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Sep 10, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
#MosquitoFire (#Foresthill, Placer Co/El Dorado Co) - From the townhall meeting: they were lucky today w/ the inversion & smoke setting in for the day: didn't see that extreme fire behavior from yesterday. ~2,000 firefighters being moved in to the fire. #MosquitoFire - Branch 5 (Foresthill) has been holding really good. They've been able to do some mop up in there today & get more lines in around Foresthill. They were able to get into Branch 20 (Volcanoville) to do some mopup around structures, looking to get some line in there.
Sep 9, 2022 11 tweets 9 min read
#ForwardFire in Tehama Co east of #Manton, near Ponderosa Way & Forward Rd: 2-3 acres in timber w/ moderate rate of spread, 2 additional large air tankers requested. Spot fire now visible on cameras too. #ForwardFire (#Manton, Tehama Co) - Significant increase in smoke seen on cameras, however no updated report on conditions heard recently. The cam from the first tweet has been down for a good 30+ mins.
Sep 8, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
(Mosquito) - You may have seen this in the @watchdutyapp. This was my error & mine only. I lapsed in concentration while editing/creating the map on the Google My Maps platform & the perimeter was not where it was supposed to be. I sincerely apologize for that. Image We've been looking for ways to provide maps in a simple format that people can view & scroll, without having to view older perimeters of the same fire. This appeared to be a good solution but is currently being reviewed for better processes & to ensure it doesn't happen again.
Sep 8, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
#FairviewFire (S/O #ValleVista, Riverside Co) - Significant push to the west now w/ multiple spot fires across west side of Fairview Ave from the origin to Fairview Ave @ Bautista Canyon Rd. Resources in there trying to catch spots. #FairviewFire (S/O #ValleVista, Riverside Co) - They've managed to pick up the spot fires for now, resources maneuvering for structure defense too. There will be night copters assigned tonight per radio traffic.
Sep 7, 2022 12 tweets 10 min read
#ForkFire in #NorthFork, Madera Co: 50 acres w/ potential for 200 acres, fire has jumped the North Fork Willow Creek, AA430 requesting 4 additional tankers closest any type. Rd 222 south of N Fork Rd. Image #ForkFire (#NorthFork, Madera Co) - IC requesting 10 addl type 3 engines, 10 any type closest engines, 3 dozers, 4 handcrews, 4 water tenders. 2 addl copters. Going to an extended attack w/ potential for major incident per IC. Image
Aug 2, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
#McKinneyFire (Klamath NF, Siskiyou Co) - From the community meeting: completed dozer line around Yreka. They have a dozer line up on the hill along the ridge system & a secondary line closer to town. Received precipitation throughout the day on the eastern side. #McKinneyFire - Crews are also directly on the fires edge closest to Yreka building a combo of hand line + dozer line, have good line around Humbug Creek & working from there to the west. Working in Baldy Cap, copters in there now, mixed conditions due to smoke & weather.
Jul 31, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
#PebbleFire in eastern Fresno Co is 30 acres w/ moderate ROS, 3 structures involved & several civilian burn injuries, requiring an air ambulance. Has been ongoing for about an hour now. Ripple Ln & Pebble Ln. #PebbleFire (#SquawValley, Fresno Co) - 40 acres per CAL FIRE. There was two burned civilians & both air ambulances got cancelled - 1 ground ambulance was able to handle & transport both. Not hearing much - stuck listening to a very long weather readout..
Jul 31, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
New fire approx 10 miles W/SW of Fort Jones in Siskiyou Co being called the #ShacklefordFire. No resources @ scene so limited info but sizeable amount of smoke on cameras - note the left image below was taken ~10 mins earlier & right image is now. ImageImage #ShacklefordFire (10 miles W/SW of Fort Jones, Siskiyou Co) - Copter 506 reporting 10-15 acres w/ high growth potential, ground fire w/ some torching, upper third of the slope w/ a 10mph east wind. No structures threatened.
Jul 30, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
#MesaFire 4-5 miles east of #Bodfish in Kern Co, along Erskine Creek Rd @ Willow Gulch. KCFD BC7 reporting 30-40 acres w/ moderate rate of spread & likely to be federal/BLM land. AA410 + T76 & T78 arriving now, plus T01 en-route from Fresno. Image #MesaFire (Erskine Creek, Kern Co) - IC reporting the fire is now 100 acres. KCFD resources being redirected to the Mountain Mesa/Squirrel Mountain Valley area to assess any needs for structure protection.
Jul 25, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
#OakFire (#Midpines, Mariposa Co) - From the community meeting: 15,603 acres, 0% contained. Day 1: within 3-4 hours it had moved from Hwy 140/Carstens to Carter Rd & Triangle Rd. Couldn't attack w/ resources on hand, had to protect a large number of structures instead. #OakFire (#Midpines, Mariposa Co) - Reiterated their good progress made on the western side along Hwy 140, having direct line in from the origin, down 140 & around the S/W edge to Triangle Rd. They're also feeling much more confident about the south side of the fire as a whole.
Jul 24, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
#WheelerFire in #Coulterville, northern Mariposa Co: AA440 reporting 2 acres in grass & oak woodland w/ slow-moderate rate of spread, potential for 50 acres, requesting T82 & T83 be sent to this off the Oak fire. Hwy 49 north of Oak Ridge Rd. #WheelerFire (#Coulterville, Mariposa Co) - Tankers 82, 83, 79 & 80 all assigned to the fire now for a total of 4, plus a couple of copters being sent from the Oak incident. Law enforcement saying it's 5 acres or so now.
Jul 24, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
#OakFire (#Midpines, Mariposa Co) - Brief ops update posted on MMU Facebook. From that: FF's are focusing their efforts along Jerseydale Rd on the east side of fire, the fire made a substantial run & jumped the road yesterday, was heading up to Footman Ridge last night. #OakFire (#Midpines, Mariposa Co) - Had heavy air tankers in there last night near Jerseydale & are continuing that today. They're reinforcing the Mariposa Pines community where fire is a 1/2 mile away @ that time an hour ago, have a good plan to protect that community today.
Jul 22, 2022 14 tweets 10 min read
#OakFire in #Midpines, Mariposa Co @ Hwy 140 & Carstens Rd. Haven't heard a report on conditions yet but AA440 requesting a total of 6 tankers, 2 of those to be large air tankers. Large column visible on cameras. Image #OakFire (#Midpines, Mariposa Co) - AA440 reporting 10-15 acres moving up slope towards structures, making a hard run, potential for an extended incident. IC requesting 4 type 3 engine strike teams (20 engines), 4 dozer strike teams (8 dozers), 8 handcrew strike teams (16 crews).
Jul 15, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
#WashburnFire (Yosemite NP) - From the community conference: the line around the Mariposa Grove & out to Hwy 41 is holding very well, still mopping up. 16 small spot fires were across Hwy 41 in the past few days & those are all contained & being mopped up. #WashburnFire (Yosemite NP) - The Hwy 41 road system to Stud Horse Trail is looking very well. All of the sport fires to the north of the river are contained. There is less & less heat every day along the S-F-M-R on the western end of the fire.
Jul 14, 2022 17 tweets 14 min read
#PeterFire near #Anderson in Shasta Co: 10 acres w/ moderate rate of spread & multiple spots out in front, 5 addl engines + 3 water tenders requested, was reported as a structure fire into veg. Peter Pan Gulch Rd & Olinda Rd. #PeterFire (#Anderson, Shasta Co) - IC reporting 1 structure fully involved & on the ground along w/ 20-30 acres of grass & oak woodland, requested 4 addl handcrews & 2 addl dozers.
Jul 14, 2022 6 tweets 6 min read
#HermanFire in the #Benicia area of Solano Co: 3rd alarm + CAL FIRE response including aircraft + 3 addl type 3 engines on order. The fire has jumped Lake Herman Rd. No residences threatened. Sky Valley Rd & Lake Herman Rd. #HermanFire (#LakeHerman, Solano Co) - CAL FIRE BC reporting 50-60 acres in grass w/ moderate rate of spread.
Jul 12, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
#WashburnFire (Yosemite NP) - Last mapped at 3,516 acres by FIRIS - on map below, remains 22% contained. Not too much happening right now, a couple of copters are up over by Raymond Mountain. The spots across the river & Hwy 41 showed no more heat. Map > ImageImage #WashburnFire (Yosemite NP) - Fire Watch 51 has located another 50x50ft spot 100ft across Hwy 41, says there is clear air above & they should be able to get it, ordering 2 copters for bucket work. The ridge east of Wawona Point continues to hold w/ all activity to the north.
Jul 12, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
#WashburnFire (Yosemite NP) - From the community meeting: the fire is not moving very quick, it is however burning very intensely due to the fuels. Fire has flanked along Hwy 41 & the spot fires across Hwy 41 have all been picked up & were small in nature. #WashburnFire (Yosemite NP) - They have got hand/dozer line in along the Wawaona/Stud Horse Trail system down to the South Fork of the Merced River, no spots across it. They have some dozer line around the Wawona community along w/ sprinklers, hose & engines if the fire advances.
Jul 11, 2022 11 tweets 8 min read
#WashburnFire (Yosemite NP) - 2,340 acres & 25% contained per @YosemiteFire. A community meeting will happen tonight @ 7pm, at the Community Center of Oakhurst, 39800 Fresno Flats Rd in Oakhurst. Also will be streamed on their Facebook @ #WashburnFire (Yosemite NP) - Division M reporting multiple spot fires across Hwy 41 (western side of the fire). Most active spot is 50x50ft, pulling additional resources from other divisions for this.
Jul 10, 2022 8 tweets 7 min read
#WashburnFire (Yosemite NP) - Last mapped a few hours ago @ 1,821 acres. Just now looking to get HelCo back to the fire to assess whether copters can resume work (no copters or tankers due to visibility right now). Map via #FireMappers: #WashburnFire (Yosemite NP) - There is a ridge they want to paint w/ retardant (possibly the one running east-west from yesterday near Wawona Point) & the air looks clear enough for it per the HelCo, ordering an Air Attack + lead plane back to the fire to confirm.
Jul 9, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
#PorterFire in Placer Co near #Sheridan: 25 acres in light flashy fuels, flat topography, no immediate structure threat per first arriving engine. Porter Rd & Karchner Rd. ImageImage #PorterFire (#Sheridan, Placer Co) - BC revising to 12 acres w/ now an immediate structure threat on the Porter Rd side. Image