines and address hot spots as needed. Isolated heat sources are scattered throughout the fire. Air quality continues to increase as fuels are consumed. Acres burned: 4,772; Containment: 80%; Estimated containment: 9/21/14

Incident Statistics:

Acres Burned: 4,772 Structures Threatened: 0
Containment: 80% Structures Damaged: 0
Fire Start Date: July 19, 2014 Injuries: 2
Fire Discovered: 8/15/14 Total Personnel: 424
Fire Cause: Lightning Cost to date: $4.5 million
Est. Containment: 9/21/14

Summary


 The Fire is located within the designated wilderness of the Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County and is currently within Little Yosemite Valley between Half Dome and Mount Starr King on both sides of the Merced River.

 The fire spread significantly due to a wind event which occurred on September 7, 2014.

 In Yosemite National Park, fire managers operate within the federal guidelines to assess new naturally caused fires, long enough to determine the threat or benefit the fire may or may not have on the parks ecology. Most fires within the Yosemite National Park naturally burn themselves out. Only a small number of fires show potential for large fire growth and fire suppression action is needed to mitigate the threat to resources. Fire is an important component to the health of the parks sensitive ecology.

 Recreation and businesses remain open in the Yosemite National Park except trail areas listed below.

Fire Update

 Firefighter and public safety remains the highest priority. Fire crews are being sensitive to environmental and cultural resources in and around the fire area.

 Last night’s operational briefing indicated an additional 30 percent containment of the fire. There are still a few isolated heat sources along the fires perimeter with most of the heat dispersed through the fires interior. Crews continue to patrol containment lines and address hot spots as needed. Isolated heat sources are scattered throughout the fire. Air quality continues to increase as fuels are consumed.

 Due to the extremely steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain, some fire crews are being flown into the area by helicopter. Air resources, including eight helicopters are being utilized along the fire-line to slow the forward progress of the fire and to cool down hot spots. Due to the potential fire growth and extensive amount of work which remains, a high commitment of resources will be required.

 Fire crews are using Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (M.I.S.T). Fire crews are confining and containing the naturally caused fire by utilizing natural barriers such as, rock to rock, rock to domes, decomposed granite (DG) to sparse fuels. Crews are working hard to maintain natural habitat in the wilderness and working diligently to limit the foot print the suppression effort may cause.

 The South Central Interagency Incident Management Team is working with Yosemite National Park Fire Crews on transitioning the fire back to the park. Yosemite National Park will take over the fire on September 16 at 6:00 a.m. 

 The trail to Half Dome via Little Yosemite Valley is open to day-use only. No overnight camping in any areas impacted by the fire is permitted.

 The fire continues to burn through popular hiking areas in Yosemite National Park and trail closures still remain in effect.

 Smoke from the Meadows Fire will continue to impact visitors, campers and employees overnight and in the early morning hours in Yosemite Valley.

 Fires can produce heavy smoke that blows down into Yosemite Valley. Be prepared for smoke in the unhealthy AQI range normally worse in the mornings with some clearing in the afternoon hours. 

 Information for schools can be found on this site and links to current air quality updates for this incident will be posted on the California Smoke Information blog

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Quick Look Current California Wildfires Today 9/15/14

Coulson's C-130Q Tanker 131 makes a retardant drop two ridges over on the Silverado Fire
Coulson's C-130Q Tanker 131 makes a retardant drop two ridges over on the Silverado Fire yesterday.
Credit: w/ 
Steve Whitby U.S. Forest Service using 100-400 Canon zoom lens
FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM TUESDAY FOR THE
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF LOS ANGELES...VENTURA...AND
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS DUE TO VERY HOT AND UNSTABLE
CONDITIONS WITH MODERATELY LOW HUMIDITIES..
PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

FIRE WEATHER MAP

OSCC - SOUTH OPS

Courtney Fire, CA-MMU-016429, Madera County
320 acres, 20% Contained

Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources
Type 3 IC (Cheek). Unified Command with Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Madera County Roads,
PG&E, Sierra Telephone Company and CHP.

Evacuations
  • Multiple structures damaged
  • Evacuations centers are established in Oakhurst and North Folk areas,
  • Reverse 9-1-1 being conducted by Madera County Sheriff’s Office
  • Road closure on Road 222 and Road 426 to Suncrest Road.
  • Damage to PG&E infrastructure including lines and transformers. Threat to recreational campgrounds along Bass Lake.
Temp 59°, RH 59%, wind SE 2 mph

Silverado Fire, CA-CNF-2873, Orange County, FRA
968 acres, 80% contained.
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources
SO CAL Type 2 IMT (Garwood) Unified Command with CNF, OCFA and CALFIRE.

  • 250 residents remain under minimal threat in Silverado and Ladd Canyons
  • All evacuation orders lifted. Re-population of evacuated areas has begun.
  • Fire remains threat to power lines that supply Orange County/San Diego with power.
  • Power had been restored to the residents of Silverado Canyon.
Temp 71°, RH 85%, wind 0 mph

Meadow Fire, CA-YNP-00101, Mariposa County, FRA
4,772 acres, 80% contained.
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources
Type 2 Central Sierra IMT 2 (Cooper)

  • Fire beginning transitional planning to return incident back to the Yosemite National Park
  • Crews continue to patrol containment lines and hotspots as needed.
  • As containment lines are met, crews are being placed in demob status.
Temp 69°, RH 35%, wind N 12 mph


Conway Fire, CA-OVD-001333, Mono County, FRA and SRA
50 acres, 75% contained
Type 3 IC (Ray)
Fire is in patrol status.
Temp 46°, RH 74%, winds NW 4 mph

ONCC - NORTH OPS

King Fire, CA-AEU King Fire
3,900 acres, 10% contained. 
Unified Command with Eldorado National Forest and CALFIRE. CA IMT1 Team 5 (Giachino) as been assigned and will in brief at 1200 hours today.
  • Critical rates of spread with long range spotting.
  • Significant threat to the White Meadows, Spring Valley, Camino and Pollock Pines communities. 
  • Mandatory evacuation orders are in place. 
Bald Hill 3 Fire, CA-HIA Bald Hill 3 Fire
210 acres, 85% contained.
Creeping and smoldering fire behavior as interior fuels consume.

July Complex, CA-KNF July Complex
48,964 acres, 78% contained.
Southwest and south flanks of the Man Fire continue to be active with fire growth towards the Hooligan Lake area.

Happy Camp Complex, CA-KNF Happy Camp Complex
112,643 acres, 55% contained. Southern portion of the fire remained active with surface fire, group tree torching and crown runs with long range spotting under the influence of strong southwest ridge top winds. The other portions of the fire are in mop up, patrol and fire suppression repair status. CA IMT1 Team 4 (Opliger) assumed command at 1800 hours last evening.

Black Fire, CA-MEU Black Fire
417 acres, 50% contained.
  • Fire behavior moderated allowing for significant gains in perimeter control. 
  • Road closures have been lifted and repopulation of evacuated areas has occurred.
Gulch Fire, CA-SHU Gulch Fire
1,300 acres, 96% contained.
  • Minimal fire behavior. 
  • Demob of excess resources continues.
Dog Bar Fire, CA-NEU Dog Bar Fire
247 acres, 75% contained.
Forward rate of spread has been stopped. Interior fuels continue to consume.


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Quick Look Current California Wildfire Situation (MAP) #CaFire

Quick Look Current California Wildfires Tonight 



Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch in effect
RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH 9 PM TUESDAY FOR THE
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF LOS ANGELES...VENTURA...AND
SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES DUE TO HOT TEMPERATURES AND INCREASING
INSTABILITY..




OSCC - SOUTH OPS 1800 09/14/2014
Notes: So Cal Team 5(Giachino) is being mobilized to the King Fire CA-ENF-023461

Courtney Fire, CA-MMU-16429, Madera County, SRA
320 acres, 0% Contained
Multiple structures damaged (as of 1800 21 structures destroyed or damaged)


Evacuations in progress
Threat to PG&E infrastructure

Silverado Fire, CA-CNF-2873, Orange County, FRA

968 acres, 50% contained. (During an interview on “The Howard Stern Show,” Rivers told Stern: “We used to have Jackie O now we have Blackie O.” - See more at: http://www.afro.com/joan-rivers-banned-michelle-obama-from-funeral-before-passing/#sthash.BlmeEOVZ.dpuf)
SO CAL Type 2 IMT (Garwood) Unified Command with CNF, OCFA and CALFIRE.
250 residents remain threatened in Silverado and Ladd Canyons
Mandatory evacuations are in place, east of 30311 Silverado Canyon Rd.
SCE stated the 500 KV line continues to be threatened

Conway Fire, CA-OVD-001333, Mono County, FRA and SRA
50 acres, 75% contained
Type 3 IC (Ray)
Minimal fire behavior during today’s operational period
Fire is in patrol status

Meadow Fire, CA-YNP-00101, Mariposa County, FRA
4,772 acres, 50% contained
Type 2 Central Sierra IMT 2 (Cooper)
Fire beginning transitional planning to return incident back to the Yosemite National Park

ONCC - NORTH OPS 
1800 09/14/2014

King Fire
CA-AEU King Fire, El Dorado National Forest.
2,500 acres, 10% contained. 
Critical rates of spread with long range spotting. Critical rate of spread with spotting 1/2 to 1 mile ahead of the fire. Fire has spotted and is established on the north side of the American River. 
Evacuations are in progress in Pollock Pines and Whites Meadows.  500 structures threatened. Mandatory evacuations in place for the Eastside of Forebay Road between King Mountain Road and Pony Express Trail; and for White Meadows Road. Fire is burning on both sides of the American River. Evacuation center is set up at Sierra Ridge Middle School.

Happy Camp Complex,  
CA-KNF Happy Camp Complex:
111,942 acres, 55% contained.
 The fire will continue to slowly back to the west through the 2007 Elk and 2008 Panther fire scars.

July Complex
CA-KNF July Complex
48,217 acres, 78% contained.
Moderate fire activity with continued growth on the Man Fire. Primary growth was to the northwest however the west and southwest flanks continue to back slowly.


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Mendocino County Black Fire Engine Burnover In Pictures

7 structures & 2 fire trucks & agency pickup truck burned in the fast moving #BlackFire Saturday these pictures taken last night in the Redwood Valley Mendocino County from the Ukiah Daily Journal @UDJnews

#6271

#6460

RIP #6460


Picture Credit: Ukiah Daily Journal ukiahdailyjournal.com
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Yosemite National Park Meadow Fire Information: 4,761 Acres 50% Containment (MAP)




MEADOW FIRE INFORMATION
Update #6
Release for Sunday, September 14, 2014/Time: 8:00 AM

Incident Statics

Acres Burned: 4,761 Structures Threatened: 0
Containment: 50% Structures Damaged: 0
Fire Start Date: July 19, 2014 Injuries: 2
Fire Discovered: 8/15/14 Total Personnel: 570
Fire Cause: Lightning Cost to date: $3.9 million
Est. Containment: 9/21/14

Summary
  • The Fire is located within the designated wilderness of the Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County and is currently within Little Yosemite Valley between Half Dome and Mount Starr King on both sides of the Merced River.
  • The fire spread significantly due to a wind event which occurred on September 7, 2014.
  • In Yosemite National Park, fire managers operate within the federal guidelines to assess new naturally caused fires, long enough to determine the threat or benefit the fire may or may not have on the parks ecology. Most fires within the Yosemite National Park naturally burn themselves out. Only a small number of fires show potential for large fire growth and fire suppression action is needed to mitigate the threat to resources. Fire is an important component to the health of the parks sensitive ecology.
  • Recreation and businesses remain open in the Yosemite National Park except trail areas listed below.
Fire Update
  • Firefighter and public safety remains the highest priority. Fire crews are being sensitive to environmental and cultural resources in and around the fire area.
  • Last night’s infrared flight revealed there are a few isolated heat sources along the fires perimeter with most of the heat dispersed through the fires interior. Areas of intense heat seem to concentrate in three main areas. These areas are north end of the fire and two areas in the southeast. The west flank of the fire continues to cool. There are still isolated heat sources scattered throughout the fire.
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OSCC - SOUTH OPS INCIDENTS

Silverado Fire, CA-CNF-2873, Orange County, FRA
1,600 acres, 20% contained.
SO CAL Type 2 IMT (Garwood) Unified Command with CNF, OCFA and CALFIRE.
Fire continues to be active 4 to 8 foot flame lengths observed, 250 residents remain threatened in Silverado and Ladd Canyons.

Conway Fire, CA-OVD-001333, Mono County
50 acres, 50% contained.
Type 3 IC (Ray)

Meadow Fire, CA-YNP-00101, Mariposa County
4,761 acres, 50% contained
Type 2 Central Sierra IMT 2 (Cooper)
Food supplies and equipment are being backhauled daily
Temp 79°, RH 22, wind W at 8 mph
Commitment of Forest Service air and ground resources

ONCC - NORTH OPS INCIDENTS


King Fire
CA-AEU King Fire
20 acres, burning in timber, 10% contained. 
 Fire is located at King of the Mounain Road, east of Pollock Pines. Moderate rate of spread with short range spotting.

July Complex Fire: 
CA-KNF July Complex
48,217 acres 78% contained.
 Moderate fire activity with continued growth on the Man Fire. Primary growth was to the northwest however the west and southwest flanks continue to back slowly.

CA-KNF Happy Camp Complex
CA-KNF Happy Camp Complex
111,942 acres, 55% contained. 
 Southern flank of the fire continued to burn actively with torching, crown runs and long range spotting. All other flanks in mop-up, patrol and suppression repair mode.

Gulch Fire
CA-SHU Gulch Fire
1,300 acres, 90% contained.
 Minimal fire behavior observed.

Bald Hills Fire
CA-HIA Bald Hills Fire
209 acres, 50% contained.
 NORCAL Team 1, Minton.
 Moderate fire behavior with isolated tree torching and short range spotting. Fire behavior moderated after 0200

Dog Bar Fire
CA-NEU Dog Bar Fire
150 acres, 30% contained. 
 Forward spread has been stopped. Threat to structures and powerlines have been mitigated.

Black FireCA-MEU Black Fire
150 acres, 30% contained.
 Fire slowed overnight. Evacuations in effect but being assessed. Threat to powerlines remains. Five structures destroyed.

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