August 6

Willow Fire Update August 6 2015

The morning update keeps the Willow Fire at 90% contained, 5,702 acres. http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4413/

Incident Overview

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Fire crews continue mopping up hot spots on the fire perimeter and continue with fire line suppression repair. Smoke can still be seen within the fire as interior islands and heavy down material smolder.
The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team continues there survey of the burn area today.
The Willow Fire will transition to a Sierra National Forest Type 3 management organization Friday morning at 6:00 AM.
Firefighting resources, such as engines and crews, continue to be released from the Willow Fire and sent to other fires in California. The public is reminded that a lot of firefighting equipment will be traveling on local roads going into the Willow Fire area and others will be leaving the community heading to other incidents.

Road Closures

Willow Canyon 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.

One Less Spark – One Less Wildfire

Whether working to create defensible space around your home, just mowing the lawn, or pulling your dirt bike over to the side of the road, if you live in a wildland area you need to use all equipment responsibly. Lawn mowers, weedeaters, chain saws, grinders, welders, tractors, and trimmers can all spark a wildland fire. Do your part, the right way, to keep your community fire safe.
For more information about wildfire prevention please visit:
http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/

Basic Information

Current as of 8/6/2015, 7:53:52 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 864
Size 5,702 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 90%
Estimated Containment Date Saturday August 15th, 2015 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved Timber, Chaparral, Tall grass.
Significant Events All evacuation orders have been lifted. 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 continue mopping up hot spots on the fire perimeter and continue with fire line suppression repair. Smoke can still be seen within the fire as interior islands and heavy down material smolder.The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team is continuing there survey of the burn area. 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 will transition to a Sierra National Forest Type 3 management organization Friday morning at 6:00 AM.

Current Weather

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

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