11 Jun 2008, 7:44pm
California
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Martin Fire

Location: Bonny Doon, 4 mi N of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co. CA

Specific Location: in the Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve, between Ice Cream Grade and the 800 block of Martin Road. Lat 37° 3´ 22″; Lon 122° 8´ 31″

Date of Origin: 06/11/08
Cause: Human

Situation as of 06/16/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 526
Size: 520 acres
Percent Contained 100%

Costs to date: $4.9 million

Heavy fuels continue to smolder along the perimeter and interior. Continued perimeter control efforts with ground and air recourses. Suppression repair will be focusing on the Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve and Wilder Ranch State Park. Damage assessment has been completed. All hazard trees around structures have been mitigated.

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Situation as of 06/15/08 3:00 PM
Total Personnel: 788
Size: 520 acres
Percent Contained 95%

Costs to date: $4.3 million

Acreage revision due to improved mapping. Revised damages: 3 residences and 8 outbuildings have been destroyed. All evacuation orders have been lifted, and all roads are open.

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Situation as of 06/14/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 901
Size: 520 acres
Percent Contained 90%

Costs to date: $3.2 million

Acreage revision due to improved mapping. 10 residences and 2 outbuildings have been destroyed. No evacuations are imminent.

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11 Jun 2008, 7:44pm
California
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Humboldt Fire

Location: 1 mi E of Chico, Butte Co., CA

Specific Location: Hwy 32 & Humboldt Rd on Stillson Canyon. Lat 39° 44´ 9″; Lon 121° 44´ 12″

Date of Origin: 06/11/08
Cause: Human

Situation as of 06/16/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 899
Size: 23,344 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Significant demobilization underway. Minor fire activity and flare-ups reported. Damage assessment comtinues. Centerville, Honey Run, and Neal Road open to residents only with law enforcement escort.

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10 Jun 2008, 5:58pm
California
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Jackson Fire

Location: Jackson Hwy and Excelsior Rd., Sacramento Co., CA

Date of Origin: 06/10/08
Cause: Human

Situation as of 06/11/08 PM
Total Personnel: unknown
Size: 6,400 acres
Percent Contained 100%

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Situation as of 06/11/08 AM
Total Personnel: unknown
Size: 6,400+ acres
Percent Contained 40%

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Situation as of 06/10/08 AM
Total Personnel: 150+
Size: 1,000+ acres
Percent Contained 10%

Six-alarm blaze. Residental structures burning. Several housing communities at risk.

Injured Sac Metro captain was taken to the burn unit of UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento with second-degree burns to both hands and arms.

RED FLAG WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BELOW 3000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 11 TO 18 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 20 MPH.

10 Jun 2008, 5:54pm
California
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Ophir Fire

Location: Hwy 70 & Ophir Road, 1 mi SW of Oroville, Butte County, CA. Lat 39° 27´ 53″; Lon 121° 34´ 24″

Date of Origin: 06/10/08
Cause: Human

Situation as of 06/11/08 PM
Total Personnel: 450
Size: 1,600 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

All evacuations have been lifted, and all roads have been re-opened. However, if possible please try to avoid the area; engines will remain at the scene for some time mopping up and residence will continue to see smoke in the area coming from stumps and trees continuing to burn.

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Situation as of 06/11/08 AM
Total Personnel: 500+
Size: 1,600 acres
Percent Contained: 60% as of 8 AM today

Structures Destroyed: 28 outbuildings , 21 homes, 99 vehicles.

At 5 AM today wind gusts to 65 miles per hour were reported.

RED FLAG WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. NORTH WINDS 13 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 23 TO 33 MPH.

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Situation as of 06/10/08 PM
Total Personnel: 218 reported, but that must be far too low
Size: 1,600 acres
Percent Contained 0%

Structures Destroyed: 28 outbuildings , 21 homes

Evacuation of the community of Palermo. Major power and natural gas problems from lost structures hampering access. With winds, potential growth to 10,000 acres possible.

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Situation as of 06/10/08 AM
Total Personnel: 500+
Size: 1,000+ acres
Percent Contained 10%

Evacuations: Precautionary evacuations on Lone Tree between Powerhouse Hill Road and Palermo Road, and Wyman Ravine.

RED FLAG WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BELOW 3000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 11 TO 18 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 20 MPH.

7 Jun 2008, 8:38pm
California
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Richbar Fire

Location: 20 mi east of Bakersfield on Hwy 178, Sequoia NF, Kern Co. CA

Specifc Location: Lat 35° 28´ 7″; Lon 118° 44´ 2″

Date of Origin: 06/07/2008
Cause: Human - under investigation

Situation as of 06/08/08
Total Personnel: ~100
Size: 385 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

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Current Situation:
Total Personnel: 205
Size: 385 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Hwy 178 is currently open with escorted traffic

7 Jun 2008, 8:38pm
California
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Acoma Fire

Location: S of Yucca Valley, San Bernardino Co., CA

Spoecific Location: Acoma Trail Rd., S of Golden Bee Dr, W of Amador Ave; Lat 34° 5´ 34″; Lon 116° 26´ 25″

Date of Origin: 06/07/2008
Cause: Under investigation

Situation as of 06/08/08:
Total Personnel: 140
Size: 356 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

One outbuilding destroyed. One resident treated for smoke inhalation. Fire cause human, under investigation. 128 burned acres were on BLM, 228 acres private. On Sat 350 men and women on the ground and 16 aircraft in the air, with crews from Cal Fire (the state firefighting department), the BLM, the National Park Service, Forestry Service and Twentynine Palms Marine base along with personnel and equipment from communities including Redlands, Loma Linda, Palm Springs, San Bernardino City and Chino.

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Current Situation:
Total Personnel: 194
Size: 100 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Approx. 150 homes threatened. Voluntary evacuations. 50′ flame lengths. Winds 10 to 15 mph.

22 May 2008, 4:38pm
California
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Summit Fire

Location: 10 miles west of Morgan Hill, 7 miles S of Los Gatos, Santa Cruz Co., Santa Clara Co., CA

Specific Location: Eureka Canyon in the Santa Cruz Mountains, near the intersection of Summit and Loma Prieta Roads, Ormsby Road, Eureka Canyon Road

Date of Origin: 05/22/2008, reported ~5:30 a.m.
Cause: human-caused

Situation as of 06/09/08
Total Personnel: 118
Size: 4,270 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $19,300,000

Structures Destroyed: 64 outbuildings , 35 homes

Mop up and patrol continued with emphasis on locating the hot spots identified during last night’s IR flight. Stump holes, dozer piles and large fuels (mainly in draws) are still being found smoldering within containment lines.

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Situation as of 05/28/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 1,330
Size: 4,270 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $13,400,000

Observed Fire Behavior: Smoldering heavy fuels in the fire interior with no flaming front.

Demobilization of resources continued today. A damage assessment flight found additional structural damage today. Ground assessment teams are determining the extent of that damage. The incident will transition to the local unit on 5/30/08.

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Situation as of 05/27/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 2,519
Size: 4,270 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $12,220,000

Full containment achieved today. Burning continues in the interior. Control (minimal flames and flame lengths) expected by Friday, when transition to local fire units is also planned. All road closures and evacuations were lifted today.

Structures Destroyed: 63 outbuildings , 31 primary residences (homes). Updated totals of structures destroyed resulted from completion of damage inspection.

An unknown number of firefighters are suffering from severe poison oak exposure.

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Situation as of 05/27/08 AM
Total Personnel: 2,631
Size: 4,270 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to date: $11,200,000

Fire managers are hoping for full containment Tuesday evening followed by full control Friday.

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Situation as of 05/26/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 2,631
Size: 4,270 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Latest damage assessment: 36 primary residences, 18 outbuildings destroyed. Acreage increase due to backfiring last night.

Costs to Date: $10,650,000

Demobilization of Type 1 engines and bulldozers today. Slow upslope spread toward Summit Road as fire transitioned into brush vegetation. Increase in activity in the interior of the fire due to change in weather pattern, otherwise no significant fire behavior observed. Continue mop-up and patrol tonight, holding and improving fire lines.

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Situation as of 05/26/08 8:00 AM
Total Personnel: 2,953
Size: 3,970 acres
Percent Contained: 70%

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Situation as of 05/25/08 8:00 AM
Total Personnel: 2,886
Size: 3,870 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Cost to date: $6,100,000

Evacuations remain in effect. Control problems include establishing line in steep terrain and heavy, thick dead fuels. The fire made short runs during the night. No significant fire expansion.

In the Summit Fire area, skies will continue to be mostly cloudy today with scattered showers expected in the area. There is about a 30% chance of showers over the fire. Winds in the area will be quite light, a bit variable and easterly this morning, then likely becoming SW this afternoon from 2-10 mph and gusty.

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Situation as of 05/24/08 8:00 AM
Total Personnel: 3,004
Size: 3,400 acres
Percent Contained: 25%

New evacuations overnight for the Santa Clara Co. communities of Sveadal and residents of McPhee Road. Control problems include establishing line in steep terrain and heavy, thick dead fuels.

Fire under the management of Cal Fire Type 1 IMT (Waterman), with 94 crews, 289 engines, 13 helicopters, 2 air tankers.

Reported 17 homes and 11 commercial structures destroyed by the Summit Fire.

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Situation as of 05/23/08 6:00 AM
Total Personnel: 1,200
Size: 3,100 acres
Percent Contained: 20%

The communities of Croy, Uvas, Summit, and Corralitos are threatened. Evacuations and road closures are in effect. 500 residential, 20 commercial structures threatened.

Winds mild, 2 to 4 mph. Ocean fog cooling, damping the fire.

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Situation as of 05/22/08 9:00 PM
Total Personnel: 900+
Size: 3,000+ acres
Percent Contained: unknown

More than 20 homes have burned. Fire headed southwesterly toward Corralitos and Watsonville. Mandatory evacutation orders for Buzzard Lagoon, Vaca del Sol, Lower Highland Road, Ormsby and Mount Madonna roads, as well as Brown’s Valley and Apple Valley.

Firefighters were unsuccessful at holding the fire at Eureka Canyon. The fire now heading into Buzzard’s Lagoon and toward Nicene State Park.

Fire has been crowning in 80-to-100-feet-tall trees including pine and redwood.

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Situation as of 05/22/08
Total Personnel: 900+, expected by 4 p.m.
Size: 4,000+ acres, expected by 4 p.m.
Percent Contained: 0%, noon

Summary: Grass fire near Highway 17 and Summit Road spread south in 50 mph winds. Mandatory evacuations homes and schools in the area. Twelve structures reported destroyed by noon, (15 to 20 unconfirmed). Two evacuation sites have been set up, at the Los Gatos Town Center and at the Santa Cruz Co. Fairgrounds in Watsonville. Several roadways in the area have been shut down, but Highway 17 remained open after 10 a.m.

Voluntary evacuations involved 1,400 residences by 1 p.m. in the area around Eureka Canyon Road, the Summit, Hazel Dell Road, Corralitos Road north of Browns Valley, Rider Ridge and Buzzard Lagoon — residents there were called and instructed to voluntarily evacuate.

CalFire reports eight air tankers, nine helicopters and about 900 personnel working on the fire by this afternoon. Resources ordered and either on scene or en route included 40 hand crews, more than 20 engine strike teams, 16 kinds of aircraft, six water tenders and six bulldozers. A command post was established at Corallitos Fire Station.

15 May 2008, 3:50pm
California
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Honeybee WFU Fire

Location: 30 S of Lone Pine, Inyo Co., CA

Specific Location: SW of Haiwee Pass, Inyo National Forest, South Fork of the Kern River

Date of Origin: 05/06/08
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 05/23/08 PM
Total Personnel: 0
Size: 1,235 acres
Containment: 0%

Costs to Date: $244,000

All personnel have been pulled from the fire. An 8-man fire use module will be detailed tomorrow. The fire will be monitored for future activity. Light snow has damped fire.

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Situation as of 05/23/08 AM
Total Personnel: 81 ?
Size: 1,255 acres ?
Containment: not reported

Costs to Date: $181,300 (not updated)

A shroud of silence has descended on the Honeybee Fire. No daily update report has been posted for 2 days. The USFS has plunged this fire into a black hole of secrecy and deceit. All information from this point on must be regarded as untrustworthy and suspect.

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Situation as of 05/21/08 PM
Total Personnel: 81
Size: 1,235 acres
Containment: not reported

Costs to Date: $181,300 (not updated)

Crews continue to hold E and S containment lines, cooling the interior with helicopter-delivered water on hot spots. No significant growth today. Red Flag Weather warning still in effect, gusty winds and thunderstorms predicted. Winds N 20 to 30 mph, changing to W 10 to 15 mph tomorrow afternoon.

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Situation as of 05/20/08 PM
Total Personnel: 81
Size: 1,235 acres
Containment 0%

Costs to Date: $181,300

Planned Actions: continue holding, cooling the interior and hot spot with bucket when able.

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Situation as of 05/20/08 AM
Total Personnel: 74
Size: 1,225 acres (No significant growth 05/19)
Containment 0%

Additional 8-man crew, helicopter, and helicopter support personnel added today. Currently 1 Type 1 line crew, 4 Type 2 line crews, 2 helicopters.

Maximum Manageable Area (MMA) defined in general geographic terms only, but approx. 30,000 acres.

RED FLAG WARNING

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of southern Sierra Nevada, Mohave County, Arizona, and portions of southeast California from 1 pm to 9 pm this evening (Tues. 05/20) for gusty winds and low humidities.

A strong area of high pressure will give way to a strong Pacific low pressure system which will reach Northern California this afternoon. Increasing southwest winds will combine with hot and dry weather to produce critical fire weather conditions this afternoon and evening.

Pacific Crest Trail is open.

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Situation as of 05/19/08 AM
Total Personnel:57
Size: 1,225 acres
Containment 0%

Cost to date $156,000

Fire progression:
05/06 __ 1 acre
05/12 __ 185
05/13 __ 300
05/15 __ 370
05/16 __ 950
05/17 __ 1085
05/18 __ 1150
05/19 __ 1225

Weather: A strong area of high pressure will hold over the region today and then gradually give way to a strong pacific low pressure system which will reach the Sierras Tuesday afternoon. Increasing southwest winds will combine with hot and dry weather to produce critical fire weather conditions in several zones Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Winds currently SW 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

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Situation as of 05/18/08 AM
Total Personnel:57
Size: 1150 acres
Containment 0%

From Cal Fire News [here]: The Sequoia National Forest deployed the Fulton Hotshots and Springville (Type 2 IA crew) into the Kern drainage to keep the fire spread from moving further south. The Inyo has checked fire spread along the crest to prevent fire from running down towards Highway 395.

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Situation as of 05/17/08 PM
Total Personnel:57
Size: 1150 acres
Containment 0%

Fire progression:
05/06 __ 1 acre
05/12 __ 185
05/13 __ 300
05/15 __ 370
05/16 __ 950
05/17 __ 1085
05/17 __ 1150

Two 25-man crews were sent out today to fight the Honeybee WFU Fire. The 8-man fire use management team (FUM) was unable to manage or “steer” the fire as high winds caused the fire to expand nearly 4-fold over the last 2 days.

No notice has been issued regarding the Pacific Crest Trail. The Honeybee Fire has crossed Kern River to the West and is creeping along east flank and South Fork of Kern River.

As far as we know the official status of the Honeybee Fire is still WFU although suppression efforts have been applied.

No mention of this incident on InciWeb.

No cost to date information has been released.

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Situation as of 05/17/08 AM
Total Personnel: 8
Size: 1085 acres
Containment 0%

Fire progression:
05/06 __ 1 acre
05/12 __ 185
05/13 __ 300
05/15 __ 370
05/16 __ 950
05/17 __ 1085

Is the Honeybee Fire blowing up? No listing on InciWeb. Mostly an info blackout, except for Calfire blog. Large acreage expansions in last two days with strong east winds. Does the USFS really expect to Let It Burn until next Fall?

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Situation as of 05/16/08
Total Personnel: 8
Size: 950 acres
Containment 0%

Fire progression:
05/06 __ 1 acre
05/12 __ 185
05/13 __ 300
05/15 __ 370
05/16 __ 950

Fire is putting up black smoke 1500-2000 feet in the air, picking up on the west side flanking with tree torching, east side making small runs. Fire has crossed Kern River to the West and is creeping along east flank and South Fork of Kern River.

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Situation as of 05/15/08
Total Personnel: 8
Size: 370 acres
Containment 0%

Fire progression:
05/06 __ 1 acre
05/12 __ 185
05/13 __ 300
05/15 __ 370

Summary: The fire is burning in the area between Haiwee Pass and Olancha Pass, towards the south and west. It has reached the South Fork of the Kern River, and is expected to continue growing, burning onto the Sequoia National Forest.

USFS report: A hand crew, specially trained in wildland fire use, is assigned to the fire and is camping out in the vicinity of the fire, providing on-the-ground observations and monitoring of weather conditions and fire spread predictions. A helicopter is also assigned to the fire and will be used for reconnaissance flights as necessary.

With the north winds, smoke from the Honeybee Fire is traveling down-canyon towards Kennedy Meadows and is expected to have some impact on the area.

Pacific Crest Trail is open?

Note: this map (courtesy Cal Fire News [here]) is from when the fire was 300 acres.

13 May 2008, 9:47pm
California
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Bighorn Fire

Location: ~10 miles north of Upland, San Bernadino Co./Los Angeles Co., CA

Specific Location: Bear Canyon north of the Mt. Baldy Village area within the Angeles National Forest.

Date of Origin 05/13/2008 at 0430 hrs.
Cause Under Investigation

Situation as of 05/19/08
Total Personnel:
Size: 490 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $2,688,708

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Situation as of 05/18/08
Total Personnel: 289
Size: 490 acres
Percent Contained: 86%

Increase in fire acreage was due to improved mapping; fire is not growing. Demobilization tomorrow, with additional mop-up of hot spots identified with IR flights tonight.

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Situation as of 05/16/08 (eve.)
Total Personnel: 388
Size: 461 acres
Percent Contained: 72%
Estimated Containment Date 05/18/2008 at 1800 hrs.

De-mobilization underway

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Situation as of 05/16/08
Total Personnel 755
Size 420 acres
Percent Contained 60%
Estimated Containment Date 05/18/2008 at hrs.

Fire Behavior Fire activity remained minimal and was limited to roll out and short runs back into the black.

InciWeb Remarks: Increase in fire size due in part to fire growth (30%) and better mapping (70%)

W.I.S.E. Fire Tracking Remarks: We were the first and only outlet to report the 340 acre figure 36 hours ago. That was because we dot-gridded the map and calculated our own acreage. We posted 340 when everyone else was saying 300 or 320. We know how to measure maps.

Latest map from Inciweb:

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Situation as of 05/15/08
Total Personnel: 668
Size: 340 acres
Percent Contained: 25%

Fuels Involved: Brush with dry grass understory. The area, part of the Angeles National Forest, has not burned since 1975.

Weather outlook: Warm temperatures (near 100 degrees in the valley), very low RH, and strong N-NE winds gusting 30 to 45 mph. This weather pattern could effect the fire’s spread and push it to the southwest. This spread would threaten more homes and establish the fire in more continuous fuels.

Two airtankers and 5+ water-dropping helicopters flew yesterday. Minimal fire behavior was observed through the night. Some crews spiking (camping) near the fire.

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Situation as of 05/14/08
Total Personnel: 396
Size: 340 acres
Percent Contained 10%

At 6:00 a.m. today (Wed., May 14), command of the fire was transferred to Southern California Type II IMT (Joseph). Five helicopters were brought in to fight the fire and four are on the scene today. Flame-retardant-dropping planes were unable to fly because of the high winds Tuesday.

Current Wind Conditions: 7 mph S
Current Temperature: 53 degrees
Current Humidity: 33 %
Outlook: Winds N 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.

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Situation as of 05/13/08
Total Personnel: 250
Size: 300 acres
Containment: 0%

Summary: Approximately 6 recreation residences in the vicinity of Bear Canyon have been evacuated. Fire came within about 100 yards of 30 to 40 cabins that were mostly unoccupied, fire officials said. None had been damaged by late afternoon. Mt. Baldy Road at Shinn is closed to the public and open to residents only. Glendora Ridge Road is closed at Mt. Baldy Road and is closed at the east fork. Winds up to 60 mph pushed flames this afternoon. State, federal, and county fire fighting resources resources are responding.

Map courtesy InciWeb, updated 05/13/08

Photo courtesy Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

13 May 2008, 9:46pm
California
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Ralston2 Fire

Location: 20 miles NE of Georgetown, Placer Co. CA

Specific Location: Pennsylvania Point, Georgetown RD, Eldorado NF

Date of Origin: 05/13/2008 at 1651 hrs.
Cause Under: Investigation

Current Situation
Total Personnel: 100
Size: 50 acres
Percent Contained: 20%

Estimated Containment Date 05/14/2008 at 1800 hrs.

Summary: The fire started on private land and burned onto National Forest lands. As of 3:30 PM the fire was estimated to be 50 acres in size. State, federal, and private fire fighting resources resources are responding.

8 May 2008, 9:04am
California
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Colyear Fire

Location: 30 miles west of Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA

Specific Location: Colyear Springs Rd. and Franklin Point

Date of Origin: May 6, 2008 8:45 pm

Current Situation 05/09/08
Total Personnel: 264+
Size: 1,331 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

CalFire outlook is for full containment today.

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Current Situation 05/08/08
Total Personnel: ~250
Size: 2,000 acres
Percent Contained: 55%

Summary: from the Red Bluff Daily News [here]

A controlled burn started Saturday to clear brush and provide range improvement 35 miles west of Red Bluff near Red Bank and just east of Colyear Springs roads escaped sometime between Saturday and Tuesday, burning 1,057 acres as of Wednesday afternoon, said CalFire Public Information Officer Mickie Jackez.

“(The owner) was unable to control the burn because of high winds and steep terrain,” Jackez said.

The winds Wednesday, estimated at 10-15 mph with higher gusts, were a concern for firefighters. The remote location and steep terrain with heavy brush also played into controlling the fire.

The owner brought in six bulldozers and two water tenders in an effort to regain control. The fire was reported to CalFire at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. The agency put 235 personnel and two helicopters dropping water and fire retardant on the fire, Jackez said. Tehama County Fire Department and California Department of Corrections assisted.

There have been no injuries or structures damaged as of Wednesday and CalFire notified all owners of homes and cabins in the area except for one, which is unoccupied, Jackez said.

From 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the fire went from 5 to 60 percent contained, Jackez said. Firefighters built a line around the fire to contain it for the night and continue to reinforce that line today.

30 Apr 2008, 5:57pm
California
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Apache Fire

Location: San Jacinto Wilderness, San Bernardino NF, Riverside County, CA

Specific location: Apache Peak near the Pacific Crest Trail, about six miles east of the Riverside County community of Mountain Center.

Date of Origin: 04/29/2008 at 1635 hrs.

Situation as of 05/04/08, 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 328
Size: 784 acres
Percent contained: 100 %

The Apache Fire was declared 100 % contained this afternoon. Firefighting personnel are being pulled out. The PCT and the San Jacinto Wilderness are closed from Saddle Junction south to Highway 74, but that closure will probably be lifted sometime tomorrow.

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Situation as of 05/03/08
Total Personnel: 731
Size: 784 acres
Percent contained: 64 %

Estimated Containment Date 05/04/2008 at 1800 hrs.

Notice 05/03/08 AM: The San Jacinto Wilderness is open from Devil’s Slide Trail northward, includng the PCT. The PCT and the San Jacinto Wilderness are closed from Saddle Junction south to Highway 74 due to the fire. Mt. San Jacinto State Park is open. The Palm Springs Tramway and adjacent Long Valley are open.

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Situation as of 05/02/08
Total Personnel: 721
Size: 784 acres
Percent contained: 64 %

Estimated Containment Date 05/04/2008 at 1800 hrs.

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Situation as of 05/01/08 (updated)
Total Personnel: 711
Size: 784 acres
Percent contained: 25 %

Resources assigned include 30 handcrews, 2 helicopters, 2 helitankers, and 4 fixed wing aircraft.

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Situation as of 04/30/08
Total Personnel: 170
Size: 700 acres
Percent contained: 0 %

Fuels: Heavy brush, some timber, dead and down.

Fire Behavior: Rapid rates of spread.

Summary: Due to steep roadless terrain, 9 handcrews hiked into fire this morning. High winds, smoke and steep terrain have made accessing fire difficult. Aircraft were grounded due to high winds and a heavy marine layer limiting visibility this morning but have been flying this afternoon.

Growth Potential: Extreme.

Current Wind Conditions: 40 mph W
Current Temperature: 54 degrees
Current Humidity: 40 %

27 Apr 2008, 10:06pm
California
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Chanty Fire (Santa Anita Fire)

Where: City of Sierra Madre and Angeles National Forest (Los Angeles County)

Date of Origin: 04/26/2008 at 1500 hrs.

Chanty Fire declared contained 05/03/08 at 584 acres.

Situation as of 04/30/08:
Total Personnel: 923
Size: 584 acres
Percent Contained: 88%

Estimated Containment Date 05/02/2008 at 1800 hrs.

Except for the Chantry Flat area, evacuations have been lifted.

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Situation as of 04/28/08:
Total Personnel 699
Size 538 acres
Percent Contained 21%

Map courtesy InciWeb

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Situation as of 04/27/08:
Total Personnel 900
Size 400 acres
Percent Contained 30%

Evacuations: Approximately 1,000 people have been evacuated from Oak Crest Drive across Carter Avenue to East Mira Monte Avenue, continuing down Mountain Trail Avenue, across Grandview Avenue to Santa Anita Avenue. Hikers, campers, and a wedding party were evacuated from Sturdevant’s Camp campground and taken to the Chantry Flats Ranger Station about a mile from the fire.

Fuels: Heavy brush, chaparral, and light timber.

Fire Behavior: Slow to moderate rate of spread. Fire is terrain-driven, burning uphill into the Angeles National Forest (San Gabriel Mtns).

 
  
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