August 4

Willow Fire Update August 4 2015

The August 4th morning report has the Willow Fire at 5,702 Acres with 80% Percent of Perimeter Contained! http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4413/
Here is a great Google map of the Willow Fire progression: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=z7twUPceUT1U.kaCrTg42ywRo&usp=sharing
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Incident Overview

Fire crews will continue mopping up hot spots on the fire perimeter and holding all lines on the fire perimeter. Smoke can still be seen within the fire as interior islands and heavy down material smolder.
Fire crews will continue with fire line suppression repair. Fire line suppression repair is repairing or improving land damaged during fire suppression and line construction. Resource Advisors from the Forest Service identified the extent of suppression repair needed. Those repairs can vary depending upon the intended use of the affected area after the fire. Resource Advisors identify natural and cultural resources which may have been impacted during the Willow Fire.
The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team is scheduled to arrive at the incident today. The BAER program is designed to address emergency situations through its key goals of protecting life, property, and critical natural and cultural resources. BAER teams are staffed by specially trained professionals: hydrologists, soil scientists, engineers, biologists, vegetation specialists, archeologists, and others who rapidly evaluate the burned area and prescribe emergency stabilization treatments.
All evacuations order will be lifted as of 10:00 AM this morning. Residents will have to show proper ID as the road closure to be allowed back in their homes.
Road Closures
Willow Canyon Road, Central Camp Road, Autumn Ridge Road, and Douglas Ranger Station Road remain closed to the general public. All road closure are until further notice.

Campground Closures

Gaggs, Whiskers, and Whiskey Falls campgrounds are closed.

Basic Information

Current as of 8/4/2015, 6:55:22 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Human
Date of Origin Saturday July 25th, 2015 approx. 02:30 PM
Location NE of North Fork, CA
Incident Commander David Cooper SCSIIMT
Incident Description Wildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel 1,313
Size 5,702 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 80%
Fuels Involved Timber, Chaparral, Tall grass.
Significant Events All evacuation orders will be lifted as of 10:00 AM this morning.Residents will have to have proper identification while passing through the road closure.Road closures remain in place to the public.

Outlook

Planned Actions Fire crews will continue mopping up hot spots on the fire perimeter and holding all lines on the fire perimeter. Smoke can still be seen within the fire as interior islands and heavy down material smolder. Resource Advisors from the Forest Service identified the extent of suppression repair needed. Those repairs can vary depending upon the intended use of the affected area after the fire. Resource Advisors identify natural and cultural resources which may have been impacted during the Willow Fire.The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team is scheduled to arrive at the incident today. The BAER program is designed to address emergency situations through its key goals of protecting life, property, and critical natural and cultural resources. BAER teams are staffed by specially trained professionals: hydrologists, soil scientists, engineers, biologists, vegetation specialists, archeologists, and others who rapidly evaluate the burned area and prescribe emergency stabilization treatments.
Remarks The Willow Fire is located on the northern edge of the 2001 footprint of the North Fork Fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns A drier southwest flow which will raise temps and decrease relative humidity.

 


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