Hathaway Fire Update, June 14, 2013; 0700 Hrs
Incident: Hathaway Wildfire
Hathaway Fire Update
June 14, 2013 7:00am
San Bernardino National Forest Fire Information Line: 909 383-5688
Location: North of City of Banning Date Started: June 9th, 2013
San Bernardino National Forest
Percent Contained: 43%
Acres Burned: 3560 Injuries: 10
Cause: Under Investigation Containment Expected: June 25, 2013
Hand crews 39 Engines 57
Helicopters 12 Water Tenders 20
Air Tankers 6 Dozers 11
Total personnel assigned to fire: 1372
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.
Overnight firefighters worked aggressively to secure, monitor, and complete fireline in all areas of the incident. Although the fire continues to have the potential for significant growth there was little increase overnight. The objective for today’s shift will be to continue building fireline along the unsecured fire edge towards the East side. Crews will also concentrate on improving and monitoring the completed fireline on the North and West side of the incident.
Road Closures / Evacuations:
There are no road closures or evacuations in the fire area
Mostly sunny, with temperatures in the eighties. General southwest/up canyon winds will continue with the strongest winds expected this afternoon and evening. Afternoon humidity will be into the teens to mid-twenties.
US Forest Service, CalFire 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