Last Update: May 28, 2016 1652 hours

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NWS Current Fire Weather
Watches / Warnings

 

05/28/2016 1028

Isolated to scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms will form over the mountains and deserts through Sunday.  Temperatures will be near normal through Sunday, with mid 60s to mid 70s across the mountains and upper 70s to low 90s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly between 20% and 40% away from the deserts through Sunday.  A warming and drying trend will take place Monday through the end of next week.  Temperatures will be well into the 90s across the San Joaquin Valley and minimum humidity will be mainly between 12% and 25% across the region by Tuesday.  Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the Sierra Crest Monday through the end of next week.  Winds will be light across the region through the end of next week, except there will be strong and erratic winds in and near any thunderstorms.

05/27/2016 1652

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05/27/2016 0910 Mostly sunny skies will allow temperatures to return to near normal today through Sunday.  Isolated thunderstorms will be possible near the Sierra Crest each afternoon the next 3 days.  Drier and warmer weather will return Monday through much of next week
05/25/2016 1800

Wheatland, vegetation fire, Los Angeles County, update

I-210 x Wheatland

LRA/FRA

· Size: 156 acres, 100% Contained
· No growth expected
· Power lines in area.
· Federal ground resources still committed.

05/25/2016 1200

Wheatland, vegetation fire, Los Angeles County, update

I-210 x Wheatland

LRA/FRA

· Size: 156 acres, 90% Contained
· Minimal to no growth expected
· Power lines in area.
· Federal air and ground resources committed.

Scattered showers and isolated wet thunderstorms will occur today, mainly over Southern California.  Gusty west winds to 40 mph will be possible in and near the desert.  Temperatures will be 10-15 degrees below normal today, but expect temperatures to warm to near normal readings by the weekend.  Only isolated showers are expected after today and most of those should occur near the Crest.  Much warmer and drier weather is likely by the middle of next week.

05/24/2016

1900

Wheatland, vegetation fire, Los Angeles County, update

I-210 x Wheatland

LRA/FRA

· Size: 156 acres, 80% Contained
· Minimal to no growth expected
· Power lines in area.
· Federal and state air and ground resources committed.

 

 

Metz, vegetation fire, Monterey County, update

 

5 miles Southeast of Soledad

 

SRA 

 

·        3876 acres, 90% Contained

·        Expected full containment 5/25 at 1800 hrs

·        Continued commitment of CAL FIRE ground resources 

05/24/2016

1100

Wheatland Fire, CA-ANF-001912, vegetation, Los Angeles County, update

I-210 x Wheatland

LRA/FRA

· Size: 183 acres, 40% Contained
· Moderate Rate of Spread
· Temperature 59°, Relative Humidity 68%, Wind Speed 6 mph, Wind Direction: SE

· Power lines in area.
· Federal and air and ground resources; state ground resources committed.

 

05/23/2016

1900

Wheatland Fire, CA-ANF-001912, vegetation, Los Angeles County, update

I-210 x Wheatland

LRA/FRA

· 183 acres, 35% Contained
· Moderate rate of spread
· Temperature 66°, Relative Humidity 56%, Wind Speed 9 mph, Wind Direction:SE

· Power lines in area.
· Federal and state air and ground resources committed

05/23/2016

1630

Wheatland Fire, CA-ANF-001912, vegetation, Los Angeles County, New

I-210 x Wheatland

LRA/FRA

Start Time: 1423
· 100 acres, 0% Contained
· Moderate Rate of Spread
· Temperature 71°, Relative Humidity 44%, Wind Speed 8 mph, Wind Direction: N

· Power lines in area.
· Federal air and ground resources; state air resources committed

05/23/2016

0930

Metz, Vegetation Fire, Monterey County, update 

5 miles Southeast of Soledad

SRA 

 

·       3876 acres, 40% Contained

·       Forward spread has been stopped

05/22/2016

2000

Metz, Vegetation Fire, Monterey County, update 

5 miles Southeast of Soledad

SRA 

Start Time:     15:27 Hrs 

·       800 acres, 5% Contained

·       Moderate Rate of Spread,

·        65 °, 53 %RH, 18 mph, SE

·       Continued threat to 230 KV power lines, No immediate threat to structures

CAL FIRE air and ground resources assigned

05/22/2016

1800

Metz, Vegetation Fire, Monterey County, New 

5 miles Southeast of Soledad

SRA 

Start Time:     15:27 Hrs 

 

·       300 acres, 0% Contained

·       Dangerous Rate of Spread,

·        65 °, 53 %RH, 18 mph, SE

·       Current threat to 230 KV power lines, No immediate threat to structures

·       CAL FIRE air and ground resources assigned

05/21/2016

0945

****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic.  The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.

05/20/2016

0930

Well below normal weather conditions will affect most of the region through the

 middle of next week.

05/18/2016

1900

Camp Roberts Fire, vegetation, San Luis Obispo County

 

Camp Roberts Military Base, 10 miles NW of Paso Robles

FRA / DOD

Start Time: 14:27

 

·       600 acres, Grass and oak woodlands, 0% contained

·       Moderate rate of spread

·       90 degrees, 13% RH, wind SSW @ 18

·       NO current structure threat

·       CAL FIRE air and ground resources assigned

·       USFS air resources assigned

05/18/2016

0930

South Ops is holding a MAC (Multi-Agency Coordination) exercise today. The GACC predictive services has begun seven-day coverage. Warmer temperatures with less marine layer coverage is expected today. 

But another system will bring a return of much cooler weather along with widespread night and morning stratus Friday into the weekend.  Strong west winds of 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will be possible in and near the desert.  Light rain with up to a half inch of rain will be possible north of Monterey and Fresno Counties this weekend.  Drizzle may occur elsewhere Saturday and Sunday.  Below normal temperatures will be likely through the first part of next week.

05/04/2016

0930

There will be little change in the weather today.  Maximum temperatures will be in the mid 60s to mid 70s across the mountains with upper 70s and 80s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly between 20% and 40%, except in the teens across the deserts.  Winds will be light today.  Temperatures will cool to near normal Wednesday and well below normal Thursday through Saturday.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will fall across Central California Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening and across Southern California Thursday through Saturday evening.  Most locations will receive less than a half inch of rainfall, but the Sierra will receive between 0.50 and 1.50 inches of rainfall.  South to west winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across the mountain ridges and desert passes Wednesday afternoon through Friday afternoon.  Significant warming and drying will affect the region Sunday through early next week.  There will be isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms over the Sierra Sunday through early next week.

04/27/2016

0930

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will form across the region this afternoon through Thursday evening.  Most locations will receive less than a quarter inch of rainfall.  West to northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will surface across the mountain ridges and desert passes through tonight.  Temperatures will be well below normal through Thursday, with mid 40s to mid 50s across the mountains and 60s to low 70s in the valleys.  Temperatures will warm a few degrees and there will be some drying Friday.  However, isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms will still occur over the Sierra.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be focused over the Sierra and over the mountains and deserts of Southern California east of the Cajon Pass Saturday through Monday.  West to northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will surface across the mountain ridges and deserts passes once again Friday night through Saturday afternoon.  Temperatures will also become well below normal again this weekend.  Significant warming and drying will occur next Tuesday and Wednesday. 

04/21/2016

0855

Two systems will bring light rain to Central California Friday and again Sunday night and Monday.  The rest of the area will see cooler and more humid weather through the period.  Strong southwest winds with gusts to 45 mph will be possible in and near the deserts Friday.  Locally breezy conditions will be possible during the first half of next week along the I-5 Corridor and the San Joaquin Valley.  Temperatures will be near normal Friday before warming up a bit over the weekend.  No excessively hot temperatures are expect the next 7-10 days.

04/20/2016

0930

GACC activity light today.

04/19/2016

1150

Strong winds are expected across much of the district through Saturday.  Winds will transition from the northwest today to an offshore direction late tonight.  Wind speeds will generally be in the 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph in some of the windier areas.  Much warmer weather will return this weekend into early next week with valley highs in the lower 90s.  Minimum RH will drop into the teens with poor recovery tonight and Saturday night.  Cooler, onshore flow is expected to return by next Tuesday. 

04/15/16

0930

Strong winds are expected across much of the district through Saturday.  Winds will transition from the northwest today to an offshore direction late tonight.  Wind speeds will generally be in the 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph in some of the windier areas.  Much warmer weather will return this weekend into early next week with valley highs in the lower 90s.  Minimum RH will drop into the teens with poor recovery tonight and Saturday night.  Cooler, onshore flow is expected to return by next Tuesday. 

04/13//2016

1100

Continued light activity in the GACC. There will be little change in temperature and humidity today.  Maximum temperatures will be in the mid 50s to mid 60s across the mountains and upper 60s and 70s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will remain above 30% away from the deserts.  Temperatures will cool a few degrees Thursday and Friday.  West winds of 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph will surface across the mountain ridges and desert passes this afternoon through Thursday evening.  North winds of 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph will surface over the Owens Valley, south coast of Santa Barbara, Grapevine, and Cajon Pass Thursday night through Saturday morning.  Significant warming and drying will affect the region this weekend.  Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal Sunday through early next week, with the warmest valley locations reaching 90 degrees.  Minimum humidity will drop mainly into the teens Saturday through early next week. 

04/06//2016

1100

Light activity in the GACC.  Northeast to east winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across the mountains and below the canyons and passes of Southern California through this afternoon.  Temperatures will remain 15 to 20 degrees above normal today, with 70s to low 80s across the mountains and mid 80s to mid 90s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly in the single digits and teens away from the coast today.  Periods of showers along with near to a little below normal temperatures will affect the region Thursday through early next week.  Each of the three low pressure areas that will affect the region will bring 1 to 2 inches of rainfall to the foothills and mountains and 0.50 to 1 inch of rainfall to the coast and valleys.

03/30//2016

1100

Light activity in the GACC

03/23/2016

1100

Offshore winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will surface across the mountains and below the canyons and passes of Southern California north of San Diego County this morning.  Significant warming and drying will occur through Thursday.  Maximum temperatures will be in the upper 40 and 50s across the mountains and upper 60s and 70s in the valleys today with another 5 to 10 degrees of warming Thursday.  Minimum humidity will be mainly between 12% and 25% away from the Central Valley through Thursday.  Temperatures will cool a few degrees Friday and Saturday.  There will be nighttime northerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph across the south coast of Santa Barbara and the Grapevine tonight through Friday night.  Northeast to east winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across the mountains and below the canyons and passes of Southern California Saturday.  Temperatures will continue to cool Sunday through early next week with well below normal temperatures by Monday.  Scattered showers with light rainfall accumulations will move across much of the region early next week.  There will be strong westerly winds across the mountains and deserts Sunday night through early next week. 

03/16/2016

1100

Minimal initial attack activity throughout the GACC. Warm and dry conditions will occur away from the coast through this weekend.  Maximum temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal, with mid 60s to mid 70s across the mountains and upper 70s and 80s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly between 15% and 30% away from the Central Valley and coast.  Winds will be light through this weekend.  Temperatures will cool to near normal early next week.  Scattered showers with light rainfall amounts will occur from a Monterey/Fresno County line northward.  Strong and gusty westerly winds will surface across the desert passes Sunday night through early next week. 

03/09/2016

0900

minimal initial attack activity throughout the GACC

03/03/2016

1100

A slow cooling trend and an increase in humidity will occur across the region through Saturday.  However, there will continue to be widespread single digit humidity across the mountains and deserts of Southern California today.  Temperatures will cool to near normal by Saturday.  Scattered showers with light rainfall totals will occur north of a Monterey/Fresno County line this afternoon through Friday afternoon.  These light showers will spread across the rest of Central and Southern California away from the deserts Friday night and Saturday morning and continue through Saturday afternoon.  Most locations will receive less than a quarter inch of rainfall through Saturday afternoon.  Westerly winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across the desert passes through Saturday afternoon.  Periods of rain, heavy at times, will move across the area Saturday night through Monday evening.  Most foothill and mountain locations will receive between 2 and 4 inches of rainfall and most coastal and valley locations will receive between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall.  South to west winds of 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph will surface across the mountain ridges and desert passes Saturday night through Monday afternoon.  Temperatures will become well below normal Sunday and Monday.  A warming and drying trend will take place Tuesday through Thursday.  Strong northwest to north winds will cover most of the region Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.

02/24/2016

1100

Activity remains light in the GACC. Temperatures will remain warm across the region through Friday, with 60s to low 70s across the mountains and mid 70s to mid 80s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will stay in the single digits and teens away from the San Joaquin Valley through Friday.  Local northeast to east winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph will occur across the mountains and below the canyons and passes of Southern California through early this afternoon.  Temperatures will cool around 5 degrees and minimum humidity will increase to 12% to 25% away from the Central Valley and coastal areas this weekend.  Well above normal temperatures and very low humidity will return to the region early next week.  Gusty offshore winds will occur across portions of Southern California Monday night through Wednesday morning. 

02/17/2016

1100

Light activity in the GACC

02/10/2016

1100

Record or near record temperatures will occur across the area through Thursday, with mid 60s to mid 70s across the mountains and 80s to low 90s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly in the single digits and teens away from the San Joaquin Valley through Thursday.  Temperatures will cool and humidity will increase a little Friday and Saturday. 

02/03/2016

1100

Continued minimal initial attack activity throughout the GACC

01/27/2016

1100

Temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees above normal through Friday. Showers will start over the northern portions of Central California Friday afternoon and then spread slowly south reaching Southern California Saturday night.  Minimal initial attack activity continues throughout the GACC

01/20/2016

0900

minimal initial attack activity continues throughout the GACC this week.

01/13/2016

1800

Continued minimal initial attack activity throughout the GACC

01/11/2016

1700

Recent precipitation throughout the GACC has kept January’s fire activity to a minimum so far.

12/09/2015

1630

Continued minimal initial attack activity throughout the GACC

12/09/2015

0830

A storm system will bring widespread wetting rains to Central California Thursday with up to an inch and a half of rain in the Sierra Foothills.  The snow level will fall to 4,000 feet and 1-2 feet of snow will occur at the highest elevations of the Sierra Crest.  The central coast should see an inch of rain with southern California seeing under a quarter of an inch before the rain decreases Friday afternoon.  Temperatures today will fall 5-10 degrees with below normal readings expected through the weekend.  Strong west winds of 25-35 mph will be possible in and near the deserts Thursday.  Similar north winds will develop in the I-5 Corridor Friday.  A similar storm system is expected to reach the area Sunday and Monday.

12/04/2015

0830

Gusty north winds of 15-25 mph can be expected today near the I-5 Corridor and in Santa Barbara County.  These winds will transition to the northeast with some gusts to 35 mph possible late tonight in L.A. and Ventura Counties

12/03/2015

0820

Scattered showers will move across Central California this afternoon through tonight, with most locations expected to receive less than a quarter inch of rainfall. 

12/01/2015

0825

Temperatures will continue to warm and minimum humidity will be mainly in the teens away from the Central Valley through Wednesday.  Maximum temperatures today will be in the upper 40s and 50s across the mountains, with mid 60s to mid 70s in the valleys. 

11/30/2015

0830

Temperatures will slowly warm across the region through Wednesday.  Maximum temperatures will be in the mid 40s to mid 50s across the mountains with upper 50s and 60s in the valleys today.

11/27/2015

1540

As a reminder: Starting next week (November 29th) the Situation Report will only be updated once a week on Thursdays.

11/27/2015

0800

Temperatures will remain well below normal across the region through this weekend, with mid 30s to mid 40s in the mountains and mid 50s to mid 60s in the valleys.  Scattered showers with less than a quarter inch of rainfall will occur over the Sierra and across Southern California through this afternoon. 

11/25/2015

0815

Isolated to scattered showers will form over the region at times through Saturday night.  The best chance for shower activity will occur this morning, Friday afternoon, and Saturday night. 

11/24/2015

0808

Temperatures will cool significantly across the area through Wednesday.  Maximum temperatures will be near normal today, with upper 40s and 50s across the mountains and 60s to low 70s in the valleys.  Temperatures will cool further Wednesday, with mid 30s to mid 40s across the mountains and mid 50s to mid 60s in the valleys

11/23/2015

0815

Temperatures will cool several degrees and humidity will increase a little today.  Maximum temperatures will be in the upper 50s and 60s across the mountains with 70s to low 80s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly between 12% and 25%.  Winds will be south to west 5 to 15 mph today. 

11/22/2015

0830

AZ-BIA-CRA-001050, Highway Fire, Vegetation Fire Riverside County, New

Highway 95 / Quinn River Road, (approximately 15 miles north of Blythe)

Direct protection area is BIA (Colorado River Indian Tribe).

50 acres, forward rate of spread stopped

Tamarisk and brush

58°, 30% RH, wind NNE @ 4 mph,

11/22/2015

0800

It will be sunny, warm and dry across the region today with gusty northeast to east winds 15-25 mph through and below the canyons of Southern California. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s across the valleys, as well as some of the coastal areas, with 60s and 70s in the mountains. Humidity will be in the single digits and teens over a broad area south of Point Conception, with values in the 15-30% range elsewhere across the region

11/21/2015

0815

Northeast to east winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across the mountains and below the canyons and passes of Southern California through Sunday afternoon.  Temperatures will remain well above normal this weekend, with upper 50s and 60s across the mountains and mid 70s to upper 80s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly in the teens away from the San Joaquin Valley and its surrounding foothills this weekend.

11/20/2015

0800

Warm, dry and windy weather will continue over Southern CA through Sunday with seasonally cool weather over the central part of the state.  During the peak of the winds tonight into Saturday, expect localized offshore winds up to 50 mph in Ventura and northern Los Angeles Counties. 

11/19/2015

0833

Temperatures will be well above normal over most of the region through Friday, with upper 50s and 60s across the mountains and mid 70s to mid 80s in the valleys.  Temperatures will cool a couple degrees, but remain well above normal, this weekend. 

11/17/2015

0815

 

Maximum temperatures will be in the 50s to low 60s across the mountains with 70s to low 80s in the valleys today.  Minimum humidity will continue to be mainly in the teens away from the Central Valley and its surrounding foothills through Friday.  There will be north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph across the south coast of Santa Barbara and the Grapevine through tonight, otherwise light offshore flow is expected across the region through Friday.

11/17/20105

0815

North to northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across the mountains and below the canyons and passes of Southern California through this afternoon. 

11/16/2015

0815

Northwest to north winds of 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph will surface across the mountain ridges and desert passes through this afternoon.  There will be isolated showers over the mountains and deserts this morning.  Temperatures will be well below normal today, with 30s to low 40s across the mountains and mid 50s to mid 60s in the valleys. 

11/14/2015

0800

Warm and very dry conditions will continue over most of the region today.  Maximum temperatures will be in the mid 50s to mid 60s across the mountains, with 70s to low 80s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly in the single digits and teens away from the Central Valley and its surrounding foothills as well as the immediate coast.  Winds will be light today

11/13/2015

0800

Offshore winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph will surface across the mountains and below the canyons and passes of Southern California through this afternoon

11/12/2015

0830

Offshore flow will produce very warm and dry conditions over Southern CA through Saturday. Wind speeds of 35-45 mph will be possible across Ventura and Northern Los Angeles County during the peak of this offshore event tonight through Friday morning.

11/10/2015

0830

Scattered showers will continue today across the north slopes of the Angeles and San Bernardino N.F. but the rest of the area will see clearing skies and cool temperatures. 

11/09/2015

0820

Scattered showers will move over Central California through Tuesday morning, with most locations getting less than a quarter inch of additional rainfall.  However, up to an additional half inch of rainfall will occur over the Sierra and its surrounding foothills.  Showers will move into Southern California this evening and continue through Tuesday morning, with less than a quarter inch of rainfall. 

11/08/2015

0815

Scattered showers will start over the far northern parts of Central California late this afternoon and then spread southward into Southern California by Monday morning.  Showers will end across most of the region by early Tuesday morning, but isolated showers will continue over the mountains through Tuesday afternoon.  For the most part, Central California will receive between 0.25 and 0.50 inch of rainfall while most of Southern California is expected to receive less than 0.25 inch.  There will be south to west winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph across the mountain ridges and desert passes tonight through Monday night.  North winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will surface across the south coast of Santa Barbara and the Grapevine Tuesday morning through Tuesday night. 

11/07/2015

0815

CA-VNC-07587 Potrero Fire, Vegetation Fire, Ventura County, New

1 mile Southwest of Thousand Oaks

SRA

Start Time: 0138 

50 acres, brush, 5% contained

Slow Rate of Spread

59 degrees, 28% RH, wind ENE @ 7 mph, increase with gusts to 17 mph

Threat  to Hidden Valley Community, Threat

66KV Lines are threatened

11/06/2015

0800

Offshore winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph will surface across the mountains and below the canyons and passes of Southern California through Saturday afternoon.  Temperatures will be near to a little above normal across most of the region through Saturday.

11/05/2015

 

0800

Light offshore flow will bring a warming trend to the area during the next 3 days.  Expect high to climb back into the 80s in the valleys of Southern CA by Saturday.  Winds will increase into the 10-20 mph range with gusts to 30 mph Friday night through Saturday

11/04/2015

0820

Scattered showers will be possible again this afternoon, but they should be fewer in number and confined to the mountains.  Mostly sunny and warmer weather will return Thursday through Saturday

11/03/2015

0820

Rainfall of 1.50 – 3.00” fell across the Sierras during the past 24 hours with a half inch or less over Southern CA.  Expect scattered showers near the higher terrain today.  West winds of 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 will be possible in the deserts this afternoon.  Temperatures will remain cool today and Wednesday with highs in the 40s in the mountains to 70 at lower elevations. 

11/02/2015

0825

A band of rain currently falling from a Monterey/Fresno County line northward will spread across the rest of Central California this morning and early afternoon.  This rain band will move into Southern California late this afternoon and this evening. 

11/01/2015

1715

Gibraltar Fire, CA-LPF-03471, Santa Barbara County, Update
¼ mile below East Camino Cielo at Montecito Peak
Jurisdiction: FRA
21 acres, 95% Contained
Type 4 IC (Christensen, Holmes (T))

No change in conditions

11/01/2015

0815

Temperatures will cool several degrees today, especially across the coastal areas. However, maximum temperatures will remain well above normal, with mid 60s to mid 70s across the mountains and upper 70s and 80s in the valleys.

10/31/2015

1745

Gibraltar Fire, CA-LPF-03471, Santa Barbara County, Update
¼ mile below East Camino Cielo at Montecito Peak
Jurisdiction: FRA
21 acres, short grass, and brush, 90% Contained
Type 4 IC (Christensen)

  • 74°, 55% RH, wind calm
  • No change in conditions
  • As of 10/31 the ICS 209 will be updated once daily at 1800 hours

10/31/2015

0815

Temperatures will be well above normal today, with upper 60s and 70s across the mountains and 80s to low 90s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly between 12% and 25%.  Winds will be light today.

10/29/2015

0845

Gibralter Fire, CA-LPF-03471, Santa Barbara County, New
City of Montecito
Fire is in Unified Command with Montecito Fire, Santa Barbara County Fire, and
Los Padres National Forest
Jurisdiction: FRA
Start Date/Time: 10/29/15 @ 0515 hours
60 to 70 acres, heavy brush   0% Contained,
Moderate rate of spread
69°, 55% RH, 15 mph with gusts to 40 to 50 mph.  NNW

10/28/2015

0815

Additional light rain will continue in the Sierras this morning, otherwise expect gusty winds to impact the area through Saturday.  Tonight into Thursday morning, north winds of 20-30 mph with gusts over 50 will be possible in Santa Barbara County, the I-5 Corridor and the Cajon Pass.

10/27/2015

0810

Light showers will be possible in Central California Wednesday with gusty north winds Wednesday night as well as Thursday night into Friday.  Rainfall will be under a half inch across the Sierras with around a tenth of an inch possible elsewhere. 

10/26/2015

0810

Temperatures will be well above normal today, with upper 60s and 70s across the mountains and 80s to low 90s in the valleys.  Temperatures will cool around 5 degrees Tuesday.  Minimum humidity will remain mainly between 12% and 25% away from the coastal areas through Tuesday. 

10/25/2015

0800

Temperatures will cool a few degrees today, with mid 60s to mid 70s across the mountains and upper 70s and 80s in the valleys. Minimum humidity will be mainly between 12% and 25% away from the coastal areas through Tuesday

10/24/2015

0805

Temperatures will be well above normal today, with upper 60s and 70s across the mountains and 80s to low 90s in the valleys.  Temperatures will cool a few degrees Sunday.  Minimum humidity will be mainly between 15% and 30% this weekend. 

10/19/2015

0835

Temperatures will be a little below normal across the region today, with mid 50s to mid 60s in the mountains and upper 60s and 70s in the valleys.  Humidity will continue to be high today, but no showers or thunderstorms are expected across the area. 

10/18/2015

1615

US 6 
    [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]   is closed 6.8 miles north of the Inyo/Mono County line, in the community of Chalfant - DUE TO FLOODING - a detour is available.

10/18/2015

0815

Showers and thunderstorms will form mainly over the Sierra and deserts this morning.  The shower and thunderstorm activity will decrease this afternoon and come to an end tonight.  Some locations over the Sierra will see up to another inch of rainfall today.  Westerly winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across the desert passes this afternoon through tonight.  Temperatures will be near normal through Monday,

10/17/2015

0815

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will form mainly over the mountains and deserts this weekend.  Most locations will see less than a half inch of additional rainfall, with most of the rainfall expected across the Sierra.  There will be only a few leftover showers Monday. 

10/16/2015

0830

Showers and thunderstorms will continue to form over the mountains and deserts through this evening.  Local areas underneath the center of thunderstorms may receive an additional inch or more of rainfall today.  Isolated showers and thunderstorms will occur mainly across the Sierra and deserts this weekend. 

10/15/2015

1720

Southern California Flash Flooding, Flooding, Los Angeles County, New
Multiple Locations: Lake Hughes; Elizabeth Lake; Gorman x Highway 138; Highway 5 near Grapevine
SRA
Start Time: 1540

  • All Northbound Highway 5 Lanes closed on near Grapevine & Pyramid Lake
  • Numerous other road closures in the area
  • No federal resources assigned per ANF ECC.

Cienega, CA-BEU-004582, San Benito County, Final
Cienega Rd. x Limekiln Road, Thompson Creek area, South of Hollister, SRA 
670 acres, brush, 90% Contained

  • All federal resources have been released.

10/15/2015

0910

Cienega, CA-BEU-004582, San Benito County, Update
Cienega Rd. x Limekiln Road, Thompson Creek area, South of Hollister, SRA 
600 acres, brush, 60% Contained

Federal resources remain assigned.

10/14/2015

1735

Cienega, CA-BEU-004582, San Benito County, Update
Cienega Rd. x Limekiln Road, Thompson Creek area, South of Hollister, SRA 
600 acres, brush, 60% Contained

10/13/2015

0830

Cienega, CA-BEU-004582, San Benito County, Update
Cienega Rd. x Limekiln Road, Thompson Creek area, South of Hollister, SRA 
600 acres, brush, 40% Contained

  • Federal resources assigned; 3 Type 1 Hand Crews and 1 Type 3 Engine S/T

10/12/2015

1730

Cienega, CA-BEU-004582, San Benito County, New
Cienega Rd. x Lime Kiln Roads, Thompson Creek area, South of Hollister
SRA
Start Time: 1600
75-100 acres, 0% Contained

  • Critical Rate of Spread
  • 94 , Relative Humidity 25%RH, 6 mph,NW
  • No current threat to structures or infrastructure
  • Powerlines down

10/12/2015

1705

Situational Report will not be posted this evening due to FAMWEB issues.

10/12/2015

0810

There will be little change in temperature and humidity across the region today.  Maximum temperatures will be in the mid 70s to mid 80s across the mountains, with 90s to 102 in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly between 15% and 30% today. 

10/11/2015

0815

Temperatures will remain well above normal across the region through Monday, with mid 70s to mid 80s across the mountains and upper 80s and 90s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly between 15% and 30% today and then 20% to 40% Monday.

10/10/2015

0735

Maximum temperatures will be in the upper 70s and 80s across the mountains with 90s in the valleys today

10/06/2015

0800

Isolated showers will be possible in the deserts and nearby areas of the mountains today, otherwise, expect partly to mostly sunny skies.

10/05/2015

1755

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
151,623 acres, 89% contained
 Fire remains within established fire perimeter.  
 
South Zone; ICT3 (Charley) in command

  • Full engagement of Suppression Repair and the BAER Team.
  • Crews continue to mop-up lines and monitor fire activity.

North Zone; CA-ICT4 (Vasquez) in command

  • Continue to patrol from the ground and air.

Breakdown of Acreage by Ownership:

  • Sequoia National Forest: 82,573 acres
  • Sierra National Forest: 58,541 acres
  • Kings Canyon National Park: 9,413 acres
  • State Lands: 6 acres
  • Private Lands: 1,090

The 209 will continue to be submitted every 24 hours at 1800

10/05/2015

0745

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur over the Sierra, deserts, and from Los Angeles County south and east through this evening.  Most locations will receive less than a quarter inch of additional rainfall, but the Southern Sierra to the Nevada border will see an additional 0.25 to 0.75 inch of rainfall.  The shower and thunderstorm threat will end across most of the region Tuesday

10/04/2015

1820

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
151,623 acres, 89% contained
 Fire remains within established fire perimeter.  
 
South Zone; ICT3 (Charley) in command

  • Firefighters continue to mop-up lines and monitor fire activity.

North Zone; CA-ICT4 (Vasquez) in command

  • Continue to patrol from the ground and air.

 

Breakdown of Acreage by Ownership:

  • Sequoia National Forest: 82,573 acres
  • Sierra National Forest: 58,541 acres
  • Kings Canyon National Park: 9,413 acres
  • State Lands: 6 acres
  • Private Lands: 1,090

The 209 will continue to be submitted every 24 hours at 1800

10/04/2015

0735

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will form over most of the region through this evening.   Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue over much of Southern California and the Sierra through Monday evening. Most locations across Southern California and the Sierra will receive between 0.25 and 0.75 inch of rainfall, while the Central Coast and the San Joaquin Valley receive less than 0.25 inch of rainfall.  Southerly winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph will surface across much of Southern California through early this afternoon.  Temperatures will be well below normal through Monday with mid 50s to mid 60s in the mountains and upper 60s and 70s in the valleys.

10/03/2015

1830

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
151,623 acres, 89% contained
 Fire remains within established fire perimeter. 

South Zone; ICT3 (Charley) in commandFirefighters continue to mop-up lines and monitor fire activity.

North Zone; CA-ICT4 (Vasquez) in command Continue to patrol from the ground and air.

Breakdown of Acreage by Ownership:

  • Sequoia National Forest: 82,573 acres
  • Sierra National Forest: 58,541 acres
  • Kings Canyon National Park: 9,413 acres
  • State Lands: 6 acres
  • Private Lands: 1,090

With the opening of deer season, personnel remain cautious of hunters in the area.

10/03/2015

0740

There will be little change in the weather today.  Maximum temperatures will remain near normal for this time of year, with mid 60s to mid 70s across the mountains and upper 70s and 80s in the valleys.  Minimum humidity will be mainly between 20% and 40% today.  Showers will move across much of the region from early Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

10/02/2015

1800

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness

151,623 acres, 87% contained
 Fire remains within established fire perimeter.  
 
South Zone; ICT3 (Naylor) has assumed command

  • ICT3 (Charley) on R&R 9/30, 10/01 and 10/2.  ICT3 (Naylor) to cover 10/01 and 10/2.
  • Crews continue to mop-up lines and monitor fire activity.

North Zone; CA-ICT4 (Vasquez) is in command

  • Continue to patrol from the ground and air.

* The 209 will continue to be submitted every 24 hours at 1800

10/02/2015

1055

Effective at 0530 today the NMAC is moving the National Preparedness Level (PL) to PL1. 

10/02/2015

0825

Northerly winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will occur across the south coast of Santa Barbara and the Grapevine through tonight.  Temperatures will be near normal through Saturday with mid 60s to mid 70s across the mountains and upper 70s and 80s in the valleys. 

10/01/2015

1800

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness

151,623 acres, 87% contained
 Fire remains within established fire perimeter.  
 
South Zone; ICT3 (Villa) has assumed command

  • No perimeter changes expected.

North Zone; CA-ICT4 (Vasquez) is in command

  • Continue to patrol from the ground and air.

* The 209 will continue to be submitted every 24 hours at 1800

10/01/2015

1655

Effective at 1800 today the California Southern Geographic Area/Region Preparedness Level (PL) will decrease to PL2. 

10/01/2015

0755

Breezy conditions and light rain will occur over the central part of the state today.  Up to a quarter inch of rain will be possible in the Sierras and the central coast.  Wind gusts to 40 mph will occur in and near the deserts. 

09/30/2015

1730

Minimal fire activity, Cooler weather can be expected the next couple of days. 

09/30/2015

0740

Cooler weather can be expected the next couple of days.  Very light rain will be possible over Central California Thursday.  Local north winds of 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will occur in Santa Barbara County this morning and again the next 2 nights.  It will also be windy in the deserts Thursday. 

09/29/2015

1815

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
151,623 acres, 85% contained

Acreage increase on 9/29 is due to continued movement of fire to the East in the South Zone within the Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness.  Fire remains within established fire perimeter.  
 
South Zone; CA- ICT3 (Charley)

  • ICT3 (Charley) will transfer command of the South Zone to ICT3 (Naylor) at 0600 hours on 9/30.

North Zone; CA-ICT4 (Vasquez)

  • Excess resources will complete demobilization process.
  • Fire Suppression Repair has been completed including the Crown Valley Trail.
    Smoke and fire activity will continue (and may be visible) as interior fuels are consumed.

Breakdown of Acreage by Ownership:
Sequoia National Forest: 82,573 acres
Sierra National Forest: 58,541 acres
Kings Canyon National Park: 9,413 acres
State Lands: 6 acres
Private Lands: 1,090 acres

09/29/2015

0730

Temperatures will continue to run 5-10 degrees above normal today and Wednesday, but breezy and cooler weather will arrive Thursday.  Isolated very light showers will be possible from Fresno County Northward Thursday afternoon.  Gusty north winds may occur Friday morning across Santa Barbara County and the I-5 Corridor. 

09/28/2015

1810

*Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
151,493 acres, 85% contained

South Zone; CA- ICT3 (Charley)
Continue any remaining mop-up around Grant Grove.

North Zone; CA-ICT4 (Vasquez)
Excess resources will complete demobilization process.

* The 209 will continue to be submitted every 24 hours at 1800

09/27/2015

1835

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Final
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
1,086 acres, brush, 100% contained
(Acosta) is in command
This is the last report on this incident

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
151,493 acres, 85% contained

South Zone; CA- ICT3 (Charley)
Fire activity in the interior western portion of the South Zone moderating.

North Zone; CA-ICT4 (Vasquez)
No perimeter changes are expected

Please note:  Incidents have moved to reporting one 209 per day at 1800

09/27/2015

0750

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
1,086 acres, brush, 98% contained
(Acosta) is in command

  • Damage inspection teams have completed the survey of the fire area and have identified and verified the damage numbers

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
150,876 acres, 85% contained

South Zone; CA- ICT3 (Charley)
No perimeter changes expected, interior islands will continue to be consumed

North Zone; CA-ICT4 (Vasquez)
No perimeter changes are expected

09/26/2015

1835

 

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
1,086 acres, brush, 98% contained
CALFIRE BEU (Acosta) remains in command

  • Early morning hours. Gradual cooling trend expected into early next week with continued onshore flow.

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
150,876 acres, 85% contained

Shelby Charley, ICT3 South Zone
David Cooper, ICT2 North Zone

  • IMT transition complete: Incident under command of ICT3 (Charley) effective 0600 09/26/2015
  • Prepare to transfer command of the North Zone back to the Sierra National Forest Type 4 Incident Management Organization.
  • The transfer of command was completed back to a South Central Sierra Incident Management Team (Cooper) and

Sierra National Forest

09/26/2015

0825

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
1,086 acres, brush, 96% contained
CALFIRE BEU (Acosta) is in command

  • Utilities continue to work to restore power to the area.

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
150,876 acres, 85% contained

The South Zone was transferred back to the Forest at 0600 hours this morning, closeout will be at 1000 hours.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone

  • Transfer of command back to the Forest will be Sunday morning
  • The fire in the John Muir Wilderness is creeping and smoldering in a large interior island and will be monitored by air. 

09/25/2015

0745

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
1,086 acres, brush, 96% contained
CALFIRE BEU (Acosta) is in command

  • Resources have initiated fire suppression repair actions.  

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
143,559 acres, 79% contained
CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) South Zone

  • Shadow period for incoming Type III Organization members.
  • Fire zones are coordinating and meeting with local resources and sharing of resources when needed.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone

  • Fire Suppression Repair including backhaul of hose and equipment.

CDF has a continued presence and is assisting with BAER suppression.

09/24/2015

1810

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
1,086 acres, brush, 94% contained
CALFIRE BEU (Acosta) is in command

  • Incident has been returned to the local unit.
  • Mandatory evacuations have been lifted and repopulation began at 1300 today.

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
143,559 acres, 77% contained
CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) South Zone

  • No perimeter changes expected due to the successful firefighting efforts.
  • Prepare for transition to Type III Incident Management Organization.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone

  • Minimal activity is expected as the fire creeps and smolders in an interior island in the wilderness.

CDF has a continued presence and is assisting with BAER suppression.

09/24/2015

0735

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
Unified Command with Monterey County Sheriff
CAL FIRE IMT-2 in command
1,086 acres, brush, 94% contained

  • Mop up and patrol. Demobilization of excess resources.  
  • Resources will initiate fire suppression repair actions.  
  • CAL Fire IMT 2 will transition the incident back to the local unit today at 1000.
  • Mandatory evacuations are planned to be lifted on 9/24/2015 at 1300 hrs. 

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
143,559 acres, 77% contained
CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) South Zone

  • Continue to hold and secure containment lines.
  • Utilize focused aerial IR platform for intel acquisition and support.
  • Patrol and mop-up where needed.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone

  • Fire Suppression Repair including backhaul of hose and equipment.
  • The fire in the John Muir Wilderness is creeping and smoldering in a large
    interior island and will be monitored by air.  

CDF has a continued presence and is assisting with BAER suppression.

09/23/2015

1750

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
Unified Command with Monterey County Sheriff
CAL FIRE IMT-2 in command
1,086 acres, brush, 89% contained

  • No perimeter growth is anticipated.
  • CAL Fire IMT 2 will transition the incident back to the local unit at 0700 9/24/2015.  

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
143,559 acres, 75% contained 
CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) South Zone

  • Aggressive mop-up and active patrol.
  • Support repopulation activities. Patrol and mop-up where needed.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone

  • Minimal activity is expected as the fire creeps and smolders in an interior island in the wilderness.
  • No night shift operations planned for the North Zone.

CDF has a continued presence and is assisting with BAER suppression.

09/23/2015

1455

Effective at 1700 MDT today the NMAC is moving the National Preparedness Level (PL) to PL2. 

09/23/2015

0755

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
Unified Command with Monterey County Sheriff
CAL FIRE IMT-2 in command
1,086 acres, brush, 81% contained

  • Mop up and patrol. Demobilization of excess resources.  
  • Resources will initiate fire suppression repair actions.  
  • CAL Fire IMT 2 will transition the incident back to the local unit at 0700 9/24/2015.  

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
143,559 acres, 75% contained 
CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) South Zone

  • Prepare for road opening and increased traffic and re-population.
  • Wide Suppression Repair plan execution continues. Demobilization of excess resources.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone

  • Trimmer Spike Camp will be closing today and the majority of the resources will be
    returning to Dinkey Base/ICP at the end of their shift.

Cal Fire resources assigned to fire line suppression repair in SRA

09/22/2015

1755

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
Unified Command with Monterey County Sheriff
CAL FIRE IMT-2 in command
1,086 acres, brush, 75% contained

  • No perimeter growth is anticipated. Cooler and more humid weather will transition
    into the fire area, reducing the fire behavior potential.
  • Isolated interior areas may continue to smolder.

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
143,559 acres, 73% contained 
CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) South Zone

  • Demobilization of excess resources. Support Initial Attack responsibilities.
  • Support Suppression Repair activities which are underway.  
  • Prepare for road opening and increased traffic and re-population.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone

  • Minimal activity is expected as the fire creeps and smolders in an interior island in the wilderness. 

Cal Fire resources assigned to fire line suppression repair in SRA

09/22/2015

0725

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
Unified Command with Monterey County Sheriff
CAL FIRE IMT-2 in command
1,086 acres, brush, 65% contained

  • Mandatory evacuations to all residents with in the current fire perimeter along Tassajara Rd
    and Cachagua Rd from Carmel Valley Rd to Parrot Ranch Rd. Evacuation advisory to areas
    outside the perimeter have been lifted.
  • Electricity has been restored to parts of the fire area and the utilities continue to work to restore them.

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
142,629 acres, 70% contained 
CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) South Zone

  • Continue to monitor, patrol and aggressive mop-up.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone

  • Continue to monitor the fire south of the Kings River and conduct Fire Suppression Repairs.

Cal Fire resources assigned to fire line suppression repair in SRA

09/21/2015

1750

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
Unified Command with Monterey County Sheriff
CAL FIRE IMT-2 in command
1,086 acres, brush, 30% contained

  • Mandatory evacuations to all residents within the current fire perimeter along
    Tassajara Rd and Cachagua Rd from Carmel Valley Rd to Parrot Ranch Rd.
  • Damage inspection teams will start the survey of the fire area.

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
142,369 acres, 70% contained

A Public Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at: Dunlap School,
39667 Dunlap Road, Dunlap, 93621.
The meeting will be livestreamed at http://ustre.am/1fXEJ

CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) South Zone

  • Continued burning of unburned fuels expected; expected increase in fire activity in the western
    portion of the South Zone.
  • Specific and focused mop-up to secure area around Grant Grove following firing operation.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone

  • Balch Structure Group has been dissolved and resources will be returning to Dinkey Creek Base/ICP
    tonight at the end of shift to begin the demobilization process.
  • No swing or night shift operations are planned in the North Zone.

Cal Fire resources assigned to fire line suppression repair in SRA

09/21/2015

0910

Tassajara,  CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County, Update
1 mile west of Corral De Tierra
SRA
Unified Command with Monterey County Sheriff
CAL FIRE IMT-2 in command
1086 acres, brush, 30% contained

  • Mandatory evacuations to all residents within the current fire perimeter along
    Tassajara Rd and Cachagua Rd from Carmel Valley Rd to Parrot Ranch Rd.
  • Construct, improve, and reinforce containment lines, conduct perimeter
    control while providing structure defense.

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
141,950 acres, 70% contained
A Public Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at: Dunlap School,
39667 Dunlap Road, Dunlap, 93621.
The meeting will be livestreamed at http://ustre.am/1fXEJ

CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) South Zone

  • Aggressive mop-up and active patrol.  Begin preparations for repopulation/ removal
    of road closures.

 CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone

  • Begin backhaul of excess equipment.  Coordinate with PG & E on demobilization
    of Balch Structure Group. Demobilize excess resources.

Cal Fire resources assigned to fire line suppression repair in SRA

09/20/2015

0845

Tassajara, Vegetation Fire, Monterey County
2.5 Miles North of Jamesburg,

SRA
1200 acres, brush, 10% contained

  • Structure threat
  • Difficult access due to terrain

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
141,599 acres, 68% contained

A Public Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at: Dunlap School,
39667 Dunlap Road, Dunlap, 93621.
The meeting will be livestreamed at http://ustre.am/1fXEJ

CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) South Zone

  • Expect increase in fire activity due to unburned fuel. 
  • Begin preparations for repopulation/removal of road closures.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone.

  • The structure threat to PG&E infrastructure and residences in Balch Camp has been minimized.  The Balch Structure Group will remain engaged today and begin demobilization Monday.

Hazard trees and snags within the Highway 180 corridor and near the Park entrance are continually being assessed.

Provide for the safety of all responders and the public by utilizing National Risk Management Standards.

Cal Fire resources assigned to fire line suppression repair in SRA

 

09/19/2015

1830

Tassajara, Vegetation Fire. CA-BEU-004217, Monterey County
.5 Miles North of JamesburgSRA
300 acres, 0% contained

  • Aircraft no divert, released at 1800 hours
  • Federal resources assigned. 
  • Evacuations are in effect

Laureless Fire CA-BEU-004218, Vegetation Fire, Monterey County
1 Mile West of Corral De Tierra
SRA
100 acres, 0% contained

  • Dangerous Rate of Spread
  • Immediate structure threat, No Divert
  • Active fire behavior and spotting

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain
bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
141,599 acres, 68% contained

Incident remains in Unified Command

CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) South Zone

  • Fire activity is increasing due to changes in temperature and humidity.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) North Zone.

  • Focus remains on coordination and resource sharing with the South Zone to keep the fire on the south side of the river.  

Cal Fire resources assigned to fire line suppression repair in SRA

Breakdown of acreage by ownership:

Kings Canyon National Park; 8,536 acres

  • Sequoia National Forest; 80,530 acres
  • Sierra National Forest; 51,528 acres
  • State Lands; 6 acres
  • Private Lands; 999 acres

09/19/2015

0845

Reminder: Rifle hunting season for deer and bear begins today. Portions of the Sierra National Forest remain closed to hunting. Please check current closure maps before venturing out and use extra caution on the roads as firefighting equipment and emergency personnel are still moving about the area.

09/19/2015

0730

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
141,491 acres, 68% contained

CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) remains in command of the South Zone

    • Fire activity is increasing due to changes in temperature and humidity.
    • Suppression Repair Plan engaged.
    • Continue demob of excess resources.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) is in command of North Zone.

    • Focus remains on coordination and resource sharing with the South Zone to keep the fire on the south side of the river. 
    • Resources are in place for attack on any fire that crosses over the King River.

Incident remains in Unified Command CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger),
CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper),   

Environmental hazards include rollout of heavy material and snags.  Firefighter fatigue will continue to be monitored due to the lengthy effects of an active fire season and increased daytime higher temperatures.

Road closure at Highway 180 and Hopewell Road are allowing residents only.

With the opening of Deer Season potential for hunters to be in the area is a concern.

 

09/18/2015

0915

Reopening of Certain Areas in Kings Canyon National Park and Giant Sequoia National Monument Hume Lake Ranger District & Kings Canyon National Park, California

The National Park Service and the USDA Forest Service are excited to share with the public the plan and timetable for the reopening of the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park, the road between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (the Generals Highway), and parts of the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Access beyond the Grant Tree Road on Highway 180 is prohibited, and access to the General Grant Tree is prohibited. The Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park is not open for recreation this weekend.
Additionally, on Saturday, September 19, at 8:00 a.m., the Montecito Lake Resort will be open and the only facility open to the public at this time.
Then, Sunday, September 20, Stony Creek Resort will be for day-use only. For specifics on what is open in Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, please stop by or call the Hume Lake Ranger Station, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm, 559-338-2251, or check the forest’s website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia.

09/18/2015

0800

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
141,201 acres, 68% contained
An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
A hard road closure is in place for Highway 180 at Highway 245.
Multiple evacuations remain in effect for surrounding communities

CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) remains in command of the South Zone

    • Fire activity is increasing due to changes in temperature and humidity.
    • Suppression Repair Plan engaged.
    • Continue demob of excess resources.

CA Type 2 ICT Team (Cooper) is in command of North Zone.

    • Focus remains on coordination and resource sharing with the South Zone to keep the fire on the south side of the river. 
    • Resources are in place for attack on any fire that crosses over the King River.

09/17/2015

0820

The latest Rough Fire Information can be found at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4456/

Additional Information:
Sierra National Forest Closure Orders: http://www.fs.usda.gov/sierra/
Sequoia National Forest Closure Orders: http://www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia/
Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park: http://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm
Evacuation Notices: http://www.fresnosheriff.org/

09/17/2015

0735

"Intel - for internal use only. Numbers subject to change"

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
141,036 acres, 67% contained

  • An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
  • CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) remains in command of the South Zone
    • The threat of roll-out still creates concern.
    • The West Zone was absorbed into the South Zone at 0600 this morning.
  • CA Type 2 ICT (Cooper) is in command of North Zone.
    • Focus remains on coordination and resource sharing with the South Zone
      to keep the fire on the south side of the river.

CALFIRE Type 1 IC Team 2 (Patterson) has been released from this incident.

09/16/2015

1735

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
140,760 acres, 67% contained

  • An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
  • All evacuations have been lifted in the West Zone
  • CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) remains in command of the South Zone
    • The threat of roll-out still creates concern
    • Night Operational period discontinued.
  • CALFIRE Type 1 IC Team 2 (Patterson) remains in command of the West Zone
    • Crews have completed primary contingency lines and continue to prepare
      secondary contingency firelines to the North and West of the main fire.
  • CA Type 2 ICT (Cooper) is in command of North Zone.
    • Focus remains on coordination and resource sharing with the West Zone to
      keep the fire on the south side of the river.
    • Continue to coordinate with PG&E and structure protection

09/162015

0720

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
140,760 acres, 67% contained

  • An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
  • Multiple evacuations remain in effect for surrounding communities
  • CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) remains in command of the South Zone
    • The threat of roll-out still creates concern  The eastern portion
      (and the fire area in general due to recent weather) of the fire has moderated
      because of natural breaks in fuel continuity.
  • CALFIRE Type 1 IC Team 2 (Patterson) remains in command of the West Zone
    • Wetting rain throughout the zone has decreased fire activity. It has also hampered access to the line for resources that has required mitigation.  
      Heavy down fuels will continue consume which may challenge line due to roll out.
  • CA Type 2 ICT (Cooper) is in command of North Zone.
    • Focus remains on coordination and resource sharing with the West Zone to
      keep the fire on the south side of the river.

09/15/2015

1825

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
139,531 acres, 49% contained

  • An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
  • Multiple evacuations remain in effect for surrounding communities
  • CA Type 1 ICT Team 4 (Opliger) remains in command of the South Zone
    • PG&E transmission lines re-energized.
    • Reinforce, mop up, and hold current control lines only to the extent necessary to prevent escape.
    • Aggressive patrol and mop-up.  
  • CALFIRE Type 1 IC Team 2 (Patterson) remains in command of the West Zone
    • Wetting rains hampered access to the divisions requiring resources to mitigate.
  • CA Type 2 ICT (Cooper) is in command of North Zone.
    • Crews and dozers will improve contingency lines and plan for actions to contain
      the fire should it move north of the river.

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Final
Tenaya area
415 acres, 100% contained

  • ICT 4 (Mitchell)
  • This will be the final report on this incident.

09/15/2015

1430

The National Multi Agency Coordinating Group (NMAC) decreased the National Preparedness Level to 3, effective at Noon MDT today.

09/15/2015

0750

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
139,133 acres, 40% contained

  • An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
  • Multiple evacuations remain in effect for surrounding communities
  • CA Type 1 IMT Team 4 (Opliger) remains in command of the South Zone
    • Aggressive mop-up and active patrol.
  • CALFIRE Type 1 IC Team 2 (Patterson) remains in command of the West Zone
    • Limited visibility continues to hamper both fixed wing and rotor wing operations.
    • Work with cooperators to ensure the restoration of services to
      allow repopulation of displaced residents.
  • CA Type 2 IMT (Cooper) is in command of North Zone.
    • Limited visibility continues to hamper both fixed wing and rotor wing operations.

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update
Tenaya area
415 acres, 90% contained

  • ICT 4 (Mitchell)
  • A transition from ICT 3 (Laeng) to ICT4 (Mitchell) occurred last night at 1800.

09/14/2015

1800

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
139,133 acres, 40% contained

  • An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
  • Multiple evacuations remain in effect for surrounding communities
  • CA type 1 IMT Team 4 (Opliger) remains in command of the South Zone
    • Unburned pockets of receptive fuels will continue to burn and challenge fire resources.
  • CALFIRE Type 1 IC Team 2 (Patterson) remains in command of the West Zone
    • Unburned pockets of fuels will continue to burn and challenge fire resources
      but with less intensity due to the weather.
  • Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss) remains in command of North Zone.
    • Type 2 IMT (Cooper) will transition into command at 0600 tomorrow.
    • Focus remains on coordination and resource sharing with the West Zone to
      keep the fire on the south side of the river.
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update
Tenaya area
415 acres, 90% contained

  • ICT 3 (Laeng and Thivener-trainee) in command
  • Continue mop up, patrol hand-lines and look for spot fires

09/14/2015

0740

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
138,053 acres, 40% contained

  • An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
  • Multiple evacuations remain in effect for surrounding communities
  • CA type 1 IMT Team 4 (Opliger) remains in command of the South Zone
    • Crews are picking up/containing spot fires and have found success in holding primary control lines.
  • CALFIRE Type 1 IC Team 2 (Patterson) remains in command of the West Zone
    • Active fire behavior with passive crown runs promoting plume formation continues towards
      the north and western portions of the zone in the vicinity of Delilah lookout and Pine Ridge.
  • Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss) remains at the incident.
    • Type 2 IMT (Cooper) inbriefed today at 0600, and will transition into command of North Zone tomorrow.
    • Crews will improve multiple contingency lines on the fires north western edge in anticipation
      of fire spotting over the river from the south.
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update

Tenaya area
415 acres, 85% contained

  • ICT 3 (Laeng and Thivener-trainee) in command

09/13/2015

1830

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
135,317 acres, 36% contained

  • An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
  • Multiple evacuations remain in effect for surrounding communities
  • CA type 1 IMT Team 4 (Opliger) remains in command of the South Zone
  • CALFIRE Type 1 IC Team 2 (Patterson) remains in command of the West Zone
  • Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss) remains at the incident. A type 2 IMT (Cooper) has a tentative in briefing scheduled for 1000 on 9/14 in preparation to assume command of the North Zone at 0700 on 9/15
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

 

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update

Tenaya area
415 acres, 85% contained

  • ICT 3 (Laeng and Thivener-trainee) in command

09/13/2015

1200

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update

  • North Zone: Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss) remains in command. A type 2 IMT (Cooper) has a tentative in briefing at 1000 on 9/14 in preparation to assume command at 0700 on 9/15.
  • South Zone: CA type 1 IMT Team 4 (Opliger) remains in command.
  • West Zone: CALFIRE Type 1 IC Team 2 (Patterson) remains in command.

09/13/2015

0730

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
129,877 acres, 31% contained

  • An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
  • Multiple evacuations remain in effect for surrounding communities
  • CA type 1 IMT Team 4 (Opliger) assumed command of the South Zone at 0600 this morning
  • CALFIRE Type 1 IC Team 2 (Patterson) assumed command of the West Zone at 0600 this morning.
  • Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss) remains at the incident. A type 2 IMT (Cooper) will assume command of the North Zone on 9/15
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

 

Antelope, CA-KRN-033075, Kern County, Update
North of Tehachapi in the Old West Ranch
45 acres, 70% contained

  • No changes in conditions reported
  • This will be the last report on this incident

 

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update

Tenaya area
502 acres, 70% contained

ICT 3 (Laeng and Thivener-trainee) in command

09/12/2015

1830

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
128,796 acres, 29% contained.

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park: 7,752 acres

Sequoia National Forest: 48,945 acres

Sierra National Forest: 71,905 acres

State Responsibility: 194 acres

  • An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
  • Multiple evacuations remain in effect for surrounding communities
  • CALFIRE Agency Rep (See) and Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota) will transition at 0600 tomorrow to California Interagency Management Team 4 (Opliger) and CALFIRE Type 1 IC Team 2 (Patterson). Opliger will assume command of the East Zone; Patterson will assume command of the Western perimeter, West Zone.
  • Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss) remains at the incident. A type 2 IMT (Cooper) will assume command of the North Zone on 9/15
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

 

Antelope, CA-KRN-033075, Kern County, Update
North of Tehachapi in the Old West Ranch
45 acres, 70% contained

  • No changes in conditions reported

 

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update

Tenaya area
502 acres, 70% contained

  • ICT 3 (Laeng and Thivener-trainee) in command.
  • A safety closure, issued by the park superintendent, is in place. All trails on the North rim of Yosemite Valley South of Tioga Road and East of Yosemite Creek are closed. Trail blocks are in place.  Currently there are no roads closed within the park.

09/12/2015

0850

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
128,796 acres, 29% contained
.

  • An area closure remains in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District
  • Foothill communities of Dunlap, Miramonte and Pinehurst are under evacuation warning
  • The American Red Cross of the Central Valley opened a shelter for residents facing new evacuations from the Rough fire
  • Incident remains in unified command with CALFIRE ICT type 1(See) and
  • South Zone: Incident is being managed by Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)

California Interagency Management Team 4 (Opliger) begins shadowing today in preparation to assume command at 0600 on 9/13

CALFIRE Type 1 ICT team 2 (Patterson) has been mobilized and begins shadowing today in preparations to assume command at 0600 on 9/13

  • North Zone: Continues to be managed by Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

 

Antelope, CA-KRN-033075, Kern County, Update
North of Tehachapi in the Old West Ranch
45 acres, 70% contained

 

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update

Tenaya area
495 acres, 25% contained

  • ICT 3 (Laeng and Thivener-trainee) in command.
  • Lines a tied in now on the West and East flanks across the head of the fire

09112015

1830

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
117,034 acres, 29% contained.
Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park: 7,715 acres
Sequoia National Forest: 36,830 acres
Sierra National Forest: 65,280 acres
State responsibility: 176 acres

  • Area closure in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District remain in place
  • Poor visibilities from inversions are hampering air operations while creating health concerns for firefighters and the public.
  • Due to the active fire season and back to back assignments cumulative fatigue is an issue for some firefighters and injuries and increasing
  • South Zone: Incident is being managed by Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)

California Interagency Management Team 4 (Opliger) will begin shadowing tomorrow in preparation to assume command at 0600 on 9/13

  • North Zone: Continues to be managed by Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

Antelope, CA-KRN-033075, Kern County, Update
North of Tehachapi in the Old West Ranch
45 acres, 60% contained

  • Continue mopping up 200 feet inside the line

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update
Tenaya area
495 acres, 25% contained

  • ICT 3 (Laeng and Thivener-trainee) in command.
  • Yosemite continues to experience periodical air quality

changes due to regional fires

Creek, CA-FKU-014679, Fresno County, Update
Squaw Valley Rd X Sand Creek Rd
SRA

  • 170 acres, grass, 100% contained

This will be the last report on this incident.

09/11/2015

1420

CA Interagency IMT 1 (McGowan) is reserved for WA-COA-000157 North Star

09/11/2015

1400

B Mason’s dispatch team has been mobilized to the Rough incident. Her expanded dispatch team will be operating out of Sierra National Forest Dispatch.

 

Quesinberrys NIMO team from Atlanta is being mobilized to provide support to the Stanislaus National Forest.

09/11/2015

0750

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
119,069 acres, 29% contained
.

  • Area closure in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District.
  • A hard road closure is in place for highway 180 East of Dunlap Road, including access roads to highway 180.
  • Evacuation warning in effect for Dunlap, Pinehurst, Marimonte, and Weston.
  • South Zone: Incident is being managed by Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)

California Interagency Management Team 4 (Opliger) will have an in briefing today at 1300 hours.

  • North Zone: Continues to be managed by Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)

The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

 

Antelope, CA-KRN-033075, Kern County, Update
North of Tehachapi in the Old West Ranch
45 acres, 50% contained

 

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update

Tenaya area
455 acres, 25% contained

  • ICT 3 (Laeng and Thivener-trainee) in command.
  • If fire spread continues North the Tioga Road could be impacted negatively affecting local communities that rely on park visitation

 

Creek, CA-FKU-014679, Fresno County, Update

Squaw Valley Rd X Sand Creek Rd

SRA

170 acres, grass, 70% contained

09/10/2015

1830

Lightning Activity
Over the entire GACC, there were 444 strikes reported.

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
110,134 acres, 29% contained.

  • Area closure in effect for National Forest System lands within the Hume Lake Ranger District.
  • South Zone: Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)
    Active fire behavior and multiple spot fires are occurring around the Mill Creek drainage.
    Continue fireline preparation in the area of McKenzie Ridge to the south and west.
  • North Zone: A Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
    Focus will shift to the western edge of the fire as crews work to bolster contingency lines.
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

Antelope, CA-KRN-033075, Kern County, Update
North of Tehachapi in the Old West Ranch
45 acres, 35% contained

  • Some fire has moved through the retardant lines slow rate spread.
  • At least one small fire started in same area and handled by assigned resources,
    believed to be caused by lightning as well.

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update
Tenaya area
455 acres, 25% contained

  • ICT 3 (Laeng and Thivener-trainee) in command.
  • Minimal spread expected. Line construction continues on the west flank.
  • On the east flank, crews have begun direct line construction across the head.

Creek, CA-FKU-014679, Fresno County, Update
Squaw Valley Rd X Sand Creek Rd
SRA

  • 170 acres, grass, 50% contained

MPRD Lightning Plan 2, CA-LPF-002867, Ventura County, Update
South West of Hungry Valley
10 acres, 20% containment

  • Type 4 IC (Santos) in command
  • Minimal to no activity
  • This is the last report for this incident.

Snow, CA-LPF-002867, Ventura/Kern Counties, Update
Southwest of Hungry Valley State Park

  • Type 4 IC (Abell) in command
  • 3 acres, 20% containment
  • This is the last report for this incident.

09/10/2015

1125

CA Interagency IMT 4 (Opliger) has been mobilized to the CA-SNF-001746 Rough Fire

09/10/2015

0830

Lightning Activity
Over the entire GACC, there were 4,737 strikes.

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
110,134 acres, 29% contained.

  • South Zone: Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)
    High night time temperatures and poor humidity recoveries are  allowing the fire to
    burn actively throughout the night.
  • Fire continues to see the effects of the forecasted warming/drying trends and drought stricken fuels.
  • North Zone: A Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
    Hotshot crews are needed to support critical contingency actions on the western edge
    due to the threat of fire moving across the Kings River. 
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

Antelope, CA-KRN-033075, Kern County, Update
North of Tehachapi in the Old West Ranch
50 acres, 0% contained

  • Fire is being held at 40-50 acres, no significant spread at this time as weather holds.
  • Tie in uncontrolled lines around the fire, improve current containment lines.

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update
Tenaya area
431 acres, 10% contained

  • ICT 3 (Laeng and Thivener-trainee) in command.
  • Fire is not staffed during the night, information about fire behavior for this reporting period (6PM - 6AM)
    has not changed from last report.
  • Continue line construction on the West flank toward the head of the fire, prep the trail to
    the East for burnout operations to occur on 9/11 or 9/12.

Creek, CA-FKU-014679, Fresno County, Update
Squaw Valley Rd X Sand Creek Rd
SRA

  • 200 acres, grass, 30% contained

Snow, CA-LPF-002867, Ventura/Kern Counties, Update
Mount Pinos District, South of Hungry Valley

  • Type 4 IC (Santos) in command
  • 3 acres, 0% containment
  • Possible threat to Arroyo Toad
  • Limited access to the fire

Oak, CA-TCU-009491, Tuolumne County, Update
Old Oak Ranch Rd x Northridge Rd, Columbia, 8 miles northeast of Sonora
SRA
102 acres, brush, 90% contained

  • IC (B. Rudolph) is in command.
  • This will be the final report on this incident.

09/09/2015

1840

Snow, CA-LPF-002867, Ventura/Kern Counties, Update
Mount Pinos District, South of Hungry Valley

  • 2 acres, 0% containment
  • Burning in grass and brush
  • Limited access to the fire

Creek, CA-FKU-014679, Fresno County, Update
Squaw Valley Rd X Sand Creek Rd
SRA

  • 400 acres, grass, 0% contained

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
103,244 acres, 29% contained

  • A public meeting will be held with the local communities tonight with local cooperators
    and incident management teams.
  • South Zone: Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)
    Active fire behavior continues on the SW portion of the fire near the intersection
    of the Kings River and Mill Creek drainages.  
    Numerous spot fires and active fire behavior are challenging containment efforts by ground and aerial resources.
  • Fire continues to see the effects of the forecasted warming/drying trends and drought stricken fuels.
  • North Zone: A Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
    It is anticipated fire will stay within current containment lines on the North and Northeastern edge.
    As fire continues to burn interior, crews will monitor threat to private structures in the Rancheria Creek area. 
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update
Tenaya area
300 acres, 0% contained

  • ICT 3 (Laeng and a trainee) in command.
  • Fire is burning through a popular hiking area on Yosemite National Park on the
    Northern rim of Yosemite Valley, east of Yosemite Falls.
    Trail-blocks are in place and fire personnel are clearing trails within the operations area.
  • Begin line constructions with crews as they arrive on-scene, utilize retardant on the
    East flank to prevent spread across the Lehamite trail.

Oak, CA-TCU-009491, Tuolumne County, Update
Old Oak Ranch Rd x Northridge Rd, Columbia, 8 miles northeast of Sonora
SRA
102 acres, brush, 80% contained

  • IC (B. Rudolph) is in command.
  • Big Hill Rd closed from Bellview School to Halter Mill.
  • 300 residence and 2 schools threatened, 1 residence 2 out buildings destroyed
  • Threat to PG&E infrastructure, The Tuolumne Utilities District Flume which provides drinking
    water to the communities of Columbia and Sonora. Threat to the scenic Big Hill area
    used for Hiking and Outdoor activities.

09/09/2015

1610

Creek, CA-FKU-014679, Fresno County, Update
Squaw Valley Rd X Sand Creek Rd
SRA

  • 200 acres, grass, 0% contained
  • VLAT on order

09/09/2015

1520

Multiple incidents, moderate initial attack. Most incidents are picked up in extended attack.

Creek, CA-FKU-014679, Fresno County, New
Squaw Valley Rd X Sand Creek Rd
SRA
Start Time: 1430

  • 100 acres, grass, 0% contained
  • Moderate Rate of Spread
  • 98 degrees, 14% RH, wind West @ 3 mph
  • Structure threat
  • Significant augmentation of air and ground resources

Antelope, CA-KRN-0033075, Kern County, New
Tehachapi Mountain Park – 1 Mile South of Tehachapi
SRA
Start Time: 1145

  • 40 acres, timber with grass understory, 0% contained
  • Moderate Rate of Spread
  • 84 degrees, 27% RH, wind ESE @ 8 mph
  • 4 Tankers, 4 Helicopters assigned

09/09/2015

0735

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
103,244 acres, 31% contained

  • South Zone: Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)
    Numerous spot fires and active fire behavior are challenging containment efforts by ground resources.
  • North Zone: A Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
    Coordinating with South Zone to determine contingency actions needed to
    protect values at risk north of the Kings River.
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update
Tenaya area
300 acres, 0% contained

  • ICT 3 (Laeng and a trainee) in command.
  • Fire has potential to impact the Tioga Road (Highway 120 inside Yosemite Park)
    within the next 24 - 48 hours. This roadway is a major route of travel across the Sierra Nevada.
  • Begin line constructions with crews as they arrive on-scene, utilize retardant on the East flank
    to prevent spread across the Lehamite trail.
  • No reported change in conditions.

Oak, CA-TCU-009491, Tuolumne County, Update
Old Oak Ranch Rd x Northridge Rd, Columbia, 8 miles northeast of Sonora
SRA
100 acres, brush, 20% contained

  • 300 residence and 2 schools threatened, 1 residence 2 out buildings destroyed
  • Threat to PG&E infrastructure, The Tuolumne Utilities District Flume which provides drinking
    water to the communities of Columbia and Sonora. Threat to the scenic Big Hill area
    used for Hiking and Outdoor activities.

09/08/2015

1815

Moderate initial attack with very hot and dry conditions.  Most incidents picked up in extended attack.

Tenaya, CA-YNP-000123, Mariposa County, Update
Tenaya area
300 acres, 0% contained

  • Type 4 ICT (Bevington) transitioned to ICT 3 (Laeng and a trainee) at 1800 today.
  • Trail-blocks are in place and fire personnel are clearing trails within the operations area.
  • Fire has potential to impact the Tioga Road (Highway 120 inside Yosemite Park)
    within the next 24 - 48 hours. This roadway is a major route of travel across the Sierra Nevada.
  • Begin line constructions with crews as they arrive on-scene, utilize retardant on the East flank
    to prevent spread across the Lehamite trail.

Oak, CA-TCU-009491, Tuolumne County, Update
Old Oak Ranch Rd x Northridge Rd, Columbia, 8 miles northeast of Sonora
SRA
100 acres, brush, 30% contained

  • Continued threat to structures, 1 structure destroyed.

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
97,884 acres, 31% contained

  • South Zone: Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)
    The eastern portion of the fire near Cedar Grove became very active today
    and will continue to spread to the east.
    Explore containment opportunities in areas surrounding Verplank Creek
    and Mill Flat Creek drainages.
  • North Zone: A Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
    Coordinating with South Zone to determine contingency actions needed to
    protect values at risk north of the Kings River.
    Crews will prepare for contingency actions on the western edge of the fire.
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

09/08/2015

0715

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
97,884 acres, 31% contained

  • South Zone: Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)
    Due to the location of current fire spread, limited containment options exist between
    the western most contingency line and fire edge.
  • North Zone: A Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
    Crews continue to monitor, patrol the containment lines, and conduct suppression repair efforts.
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

09/07/2015

1810

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
95,184 acres, 31% contained

  • South Zone: Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)
    Fire activity has increased significantly on the SW portion of the fire near the intersection
    of the Kings River and Verplank Creek drainages.
  • North Zone: A Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
    Firefighters are monitoring two inaccessible areas of heat in the Rancheria Creek.
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

09/07/2015

1625

CA Type 1 IMT 1 McGowan is being mobilized to the North Star Fire-WA-COA-000157

09/07/2015

0725

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
95,183 acres, 31% contained

  • South Zone: Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)
  • Poor humidity recovery during the night allowed the fire to burn more actively then previous nights.  
    Hotter and drier conditions today will promote an increase in fire behavior.
  • North Zone: A Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
    Crews continue to monitor, patrol the containment lines, and conduct suppression repair efforts.
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

09/06/2015

1800

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
89,222 acres, 31% contained

  • South Zone: Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)
  • Poor visibility due to inversions is delaying aerial firing operations.
  • North Zone: A Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

09/06/2015

0730

Rough, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Update
2.5 miles to the Southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness
FRA
85,894 acres, 31% contained

  • South Zone: Rocky Mountain Type 1 Team (Pechota)
  • Poor visibility due to inversions is limiting the use of aerial resources until after 1200
  • North Zone: A Sierra National Forest Type 3 IMT (Goss)
  • The Boise NIMO (Reinarz) is available for support to the incident.

09/06/2015

0715

Given the recent and continued weather pattern of precipitation and cooler temperatures, resulting in reduced fire ac