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Fire Safe Santa Cruz County Board Meeting

InciWeb Incidents for California

24 June 2019

Latest incident updates for California
  • East Fire (Wildfire)
    The East Fire was reported by Anthony Peak Lookout June 17 at 4 p.m. The lightning-caused fire is located approximately 43 miles west of Red Bluff, Calif. It is burning in the 2008 Yellow Fire within the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness. Fire managers have developed a confinement strategy for managing the fire. Incident Commander Terry Warlick says, “The Mendocino National Forest has guidance to permit lightning fires to play, as nearly as possible their natural and ecological role within the wilderness to reduce unnatural accumulation of fuels as well as decrease exposure and risk to fire personnel. With firefighter and public safety at the forefront, we are managing this incident toward an outcome which will help improve forest health, protect wilderness characteristics and reduce the potential for a high severity wildfire in this area in the future.”
  • Lumgrey Fire (Wildfire)
    June 21 update (Note this will be the final update unless significant changes occur)- The Lumgrey incident began Monday evening around 6:00 p.m. It began as two fires, which burned together to form the Lumgrey Fire. Final fire acreage is 207 acres. The fire is 95% contained. Crews will continue suppression repair work on the lines around the fire. The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for both Dutch Creek and Empire Creek. Highway 96 is currently open with no restrictions. The fire is under investigation to determine the official cause of the fire. Please drive safely and SLOWLY through the fire area, as firefighters are working and utility personnel are restoring damaged infrastructure. Today some resources will be demobilized as the incident is winding down. The current Type 3 incident management team will turn the fire back over to the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District Saturday morning.
  • June Lightning 2019 (Wildfire)
    Fire information Officer: Anne Grandy. Satellite phone:8816 3141 1662 (No cell service in the area, contact number is a satellite phone. Conversations will be time delayed - speak and wait a moment for reply.) Back up fire information is available 7 days a week, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm., at the Kernville Ranger Station (760) 376-3781.Kernville, Ca. June 19, 2019 – The Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest has discovered two fires this week. The Bald and Lost fires were determined to be lightning caused, due to the recent thunderstorm activity which moved through the area on Monday, June 17, 2019. The fires are located in the South Sierra Wilderness, in extremely steep, rocky terrain, thus proving to be difficult to access for personnel. Bald Fire, discovered June 17th, at 4:36 p.m., is located 5 miles northeast of Bald Mountain Lookout. Fire Managers determined the fire to be a single tree, at an elevation of 8,200 feet, in steep rocky terrain. Current size is 2.5...