Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Williams Fire 2012 - 09/04/2012

FIRE Update 7:45 PM

Current Situation

Total Personnel1,142
Size3,634 acres
Percent Contained24%
Estimated Containment DateThursday September 13th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels InvolvedMedium to Heavy Brush. Mostly Chaparral, brush and mixed conifers. Fuels are approximately 15 to 20 years old.
Fire BehaviorDuring the last 48 hours, the fire has been in a predominatly downhill backing situation. As the fire comes into alignment with topography, significant flare-ups continue to occur. A burning operation to strengthen certain areas is the reason for the majority of visible fire activity during the day. The primary spread of the fire continues to the north and east.
Significant EventsGood fire line construction progress was made today and burnout operations were successful. The infrared flight from last night provided additional perimeter information and confirmed active areas on the fire. Highway 39 remains closed where rolling rocks are a safety issue. Evacuations of Camp Williams, East Fork Campground and San Gabriel Canyon are still in effect. Resources include 0 Air Tanker, 10 Helicopters.63 engines,8 dozer, 34 hand crews and 11 water tenders.


Planned ActionsFirefighters will continue line construction, continue holding existing lines and strengthen the existing lines. Scouting areas for opportunities to engage will also continue as well as structure protection in the Camp Williams area.
Bill rode around Bonelli and took this panorama. Click on picture to get a full view of the panorama.

Last Checked 6:00 am -- Gate is closed this morning. No surprises.

1 comment:

ParliamentOfOwls said...

Do you think the Garcia trail is also closed to hikers?