Saturday, May 28, 2011

[californiadisasters] South Ops News & Notes Update (05/28/11-8AM)



News and Notes



Cove Inc. CA-SQF1234  Community of Mountain Mesa


Incident remains in Unified Command (Sequoia NF, BLM and CALFIRE)

Fire started on Federal DPA and burned onto State DPA

Fire has burned approximately 1,316 ACRES and is 25% contained

Evacuation Center was closed late last night

Fire is still active in the N/E corner of the Incident adjacent to riparian area

There has not been any recorded fire history in the

N/E corner of Incident (riparian area) since the early 1900's

Due to safety concerns and hazards, crews will work within the riparian

areas during day operations only

Gusty winds are expected to continue throughout the next operational period

Values at risk are the riparian areas which is habitat to the Willow Fly Catcher and the communities of Weldon and South Lake



Cove Inc. CA-SQF-1246  1234 Kern Co. Update (Corrected Inc. #)

Mountain Mesa / Kissack Bay area, Highway 178 Lake Isabella, Kern Co.

Per Sequoia NF ECC containment & control efforts have been hampered

by strong windy conditions. Fire is estimated at 1,356 acres

(838 Fed, 518 State) with a majority of the fire on the north side of Hwy 178.

Fire is reported to have moved into the South fork Wilderness area

Per SQF ECC & CHP CAD WEB@1658hrs

Hwy 178 from Sierra – Poplar is closed with traffic being diverted

around Lake Isabella via Sierra Way.

Voluntary evacuations remain in place for portions of the

subdivisions of Mountain Mesa and South Lake

Evacuation center is located at the Lake Isabella

Senior Center 6409 Lake Isabella Blvd. at Senior Center and remains open.


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