Re: Possible fire near Lake Edison
- Grown some overnight to 8927, still 15% contained, more firefighters brought in (now 1187). Wind still from the NW, blowing smoke toward the JMT. They expect another inversion, which will trap smoke near the ground.
Still a LONG way east from the JMT itself and still headed more North than West
"Good progress with indirect line is being made on the northwest side of the fire. Air resources may be grounded most of the day because of the inversion lifting late in the afternoon"http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3552/
On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 7:28 PM, John Ladd <johnladd@...> wrote:
> 6821 acres, 15% contained, still 1012 firefighters. There was another inversion again today, not lifting until the late afternoon. Heavy smoke, trapped in the inversion layer, grounded the air resources directed at the fire until late afternoon.
> On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM, John Ladd <johnladd@...> wrote:
>> 6693 acres, 10% contained, 1012 firefighters. Headed mostly north, but prevailing winds will continue to blow smoke toward JMT. Wind presently from NW, worst possible direction for the smoke on JMT. Hopefully no inversion today.
>> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:08 PM, John Ladd <johnladd@...> wrote:
>>> Latest update
>>> Has grown to 4789 acres (7.5 square miles), 5% contained (first time above 0%), crews again increased to 993 firefighters. Inversion layer trapped smoke close to the ground today. Presently headed more North than East (good for us).
>>> All trails in the Kaiser Wilderness now closed. But it is much closer to the fire than the JMT is.
>>> Likely to continue to be unpleasant to the East of the fire, but unlikely (I hope) to close the trial.
- On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM, Chris <cehauser1@...> wrote:Chris - Thanks for the great reports,
This morning they posted what they are saying is the final fire update for the Aspen Fire. For that reason, I'll call this report my final report too. (Also, I'm leaving for my JMT hike this Friday, so the timing is good.)
John Curran Ladd1616 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-3707