Thursday, December 26, 2013

RE: [californiadisasters] La County Brush fire Lilac IC

things have slowed down on this fire per scanner , per KVTA news - here is what they had to say
Updated AT 12:50 AM--Firefighters say they've stopped the forward progression of what's being called the "Lilac" fire near Simi Valley. The fire has burned around 10 acres since breaking out around 10:23 PM Christmas night near Lilac Lane and Santa Susana Pass Road south of the 118 freeway between Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley. Fire crews from Ventura and Los Angeles counties poured into the area to protect structures along Lilac Lane. So far firefighters have been successful in protecting those homes and firefighters say the fire is holding to its original ten acre foot print. It is not growing despite gusty winds, heavy dry brush, and humidity levels in the teens. Crews meanwhile are setting up in Box Canyon to protect structures should the fire get that far. But right now they do not think it will. Very positive talk coming from the command post about their efforts to stop this fire from becoming any bigger. No homes have been damaged. No one is hurt. No evacuations have been ordered. Residents along Lilac Lane were told to shelter in place. Cause of the fire is under investigation. Santa Susana Pass Road is closed, as is Rocky Peak Road. The 118 freeway is open but motorists are advised to avoid the area if they can. The off ramps at Rocky Peak are also closed. Water dropping helicopters, hand crews, and dozens of engine companies are battling the fire. Winds in the area have been out of the northeast with gusts up to 20 mph and humidity down to 10 percent. 

also vcscanner - says the winds are expected to increase at 3am, and helicopters are still dropping water on the fire
i am going to shut down for now , will try to be awake again by 3am to see whats happening if any,, if not will catch
this fire in the morning,, in the mean time rest easy

Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 01:08:16 -0800
Subject: RE: [californiadisasters] La County Brush fire Lilac IC


per scanner sounds like command will be letting the helicopters go back to base in just a bit
as things are looking pretty good..

Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 00:51:15 -0800
Subject: RE: [californiadisasters] La County Brush fire Lilac IC


per scanner pilots have been working the head of the fire and doing a great job
as it is the head of the fire is laying down and with that they hope to have this fire slowed down or even
stopped very soon as the hand crews on both sides of the fire are doing wonderfull work tieing
this fire in.. , road closures - santa susanna pass x box canyon / lilac lane x both rock peak off ramps from the
118  are closed , per / blog and scanner

Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 03:27:53 -0500
Subject: Re: [californiadisasters] La County Brush fire Lilac IC


Winds have been pretty strong here all day in Northridge, but seem to have let up just a bit tonight.    No wind at all in Santa Clarita.   Just came back over the grade.

In a message dated 12/26/2013 12:15:59 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes:

I am on scanner for this fire - just heading to bed about an hour ago and saw the lafd alert
its a brush fire that is in simi valley , at the 118 fwy and santa susanna pass

its called the lilac incident - about 10- 12 ac 1/2 hour ago , has not heard an update yet
about 60 ffs are on scene and more coming in.. there are multiple homes threatend
last i heard . unknown on evacuations at this time.. There are multiple helicopters and
1 helitanker on scene from La county.. dropping water.. some of the helicopters are
being sent now to chatsworth air base on a hold for now. the ic wants to hold on to
everything he has for now,, there are strong winds in the area not helping matters

this has gone to a 2nd alarm about 1/2  hour after it first started.. there was a car crash
near this same area about 9 :30 pm tonite unknow if this is what caused this or not

info wlf - and scanner - radio reference us ing this one  and this one
one has air attack on it and one has ground command on it..

Joann- sorry if it is not in the right way to post ..but wanted the info out



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