Friday, August 30, 2013

[californiadisasters] North Ops News & Notes Update (8/30/13-7:30AM)

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News and Notes

CA-SRF Corral Complex: 11,828 acres, 18% contained. Expected containment 10/1. Unified Command (Joseph/Jackson). Creeping and backing fire behavior was observed with some open flame in the heavier groud fuels. There was minimal fire spread. Southwest area of the fire continues construction, improvement and plumbing of indirect dozer line. West area of the fire is coordinating with Hoppa Valley Indian Reservation resources to improve the contingency lines. North area of the fire continues direct hand line construction to Trinity Summit. Northeast area of the fire is constructing direct line from Trinity Mountain to both the north and south.

CA-TNF American Fire: 27,440 acres. 100% contained. IMT 1 (Opliger). No appreciable fire activity was observed, though all Divisions have isolated interior pockets of heat. Mop up and patrol continues. Continue implementation of suppression repair. Incident continues to provide for Initial Attack support. Preparation is ongoing for transition to local Type 3 organization.

CA-KNF Forks Complex: IMT 2 (Johnson). Complex includes:
-CA-SRF Butler Fire: 21,217 acres, 45% contained. Expected containment 9/15. High relative humidity kept the fire limited to smoldering in heavy interior fuels. All divisions continue repairing handline and dozer line, mop up and back hauling excess equipment. The fire continues slow progress toward containment lines.
-CA-KNF Salmon River Complex: 14,754 acres, 95% contained. Expectected containment 8/30. Heavy fuels in the interior continue to consume with some smoldering and creeping in lighter fuels. The fire continues backing into Jackass Gulch. Mop up, patrol and repair of hand lines and dozer lines continues. Crews continue to monitor backing fire in Jackass Gulch.




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