American Fire Morning Update 8-27-13
Incident: American Wildfire
Location: Placer County, CaliforniaDate of Fire Start: August 10, 2013 4:35 p.m
Cause: Under Investigation Size: 24,935 acresContainment: 88 percent
Management: California Interagency Incident Management Team 4
Cooperating Agencies: Placer County Sheriff’s Department, PlacerCounty, Placer County Water Agency, CHP, Foresthill School, ForesthillFire Department
Fire Status: The south, west and north perimeters of the fire remainin patrol status. Some pockets of heat were found interior to the westside containment line and extinguished last night. Crews have completed burning operations adjacent to the Mosquito Ridge Road, along the eastern perimeter. These burning operations have consisted of fire fighters lighting low intensity (“cool”) fire with the intent of reducing ground fuels between the fire perimeter and the main fire.This tactic was highly successful as it reduced the potential of the main fire escaping containment lines. Crews continue to transition into detecting and extinguishing any remaining hot spots.
With increased containment of the fire, crews have begun work repairing areas affected by fire fighting activities. This has included chipping material piled next to roads during fire line construction as well as identifying needs to construct water control devices along fire lines throughout the fire area.
Forest visitors are asked to adhere to area and road closures. These closures are in place to protect visitors and fire fighters. The roads and areas that have been closed are unsafe due to fire-weakened, burned trees that pose a risk of falling, as well as frequently heavy smoke making visibility extremely poor. These areas and roads will be re-opened as soon as possible.
Resources: Total Personnel: 1283Hand Crews: 25 Engines: 72 Dozers: 11 Water Tenders: 34 Helicopters: 6Closure Update: Mosquito Ridge Rd (FSR 96) remains closed from thejunction of Ralston Ridge Rd (FSR 96-023) to the junction of theDuncan Diversion Dam access road (FSR 96-052), west of French MeadowsReservoir. Foresthill Rd remains closed from Humbug Canyon Road (FSR88-066) to Robinson Flat Campground and Forest Rd 43 (Robinson FlatRd) remains closed from Robinson Flat Campground to Mosquito Ridge Rd. Robinson Flat Campground and Duncan Peak Lookout also remain closed.French Meadow Reservoir and access to the Oxbow Middle Fork AmericanRafting Launch put in remain open.Forest Order No 17-13-06 has closed portions of the Tahoe NF on theAmerican Ranger District.http://tinyurl.com/mvx4w3cFurther information: American Fire Information (530) 367-8020, 8 a.m.to 7 p.m. www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe Follow us on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/Tahoe_NF www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3624 Forsmoke information: www.placer.ca.gov/apcd