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  • Kim Noyes
    Just giving you all an update on our huge fire down south. It s now the 5th largest fire in California state history and has been burning for 25 days. It s
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 29, 2006
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      Just giving you all an update on our huge fire down south.
      It's now the 5th largest fire in California state history and has been
      burning for 25 days.
      It's significance to you is that it is sucking up a lot of resources
      although I have no idea if that has had any real effect up north.

      Kim

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      Day Fire Fact Sheet Sept. 29

      Released: 2006-09-29 9:51:00 PT

      6:00 a.m

      Fire Name: Day

      Date and Time of Fire Start: September 4, 2006 at 1:55 p.m.
      Location: Los Padres National Forest, Angeles National Forest, Sespe
      Wilderness

      Kind of Fuels: Heavy mixed brush with scattered and heavy timber

      Cause: Day Fire was human-caused, resulting from a member of the
      public burning a small amount of material within the Los Padres
      National Forest. The investigation is ongoing.

      Size: 160,570 acres

      Containment: 63% Est. Containment Date: 10/2/06-1800 Cost: $57,524,249

      Line to Build: 19 miles

      Weather Conditions: Sunny. Max Temps: Valleys-77 to 86/Ridgetops-66 to 75.
      Relative humidities: Valleys-12-22%/Ridgetops 8-15%. Winds: S to SE -
      Valleys-8-14 mph, gusts to 22 mph/Ridgetops-6-10 mph, gusts to 20 mph.
      Red Flag conditions continue through 2100 this evening.

      Fire Behavior: Fire activity to be diminished compared to yesterday,
      due to suppressions activities. No new perimeter growth is anticipated
      north and east. All indices remain high to extreme, but expect
      moderate to high fire behavior along N & W perimeters.

      Agency Jurisdiction: Los Padres National Forest/Ventura County
      Fire/Kern County Fire

      Agencies Involved: U.S. Forest Service, Los Angeles County Fire,
      California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection, Bureau of Land
      Management, California Highway Patrol, Ventura County Fire, National
      Weather Service, Santa Barbara County Fire, Cal-Trans, and many
      assisting agencies.

      Incident Commanders: Mike Dietrich / George Custer

      Equipment and Personnel:

      118 Hand crews

      28 Helicopters

      39 Dozers

      296 Engines

      1022 Overhead

      39 Water tenders

      9 Airtankers

      Total Number of Personnel: 4,852

      Threatened: Residences and commercial buildings; recreational
      campsites; water quality due to post-fire debris flows; electric
      transmission lines and gas pipelines; cell phone and radio
      communications; Sespe Condor Sanctuary; arroyo toad, California
      red-legged frog, and Sespe River steelhead habitat.

      Structures Destroyed: Damage Assessment Team is assigned. Completed
      assessments will be listed as completed in tomorrow's sheet.

      Evacuations: Recommended evacuation remains in effect for Lockwood
      Valley. Precautionary evacuations in effect for Frazier Park, Pine
      Mountain Club, Pinon Pines, Lake of the Woods. Evacuation shelters
      available at Golden Valley High School - Bakersfield/West Ranch High
      School - Santa Clarita.

      Special Information: Hwy. 33 northbound is closed to the general
      public from Wheeler Gorge after the tunnels to Lockwood Valley Rd.,
      southbound from Lockwood Valley Rd at Ozena Fire Station.
      Lockwood Valley Road is open to residents.
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