Hathaway Fire Update June 11, 2013; 2000hrs
Incident: Hathaway Wildfire
Hathaway Fire Update
June 11, 2013 8:00pm
San Bernardino National Forest Fire Information Line 909 383-5688
Location: North of City of Banning Date Started: June 9, 2013
San Bernardino National Forest
Percent Contained: 30%
Acres Burned: 2,372 Injuries: 4
Cause: Under Investigation Full Containment Expected: June 25, 2013
Resources: Hand crews 48 Engines 35
Helicopters 7 Water Tenders 22
Air Tankers 6 Dozers 16
Total personnel assigned to fire: 1385
The Hathaway Fire started on June 9th at approximately 1157 AM on the Northern portion of the Morongo Indian Reservation. The fire burned north into the San Gorgonio Wilderness on the San Bernardino National Forest. This area is very steep and rugged terrain, with significant tree mortality as a result of the 1999-2004 drought and bark beetle infestation.
Firefighters will continue to work through the night, continuing to construct fireline around the fir’s perimeter going directly against the fire’s edge where possible. A specially trained night flying air attack will be flying over the fire tonight informing firefighters on the ground about the fire activity.
Road Closures / Evacuations:
There are no road closures or evacuations in the fire area
Mostly clear skis tonight with a MIN temperature around 64. Maximum humidity of 45%. Slope winds will be out of the West at 10 MPH with gusts to 25 MPH in the Evening. Ridge top winds will be out of the West 15 MPH and gusty.
US Forest Service, Cal-Fire Riverside Unit, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Riverside County Fire,
Don Garwood, Incident Commander, Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 2